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Level 2 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture (Greenkeeping or Groundsmanship)

Formerly known as an NVQ, and taking place in the workplace at a suitable time arranged with your assessor, this course is aimed at students who are already working in this specialist sector and is ideal for students who are already greenkeepers or groundsmen. Complementing your existing experience with a mix of theory and practical training, by the end of the course you will have gained an understanding of the different stresses the playing surface experiences and how to effectively maintain them.

Course Duration:

Full Time

Course Content:

  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Preparing ground for seeding and planting
  • Establishing plants and/or seeds in soil
  • Maintain the health of sports turf
  • Renovate and repair sports surfaces
  • Use and maintain ride-on equipment

Plus optional units relevant to the industry within which the candidate works.

Assessment Method:

Diploma: Portfolio of evidence and practical assessment.

Intermediate apprenticeship: portfolio of evidence, practical assessment and underpinning knowledge test

Entry Requirements:

Students must be employed or in a one year work placement within the industry.

Progression Routes:

Successful students can progress their career with their employer.

Apprenticeships

We offer intermediate apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and fee-paying routes into agriculture and horticulture. These qualifications, whch are recongised by Lantra, can be tailored to suit the employer and their needs. Apprenticeships are available to students in suitable employment who are aged between 16-18 years old (fully funded) or 19-24 years old (with an employer contribution towards the cost of tuition).

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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New Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Qualification Gathers Significant Momentum

Posted on 1st June 2017 in Horticulture, Sport & Outdoor Activities

Hadlow College is delighted to have recently enrolled over 15 students on the new Level 2 Golf Greenkeeper Certificate 0143. This new cohort of students represents a significant shift in the industry from old framework qualifications to the new more modern standard apprenticeships.

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