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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture (Parks, Gardens Green Spaces)

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Horticulture
Course Duration

Part-time: 2 years (approx)

Course Location

Greenmount Campus

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture (Parks, Gardens Green Spaces)

This Level 2 Apprenticeship provides valuable work-based training for those working in the amenity horticulture sector. It is primarily designed for those who are already working in parks maintenance or delivering professional landscape maintenance services. To qualify to study the programme under the Apprenticeship Scheme applicants must be aged between 16 and 24.

Course content

Main areas of study are:

  • Clearing horticultural and landscaping sites
  • Control of pests, diseases and disorders
  • Effective working relationships
  • Health and safety
  • Maintenance of amenity turf
  • Personal development
  • Plant identification
  • Pruning
  • Site preparation, seeding and planting
  • Use of tools and equipment

Students attend college one day per week from late September for 12-18 months to develop their knowledge, understanding and competence levels.

Candidates must develop their skills in the workplace, gather supportive evidence for assessment of practical skills and complete a personal online portfolio.

Course Progression

This course may provide students with an opportunity to progress onto the Level 3 Work-based Diploma in Landscape Maintenance.

The Level 2 qualification produces skilled operatives who can quickly become team leaders within the grounds care and amenity horticulture sectors. This qualification may allow students to obtain better rates of pay, permanent positions or alternative job roles within the industry.

Course Entry Requirements

Applicants must be employed or self-employed in a relevant job within the sports turf sector for at least 21 hours per week and should normally have two GCSE Grade Cs or three Grade Ds including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

Students who have not attained a Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent will complete Essential Skills in Numeracy and Literacy as part of their programme of study.

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      Paul Campbell
      Senior Lecturer (Horticulture)

      Paul.Campbell@daera-ni.gov.uk

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