You will be provided with a foundation in a broad range of skills required to work competently within the horticulture industry.
You will be taught practical skills and theoretical background knowledge at College and be expected to practise and develop these skills in the workplace.
College attendance is required on a weekly day-release basis.
You must be employed within and committed to a career in the horticulture industry. You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.
NB. If you do not currently have employment in the horticulture industry, we can help you with this too. Please look at our website for current vacancies.
The apprenticeship includes:
You will need safety boots, overalls, waterproofs and writing materials.
For apprentices over the age of 19, an employer contribution is required towards the cost of training.
You may consider taking your qualifications to the next level with an advanced apprenticeship, incorporating the Diploma in Work-based Horticulture Level 3.
This course is designed to give you a sound base of different horticultural skills and knowledge enabling you to progress in your chosen career area, or move to other areas within the horticultural industry after your training has finished.
A loving grandfather’s gift of an allotment sowed the seeds of a growing career which is being nurtured by Derby College.
Calum Reeves was just eight when his grandad passed away and he inherited the plot they had spent hours together tending. Now aged 18, Callum has a part-time job as a fruit and vegetable gardener at the National Trust-owned Clumber Park Estate, while working towards his Level 3 Diploma in Horticultural Studies at Broomfield Hall.
Callum has already gained a distinction at Level 2, and his achievements are all the more remarkable given he is dyslexic and left school with no GCSEs.
Without the help of the college I wouldn’t have got this nice job. I would have had no chance if the staff hadn’t been there to help me get my CV together.