This course would suit you if you have some previous experience of horticulture and combined knowledge and practical work with employment experience and/or, you want to pursue a career in Landscaping.

What will I study?

This course is designed for those with some previous experience of horticulture and wanting to work in outdoor jobs and combines knowledge and practical work with employment experience.  The course reflects the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in Landscaping.

What modules are covered?

Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture Level 3

Mandatory Units

  • Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace
  • Estimate and programme resources requirements for landscaping
  • Manage your own resources
  • Specify the maintenance of landscapes
  • Monitor landscape maintenance and inspect landscape features and facilities

Optional Units - to be chosen with the employer/assessor/tutor

What qualification (will I get)?

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Work-Based Diploma in Horticulture (Landscaping)
Functional maths and English Level 2

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are of a practical and theoretical nature and are carried out throughout the course. This can be done by a range of methods including written and verbal assessment.  Most of the evidence of competence will be gathered in the workplace.

What is the entry process?

Click enquire now or call  the Apprenticeship Team on 01332 794910

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications:

  • Level 2 Horticulture qualification or
  • Supervisory Horticulture experience
What else do I need to know?

During this course you will also cover:

  • Employers rights and responsibilities workbook
  • Apprenticeship logbook

‘Horticulture' covers a wide range of activities and involves the undertaking of practical tasks. There is an expectation that learners will have a reasonable level of fitness. If a learner is in any doubt about the course details, they should discuss their concerns with the course tutor before they enrol.

What can I do after this training course?

Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress onto Higher Level Apprenticeships or Foundation Degrees.

Got a question about this course?

Call the Apprenticeships Team on 01332 794910

We make every effort to ensure this course information is accurate. However, we reserve the right to make alterations.

Alison Collins

"The course expanded the knowledge that I had learnt at work and gave me new skills. My employer was very supportive and I now use my skills to help others."


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