Horticulture

Horticulture Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

Apprenticeships can start at any time. This programme will take a minimum of 18 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • You will need to be at least 16 years of age and
  • You will need to hold a Level 2 in Horticulture (or equivalent)
  • You must hold two GCSEs at grade 4/C or above plus English at grade 3 or above
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice. Please see our Apprenticeship vacancies.

 

You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Horticulture.

Last updated: 13th December 2017

Course overview

You will learn the skills to start or build on a career in areas such as landscaping, production horticulture, sports turf or parks and gardens.

Course content

You will study all appropriate units listed below and chose from optional units until you meet with the criteria from your chosen route option. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

You will study all appropriate units listed below and chose from optional units until you meet with the criteria from your chosen route option (Either Parks and Gardens, Sports turf Green keeper and Groundsman, Landscape and Production Horticulture.

You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Example Units

  • Promote, monitor, and maintain health and safety and security
  • Specify the maintenance of landscapes
  • Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders
  • Estimate and programme resource requirements for landscaping
  • Manage your own resources
  • Monitor landscape maintenance and inspect landscape features and facilities
  • Evaluate ground and environmental conditions to establish grassed and planted areas
  • Prepare sites for soft landscape establishment
  • Establish grass swards
  • Plan the maintenance, repair and renovation of sports turf areas
  • Plan and set out sports areas
  • Maintain irrigation systems
  • Provide nutrients to plants or crops
  • Monitor the development of crops or plants
  • Manage information for action

How will I be assessed?

The majority of the practical based activity and assessments will take place in your working environment, which will help to build your portfolio of evidence. You will be assessed on your competency of practical based activities and have to write assignments and complete a short written exam. You will be assessed mainly in the workplace and the employer will need to provide opportunities for appropriate assessments to take place.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to purchase protective clothing and shoes before starting the course using the order forms which will be provided within the department, following a successful interview.

Where will I study?

You will mostly study and be assessed within the workplace and will attend classes at Barnsley College’s Wigfield Farm, Haverlands Lane, Worsbrough, Barnsley, S70 5NQ.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the further qualifications specific to your job role or apply for job roles including:

  • Green keeper
  • Garden Designer
  • Senior gardener

How much does the course cost?

Under current legislation, all people serving an apprenticeship must be employed. In financial terms, this means that apprentices should be paid at least the minimum statutory pay for apprentices and contractually employed on a full-time basis. This is the cost to employers. See information below for further information about the Apprenticeship Levy.

 

 

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

 

 

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 or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

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

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Horticulture Level 3 Apprenticeship