City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Mowers
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Ride On Mowers
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of a Manually Fed Wood Chipper
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe use of Pesticides (PA1)
City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment
Work Experience / Enrichment
Level 2 Horticulture or experience of working in industry.
Learning and assessment
Students gain practical skills and experience in the Walled Garden at Croxteth Park. Each of the course components includes a separate practical assessment.
Level 3 Horticulture or apprenticeships.
Employment (including apprenticeships) in horticulture, grounds maintenance, sportsturf and landscaping.
Students require steel toe capped boots / wellingtons and sensible outdoor clothing (including waterproofs). Approx £150
The Horticulture Routes to Employment programme is free for students aged 16 – 18 and Liverpool City Region residents aged 19 or over*.
*Subject to eligibility
Costs that are optional for the course:
Some students prefer to use their own secateurs.
Students gain valuable work experience in the Walled Garden at Croxteth or may participate in an external work placement.
Latest news, Horticulture
SUCCESS STORY: Dan shows he’s a cut above in sportsturf
- Friday 14 January
SUCCESS STORY: Head Groundsman Rob is a cut above for the Shrimps
- Thursday 2 Dec 2021
Myerscough leads the way in research in the land-based and sport sectors
- Friday 26 Nov 2021
Myerscough landscape apprentices pave their way to national finals
- Friday 10 Sep 2021
World-renowned horticulturalist to work with Walton learners
- Tuesday 24 Aug 2021