This Advanced Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture covers a vast range of horticulture 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 24 months
The Advanced Horticulture Apprenticeship is made up of a framework which includes:
- Work based Horticulture Diploma NVQ QCF Level 3
- Maths Functional Skills Level 2
- English Functional Skills Level 2
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Apprentices may progress to Level 3 Advanced apprenticeships in Management.
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:
- Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace
- Estimate and programme resource requirements
- Manage your own resources
- Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders
Optional units include (need to select some of these units):
- There is an extensive range of optional units which cover landscaping, care of amenity spaces as well as organisation of the working week and resources and working with volunteers, community groups and children.
- These can be combined in a wide range of ways to suit individual requirements
The qualification is delivered entirely on the employer premises.
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