Sports Turf Operative Apprenticeship :: Riseholme College

Course: Sports Turf Operative Apprenticeship

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 Sports turf operative and comprises of an end point assessment and Functional Skills (English and Maths).

What You Study

  • How to identify and use the correct materials, tools and equipment for grounds keeping,
  • How to monitor, record and report findings
  • Environmental, and health and safety law and regulations
  • An understanding of different types of surface and problems associated with them
  • How to minimise waste and reduce environmental impacts.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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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 with sports turf 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.