Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including Science, English and Maths. Mature students may be considered with alternative qualifications or experience.
What will I learn?
You’ll learn how to establish, maintain, install and manage horticultural areas and designed landscapes and all about the tools, equipment and materials used. Skills in installing landscape features and planning and managing designed landscapes complete the picture.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via a range of methods including external and internal assessment as well as an employer led project as part of your extended industry work placement.
What can I study next?
- FdSc and BSc courses in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture and Garden Design
This course gives you UCAS tariff points towards entry to University. Complete a full Level 3 with us and we’ll guarantee you an offer of a place on one of our relevant University Centre Sparsholt degree courses. Admissions Terms & Conditions apply – for full details go to sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre
- Amenity horticulture
- Garden design
- Commercial production
- Hard or soft landscaping
- Botanic and heritage gardening
- Science and research
- Therapeutic or social gardening
Study+ at Sparsholt College allows you to engage in a range of activities that will enrich your student experience whilst studying at the college. The activities range from Digital Wellbeing and Literacy to our Beekeeping Society, British Sign Language, Wall Climbing and even additional Maths+ and English+ sessions to help you with your entire study program. All students will also be provided with the opportunity of joining the Student Government or Student Council which meets to discuss matters close to student’s hearts and make an active change on campus to matters such as sustainability and student experience.
Sparsholt College has a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities including new projects like a Robotic Milking Parlour and Agritech Centre being built specifically for the introduction of the T Level in Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in September 2023. Sparsholt College also has many existing facilities that you will experience whilst studying the T Level, such as the Animal Health Welfare and Research Centre, the Fullbore rifle range, Sawmill, Horticultural facilities, Equine Centre and Sika Deer Pen.