Course: Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Horticulture

Department: Horticulture

Type: Apprenticeship

Duration: 15 to 24 months

The Course

As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the horticulture industry. These apprenticeships are a framework of qualifications made up of a Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employer Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Units You May Study

  • Levelling and preparing sites for landscaping
  • Establishing decorative amenity areas
  • Maintaining the condition of sports turf surfaces
  • Planning and renovating planted areas
  • Safe use and application of pesticides.

Entry Requirements

For the Intermediate Apprenticeship, you must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. For the Advanced Apprenticeship, you must have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Horticulture and have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent. For both levels, you must also pass an initial assessment, secure work 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.

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