Horticulture and Landscape Operative :: Riseholme College

Course: Horticulture and Landscape Operative

Department: Horticulture

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 - 24 months

The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the horticulture industry. This apprenticeship standard at Level 2 will prepare you for work as a horticulture and landscape operative and comprises of an end point assessment and Functional Skills (English and Maths).

What You Study

  • 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.

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Entry Requirements

You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade D or 3 or equivalent. You must also pass an initial assessment, secure work within horticulture and landscaping as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.

Brett Dunham-Vance

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Horticulture

Brett had a number of jobs after completing his GCSEs, including agency and factory work, but decided he wanted to improve his career prospects by studying horticulture at Riseholme College.