Higher Education

Horticultural Production ‘BTS’ (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur Production Horticole)

Vocational Training Certificate in Horticultural Production awarding this 2-year higher education course.



To provide Level III Degree Vocational credentials.  This ‘BTS’ comes within the scope of the European Training architecture and amounts to 120 Credit Units.


Qualified Technician expertise include:

  • All necessary skills relating to the 4 domains of horticulture as a professional project: Floral and Vegetable Production, Tree and Fruit-tree Growing,
  • Management aptitudes within the same 4 working areas,
  • Providing technical support to the profession.


The diploma is acquired partly through Continuous Assessment and for the other part through National Examinations


You must be highly motivated by an horticultural project and open to responsibilities.

You must hold a GCE A Level (High School Diploma) or a Vocational High School Diploma.

For all other cases, feel free to get in touch with our School for more information.

Applications are normally filed through the Web Site: “Admissions Post Bac” but again, you may contact us directly.  We’ll be happy to meet with you for an interview when convenient.


Materials Studied:

The curriculum is organized in a number of modules spread over 2 years of training : 58 weeks out of which 13 weeks are vocational internships in an horticultural firm in France or abroad.


Professional Perspectives:

Head of Cultivation, Business Manager, Holding Manager (products, logistics, dispatching, quality and efficiency).


Development Officer or Technical Advisor in charge of providing technical and economical support to any organization members. 

Production manager in a local community center.



Landscaping ‘BTS’ (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur Aménagements Paysagers)

This additional Vocational Training Certificate in Landscaping is obtained in one year after passing the Horticultural Production ‘BTS’ –or eventually, after 2 years of any recognized higher education curriculum.  These ‘BTS’ training courses are provided along with the third year of Town and Country Planning Bachelor’s Degree courses.  This associated degree is optional and one can solely prepare for the BTS in Landscaping if so desired.



To acquire the knowledge and technical skills making it possible to become Team Leader, Works Supervisor, Business Manager or Territorial Community Technician.



You must hold a ‘BTS’ or a ‘DUT’ or again a validated 2 years post A Level academic background. 

Registration will be considered after review of your application file.

Feel free to get in touch with our School for more information.

We’ll be happy to meet with you for an interview when convenient.


Organization of the ‘BTS’ Vocational Training:

The curriculum is organized in a number of modules which include 8 weeks of vocational internship.

The general subjects having been validated with the passing of the previous ‘BTS’ diploma, solely specific vocational courses are offered.

A compulsory 8 week internship in an horticultural firm leads to greater refinement of practical training.

The diploma is acquired for one half through Continuous Assessment (CCF) and for the other half through National Examinations (a professional competence test + real-life professional situations experienced (written and oral test)

Town and Country Planning ‘Licence’ (Licence d’Aménagement Territorial)

The Costa de Beauregard School offers students who so desire the opportunity to prepare for Lyon III University’s Town & Country Planning ‘Licence’ with adapted and flexible teaching timetable.

A ‘Licence’ is a University Degree.

This diploma, equivalent to a Bachelor Degree, is acquired over one school year along with the Landscaping ‘BTS’ training if so desired. It brings competences in Urban Planning and Rural Territorial Development which fully complete the Landscaping curriculum.

This Town and Country Planning ‘Licence’ may also serve to access to a ‘Level II’ (‘Licence L3’) in order to pursue higher studies such as Master Degree.



  • 70% of the ‘Licence’ will be certified through University recognition upon obtaining the ‘BTS’ in Landscaping.  It means that students registered to both training course must pass the Landscaping ‘BTS’ in order to graduate.
  • The remaining 30% will be obtained through partial exams managed by the University.  These tests will be based on courses and tutorial classes delivered by University Professors over the school year’s 18 days (weekly, on Thursdays) spent on the Poisy School site (A partner Agricultural School near Annecy).


A week long consolidation and finalizing of partial exams is organized at Lyon III campus during the first week of Winter holidays in France.



Selection for this double registration is considered upon academic record at Costa de Beauregard School.


E.C.T.S.: European Credits Transfer System:

The Costa de Beauregard School uses the ECT System for its grading standards and is thus recognized throughout Europe.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating European countries. For successfully completed studies, ECTS credits are awarded. One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits that are equivalent to 1500–1800 hours of study in all countries respective of standard or qualification type and is used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the Union.



(ECVET (European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training).)