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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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