Course Details

Horticulture is a vibrant industry in West Sussex and an apprenticeship is an excellent route into this area. For this apprenticeship course you'll be working in landscaping and your employer will release you for up to a day a week to come to college to get underpinning knowledge and understanding in key areas of horticulture. You will also be assessed in the workplace to complete your NVQ portfolio. There will be opportunities to develop new skills via training courses.

Entry Requirements

An interest in horticulture, and 3 GCSEs or equivalent.

Career options

The main progression route is on to a level 3 apprenticeship to get managerial and supervisory skills. There are also excellent job opportunities in this areas

Horticulture (Groundsmanship - Work-Based) Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Five highlights

  • 1 Excellent success rates in apprenticeships
  • 2 Outstanding teaching and learning
  • 3 Excellent working environment
  • 4 Meet other students working in this area
  • 5 Good trips and work experience

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • Flexible start date
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Work-Based Horticulture (Groundsmanship)

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Course code Location Course length Start date
HOR133WMMB Brinsbury Campus 3 Years Flexible start date

What you need to know

What will I study?

At college you will learn underpinning knowledge in a range of areas such as plants, soils, turf and machinery and other units relevant to your specialism. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities.

How will I be taught?

There will be periods of day release at college that will be taught through a combination of theory and practical classes by a range of specialist teachers. There is also an online portal which can be accessed at home and used to gather extra information.

How will I be assessed?

Mostly by assessing your competence in relevant skills in the workplace, though there will be technical skills tests and functional skills exams

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