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Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Apprenticeship

Planning and maintaining large gardens, parks and other green spaces.

As business can either specialise in grounds maintenance (soft-landscape) which includes the establishment and maintenance of plants and cultivated areas or landscape construction (hard-landscape) which includes establishment of hard surfaces and structures in addition to the establishment of plants in cultivated areas. Therefore two options are available for this occupation; horticulture and landscape construction.

Horticultural work is generally based outside and undertaken throughout the year, so apprentices will frequently work outside in all weathers. A wide range of machinery and tools are used and additional training may be required depending on the nature of the works undertaken.

Working and learning in the horticulture and landscape industries is rewarding, offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and includes a range of skills that are transferrable into many other industries.



Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative

Course Content

The following qualifications will be required prior to taking the end point assessment.

Emergency first aid: Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work.

Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

English & maths: Apprentices without level 2 English and maths must achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.

To comply with legislation / industry standards, individuals who wish to work in some sectors of the industry may have to complete additional certificates of training, statutory licences and health and safety approved competency cards in order to be permitted on to a worksite

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However it is expected that candidates have a Level 2 in English and maths or are working towards achieving this by the end of the apprenticeship.