This Apprenticeship covers Amenity Horticulture, which covers a vast range of horticultural occupations, and would be a good choice for anyone working outdoors and with plants. Amenity Horticulture includes landscaping, which covers the planning, creation and maintenance of designed landscapes, both urban and rural. A designed landscape is any piece of ground that has been changed to make it fit for purpose, rather than left in its wild state.
Average Duration: The apprenticeship runs for 12 months
The Intermediate Horticulture Apprenticeship is made up of a framework which includes:
- Work based Horticulture Diploma NVQ QCF Level 2
- Maths Functional Skills Level 1
- English Functional Skills Level 1
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Apprentices may progress to Level 3 Advanced apprenticeships in Horticulture or Team Leader qualification.
The apprentice is expected to attend on the job and off the job training to attain knowledge, training and complete competency units. In addition, they will be trained by the employer.
There are no formal entry requirements to this qualification. Applicants will be assessed and interviewed to demonstrate that they are able to cover the range required by the relevant NVQ at work. In addition, the apprentices are expected to carry out initial assessments in English and Maths where they would be expected to ideally achieve Level 1 in both subject areas. If an apprentice has GCSE then they do not have to do functional skills as a part of the apprenticeship.
How to apply
You can apply through the college application. Once you have applied to the college, you will be invited for an interview at the college and also with the potential employer.
These are the elements of the course, please browse through and select the ones that best match your training and company requirements.
Mandatory units include:
- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
- Maintain and develop personal performance
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
- Preparing ground for seeding and planting
- Establishing plants or seeds in soil
- Levelling and preparing sites for landscaping
- Use and maintain non-powered and powered tools and equipment
- Clearing horticultural and landscaping sites
- There is also the sports turf – groundsman route, which has 7 mandatory units
Optional units include include - need to select some of these units:
- There is a variety of optional units to choose from in each pathway
The qualification is delivered entirely on the employer premises.
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