Allotment Management QLS Level 3

Course code: OSC1098

Are you interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables? Then learn how to maintain a healthy and sustainable allotment garden in this Level 3 course, from home!

  • Understand more about the allotment movement, its past, present and future
  • Learn how to prepare and maintain an allotment garden
  • Discover how to care for tools and equipment
  • Explore how to look after the soil and cope with weeds, pests and diseases
  • Recognise the growing requirements of a range of fruit, vegetables and herbs
  • Develop the plot further by adding permanent structures and additional features
This course is only available as a study pack.
Course overview

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Allotment Management Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course content
  • Acquire an allotment
  • Historical context of an allotment
  • Vibrant social movement
  • National organisations
  • Preparing a plot for cultivation
  • Developing a plan
  • Choosing the right tools and equipment
  • Maintaining soil
  • Providing growing conditions
  • Choosing the best fruit to grow
  • Developing an action plan
  • Importance of feed, water and fertilise for maximum production
  • Protecting fruit from pests and diseases
  • Choosing the best vegetables to grow
  • Advantages and disadvantages of disease resistant or heritage varieties
  • Growing from seeds, sets or plug plants
  • Growing in rows and raised beds
  • Crop rotation
  • Kitchen herbs and their culinary or medical uses
  • Choosing herbs to grow and maintaining them
  • Benefits of companion planting
  • Controlling weeds
  • Site a water butt and manage water effectively
  • Security options
  • Storing produce and tools
  • Growing under glass (cold frames and cloches)
  • Long-term benefits of greenhouses and poly-tunnel
Extra info


This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required. You are required to do some of your own research.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive our award-winning support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.


You do not need any previous skills or knowledge to enrol onto this course.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

• Dedicated personal tutor support
• Dedicated student support
• Assignment marking and feedback
• FREE CV critique service
• FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
• FREE XO Student Discounts card
• Comprehensive study guide
• Open Study College pen and highlighter
• Student study planner
• Student notebook
• Document wallet

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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