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Available for those aged 16 or over, this is your opportunity to earn as you learn. You’ll blend working for a landscape gardener/contractor or a similar job with one day a week at Reaseheath.

You’ll have the opportunity to study industry appropriate modules relevant to your place of work. These could include amenity and decorative horticulture, maintaining landscaped areas or the safe use of horticulture machinery.

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What will I study?

  • Principles of plant growth and development
  • Plant nutrition requirements
  • Ways to reduce waste
  • How to use equipment correctly
  • Cultivating soils for differing purposes
  • Controlling plant pests and diseases
  • Identifying plants
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications
  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 18 to 24 months depending on previous experience (1 day per week)

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Preferably GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and Maths

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Hard landscaper
  • Decorative landscaper
  • Grounds maintenance operator
  • Grounds commercial growers
  • apprenticeships

Student Profile
Rebecca Dawson

Ambition: Specialist in global plant conservation, South Africe

Employer: Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Age: 26

Reaseheath’s ‘Horticulture Apprentice of the Year’, Rebecca is one of seven gardeners who look after the historic gardens and grounds at Cholmondeley.

Often based in the popular terraces and temple garden, she’s also helped to build award winning show gardens at RHS Tatton Park and RHS Chelsea.

Reaseheath’s award was the second accolade which Rebecca has received. She also holds the title of ‘New Gardener of the Year’, presented by the Professional Gardeners Guild.

Rebecca says: “An apprenticeship is a really good qualification because it’s recognised by all employers and it can lead to so many opportunities.”