Horticulture/ Landscape Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

You can start an apprenticeship at any time. You will need an employer to employ you as an apprentice and will have completed your College departmental induction. This course runs for three years and one month. (Maximum average duration).

Entry requirements
  •  Level 2 Standard Apprenticeship in Horticulture / Landscape Operative
  • You require GCSE English and maths. A* – C or equivalent requirements and/or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.
You will achieve
  • Landscape/Horticulture Supervisor Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard at either Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (required for the application of chemical controls for vegetation control and plant health treatments)
  • Emergency First Aid: Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Last updated: 3rd May 2019

Course overview

Horticulture and Landscape Supervisors can be employed to oversee work in public parks and gardens, green spaces and historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail outlets. Many businesses will be specialised in their activities, such as grounds maintenance (soft-landscape) or landscape construction (hard-landscape). Soft-landscaping includes the establishment and maintenance of plants and cultivated areas. Hard-landscaping includes establishment of hard surfaces and structures in addition to the establishment of plants in cultivated areas.

Click here for further information regarding the Standard Apprenticeship.


How will I be assessed?

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

 You should produce a portfolio of evidence on-programme. The portfolio should contain: employer appraisals, apprentice journal plus the mandatory qualifications.

The end point assessment will have the following elements:

  • A synoptic practical assessment containing a range of practical activities
  • Professional discussion
  • On line knowledge assessment meeting the knowledge requirements of the standard
  • Supervisory studies project

What equipment will I need?

You will require a pen, pencil, ruler, note paper, safety boots and gloves.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College, Wigfield Farm campus, Haverlands Lane, Worsborough, Barnsley, S70 5NQ.

What can I do next?

You may progress into employment e.g. Horticulture Team Leader, Landscape Supervisor, Assistant Head Gardener. You may continue to study a Higher National Diploma in Horticulture or Landscaping or an undergraduate degree in Horticulture.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk



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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths  we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.


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Horticulture/ Landscape Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship