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Level 3 Horticulture Supervisor Apprenticeship

  • LEVEL 3
Horticulture student land

Course Overview

Horticulture supervisors can be employed to oversee work in public parks and gardens, green spaces and historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail outlets.

Many businesses will be specialised in their activities, such as grounds maintenance (soft-landscape) or landscape construction (hard-landscape).

Soft-landscaping includes the establishment and maintenance of plants and cultivated areas. Hard-landscaping includes establishment of hard surfaces and structures in addition to the establishment of plants in cultivated areas.

The employment area will dictate the option pursued. Working and learning in the horticulture and landscape industries is rewarding, offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and includes a range of skills that are transferable into other industries following further studies.

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Entry Requirements

Employers will ultimately determine the entry requirements, the apprentice needs to be in a supervisory role and ideally have a L2 qualification. The ap...

Course information

– Business; supervise a project including project processes, planning and specification. – Proactively solve practical problems by using experience and judgement to make decisions. – Be adaptable to different priorities, environments, conditions and technologies.
– Communication; Managing teams to deliver customer service. The impact of costumer care on the organisation. – Supervision; how to communicate with a team and provide work instructions. – How to manage a team’s performance and provide feedback to team members and managers
– Health and safety & Environmental regulations. – Plant identification and classification. Plant growth and development; plant nutrition and plant requirements.

36 Months

This programme will be delivered through a combination of practical hands-on and theory based activities, which are scheduled one day a week at the BCA campus.

With all apprenticeships there is a requirement to record off-the-job activities and this will be achieved through the use of a dedicated electronic on-line portfolio which the apprentice, the employer and the college delivery team will all have access to.

The apprentice will be assigned a dedicated Assessor Trainer, who will undertake regular workplace progress reviews with both the apprentice and
an assigned workplace mentor, as well as supporting all aspects of the apprentices ongoing development.

Furthermore, this approach ensures any additional support requirements or interventions can be implemented in a timely manner as required.

A Virtual Learning Environment ensures all learning, development and support material can be easily accessed, further supporting the blended learning and development approach to apprenticeship delivery. This ensures flexible and responsive training at all times, through a combination of on-line and face-to-face activities delivered by industry experts, using our high quality, industry recognised resources and equipment.

Assessment overview –
Skills, knowledge and behaviours are assessed by competencies being displayed in the workplace, observations, employer feedback, assessor progress reviews, evidence collating and the employer enabling you to fulfil the requirements of your Apprenticeship.

On programme assessment will include various coaching and mentoring assessment methods. These assessments are designed to review the behaviours, knowledge and skills against set gateway criteria.

In addition you, your employer and the college are required to maintain an off the job training log evidencing new skills and knowledge being learnt over the duration of the apprenticeship.

The final grading of the apprenticeship will be carried out through an End Point Assessment, by an independent assessor.

A Graded Apprenticehip Certificate
Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand held Equipment.

Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand held Equipment.

Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager

Level 3

– Health and safety; leadership of proactive health and safety culture by personal example and supervision of teams and work sites. – Work ethic; have a positive and motivated attitude towards work, including having pride in one’s work. Committed to self-development through continuing professional development. Be a conscientious, dependable, flexible staff member with a can-do attitude. – Change; be adaptable to different
environments, conditions and technologies.