Advanced Apprenticeship in Horticulture - Sportsturf - Greenkeeper
Course Length: Work-based delivery over a minimum* of 24 months, dependent on initial assessment. *Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year old. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.
The supervisory management qualification covers all aspects of learning to support career and managerial development for those working in the golf course industry.
Entrants need to be able to operate at level 2 in key skills and be able to cope with the level 3 qualification. Recent achievement in GCSE or relevant further education qualifications would be an advantage. Learners need to be over 16 years of age and employed within the relevant occupational sector. Apprentices normally work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Work Based blended delivery programme consisting predominantly of on-site training and assessment within the workplace, supported by off-site technical training at local training and assessment venues as required. Course teaching, learning and assessment is enhanced through the effective use of e portfolio and distance learning resources to ensure flexible delivery is responsive to learner, employer and situational needs.
The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:
Knowledge & Competence Qualification:
· Level 3 Workbased Diploma in Horticulture – Sportsturf Greenkeeper (click here for details)
· Level 2 English
· Level 2 Mathematics
· Level 1 Information and Communication Technology
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
· Delivered and assessed through a workbook
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
· Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement
Additional Employer Requirements:
· First Aid Certificate
· 1 Legislative Course e.g. PA1, Cylinder & Rotary Mowers, Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels
Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto into Higher Education.
Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of the advanced apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include a range of roles within Sportsturf industry.
Additional printed copies are available from Workbased Learning:
Tel: 01995 642294 E-mail: email@example.com
Please return the completed application form to Workbased Learning, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Preston PR3 0RY
Special Education Needs and DisabilityProspective students who have a disability that may affect their studies should inform the College as soon as possible. Reasonable adjustments will be made to accommodate student needs and to provide appropriate support to enable successful completion of the course of study. Where necessary students will be asked for evidence to help identify appropriate adjustments.
Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, courses are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.
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