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Level 3 Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor Apprenticeship – Standard

You will be provided with an advanced range of skills required to work competently as a supervisor within the horticulture industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Horticulture
Location: Workplace
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
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Course Information for Students

You will be provided with an advanced range of skills required to work competently as a supervisor within the horticulture industry.

You will be taught practical skills and theoretical background knowledge at College and will 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 – and committed to a career – within 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.

You will ideally have a Level 2 qualification in Horticulture.

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:

  • Level 3 Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor
  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Functional Skills: English and Maths Level 1 and/or Level 2 depending on GCSE results

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and at Broomfield Hall one day per week.

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.

On-programme assessment includes:

  • Apprentice journal: the apprentice should record experiences gained through the learning
  • Portfolio of evidence to demonstrate practical ability and theoretical understanding
  • Written and practical tests: designed to prepare the apprentice for the end-point assessment and test seasonal elements
  • Employer appraisals: to monitor performance

The end-point assessment consists of:

  • A synoptic practical assessment containing a range of practical activities
  • Professional discussion
  • Online multiple-choice test of knowledge
  • 10-minute presentation on a project of your choosing

You may consider taking your qualifications to the next level with a Level 4 programme or further management training.

This course is designed to give you a sound base of different horticultural skills and knowledge, enabling you to progress as a team leader in your chosen career area, or to move to other areas within the horticultural industry, after your training has finished.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or

There is funding available for levy and non-levy organisations – we will discuss this with you and your employer upon enquiry

Course Information for Employers

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture


Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Horticultural Trades


Horticultural Trades

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Course Information Last Updated On: January 11, 2024 9:54 am