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Horticulture - Apprenticeship (Advanced) - Level 3 at College of West Anglia

Course description

To be a horticulture apprentice you have to be of a minimum age of 16, subject to funding and statutory variations. You must be committed and have a keen interest in horticulture. You will need to prove that you have the determination and motivation to succeed. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship is suitable for the following job roles Horticultural Technician, Deputy Head Greenkeeper or Groundsman, Garden Designer or Senior Designer, Parks Officer. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers a full range of Horticultural areas including Parks, Gardens and Greenspace, Sports Turf, Production Horticulture.

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed and assessed for your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. You may also need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards level 2 maths and level 2 English, or higher. At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years, not have a level 4 or higher qualification and not be on any other government funded training programme.


Portfolio and work based assessments and underpinning knowledge exams. Functional Skills attendance to college required on a weekly basis for approximately 6 weeks (various start dates and nearest campus).

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2018
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