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Your work placement and your day in College will cover all aspects of the Apprenticeship and allow you to further develop your knowledge and skills.

This course aims to expand your knowledge of basic Horticultural skills. After starting your course with your core units, you will have the opportunity to specialise in the pathway relevant to your workplace – which can be as diverse as a garden centre, sports club, golf club, vineyard or landscaping company.

The Framework includes:

  • Occupational Qualification - Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture level 2
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths level 1
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

Pathways:

  • Horticulture
  • Production horticulture (vineyard)
  • Landscaping
  • Sports turf – greenkeeper
  • Sports turf – groundsman
  • Parks, gardens and green spaces

Course reference: HOA001

Further info:

Phone: 01273 892030
Email: wbl@plumpton.ac.uk

Entry Requirements:

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.

Dates & Location:

Two starting points – September and January

Duration:

Tuesday or a Wednesday for 20 months

Costs:

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.

Facilities

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.

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