Work-based Horticulture Apprenticeship (Level 2)

St Helens College
In St Helens

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Typology Course
Level Intermediate
Location St helens
Duration 20 Months
Start Different dates available
  • Course
  • Intermediate
  • St helens
  • Duration:
    20 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available

The horticulture industry plays a vital role in the creation of vegetables, plants and fruit crops which contributes to the quality of our health and the environment we live in. A career in horticulture is very practical and hands-on, which could lead to a working in a variety of settings such as garden centres, parks, gardens, production retailers or even self-employment.


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Different dates available
St Helens
St Helens College Water Street St Helens, WA10 1PP, Merseyside, England
Starts Different dates available
St Helens
St Helens College Water Street St Helens, WA10 1PP, Merseyside, England

Frequent Asked Questions

· Who is it intended for?

This apprenticeship is suitable for those who are currently working within this sector or are looking to gain employment within this sector as a Gardener, Landscaper, Nursery Worker, Fruit and Vegetable Production Worker, Machinery Operator, Greenkeeper or Grounds Person.

· Requirements

This is dependent on your employer and on the level of the apprenticeship you apply for. You will normally need at least grade C or above in your English and maths GCSEs. If you don't have these, don't worry. You can work towards your functional skills in English and maths alongside your apprenticeship training at St Helens College.


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What you'll learn on the course

Fruit crops
Garden centres
Production retailers
Vegetable Production Worker
Machinery Operator

Course programme

What type of work will I do and what qualifications will I gain?

Although apprenticeships will vary depending on your entry level and your employer, you will gain a range of skills from the varying tasks you complete, these could include:

  • Sowing seeds and planting bulbs and ornamental plants
  • Taking care of plants - watering, weeding, pruning, feeding and spraying
  • Maintaining green spaces
  • Working individually or as part of a team
  • Mowing grass, cutting dead growth and branches, and general tidying

You will also gain the following qualifications:

  • Competence and Knowledge Qualification - Level 2 Diploma in Work- based Horticulture (City & Guilds)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • If you haven't already achieved a grade C or above in English and maths, you will also undertake a level 1 functional skills qualification in English and/or maths.

What skills and qualities will I need for this apprenticeship?

  • A keen interest in horticulture and the environment
  • The ability to work as part of a team or individually
  • Punctual
  • Good communication skills
  • Values professional development

Additional information

As an apprentice, you will be assigned an assessor, who will visit you in the workplace to observe the tasks you complete. You will also complete a number of relevant work-related modules at the College. All of which will contribute to the overall success of your apprenticeship.

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