Foundation Degree (FdSc) Horticulture

Writtle University College
In Chelmsford

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Important information

Typology Foundation degree
Location Chelmsford
Duration 3 Years
  • Foundation degree
  • Chelmsford
  • Duration:
    3 Years

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
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Starts On request
Lordships Road, CM1 3RR, Essex, England
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Course programme

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Horticulture


2 Years full time or 3 years with Industrial Placement, option to study part time.

Typical Offer:
UCAS Tariff Points

60 UCAS tariff points. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills

BTEC National Diploma

OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)

Course Aims This course allows students to follow a general horticultural qualification by choosing areas of study from across the entire horticultural programme. This makes it ideal for students who may be unclear about which sector of the horticultural industry they want to work in.

Special Features This course allows students to gain skills and experience from across many different horticultural sectors. However, it is possible to concentrate on one aspect of the industry or pursue a particular interest by choosing from the wide range of specialist modules available.

Work experience is an important element on the Foundation Degrees, students are encouraged to undertake a suitable 12 month industrial placement between years 1&2 where guidance and support will be given in helping to secure a placement. Although the 'sandwich year' isn't compulsory many students have found them to be invaluable experiences with the added bonus of making them very employable after graduation.

Career Prospects Students with this qualification will be prepared for employment with crop production or landscape companies, as local government technical officers and as trainee retail managers.

What Next? The opportunity exists to progress to the BSc (Hons) in Horticulture.
  • Horticulture Resources
  • Centre of Excellence for Horticulture
Student Comment
I have lived in a semi-rural setting all of my life and as a small child spent my summers running wild on a small farm in the West Indies, visiting my extended family.

I have always wanted to earn a living with plants and nature. However, my education focused on social science and I was encouraged to pursue a more people based profession so I spent a year doing a sociology degree. This proved to not be right for me, so I decided to refocus on what I really wanted to do

I am now in my first year of a Foundation degree in Horticulture and I am learning a lot. I feel that Writtle will give me a solid foundation in a horticultural environment and will help me in my goal to start my own landscaping business after I graduate.

The whole college has a very friendly environment and there is a real sense of community on campus with a wide range of social clubs and events of which I like to take full advantage of, such as the College rugby team that I'm proud to be a member of. I'm having a great time and looking forward to a bright future in the horticultural industry.

Robert Lucas
Foundation Degree (FdSc) Horticulture

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