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Landscape Operative (ST0225) Level 2 Apprenticeship

Shuttleworth College Horticulture Students


Landscape Construction 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.

Course information

College attendance

1 day in college a week.

When can the apprenticeship training start?

Straight away but college intake will be October or March.

Course content
  • Principles of plant growth and development
  • Plant nutrition requirements
  • Ways to reduce waste
  • Operate or use tools equipment and machinery
  • Cultivating soils for differing purposes
  • Controlling plant pests and diseases
  • Identifying plants.
  • Prepare sites for landscape construction
  • Construct/ repair hard landscape surfaces
  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Works to support the business and wider team


  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines

The additional Pesticide award can be delivered at a cost.

Entry requirements
  • Maths Grade 9-3 and English Grade 9-3


  • Able to travel to Shuttleworth College.
What training is required in the workplace?
  • 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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Further study and career options

Course progression:

Progression there are Level 3 options in the industry available.

Career progression:

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.

Additional information

Learners will require work boots for their job and use in college.


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Available Courses
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Starts: Various
Type: Apprenticeships
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Flex

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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Next Steps

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.

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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.

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.