Formerly known as an NVQ, and taking place in the workplace at a suitable time arranged with your assessor, this course builds on the competencies gained at Level 2 with students benefiting from a blend of theory and practical assessments all aimed at maximising their potential. You will gain basic management and supervisory skills as well as a greater understanding of specific horticultural knowledge. You will be responsible for much of your own learning and evidence generation with the assessor providing guidance where necessary.
- Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security
- Communicate information within the organisation
- Maintain and store records within the workplace
- Estimate and programme resource requirements for landscaping
- Manage your own resources
- Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders
Plus optional units relevant to the industry within which the candidate works.
Portfolio of evidence, practical assessments, projects and assignments.
Students must be in a position of responsibility within the industry and possess the Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture (Level 2) qualification
Successful students can progress their career with their employer.
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.
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.