Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Begin your apprenticeship journey at BTC by applying for an apprenticeship on our website or through our prospectus form. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option. Then, have a look at relevant vacancies by visiting our vacancy page . If you haven’t found a suitable vacancy, you will automatically be placed into our Talent Pool. As a member of our Talent Pool, you will be the first to hear about new vacancies and we offer support with CVs, interview techniques, employability skills and much more!

This course is for anyone interested in studying while working in parks, gardens, garden centres, nurseries, cemeteries or green spaces, as a landscape gardener, or in production horticulture. The programme was written by industry professionals and provides you with the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.

The apprenticeship includes the Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work and Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides.

Teaching could be through weekly workshop days at the Cannington campus, block weeks of teaching in October and February half terms, or one-to-one sessions in your workplace. Whichever option you and your employer choose, 20% of your time will be spent learning.

Click here to view the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Standard for this course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through completing an e-portfolio, written questions, practical journals and an end-point assessment, which includes professional discussion, practical task and multiple choice computer exam.

Progression Options

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you could working in botanical or historic gardens, public parks and gardens, food and plant production and landscaping (both interior and exterior). Alternatively, you could start a Level 3 Apprenticeship while working in a supervisory position, study a RHS Level 3 course or the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture.

Course Summary

Course Title Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range including English and maths.
Entry is subject to a successful interview and You are required to
complete an initial English and Maths assessment (Century) to a minimum
of Entry Level 3 standard to determine the appropriate level of study.

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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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