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Horticulture & Landscape Supervisor Advanced Apprenticeship

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Work-based
Duration   1 - 2 Years

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Bicton College
Start Date   As required

Course Type   Apprenticeship
Location   Bicton College
Start Date   As required

Horticulture and Landscape Supervisors can be employed to oversee work in public parks and gardens, green spaces and historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail outlets. Many businesses will be specialised in their activities; such as grounds maintenance (soft-landscape) or landscape construction (hard-landscape). Soft-landscaping includes the establishment and maintenance of plants and cultivated areas. Hard-landscaping includes establishment of hard surfaces and structures in addition to the establishment of plants in cultivated areas.

The distinct nature of these two specialisms means very few businesses can offer the full breadth of skills and therefore two options are available for this occupation; horticulture and landscape construction. The employment area will dictate the option pursued.
A Horticulture / Landscape Supervisor can manage a site with minimum supervision, supervise a team and maintain the health and safety and security of personnel and resources.

Working and learning in the horticulture and landscape industries is rewarding, offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and includes a range of skills that are transferable into other industries following further studies.

While learning the practical side of Horticulture with your employer, you will also be required to attend college on a block release programme. While studying at Bicton College you can take advantage of the College’s estate, which houses an arboretum with veteran and specimen trees, grounds, gardens Inc. a walled garden, glasshouses, growing tunnels and over 200 acres of extensive parklands with plenty of opportunities for you to develop your Horticulture skills.

Do you live far from the college? No problem! Accommodation is available on site!

Prior to end-point-assessment you will need to achieve these qualifications:
• Emergency first aid: Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work.
• Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (required for the application of chemical controls for vegetation control and plant health treatments)

*All the above are included in the apprenticeship

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  What You Will Learn

You will choose from a pathway of either horticulture, landscaping, production horticulture or parks, gardens and green spaces.

This course is very much orientated towards providing learners with the knowledge and skills required in Supervising a team within the workplace, giving you the essential next step in your career.

  Entry Requirements

All apprentices will be expected to achieve their Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths at college if grade 4 GCSE or equivalent is not already achieved. You will also need an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice, working a minimum of 30 hours per week.


To complete the course, there will be an assessment day (End Point Assessment) where you will be required to carry out a range of practical tasks, complete a multiple choice question paper and have a professional discussion with the assessor confirming your knowledge and understanding of the industry and your job role.

Throughout the course you will be required to keep a learning journal, which is a diary of your work-based experiences and activities. There will also be the creation of a plant portfolio and Supervisory studies project.


University study with one of our degrees in partnership with the Eden Project or employment in the horticulture industry.


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