FdSc Sustainable Horticulture Management

Foundation Degree

Apply for 2023

Sustainable horticulture combines science, art and technology to cultivate plants to improve human life and consumption, such as producing fruit, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Britain currently produces around 56% of the vegetables we consume making this a worthwhile industry route. Gov UK

Why choose us?

  1. Study the foundations of plant health and development.
  2. Learn how to grow plants in a sustainable way.
  3. Learn how to manage a thriving business.
  4. Analyse technological innovations.
  5. Evaluate sustainable practices.

Course details

Dates & Location

The academic year runs from September to June.


Full time: 2 years

Part time: 4 years

UCAS Details

UCAS code: P800

UCAS points required: 56

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 18 or over on 1st September 

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or 4 including English and maths 
  • 2 A Levels including a science (B, C)


  • An equivalent Level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Extended Diploma (MMP)
  • International Baccalaureate (26 points)
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Pass)

We will also consider alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, and Access to Science. 


Student Support

The College’s Inclusive Learning and Development Department offers dedicated support for HE students, this can take the form of one-to-one support, exam access arrangements.  Students who have a learning disability are able to access support with making an application to the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) from the College’s Inclusive Learning and Development Department.   

The Library boasts a collection of over 8,000 books, covering a range of key subject areas within land-based curriculum. The Library also provides students with access to a variety of magazines, periodicals and academic journals through online databases.  

Learning technology is central to the learning experience of students at Plumpton College and therefore is supported by dedicated staff within the College Teaching and Learning Team.  The responsibilities of this team are to help support students with learning technology to enhance the overall learning experience.   


Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. 

Class sizes 

Class sizes vary by module and all students will have opportunities for 1-to-1 time with their tutors.

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