This course would suit you if you want to pursue a career in crop production

What will I study?

This course combines knowledge and project work with employment experience. The course reflects the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in crop production.

What units are covered?

Mandatory Units:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Clear horticultural and landscaping sites
  • Establish crops or plants in growing medium

Optional Units:

  • Prepare ground for seeding and planting
  • Establish plants and/or seeds in soil
  • Monitor and report on the growth and development of crops and plants
  • Collect and prepare propagation materials
  • Establish propagation material
  • Identify and collect plants for dispatch
  • Transport harvested crops
What qualification will I get?

Apprenticeship Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Horticulture (Production)
Functional Skills maths and English Level 1

How will I be assessed?

Your practical skills and the knowldge you gain will be assessed. This can be done by a range of methods including written and verbal assessment. Most of the evidence of competence will be gathered in the workplace.

What is the entry process?

Click enquire now or call the Apprenticeship Team on 01332 794910.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum age of 16 years.

Skill Requirements:

  • Good practical skills
  • Stamina
  • Flexibility
  • Responsibility
  • Health and Safety awareness
What else do I need to know?

During this course you will also cover:

  • Employers rights and responsibilities workbook
  • Independent assessment test
  • Apprenticeship logbook

‘Horticulture' covers a wide range of activities and involves the undertaking of practical tasks. There is an expectation that learners will have a reasonable level of fitness. If a learner is in any doubt about the course details, they should discuss their concerns with the course tutor before they enrol.

What can I do after this training course?

Students may find that this qualification helps them to progress in their present employment. They can also progress to the level 3 work based diploma (Advanced Apprenticeship) provided that they meet the entry criteria and have successfully completed their level 2 work based programme.

Got a question about this course?

Call the Apprenticeships Team on 01332 794910

We make every effort to ensure this course information is accurate. However, we reserve the right to make alterations.

Neil Tunnicliffe

"The DART course has given me the opportunity to earn a wage whilst gaining a qualification "


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