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Horticulture

Horticulture MA Level 3
Entry requirements

Programme participants will be working full-time in horticulture and have achieved Level 2 or equivalent. The course would also be ideal for those with practical experience and who may not have any formal qualifications.

Course content
Topics covered include:
  • Health and safety
  • Planning and estimating
  • Planting maintenance
  • Lawn care
  • Machinery
  • Plant protection
  • Plant identification
  • Supervision and management
More information on the MA Horticulture Framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) website.
Qualifications achieved
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following qualification: Level 3 Parks, Gardens and Green space – GH7E 23
Enhancements
The apprentice must achieve Emergency First Aid (one day course) approved by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Plus:
One other accredited, legislative and nationally recognised occupational course which is relevant to the industry. Where a certificate has an expiry date, it must be current at the time of completion of the Modern Apprenticeship.
Duration
The programme should take 2 years to complete. Candidates will be work-based and are reviewed by an assessor every 10-13 weeks throughout the duration of the programme. Candidates will attend College once a week on a day-release basis.
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