Level 2

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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:

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 be able to assist you in finding employment. 

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. 

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.

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