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Level 2

L2 Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprenticeship


For those who love the great outdoors, have an interest in plants and enjoy undertaking practical tasks Horticulture offers a very exciting and rewarding career with many different career opportunities to explore. The course has two pathways; Horticulture or Landscape Construction Operative. Whichever pathway is chosen the course offers the opportunity to learn on the job four days a week, gaining a wide range of skills and attending college 1 day a week to gain further knowledge and practical experience to underpin and strengthen what is learnt in the workplace.

Core learning and specialist learning

Horticulture and Landscape Construction Operatives undertaking this course receive training in core areas necessary to gain valuable horticultural understanding and skills, including general horticulture, using tools and equipment, plant knowledge, pests and diseases and environmental awareness.

The specialist training the learner undertakes will depend on which pathway is chosen and gives them the specialist skills needed to develop a successful career in their chosen area of horticulture.

Learners undertaking landscape construction pathway (specialist learning)

· Surveying and marking out sites for landscape features

· Constructing landscape features such as paths, patios, walls, fences and water features

· Maintaining landscape features e.g. repointing walls and paving and mending fences

In summary:

The horticulture and landscape construction industries are both very rewarding sectors to work in and offer an exciting range of career opportunities. Successful completion of this course gives participants the skills and knowledge they need to begin an interesting and fulfilling career in either sector.


Anyone working in a Horticulture company, whose job role
meets the course specification.

See full specification here: – Horticulture or landscape operative / Institute for
Apprenticeships and Technical Education

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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