Work-Based Horticulture (Apprenticeship)

Work-Based Horticulture (Apprenticeship)

Study Mode: Part Time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

Our Level 3 Horticulture Apprenticeship leads on from the Level 2 qualification and it requires you to demonstrate competence in your work area, therefore you need to be in full time employment to take the course. It is also ideal for those working in a supervisory capacity and wish to gain a qualification.

What will I study?

The different routes available within this apprenticeship are:

- Production Horticulture,
- Landscaping,
- Sports Turf - Greenkeeper,
- Sports Turf - Groundsman and Parks,
- Gardens and Green Space.

How will this course be delivered?

You will be visited by your tutor/assessor in your workplace.

What qualifications will I get?

Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (QCF)

How will I be assessed?

The programme will be assessed within your work place via observation. You will also be assessed through coursework, written papers, oral questions, witness statements from your employer/supervisor and you will need personal home study time.

How do I get a place on the course?

You will be required to attend a College interview.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications for this course are:

- GCSE grades G/1 and above,
- Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Amenity Horticulture (or equivalent),
- A successful interview.

What else do I need to know?

You will undertake an independent assessment in form of a short answer assessment to cover underpinning knowledge.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

Employment prospects after Level 3 should continue to improve with opportunities to gain employment in Landscaping, Nursery stock, Garden Centres, Golf Courses and Local Authority.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
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N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds


Part Time