Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This apprenticeship is ideal if you currently work or are interested in working at a supervisory level or above in landscape gardening, parks, gardens and greenspaces, production horticulture, garden centres, nurseries or cemeteries. It will suit you if you are keen to work outdoors and with plants, but also enjoy science, technology and working with people.

All training is delivered in the workplace where comprehensive instruction will be given. This is designed to equip you to carry out relevant real-life horticultural tasks.

The course involves a range of horticultural tasks, depending on the sector of choice and the options chosen. These could include:

  • Plant nomenclature, terminology and identification
  • Establish planted areas
  • Maintain irrigation systems
  • Plan and collect propagation material
  • Prepare for and maintain equipment and machines
  • Safe use and application of pesticides
  • Organise the delivery of reliable customer service

Assessment Methods

Regular visits are made to your workplace by a dedicated, qualified trainer to assist and to your monitor progress.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could find employment at a supervisory or higher level within the industry or progress to the Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND in Horticulture at University Centre Somerset.

Course Summary

Course Title Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range or Level 2 Apprenticeship in
Horticulture. An English and Maths initial assessment is required and entry is
subject to a successful interview.

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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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