Cornwall College Duchy College Bicton College Falmouth Marine School CCB Training

Horticulture & Landscape Operative Intermediate Apprenticeship

Level 2

Bookmark  

Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   18 To 24 Months


Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Duchy College Rosewarne
Start Date   As required

This course is the perfect starting point for someone who wants to pursue a career in horticulture. With over 300,000 people employed in horticulture in the UK, the industry covers a wide range of general and more specialist careers.

Amenity horticulture – The design, construction, management and maintenance of the plants and facilities within a range of gardens (private, historical, botanic, public parks and green spaces).

Production horticulture – Growing ornamental plants, flower and tree production (including retail nursery outlets) and food production.

Sports turf – its construction and ongoing maintenance.

This course is very much orientated towards providing learners with the building blocks of plant-based practical skills and knowledge, giving you the perfect starting point to your career.

This course is perfect for you if you are starting your career in horticulture or you have completed a one year full-time horticulture course already or A Levels at college.

Alternatively you could already be in employment with a suitable employer and want to increase your knowledge and skills, as well as attaining a recognisable level of educational achievement.

For more information please visit: https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/landscape-horticulture-supervisor/
College is day release and you will have regular one to one visits during work time from your assessor/work coach who will support you with your training and assess your capability throughout the course through assessments. Your employer will also undertake regular appraisals in order to ensure that you are maintaining good progress through the apprenticeship.

Throughout the course you will be required to keep a learning journal, which is a diary of your work-based experiences and activities. There will also be the creation of a plant portfolio.

To complete the course, there will be an assessment day (End Point Assessment) where you will be required to carry out a range of practical tasks, complete a multiple choice question paper and have a professional discussion with the assessor confirming your knowledge and understanding of the industry and your job role.

The employer must be able to provide the range of on-the-job training required, and this will be assessed at the application stage.

  What You Will Learn

This course is very much orientated towards providing learners with the building blocks of plant-based and landscape construction practical skills and knowledge, giving you the perfect starting point to your career.

  Entry Requirements

Level 3 English and maths. All apprentices will be expected to work toward their Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths at college if grade 4 GCSE or equivalent is not already achieved.

  Assessment

To complete the course, there will be an assessment day (End Point Assessment) where you will be required to carry out a range of practical tasks, complete a multiple choice question paper and have a professional discussion with the assessor confirming your knowledge and understanding of the industry and your job role.

Assessment will be ongoing throughout the duration of the course.

  Progression

You will have the chance to progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or a full-time study programme at the college upon sucessfully completing this Horticulture Operative Standard.

  Gallery


 

  Tags


# Horticulure # Apprenticeship # Conservation # hort2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Download as PDF

  Related Events

Open Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Open Event at Duchy College Stoke Climsland

27 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Read More

Open Event at Duchy College Rosewarne

Open Event at Duchy College Rosewarne

27 November 2021, 10:00-12:00


Read More

Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne

Taster Day at Duchy College Rosewarne

23 February 2022, 10:00-15:00


Read More

  Related News

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

Students have ‘summit’ on their mind

27th May 2021


Students at colleges in Cornwall are sending a message to the world’s leaders through a series of videos titled ‘#heyG7’.

Read article

Minister praises college for ‘innovative’ eco agenda

Minister praises college for ‘innovative’ eco agenda

24th May 2021


A senior government minister has praised a Cornish college group for its innovation in the sustainable agriculture sector ahead of the G7 leader’s summit this June.  

Read article

MP in fact-finding mission to Duchy College Stoke Climsland

MP in fact-finding mission to Duchy College Stoke Climsland

13th May 2021


A senior politician with strong links to the farming industry has visited a leading agricultural college to see how local employment needs are being met. 

Read article

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

Sustainability tops college timetable during week-long eco conference

12th April 2021


A leading local college is renewing its focus on sustainability by hosting many of Cornwall’s most influential voices from the environmental movement in a series of talks and workshops. 

Read article

Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

Virtual event showcases land-based college opportunities

17th March 2021


Those considering a career in a land-based industry are in luck as specialist training provider Duchy College hosts a virtual showcase of its two incredible campuses.

Read article

  Similar Courses

RHS Certificate In The Principles Of Garden Planning, Establishment And Maintenance

Level 2 • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


This course is a theory-based qualification to develop the essential skills needed to work in horticulture or to further develop your interest.

View course

Planning a Summer border and summer containers

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


On this course we will look at planning a summer border, the use of perennial planting and annual plants. You will sow a tray seed of seeds to take home to start your summer displays. The day will include visits to the Rosewarne Rose Garden and the Winter garden. This course will run from 10am - 4pm.

View course

HNC/ HND Garden & Landscape Design

Level 4 • Full-time • Duchy College Rosewarne


Based in specialist facilities at Cornwall’s Eden Project this programme is designed for those with an emerging passion for garden and landscape design. It will enable you to pursue a career within this creative industry and will also appeal to those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of garden and landscape design for more holistic reasons. The programme integrates the creativity of art and design with a core understanding of horticulture, earth sciences and landscape technology. We recognise the world of garden and landscape design is diverse so you will work together with a specialist teaching team to reflect the need for graduates to have a wide range of skills. This team includes award-winning garden designers, artists, landscape architects, design historians and horticulturalists all of which combine private practice alongside their teaching commitments and have significant industry experience. Students under the tutelage of the current team have won numerous awards including the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year, three times in the last five years, and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) Student Designer of the Year Award, three times in the past six years, latest awarded to recent HND graduate Jo Midwinter in 2015. Through real or ‘live’ projects during the course you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes – whilst at the same time developing your own unique design identity and philosophy. Clients students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and the Potager Garden. In the second year, particular emphasis is placed upon professional practice, design communication and user-focused design. Alongside subject specialists you will study how to progress design concepts and ideas related to contemporary user group themes such as design for the elderly, health and well-being, therapy and social inclusion.

View course

Duchy College https://www.duchy.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DC-HORTICULTURE-.jpg Horticulure, Apprenticeship, Conservation, hort2021