Allotment Management Level 3

Course code: OSC1098
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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