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 6 (SVQ Level 3) Landscaping course allows candidates to demonstrate competence in their particular area of work. It covers areas such as: co-ordinating the planting of crops or plants, the management of planted areas, promoting health, safety and security, managing resources, and identifying and naming plants using their botanical names.
Designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council Lantra, this SVQ gives learners an internationally recognised qualification that guarantees they have the skills, knowledge and abilities to carry out their role successfully.
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.
There are 12 units which include topics such as:
- Promote, monitor and maintain Health, Safety and Security
- Estimate resource requirements and programme work
- Manage your own resources
- Co-ordinate the planting of crops or plants
- Carry out management of planted areas
- Identify and name plants using their botanical names
- Prepare sites for landscape construction and installation
- Design landscape areas and specify materials and components
- Survey and report on the condition of the environment
How will I study my course?
- Work based
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.
Is there more information available online?
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