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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture (Sports Turf Greenkeeper)

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Horticulture
Course Duration

Part-time: 2 years (approx)

Course Location

Greenmount Campus

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture (Sports Turf Greenkeeper)

This City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma course in Work-based Horticulture provides valuable in-service training for those already employed or self-employed in the amenity horticulture sector. It is primarily designed for those who are already working in parks maintenance or delivering professional landscape maintenance services. Students attend college on a day-release basis over two years.

Course content

Main areas of study are:

  • Effective working relationships
  • Health and safety
  • Maintain the health and condition of sports turf surfaces
  • Personal development
  • Repair of sports turf surfaces
  • Site preparation, seeding and planting
  • Tractor operation
  • Use of machinery 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 Sports Turf Management.

The Level 2 qualification produces skilled operatives who can quickly become key workers within the grounds care and sports turf 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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      Key Contact

      Paul Campbell
      Senior Lecturer (Horticulture)

      Paul.Campbell@daera-ni.gov.uk

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