Advanced Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture - Production

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

Provide nutrients to plants or crops

Monitor the development of crops or plants

Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders

Maintain irrigation systems

Plan and maintain planted areas

Monitor and adjust watering systems for crops or plants

Manage site clearance and preparation for planting

Prepare for and maintain the planting of crops or plants

Promote and monitor the growth of crops or plants

Plan and prepare growing media

Plan and collect propagation material

Plan and implement seed propagation

Plan and monitor harvesting operations

Plan and manage the collection of orders

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Additional Qualification(s)

First Aid Certificate

1 Legislative course e.g. PA1, PA6, Manual Handling, Abrasive Wheels

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course appropriateness. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to cope with the Level 3 vocational qualification. Apprentices must have a contract of employment working for a minimum for 30 hours/week.


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 production horticulture at a supervisory level.

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