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Certificate of Higher Education in Horticulture

We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) are joining together. The merger will happen during the 23/24 academic year. Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU. If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU. Find out more about ARU, including our recent Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, at aru.ac.uk.

This Level 4 qualification would be attractive to people returning to education; combining work with part-time study; looking at a career change or for those wishing to study Horticulture and Professional Gardening at Higher Education level.

The course which leads to the Higher Certificate in Horticulture provides a good introduction to the Art and Science of professional gardening. Students learn not only the principles and practices of Horticulture, but also how plant function is supported by Biology and Horticultural Science. The course explores the life of the plant from propagation and production, through to establishment and maintenance. In parallel students consider the way plants grow, use water and absorb nutrients.

 

UCAS Tariff Points

48

GCE A Levels

48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above

Irish Certificate

48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher

Scottish Highers

48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

PPP

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

MP

Please note:

An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

GCSEs

All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Access course

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)

Information about our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL) policy can be found on our Higher Education Regulations and Policies page.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Practical sessions
  • Fieldwork and workshops
  • Flexible practical activities
  • Practical project work
  • Class-based activities
  • Group discussions

The Certificate of Higher Education Horticulture contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence.

  • Essays and technical reports
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Practical assessments
  • Debates