The Advanced Apprenticeship is for those who are in a supervisory/ Management role such as head green keepers/ groundsmen, head gardeners and first assistants.
You will be expected to attend College every other week for afternoon and evening lectures.
The Framework includes:
- Occupational Qualification - Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture level 3
- Functional Skills in English and Maths level 2
- Employment rights and responsibilities
- Personal learning and thinking skills
- Production horticulture
- Sports turf – greenkeeper
- Sports turf – groundsman
- Parks, gardens and green spaces
Course reference: HOA002
Phone: 01273 892030
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Before applying for this course you must have an employer who would like to take you on as an apprentice.
If you are still looking for an employer, keep an eye on our careers page
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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 May 2017, you will pay 10% towards to the cost of apprenticeship training and government will pay the rest (90%), up to the funding band maximum.
Our horticulture facilities at Plumpton are pretty impressive. In fact you’ll get to experience one of the finest natural locations in the country, perfect for developing your creativity. Whether indoors or outdoors, you’ll be able to build your skills in an excellent environment.
- Discover our extensively planted areas on-site at Plumpton
As you build your knowledge, you’ll be able to gain a wide experience of being able to identify and maintain different plants.
- Experience our endangered plant collections at first hand
You’ll be able to experience our Black Poplars and National collection of Hebes, in addition to our endangered plant network connection with Kew Gardens.
- Grow plants all year round here
We’ve got an excellent large area under glass where you’ll be able to grow plants without the risk of the weather, up to a commercial level.
- Build even more skills at Plumpton
You’ll be able to develop your brickwork skills and paving at our large landscaping centre.
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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