Course Title: Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture
Course Code: HR161

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Apprenticeship

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 2 historic gardens at Kingston Maurward.

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

You can progress your career in Horticulture and become a supervisor or manager with the Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture where you can follow a pathway in Sports Turf or Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces. The completion of your e-portfolio will typically take between 12-18 months depending upon your skills and experience.



Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture (QCF)

Course Content

Your e-portfolio and units selected will reflect your skills in planning, monitoring and evaluation, for example:
Estimate and programme resources
Manage drainage and irrigation
First Aid
Establishing grass swards
Evaluate ground and environmental conditions
Planning for Sports Turf or Decorative ornamental features
Manage pests, diseases and disorders.

Entry Requirements

GCSE 4/C or above or equivalent English and maths. Level 2 Horticulture or related qualification. You will be required to find suitable relevant employment.

Next Steps

RHS Level 3 Theory/Practical Kingston Maurward College Advanced Garden Design Diploma

Career Opportunities

Head Gardener Greenkeeper Groundsman Nursery Worker Garden Maintenance Garden Centre Manager

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
We run on demand. Contact us for dates. Apprenticeship Wed 30
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Learners will need access to a PC, laptop or tablet to develop their e-portfolio.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

Email us

Materials Required

Writing materials - note pad and pen. Industry publications - available from the college library. Suitable outdoor clothing - waterproofs, warm clothing, safety boots, etc. Packed lunch and drink if we are working away from the college all day.


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