Advanced Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces

About the course

This programme is suitable for those employed in a supervisory capacity within the sector, seeking to progress to a higher level of qualification. Please see factsheet for further information.

Course modules

Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification

Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security of the workplace

Estimate and programme resource requirements

Manage your own resources

Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders

Installing drainage systems

Specify the maintenance of landscapes

Monitor landscape maintenance and inspect landscape features and facilities

Maintain and develop decorative horticultural features

Set and mark out landscape sites to establish grassed and planted areas

Prepare sites for soft landscape establishment

Establish planted areas

Establish grass swards

Plan the maintenance, repair and renovation of sports turf areas

Plan and set out sports areas

Maintain irrigation systems

Plan and maintain planted areas

Plan and renovate planted areas

Prepare sites for landscape works

Design and install drainage systems

Laying hard surfaces for external landscaping

Construct free standing walls

Install hard landscape features and structures

Plan and construct water features

Construct rock gardens

Repair and restore walls

Plan and maintain supplies of physical resources within the work area

Prepare for and maintain equipment and machines

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Additional Qualification(s)

First Aid Certificate

1 Legislative course e.g. PA1, Cylinder & Rotary Mowers, Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry Criteria

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 including maths and English OR

a Vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

& Must have a supervisory role within own organisation (or given the opportunity to)

NB: English & maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.


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 horticulture.

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