Horticulture Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Northumberland College
This qualification is part of the Apprenticeship in Horticulture. An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn money whilst gaining hands on practical work experience. It is a work-related, competence-based qualification, and is designed for someone in work or who wishes to progress into work. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and shows that you are competent in the area of work the qualification represents. At level 3 we would expect that you've worked in the horticulture industry for some time you have plenty of experience, and you might already supervise others or manage an area of land. You want to demonstrate your skills, perhaps to move into a more senior role or move on to further study. The qualification allows you to combine working for a Horticulture business, such as a Landscape company or a Golf Course or a similar job and typically involves you attending one day a week at College.
This qualification covers a very wide range of areas related to the skills and knowledge required for working in the Horticultural industry. All learners will cover the mandatory core units of Health and Safety, Estimating Resource Requirements, Managing Your Own Resources and Controlling and Managing Pests, Diseases and Disorders. You can then take optional units that are relevant to your chosen area of interest in , Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces, Production Horticulture, Landscaping, Sports Turf (Greenkeeper) or Sports Turf (Groundsman). Optional units could include Specify the Maintenance of Landscapes, Plan and Maintain Planted Areas, Plan the Maintenance and Repair of Sports Surfaces, Design Landscape Areas, Propagating Plants, Managing Volunteers and Working With the Community. The choice of optional units will reflect the work environment that you are in, and the type of role that you are carrying out - we can tailor your qualification towards your chosen career pathway.
There are no specific prior achievements required to take this qualification, but a Level 2 or another Level 3 qualification in Horticulture or other Land-based related subjects could be an advantage. You need to be 16 years old or over to take this qualification.
Your progress will be assessed by a combination of written work and practical skills. The training is delivered by a combination of college attendance on a weekly day release basis and workplace assessment. Your tutor and assessor will work with you to put together a portfolio of work completed.
This qualification could lead to jobs such as: - Horticultural Technician - Garden Designer - Gardener - Greenkeeper - Groundsman - Horticultural Garden Centre Worker/Manager - Landscape Manager - Landscaper
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.