A female horticulture student triming some Box Hedging (Buxus Sempervirens) at East Durham College's Houghall Campus

Apprenticeship in Horticulture - Landscaping

Got a green thumb and want to make a career out of it? An apprenticeship in horticulture is exactly what you're looking for.

Landscaping is all about the design and creation of beautiful outdoor landscapes - if you're a creative person with a great passion for working outdoors, this exciting and rewarding career is well worth considering.

Horticultural apprenticeships which focus on landscaping are an excellent way to get into the industry. Rather than studying at college, you'll actually work for a professional company and learn the tricks of the trade from senior landscaping professionals. Better still, you'll earn an apprenticeship wage while learning new skills.

Horticultural Apprenticeship Levels

Horticultural apprenticeships are generally offered at two levels - intermediate (level 2) and advanced (level 3).

Which one may be right for you will depend on your previous experience and the grades you received at GCSE level. Level 2 is generally considered the entry-level route and is equivalent to GCSE grade, while level 3 may require prior experience to be accepted and is equivalent to two A-level passes.





As part of a Horticulture (Landscaping) Apprenticeship you will cover a mixture of practical and theory and you will be required to come into college on day release. You will also take part in observations. As part of the apprenticeship framework you will be required to complete functional skills in Maths & English. If you have GCSE grade C or above in Maths & English or equivalent within the last 5 years then you may be released from your functional skills.

You will be assessed throughout the course, during workplace observations and also observed within college day release.

For more details, please call the Apprenticeship team on 0191 375 4718.

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