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Horticulture or Landscape Construction Operative

Level 2

Course code: J20P121
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 24-28 months
Subject area: Agriculture,Apprenticeships,Horticulture
Location: HLNSC - County Training
No fee information available

About the course

With a focus on planning and maintaining large gardens, parks and other green spaces, this apprenticeship is a hands-on role with the majority of the work being outdoors. You will learn skills for jobs based in public parks and other green spaces, including communication skills, assessing and repairing hard structures, health and safety, soil cultivation, tools, equipment and machinery

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships.

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.

  • LANTRA Awards: Level 2 in the Safe Use of Pesticides.

  • LANTRA Awards: Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using hand-held equipment.

  • LANTRA Abrasive Wheel Machines Course.

Why choose us

HLNSC County Training have industry-qualified assessors and tutors with substantial experience in this subject area, we have achieved significant success in end point assessments and have also established excellent relationships with a range of employers across the region

What you could do next

Apprentices could progress to head gardener or team leader

Key facts

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completing their own work to specification, with minimal supervision, ensuring they meet set deadlines. They are responsible for meeting quality requirements and working in accordance with legislation, environmental, health, safety and welfare considerations. They are accountable for the health and safety of themselves and others. Horticulture or landscape operatives are responsible for checking their tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) are maintained and safe to use. They report to supervisors, team leaders, head gardeners or clients.

Assessment methods

  • The programme is delivered entirely through workplace skills assessment.

  • At the completion of all on programme learning all apprentices will complete and End Point Assessment and for this standard that will involve a Multiple-Choice Test, Practical Skills Assessment with Questions and a Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio of Evidence.

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment on or prior to starting the apprenticeship training programme.

  • An appropriate level of maths and English (assessed prior to apprenticeship start)

  • Apprentices without English or maths (at Level 2 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or Level 1 for a Level 2 Apprenticeship) must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment).

  • We can support you to achieve the desired level of maths and English, through functional skills taught sessions which are mandatory to attend as part of your programme (you cannot achieve your apprenticeship without the required level of maths and English).

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