Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (QCF)
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
Ground preparation and establishing plants/seeds in soil
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.
Ability to achieve a Level 1 in English and maths. You will be required to find suitable relevant employment.
Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture
RHS Level 2 Practical
RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
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.