This course would suit you if you currently work or hope to work in maintaining parks, amenity areas and grounds as a groundsman, estate management staff and outdoor cleaner

What units will I study?

Mandatory Units:

  • Make sure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Communicate effectively with customers and others Work as a team
  • Develop yourself

Options Units:

  • Clean and maintain internal surfaces and areas
  • Clean and maintain external surfaces and areas
  • Deal with routine waste, vlean washrooms and replenish supplies
  • Clean high risk areas
  • Clean confined spaces
  • Deal with non-routine waste
  • Carry out maintenance and minor repairs
  • Perform street cleansing manually, perform street cleansing by machine
  • Working safely at heights
  • Prepare and operate a tractor with attachments
  • Construct new structures and surfaces
  • Transplant large root-balled trees Maintain plants outdoors
  • Prepare and apply pesticides
  • Design landscape areas and specify materials and components
  • Prepare sites for landscaping
  • Establish plants outdoors
  • Maintain general amenity turf
  • Establish and develop decorative amenity areas
  • Maintain the health of sports turf Present maintain and repair sports turf surfaces for play
  • Maintain the condition of plant and other resources during transportation. Install and maintain drainage systems
  • Maintain and develop decorative horticultural displays
  • Create grassed and planted areas
  • Plan the maintenance of sports turf areas Manage planted areas for their amenity value
  • Prepare sites for landscape construction and installation
  • Construct hard landscape components
  • Restore landscape areas and components. Use and maintain equipment and pest control machines.
  • Develop positive relationships with customers

What is the entry process?

You can submit an application today or call the Apprenticeships Team on 01332 794910.

What are the entry requirements?

Working within or experience of amenities and parks sector e.g. groundsman, estates management and staff and cleaners plus an initial assessment.

How will I be assessed?

Work based observation, oral questioning, written questions, work products, witness testimony, expert witness, professional discussion, dictaphone, photographic evidence.

What else do I need to know?

It forms part of the apprenticeship scheme for Local Environmental Services along with the City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Cleaning Principles (7695-04), which forms the knowledge component.

These practical qualifications develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to maintain local outside spaces safely and efficiently.

What can I do after this training course?

NVQ Level 3 Facilities Manager.

Got a question?

Call the Apprenticeship Team today on 01332 794910.

Alison Collins

"The course expanded the knowledge that I had learnt at work and gave me new skills. My employer was very supportive and I now use my skills to help others."


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