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
GCE A Levels
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.
All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.
Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact Admissions.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
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