What is special about this course?
Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone aged over 16 paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs across a wide range of sectors. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full time.
All the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the appropriate sector skills council in consultation with their industry. Modern Apprenticeship frameworks can also be used as the basis for training more established employees.
Off the job learning usually takes place through colleges or training providers.
Here at Moray College UHI we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeships across a range of sectors and work closely with a number of employers within the Highlands and Islands areas.
This SCQF Level 5 (SVQ Level 2) Horticulture course allows candidates to demonstrate competence in their particular area of work.
It covers such areas as: establishing crops or plants; preparing growing media and assisting with the control of pests, diseases and disorders.
Individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification and employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses.
This course includes units on the following topics:
- Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety
- Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships with Others
- Agree how to Manage and Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment
- Establish Crops or Plants
- Prepare Growing Media
plus 6 optional units
How will I study my course?
- Work based
How long will my course last?
One day per week, term time only over a two year period, but can be flexible so please get in touch.
Where can I study my course?
- Biblical Gardens
The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.
Funding from Skills Development Scotland to contribute towards the cost of the apprentices training under the Modern Apprenticeship programme is available for all young people aged 16 – 19 for all frameworks. Funding may also be available for young people between the ages of 20 – 24 and 25+. This is dependent on the frameworks and sectors and can change annually.
What can I do on completion of my course?
An HNC/HND in Horticulture or a related area
an SVQ Level 3 in Production Horticulture, Landscaping or Parks, Gardens and Green Space at SCQF Level 6
employment in the horticulture/landscaping sector at a more senior supervisory level.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.