This level is for someone who has worked in the industry for some time - you have plenty of experience, and you might already supervise others or manage an area of land. You want to demonstrate your skills, perhaps to move into a more senior role or further study.
You'll work with your training provider to assess your current skills and find the best ways to gain new ones - perhaps learning from a colleague or taking a class.
During your award, certificate or diploma in Work-Based Horticulture you'll produce a portfolio of evidence for assessment. This portfolio can include things like direct observation, witness testimony, job sheets, work-based products, written questions and professional discussions.
You can choose from a short Award, a longer Certificate or an in-depth Diploma.
You can choose 1 specialist pathway from:
Sports Turf - Greenkeeper
Sports Turf - Groundsman
Within your specialist pathway you choose a selection of core and optional units. For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
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You will need an employer who would like to take you on as an apprentice. If you haven't found a suitable employer, we will offer you guidance on applying for jobs and interviewing techniques.
You will also attend college for a minimum number of set hours each week.
You will have ideally have achieved GCSE grades A-E or equivalent. If you have an equivalent qualification, we will also take this into consideration, along with any industry experience you may have.
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Two starting points – September and May
1st Thursday of the month for 2 years
Non-levy paying employers will share the cost of training and assessing their apprentices with government - this is called ‘co-investment’.
From April 2019, you will pay 5% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training and government will pay the rest (95%), up to the funding band maximum.
The award, certificate and diploma in Work-Based Horticulture can help you find a job as:
- Agricultural/Horticultural technician
- Garden designer
- Horticultural garden centre worker/Manager
- Landscape manager
You can progress through the different levels and on completion of the Level 3 Diploma you might be interested in:
- Level 4 qualification (centre-based or work-based)
- Relevant apprenticeship.
Ready to take the next step?
Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in Advanced Horticulture Apprenticeship.
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