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Horticulture Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

Secure your dream job in horticulture with our Horticulture Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship. Expand your portfolio of work with working in both urban and rural landscapes and build up an impressive work experience history.

Enhance your employment opportunities by progressing on the Horticulture Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship and learn the very best skills and theory knowledge. The horticulture industry offers many opportunities from potting and cultivating plants, to designing and maintaining soft and hard landscaping.  With two pathways available, Production Horticulture or Landscaping, you could be working for a large garden Centre maintaining and growing plants or for a council doing grounds maintenance or even working for a landscaper who maintains planting schemes and builds paths, fences and patios in domestic gardens. Train in roles such as a senior gardener, deputy head groundsman, and greenkeeper and parks officer.

Course content

Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture units include:
• Design Landscape Areas 
• Estimate & Plan Resource Requirements 
• Seed Propagation 
• Prepare Sites for Soft Landscape Establishments 
• Safe Use & Application of Pesticides 
• Supervisory/Management Skills
Additional Study 
• Functional Skills in Maths & English 
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS) 
• Employee Rights & Responsibilities 
• Specialist certificates by negotiation

Entry requirements

  • Employment within the industry
  • Horticulture Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2


An assessor will visit the workplace regularly to assess your competence and to help you build a portfolio of evidence. At Level 2 you will attend college one day per week during the winter months to complete the Technical Certificate and complete a final exam. At Level 3 you need to be highly organised as there is no College attendance and you will need to be managing a small team of people.

Financial information

For information about Financial Support that Craven College can offer visit: Fees & Funding

Future opportunities


  • From Level 3 you can go in to Higher Education, or undertake other industry qualifications


  • Horticulture Production Supervisor
  • Landscaper
  • Garden Designer
  • Tree Specialist
  • Head Gardener
  • Horticultural Technician

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course: Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 September 2017
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