Advanced Apprenticeship in Workbased Horticulture - Sportsturf - Groundsman

About the course

The supervisory management qualification covers all aspects of learning to support career and management development for those working as a groundsman, and wishing to progress within the industry.

Programme Length

Work-based delivery over a minimum * of 24 months, dependent on initial assessment.

*Minimum durations apply for 16 – 18 year olds. 19 + learners can apply for accredited prior learning which may reduce the duration. Funding rules dictate a minimum of 12 months duration.

Venue

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.

Programme Structure

The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications:

Knowledge & Competence Qualification: ·

Level 3 Workbased Diploma in Horticulture – Sportsturf Groundsman

(Minimum of 6 credits to be selected from the optional modules)

Functional Skills: ·

Level 2 English ·

Level 2 Mathematics ·

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

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

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

Evaluate ground and environmental conditions to establish grassed and planted areas

Prepare sites for soft landscape establishment

Establish grass swards

Plan the maintenance, repair and renovation of sports turf areas

Plan and set out sports areas

Maintain drainage systems

Maintain irrigation systems

Manage information for actions

Establish planted areas

Prepare sites for landscape works

Design and install drainage

Prepare for and maintain equipment and machines

Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders

Safe use and application of pesticides

Functional Skills

Level 2 English

Level 2 Mathematics

Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Delivered and assessed through a workbook

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement

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 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.

Progression

Apprentices successfully completing the Advanced Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto into Higher Education.

Careers

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.

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