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Horticulture & Landscape Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship

Writtle University College
Course summary
20-24 months
Next available date: May 2021 - Chelmsford
Course Dates
May 2021

October 2021

February 2022

Course description

Horticulture & Landscape Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship

Writtle University College are excited to be rolling out the new Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Standard, which has been specifically designed by employers to meet the needs of industry and provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in your industry.

The Apprenticeship provides a blend of practical hands on experience with the underpinning knowledge. At the end of the Apprenticeship you will be required to complete an independent End-Point Assessment to prove you have gained the required skills to achieve the Apprenticeship.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Complete Functional Skills in English and Maths or there is the option to study for Maths and English GCSE (depending on previous qualifications)*.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Gain a City & Guilds accredited and nationally recognised qualification.

Training Course Content

  • Assess, repair and maintain hard structures
  • Biosecurity
  • Business
  • Communication & Customer care
  • Cultivate and maintain soft landscape elements
  • Free hand cutting and bench cutting of landscape materials
  • Health and Safety
  • Install hard landscape features
  • Tools, equipment and machinery
  • Interpretation of drawings
  • Ornamental turf management
  • Plant health
  • Plant identification
  • Planting, Plant growth and development
  • Propagation and Growing media for plant production
  • Pruning
  • Set out site and site preparation
  • Soil science and cultivation
  • Use of abrasive wheels
  • Water feature construction
  • Vegetation Control
  • Watering techniques

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Continuing Studies

After completing an Apprenticeship at level 2, the natural progression route would be to progress on to the level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, after which the option for continuing study would be to progress in to Higher Education or alternatively the Apprentice can progress in to full time employment within the industry.

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...

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Writtle University College, Lordship Road
CM1 3RR Chelmsford Essex

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