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The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the horticulture industry.

This apprenticeship standard at Level 2 will prepare you for work as a horticulture and landscape operative and comprises of an end point assessment and Functional Skills (English and Maths).

  • What You Study

    • Principles of plant growth and development
    • Plant nutrition requirements
    • Ways to reduce waste
    • How to use equipment correctly
    • Cultivating soils for differing purposes
    • Controlling plant pests and diseases
    • Identifying plants.
  • Entry Requirements

    You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalent. You must also pass an initial assessment, secure work within horticulture and landscaping as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.

  • Progression

    More advanced courses are available at the college for further progression.

  • Careers

    Work as a landscape gardener, planning and maintaining large gardens, parks and green spaces, garden centres etc.

  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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