OverviewHorticulture or Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship will ensure that you develop the skills and knowledge required by employers in the horticulture industry. It is ideal if you already have some knowledge and basic skills or a keen interest in horticulture and want to progress in this industry. The course will allow you to choose a pathway that suits your skills and job role, including: Horticulture; Parks, Gardens and Green Space; Landscaping; or Sports Turf Groundsman. There will also be the opportunity to study for additional professional qualifications, such as safe use of pesticides, hedge trimmers and powered cultivators.
1 day in college a week.
July to February.
Straight away but college intake will be October or March.
- Principles of plant growth and development
- Plant nutrition requirements
- Ways to reduce waste
- How to use equipment correctly
- Cultivating soils for differing purposes
- Controlling plant pests and diseases
- Identifying plants.
- Health and Safety requirements
- Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
- Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance
- Optional Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticide
The additional Pesticide award can be delivered at a cost.
- Maths Grade 9-3 and English Grade 9-3
- Able to travel to Shuttleworth College
- 20% off the job
- Use of the Binomial system (use of Latin in work)
- Have a mentor /supervision and support
- Opportunities to cover a wide range of customers
- Ability to cover a range of key course content
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Progression there are Level 3 options in the industry available
Potential Full-time employment options on completion, 2 years in industry experience as well as transferrable skills. Work as a landscape gardener, planning and maintaining large gardens, parks and green spaces, garden centres.
Learners will require work boots for their job and use in college.
Study is available at the following campuses:
- Shuttleworth College Campus.
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How to apply
To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.
Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.View apprenticeship vacancies
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
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