Work-based Horticulture (0065)

Last Updated: 01 Aug 2022

Focussing upon the principles and practices of horticulture in a work-based environment, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in areas of interest, such as landscaping, production horticulture, sports turf or Parks and Gardens.

An award, certificate or diploma in Work-Based Horticulture is for anybody working in the horticulture industry.

You don't need any previous qualifications, but you do need a current job or work placement where you can demonstrate your skills.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales – please check QiW website for available funding
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

All learners must be employed in the horticulture industry as this is a work-based qualification. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 1

Is this level right for me?

You're just starting out in the horticulture industry and want a good basic understanding of the work involved in the industry and the different options available - enough to succeed in a job in the sector or move on to further study.

You can choose from a short Award, a longer Certificate or an in-depth Diploma.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 1 award, certificate and diploma in Work-Based Horticulture could help you find a job as:

  • Agricultural/Horticultural Technician
  • Gardener
  • Horticultural Garden Centre Worker

You can progress through the different levels and onto relevant apprenticeships.

Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (0065-11)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 1 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture

  • Accreditation No: 500/6659/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 252 - 270 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 280 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 114.9 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 1 Award in Work-based Horticulture

  • Accreditation No: 500/6708/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 90 - 90 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 100 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 90.4 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture

  • Accreditation No: 500/6709/6 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 333 - 333 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 134.5 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2

Is this level right for me?

You have some knowledge and basic skills in the horticulture industry. You want to increase your skills and gain a formal qualification so that you can take on more responsibility at work or move on to further study.

You can choose from a short Award, a longer Certificate or an in-depth Diploma.

You choose 1 specialist pathway from:

  • Production horticulture
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping
  • Sports Turf - Greenkeeper
  • Sports Turf - Groundsman
  • Parks, Gardens and Green Space
  • Parks, Gardens and Green Space - Cemeteries.

Within your specialist pathway you choose a selection of optional units. For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 award, certificate and diploma in Work-Based Horticulture could help you find a job as:

  • Agricultural/Horticultural Technician
  • Gardener
  • Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson
  • Horticultural Garden Centre Worker
  • Landscaper.

You can progress through the different levels and relevant apprenticeships.

Level 2 Award in Work-based Horticulture (0065-71)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Award in Work-based Horticulture

  • Accreditation No: 500/6817/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 75 - 75 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 100 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 67 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (0065-72)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (Horticulture)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6816/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 158 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 210 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 100.2 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6816/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 158 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 210 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 100.2 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (Parks, gardens and green spaces)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6816/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 158 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 210 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 100.2 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (Parks gardens and green spaces - cemeteries)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6816/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 158 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 210 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 100.2 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (Production Horticulture)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6816/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 158 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 210 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 100.2 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (Sports turf – green keeper)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6816/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 158 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 210 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 100.2 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Certificate in Work-based Horticulture (Sports turf – grounds man)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6816/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 158 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: TBC, please speak to your Account Manager for further information Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (0065-73)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Horticulture)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2631/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 334 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 138 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2631/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 334 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 138 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Parks gardens and green spaces - cemeteries)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2631/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 334 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 138 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Production Horticulture)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2631/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 334 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 138 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Sports turf – green keeper)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2631/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 37 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 334 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 138 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Sports turf – grounds man)

  • Accreditation No: 601/2631/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 44 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 261 - 334 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 370 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2028 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 138 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3

Is this level right for me?

You've worked in the industry for some time - you have plenty of experience, and you might already supervise others or manage an area of land. You want to demonstrate your skills, perhaps to move into a more senior role or further study.

You can choose 1 specialist pathway from:

  • Production Horticulture
  • Landscaping
  • Sports Turf - Greenkeeper
  • Sports Turf - Groundsman
  • Parks, Gardens and Green Space.

Within your specialist pathway you choose a selection of core and optional units. For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 3 award, certificate and diploma in Work-Based Horticulture could help you find a job as:

  • Agricultural/Horticultural Technician
  • Garden Designer
  • Gardener
  • Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson
  • Horticultural Garden Centre Worker/Manager
  • Landscape Manager
  • Landscaper.


Level 3 Work-based Horticulture (Sports Turf - Greenkeeper) (0065-34)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Sports Turf - Greenkeeper)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6255/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 348 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 570 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 177.5 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.
Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (0065-83)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2026

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6255/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 348 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 570 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 163.8 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Parks, gardens and green spaces)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6255/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 348 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 570 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 163.8 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Production Horticulture)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6255/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 348 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 570 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 163.8 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Sports turf – green keeper)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6255/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 348 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 570 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 163.8 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Sports turf – grounds man)

  • Accreditation No: 500/6255/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 57 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 348 - 505 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 570 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2029 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: 163.8 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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