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Level 3 Diploma in Workbased Horticulture - Sportsturf Greenkeeper

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Horticulture Level 3 Diploma in Workbased Horticulture - Sportsturf Greenkeeper Myerscough reference: 09A3SGKMYW01P Course Length: Work-based delivery undertaken over a 18- 24 month period at Learners workplace About the Course The course covers a range of horticultural skills and related practices. The main objective of the course is to ensure the development of practical skills and related background knowledge Fees Learners may be eligible for funding towards the cost of training subject to certain eligibility criteria being met. Please contact the College for further details. List of Units The level 3 Diploma iin Work-based hoticulture (Sportsturf- Greenkeeper) is a competence based qualification covering a range of units, each unit having a credit value. To achieve the qualification a total of 57 credits are required. There are 12 Mandatory Units: (worth 51 credits) ? Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security ? Estimate and programme resource requirements for landscaping ? Manage your own resources ? Set and mark out landscape sites to establish grassed and planted areas ? Evaluate ground and environmental conditions to establish grassed and planted areas ? Prepare sites for soft landscape establishment ? Establish grass swards ? Plan the maintenance, repair and renovation of sports turf areas ? Plan and set out sports areas ? Maintain drainage systems ? Maintain irrigation systems ? Manage information for action Optional Units The Learner also selects from the following range of optional units with various credit values, to a value of 6 credits. ? Establish planted areas ? Design and install drainage systems ? Prepare for and maintain equipment and machines ? Plan and manage the control of pests, diseases and disorders ? Safe use and application of pesticides ? Prepare to undertake and report on a field survey Industrial / Work Experience All Learners are required to be in vocation related placement. The Apprentice programme is for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Possible Careers / Jobs Greenkeeper, Grounds maintenance worker Additional Qualifications Learners studying for the Diploma as part of the Apprenticeship Framework also undertake the following: ? Knowledge based element - units of the Diploma in work based horticulture assessed using independent methods (GOLA - Global On-line Assessment) ? Transferable skills - either Key Skills Application of Number level 2; Communication level 2; ICT level 1 or Functional Skills Maths level 2; English level 2; ICT level 1 ? Additional Employer requirements: Emergency First Aid (one day course approved by HSE)* Plus one other legislative or nationally recognised occupational test appropriate to the pathway chosen (e.g. NPTC Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides) *Where a certificate has an expiry date, it must be current at the time of completion of the Apprenticeship. If not taken as part of an Apprenticeship, other courses are available which would complement this Diploma. Information, details and prices are available from the Short Courses brochure. Special Requirements The suitability of work placement providers for Learners is subject to a health and safety appraisal. This is reviewed regularly by Myerscough College staff.

Horticulture Level 3 Diploma in Workbased Horticulture - Sportsturf Greenkeeper Myerscough reference: 09A3SGKMYW01P Course Length: Work-based delivery undertaken over a 18- 24 month period at Learners workplace About the Course The course covers a range of horticultural skills and related practices. The main objective of the course is to ensure the development of practical skills and related...

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