Apprenticeships and Workplace Training

Subject Area Overview

Choosing college does not necessarily mean choosing to postpone your career. In fact, most work places offer a potentially rich learning environment. Work-based learning is an innovative approach to gaining a qualification since it offers training to employees in the work place with minimal attendance at college.

Apprenticeship Framework

At Hadlow College we offer Intermediate Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships in Agriculture, Land-Based Engineering and Horticulture, with a variety of pathways that can be tailored to suit the employer needs and resources. Those in suitable employment can, with the approval of their employer apply for an apprenticeship. If they are 16-18 years old the tuition and examination fees are fully funded, or, if they are aged 19+ there will be an employer contribution towards the cost of tuition.

An apprenticeship comprises the following elements:

  • the main qualification (a Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Agriculture or Horticulture)
  • Functional skills in English and Maths (depending on GCSE grades)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Legislative short course appropriate to the employer's needs
  • Employee's Rights and Responsibilities workbook

Further Information about Apprenticeship.

Full-Time Courses

Part-Time Courses

There are currently no part-time courses offered in this subject at the moment.  You can find other courses using our search facility or alternatively you can request a copy of our prospectus.

After leaving school I enrolled at my local college studying construction crafts. I achieved my First Diploma in Construction and National Certificate in Construction whilst working for a small garden maintenance firm. I enjoyed it so much that I decided gardening was the path I wanted to take. Once I’d gained my apprenticeship at Canterbury Cathedral, it was clear that this was the right course for me. It fits with my duties at the Cathedral and allows me to develop my knowledge at the same time. The fact that it was with Hadlow College – a leading college in the sector with an excellent reputation – also helped. The help and advice I receive from the staff at the College makes it a great place to study. Putting down on paper what I do, really lets you see the variety and depth of my day-to-day role. Ultimately, once I’ve finished the course I’d like to continue working at Canterbury Cathedral and then maybe move onto a heritage site in Cornwall. My advice to all future students is to choose the correct course and complete it; a couple of years hard work will pay off in the future.

Joshua Ballard

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