Horticulture

Introduction

Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Horticulture
Course Code: HR133

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Day Release



Be part of the Green Team! Whether you are just starting out, or already working in the exciting and worthwhile field of horticulture, this course offers a great opportunity to improve practical skills and to gain valuable underpinning knowledge, all within the grounds of our outstanding Grade II* historic gardens at Kingston Maurward.

You can choose to follow one of three pathways: Amenity Horticulture, Hard Landscaping or Sports Turf (including Greenkeeping).

Overview

Qualification

Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (QCF)

Course Content

You will complete your portfolio of evidence with the assistance of your employer and visiting assessors. This builds on a series of bespoke sessions at college designed to give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding around the topics you need for your job - and for your future career in horticulture.

Subjects covered by all students include:
Promotion of Health and Safety, including First Aid
Plant identification
Ground preparation and establishing plants/seeds in soil
Horticultural machinery.

Specialist units may cover:
Amenity Horticulture: Establishing decorative areas, pruning and maintaining plant health
Hard Landscaping: Levelling, creation of structures or surfaces and fencing
Sports Turf: Maintaining, renovating and repairing sports turf areas and tractor driving.

The completion of your portfolio will typically take 12-18 months.

Entry Requirements

Ability to achieve a Level 1 in English and maths You will be required to find suitable relavent employment Interview with Course Tutor required before offer of place on course will be made Minimum age is 16 years.

Next Steps

Level 3 Work Based Diploma

Career Opportunities

With further training: Amenity Horticulturist, Conservationist, Corporate Event Designer, Ethno-botanist, Floral Designer, Florist, Garden Centre Manager, Garden Designer, Golf Course Manager, Groundsperson, Greenkeeper, Horticultural Journalist/Presenter, Horticulture Therapist, Nursery Manager, Plant Propagator, Plant-hunter.