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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 2 Horticulture Operative

Course Name 
Apprenticeship Standard - Level 2 Horticulture OperativeAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Workplace
Location Thornes Park Nursery
Level Level 2
Start Date TBA Interview
Duration 24 months
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Offering Code ASL2HOR1S000
Course Overview

Interested in gardening and horticulture? Prefer to work and learn at the same time? An apprenticeship in horticulture could be the course for you.

This course would suit someone who is practically motivated and enjoys working outside but wants to improve both their skills as and theory knowledge.

For your time away from your employer you will be based at our horticulture site in Thornes Park and work on a variety of practical projects and help develop the garden.

What you will Study

The course is split between theory knowledge and practical skills. College sessions will include some classroom-based work as well as practical sessions at our Thornes Park horticulture site.

Over the course of the apprenticeship you will learn a range of subject areas including how to prepare new ground for planting, soil structure and how to improve it, how to propagate new plants from seeds and cuttings, planting out displays and borders, creating and maintaining boundaries, water features and maintaining grassed areas. You will complete Award in emergency first aid at work, and level 2 principles of safe handling and application of pesticides.

How you will Learn Classroom and practical based sessions away from employer.
Independent learning through work relating to your job.
How you will be Assessed Observations
Professional discussion
Online skills test
Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Learners 16+. You must achieve Level 1 Math and English whilst studying the course and attempt Level 2.

Attendance Expectations Day release.
Fee Information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For cost to students aged 19 and over please contact the Business Development Unit on 01924 789469.

Further Study Level 3 Horticulture. (At the moment not offered at Wakefield College)
How to Apply Please complete an apprenticeship application form or email your CV and Date of Birth to
For Further Details

Please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 01924 789469 or email

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Information last amended: 20 February 2023 14:11

Forthcoming Open Events
Open Event

05.00pm, Wednesday, 22 February, 2023

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Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 17 June, 2023

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