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Advanced Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture (Landscape)

Myerscough College

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Success Story Horticulture Advanced Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture (Landscape) Myerscough reference: 07A3LNDMYW01P Course Length: Work based delivery undertaken over 18-24 month period Venue: Work Based About the Course The course comprises the NVQ level 3 in Amenity Horticulture Level 3 Certificate in Amenity Horticulture, Key Skills and 1 additional occupationally relevant qualification. The NVQ consists of nine units covering a range of amenity horticulture skills and related practices. The main objectives of the course are to ensure the development of practical skills, related background knowledge and health and safety issues and procedures. Fees Funding towards this course may be available subject to eligibility criteria being met List of Units The NVQ level 3 qualification consists of 9 units, 4 mandatory core units, and 5 chosen from the Landscape specific options. Core units (mandatory and essential) ? Estimate resources, requirements and programme work ? Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security ? Manage yourself ? Manage information for action Units specifically related to the Landscape qualification: ? Specify and monitor landscape maintenance ? Produce plants for decorative horticultural displays ? Maintain plants for decorative horticultural displays ? Create grassed and planted areas ? Manage planted areas for their amenity value ? Prepare sites for landscape construction and installation ? Construct hard landscape components ? Restore landscape and components ? Prepare for and maintain equipment and machines ? Transplant large root-balled trees ? Prepare and apply pesticides ? Design landscape areas and specify materials and components ? Assess the characteristics of the site ? Improve your customer relationship (ICS) ? Monitor and control customer service problems (ICS) ? Lead the work of teams and individuals to achieve objectives (Management Standards) Industrial / Work Experience All Advanced Apprentice trainees are required to be in vocationally related employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Possible Careers / Jobs Landscaper Gardener Self employed gardener Progression NVQ level 4 Amenity Horticulture Foundation Degree in Horticulture Additional Qualifications Learners undertaking this course as part of an apprenticeship programme will also undertake Key Skills Qualifications. These are: ? Working with others level 2 ? Improving own learning and performance level 2 ? Information technology level 1 ? Application of number* level 2 ? Communication skills* level 2 *If recent GCSE qualifications include Maths and/or English at level C or above, these can be used as concessions in place of taking the Key skill qualification. In addition to these the learner will undertake the following vocational additional qualifications: ? First Aid at Work (4 DAY COURSE) ? >one other legislative qualification (eg. Using pesticides) ? Level 3 Certificate in Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping) Special Requirements The suitability of work placement providers for Advanced Apprentice trainees is subject to a health and safety appraisal. This is reviewed regularly by Myerscough College staff. Suitable outdoor clothing and steel toe capped boots will be required

Success Story Horticulture Advanced Apprenticeship in Amenity Horticulture (Landscape) Myerscough reference: 07A3LNDMYW01P Course Length: Work based delivery undertaken over 18-24 month period Venue: Work Based About the Course The course comprises the NVQ level 3 in Amenity Horticulture Level 3 Certificate in Amenity Horticulture, Key Skills and 1 additional occupationally relevant...

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