Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming & Gardening

Qualification title

Level 3 Diploma in Biodynamic Farming & Gardening


This qualification aims to provide learners with a practical, work-based approach to learning about biodynamic farming and gardening. Upon completion learners will be able to work in organic, biodynamic and other holistic farming and gardening settings.This Level 3 certificate consists of 4 units: Units 1 and 2 are compulsory and then the learner can choose from either unit 3 or 4. Learners who wish to take all 4 units are welcome to do so, but the certificate can be awarded on completion of 3 units.

Key features

This qualification prepares learners to:

    • Work in a biodynamic farming or gardening setting: as a head gardener; arable, herds or fruit manager; in farm management roles.
    • Work in post-harvest roles such as organic or biodynamic food processing; organic or biodynamic certification; food advocacy.
    • Progress into higher education courses such as a Foundation Degree in Agriculture and Rural Studies; Degrees in Agricultural Technology, Agriculture and Food or Rural Business Management.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years of age, however due to the level of commitment required from this work-based learning qualification, a minimum age of 21 may be considered preferable. This is a work-based learning qualification. Learners are required to be employed in a gardening or farming setting, working a minimum of 3 days a week throughout the duration of the qualification.

Guided learning hours


Total qualification time


Study method

Blended learning and independent study

How long does it take?

3 years part time recommended. The programme should be completed in a maximum of 6 years following registration.


Portfolio of evidence

Qualification specification

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