Horticulture or Landscape Operative Apprenticeship
BMet delivers the Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship. This course is delivered at both Matthew Boulton College and the Botanical Gardens, located in Edgbaston Birmingham.
Horticulture Operatives can be employed to work in public parks and gardens, green spaces and historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail outlets, focusing on plant propagation and plant growth and identification. Many businesses will be specialised in their activities. Soft- landscaping includes the establishment and maintenance of plants and cultivated areas.
The employment area will dictate the option pursued.
The following qualifications will be required prior to taking the end point assessment:
• Emergency First Aid: Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work.
• Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
• 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.
• To comply with legislation / industry standards, individuals who wish to work in some sectors of the industry may have to complete additional certificates of training, statutory licences and health and safety approved competency cards in order to be permitted on to a worksite