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Horticulture Apprenticeship Who is the course for? The course is offered to students already working in the horticultural industry who wish to study through work based learning. The course places great emphasis on practical ability backed up with an understanding of the principles involved. The foundation and advanced modern apprenticeships offer high quality training, to meet the horticultural industry standards. The qualifications were designed by the industry for employers and this ensures that the training you receive will equip you with the skills needed by the horticulture industry. What will I study on the course? You will be assisted by the College to find a suitable work placement with a local employer. Whilst at work, you will receive comprehensive practical training designed to develop your competence at carrying out relevant real-life horticultural tasks that your employer will value. You will be visited regularly by a qualified NVQ assessor to check on your progression and to ensure that you are building evidence towards your final qualification. You will visit the college on one day per week to work towards gaining detailed underpinning knowledge of your chosen subject area. Course content could include (depending on option chosen): ? Working practices ? Turf establishment and maintenance ? Identification of weeds, pests and diseases ? Plant protection ? Horticultural machinery ? Health and safety and legislation ? Identification and use of plants ? Decorative horticulture ? Hard landscaping. What other skills will I acquire? The course will introduce aspects of team working, problem solving and reflective practice. Practical group work will help you develop confidence and self-assurance. In addition, you will also study the following key skills: ? Communication ? Application of number ? Working with Others and Improve Own Learning What makes this course special? This is an opportunity to earn while you learn as most time is spent with the work placement provider. This practical course covers a wide range of subjects to give a broad basic knowledge. Additionally, you will have access to excellent facilities to enhance and support your learning including: ? Excellent glass house and walled garden resources ? Superb computer facilities ? Modern learning resources centre ? Training officer support and guidance ? Stimulating learning environment. What do our students say? Students often comment on how effective work based learning is. The course is ideal for people who want to study but do not wish to come to college every day How will I be assessed? Practical assessment takes place throughout the course. Students compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their competence. There are no exams with NVQ's. How long is the course? Up to two years. 20 weeks each year from September to March, although candidates can fast track if they have met the performance criteria earlier. What can I do on completion of this course? Apprentices can progress to supervisory level employment within the industry or progress to NVQ 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship). Advanced apprentices may progress to higher level employment or NVQ 4 and 5. Some advanced apprentices go on study for a foundation degree in Horticulture at the Cannington Centre for Land Based Studies What can I do in addition to this course? FEPA pesticide training. Apprentices will also study key skills and First Aid.

Horticulture Apprenticeship Who is the course for? The course is offered to students already working in the horticultural industry who wish to study through work based learning. The course places great emphasis on practical ability backed up with an understanding of the principles involved. The foundation and advanced modern apprenticeships offer high quality training, to meet the horticultural...

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