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Horticulture Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Course Overview

This apprenticeship covers both amenity and production horticulture which includes a vast range of horticulture occupations. The nature of the apprenticeship will depend on your employer – you could find yourself working as a landscaper or gardener. You may learn how to clear sites for planting, or how to maintain equipment.


What topics are covered?

The different routes available within this qualification include horticulture, production horticulture, landscaping, sports turf and parks, gardens and green space.
The specific topics available will be agreed with your assessor and relevant to the route you have chosen.


The topics available include:

  • Establishing plants and or seeds in soil
  • Maintain the appearance of decorative amenity areas
  • Use and maintain pedestrian controlled powered equipment
  • Plant nomenclature, terminology and identification
  • Construct and maintain paths
  • Maintain the health of sports turf

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, applicants must be in employment in a relevant industry.

What qualifications will I gain?

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Work Based Horticulture

Functional Skills in English Level 2

Functional Skills in Maths Level 2

Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities

Who is the awarding body?

City and Guilds

How will I learn?

Training will be delivered in the workplace and on a day release basis at College. Learners undergo basic theory for each specific topic in College as well as practical training at work.

How will I be assessed?

An assessor will visit you and monitor your progress in the workplace. At College you will complete a portfolio of knowledge.

What can I do after this course?

Successful candidates can progress to Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Horticulture.


What facilities are available?

Purpose-built training facilities for the teaching and learning of a broad range of horticultural, landscaping and construction skills.

What are the leisure and cultural activities?

There will be educational and practical study trips to local gardens such as Ammerdown

What else do I need to know?

Apprenticeships are open to everyone aged 16 and above, whether you are a school leaver, have been in employment and/or are seeking to start a new career.
There is no set time to complete an Apprenticeship as they vary in content and size. The length of time taken will depend on the route chosen, the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer’s requirements.

The course duration is 24 months.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contactAdditional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Search for vacancies on our Vacancies page or fill out our registration of interest form.

For more information, please call or email our Apprenticeship team on 01225 328683 or apprenticeships@bathcollege.ac.uk.

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