If you are passionate about plants and fascinated by flowers then a career in horticulture is the right choice for you and an apprenticeship is a great way to earn money while learning new skills at the same time. There is a wide range of careers available in this sector including employment in garden retailing, plant nurseries, edibles production, landscaping, parks and gardens, and turf care. Our apprenticeships are designed to help you focus your skills and decide which career path is best for you.
An apprenticeship will allow you to earn money while you are studying. In order to start your apprenticeship in horticulture you can either join our Level 3 apprenticeship, depending on your GCSE results, or you can choose one of our Level 2 courses.
Horticulture has a huge part to play in our day-to-day lives, from the fruit and vegetables that we eat to the turf we play
sports on, all the way through to the flowers that we plant in our gardens and use to brighten up our homes. All of these areas offer a wide range of careers, no matter which branch of horticulture inspires you.
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You are working in the horticultural sector and would like to develop your role, expertise and responsibilities.
Four GCSEs at grade 4 including English and maths, as well as an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice.
You will choose from a pathway of either horticulture, landscaping, production horticulture or parks, gardens and green spaces.
Ongoing assessment throughout your course. You'll also work towards a level 2 functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.
Improving your employment prospects with key industry skills and knowledge.
University study with one of our degrees in partnership with the Eden Project or employment in the horticulture industry.
Darren Ellis Team Lead Horticulture, Arboriculture and FloristryDarren previously ran a commercial landscaping company and trained apprentices in the workplace. He is now team lead for work-based learning for horticulture, arboriculture and floristry.
“There is a vast skills shortage across the horticulture industry. At Bicton we aim to inspire and train our learners helping them to progress within their chosen field whether that be garden design, landscape construction, garden and grounds maintenance, propagation and nursery work or plant science and food production.”
*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.