This course Is ideal for those with some previous experience of horticulture and combines knowledge and practical work with employment experience

What will I study?

This course is ideal for those with some previous experience of horticulture and combines knowledge and practical work with employment experience.  The course reflects the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in Production Horticulture.

What units 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
  • Provide nutrients to plants and crops
  • Monitor the development of crops or plants
  • Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders

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

What qualification will I get?

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Horticulture (Production)
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. The underpinning knowledge is also assessed. 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 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 as accurate as possible at the time of publication.

Neil Tunnicliffe

"The DART course has given me the opportunity to earn a wage whilst gaining a qualification "


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