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Horticulture (including Turf Care and Greenkeeping) Level 3 Apprenticeship at Sparsholt College

Course description

Working to improve gardens and grounds, a career in horticulture can be very satisfying. Types of work might include landscape or grounds maintenance, landscape construction, nursery practice, garden centres, cemetery workers and interior landscaping.

The ideal apprentice will have an interest in plants and landscaped environments, an eye for detail and enjoy working as part of a team.

Course content

An apprenticeship in horticulture will provide the essential skills for the different types of landscaping and horticulture work, providing practical training and experience to craft level to carry out duties performed by a gardener, landscaper or grounds maintenance operative.

The course also includes the opportunity to earn NPTC certificates to enable the safe use of machinery such as mowers and brushcutters in the work environment.

An apprenticeship will also help develop a professional working style, safe working practices, awareness of the work environment and communicating effectively with colleagues and customers.

Other skills will include functional skills needed in the work place (Maths, English, ICT) and specialist qualifications such as the Emergency First Aid Certificate.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 June 2016

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