What will I learn?
As part of the apprenticeship programme you will be required to undertake both on and off-the-job training. While your employer will be responsible for your training on-the-job (workplace), the College and your employer will be jointly responsible for your off-the-job training enabling you to help develop the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to become competent in your job role.
You will complete 14 mandatory units of learning, with 3 further units relating to your chosen ‘pathway’. You will attend College on a day-release basis during term-time for the duration of your programme with us, to gain knowledge and develop some practical skills. The College will agree additional off-the-job training with your employer to ensure you develop the majority of your skills and behaviours in the workplace.
As part of this apprenticeship programme you will be required to complete the following:
- Emergency first aid – Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work
- The safe use of Pesticides (PA1) and Pesticide Application (Hand Held) (PA6)
- Abrasive Wheels (Landscape Operative route only)
- English & maths – Apprentices without level 2 English and maths must achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 before taking the end-point assessment
Further information on the Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Standard is available here.