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Horticulture Apprenticeships

Course length

Up to 2 years

Apprenticeship Length

Up to 3 years



Next Enrolment

August 2018, Les Ozouets Campus

Entry requirements

Level 1 No GCSEs required but you must have a keen interest in horticulture.
Level 2 GCSEs in maths and English Grade D or equivalent.
Level 3 GCSEs in maths and English Grade C or equivalent.

Other criteria

Employed as an apprentice


These part time programmes are for employed status apprentices only. If you are looking for a full time programme then please refer to our Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Practical
Horticulture Skills brochure. Focusing upon the principles and practices of Horticulture in a work-based environment, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in areas of interest, such as Landscaping, Production Horticulture, Sports Turf or Parks and Gardens. An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture is for anybody working in the horticulture industry. The
apprenticeship is delivered mainly in the workplace with some attendance in College for additional help and guidance

Level 1
You’re just starting out in the horticulture industry and want a good basic understanding of the work involved in the industry and the different options available – enough to succeed in a job in the sector or move on to further study. You can choose from a short Award, a longer Certificate or an in-depth Diploma.

Level 2
You have some knowledge and basic skills in the horticulture industry – probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want to increase your skills and gain a formal qualification so
that you can take on more responsibility at work or move on to further study.

Level 3
You’ve worked in the horticulture  industry for some time – you have plenty of experience, and you might already supervise others or manage an area of land. You want to demonstrate your skills,
perhaps to move into a more senior role or on to further study.

Specific pathways apply to Levels 2 and 3

  • Production Horticulture
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping
  • Sports Turf – Greenkeeper
  • Sports Turf – Groundsperson
  • Parks, Gardens and Green Space
  • Cemeteries