Level 3 in Landscape Maintenance (part-time)

This is a two year part-time City & Guilds Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Horticulture course. It is specifically aimed at people maintaining parks and open spaces and those offering professional landscape maintenance services. On completion of this course, students receive a Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Horticulture.

Course content

The main areas of study are:

  • Constructing hard landscape features
  • Estimate resources and manage areas
  • Machinery operations
  • Plant use and knowledge
  • Pruning trees and shrubs
  • Site analysis and marking out
  • Turf establishment

Progression opportunities and career destinations

This course may provide students with an opportunity to progress onto a Foundation Degree programme, where a specific landscape pathway is offered.

Entry Requirements

Normally applicants must be working in landscape maintenance for a minimum of one day a week and have completed a Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture or above, or an equivalent qualification and normally Grade C in English and Mathematics or equivalent.


Applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience will also be considered. These applicants may be required to submit work-based evidence and undertake written assessments and/or practical competence tests as part of the assessment.

Key staff

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell

Senior Lecturer Work-based and Apprenticeship Programmes (Horticulture)Horticulture,
Greenmount Campus