Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Horticulture



This horticulture apprenticeship has a diverse range of occupational pathways covering all aspects of both amenity and production horticulture, which includes a vast range of supervisory and management roles in horticulture occupations detailed below. The framework duration is between 18 and 24 months.

Horticulture includes:

• Landscaping: creation and maintenance of designed landscapes, both urban and rural
• Sports turf surfaces and facilities
• Parks and planning of domestic gardens
• Public parks, gardens and greens spaces
• Garden Design
• Production horticulture: large scale growing of fresh produce or crops for sale, either for food or for ornamental purposes. This includes fruit, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, plants, flowers and trees for sale

• Horticultural technician • Deputy head groundsman • Garden designer • Senior gardener • Gardener (historic and botanic) • Parks officer

• Level 2 English
• Level 2 mathematics
• Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture
Advanced Learner Loan


  • Apprenticeship

  • free for 16-18 year olds

  • 19+ FEES


  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE grades 9-5 or equivalent in maths and English.

There are three components to the apprenticeship: the training programme, mandatory qualifications and additional qualifications which may help your future career.