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Horticulture (Sainsbury's) Apprenticeship at Reaseheath College

Course description

A unique scheme offered by one of the countries leading supermarkets and one of the countries leading land-based colleges.

Start by studying a Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture or Horticulture from September 2016. During your year long course you will receive 6 visits to Sainsbury’s Farmer and Growers, plus at least 1 week work experience at an employer in the Sainsbury’s supply chain.

After completing your course, you will be guaranteed an interview to become a Sainsbury’s Apprentice at one of the farmers and growers in their supply chain.

You could also study up to degree level by staying at Reaseheath.

You will gain:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Plant and soil science
  • Plant identification
  • Hard landscaping
  • Establishing and maintaining plants outdoors
  • Maintaining specialist horticultural features
  • Plant selection
  • Work experience
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at grades C/D, or
  • Foundation Level 1 in Horticulture

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • You can progress on to a Level 3 course in Horticulture, Precision Crop Production, Agriculture orCountryside, or start a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Career options

  • Assistant nursery worker
  • Assistant gardener
  • Assistant greenkeeper or groundsperson

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reaseheath College directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.