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Horticulture Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bicton College

Course description

This programme will develop your practical skills in the work place to a recognised national standard and give you the background knowledge you need to carry out those practical tasks competently.

Course content

There are a number of pathways available to complete the work-based diploma. What you do will depend on your personal choice and the experience you will receive in the workplace, our training officers will guide you.

The subjects may include:

Work-based Diploma Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping)

  • Construction and maintenance of garden features
  • Establishment and maintenance of plants
  • Installation of drainage systems
  • Operation and maintenance of equipment and machines

Work-based Diploma Amenity Horticulture (Nursery)

  • Establishment and maintenance of plants under protection
  • Propagation and growing young plants

Work-based Diploma Production Horticulture

  • Establishment and maintenance of crops
  • Identifying and treating pests and diseases
  • Preparing sites for planting crops
  • Propagating plants

Functional Skills

You will also work towards nationally recognised Functional Skills qualifications (English and Maths).

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved the following:

  • Initial Assessment results should show that you are working at Level 1
  • Relevant work experience and knowledge of your chosen industry
  • A suitable work placement – we can help to find you one

In addition, it would be helpful if you have the following:

  • GCSEs at grades A-D in English and Maths or equivalent
  • A good reference

Future opportunities

Apprentices can progress to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship programme. Career opportunities include landscaper, nursery worker or groundsman.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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