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Advanced Apprenticeship College-Course: Level 3 Apprenticeship Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor

Accredited by Lantra


The Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor advanced-level apprenticeship is designed for those wishing to progress their career in the horticulturist industry and take on more responsibility in the workplace. Develop the knowledge and skills to succeed, learning to provide expertise and support to your wider team. Study a Level 3 qualification while you work.

Course highlights

  • Progress to advanced Level 3, demonstrating your knowledge and expertise.
  • Boost your career towards supervisory or managerial roles.
  • Gain on-the-job experience and qualifications whilst employed and earning a wage.

The Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor apprenticeship at Writtle College provides a blend of practical hands-on skills with underpinning knowledge.

You'll choose a specialised occupational pathway from horticulture or landscape construction. The horticulture option focuses on plant propagation and plant growth, while the landscape construction option focuses on the installation of features and structures, landscape materials and site management.

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with vocational learning.


At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.


The off-the-job learning will be delivered through on-campus learning sessions and activities, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.


The off-the-job learning for our Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor Advanced Apprenticeship is delivered through workshops at Writtle College.


You'll select either the horticulture or landscape construction specialised occupational pathway. Examples of core knowledge and skills gained on completion of this apprenticeship are listed below.



Throughout your on-the-job training you will develop a portfolio to demonstrate your core knowledge, skills and behaviours and be assessed throughout your training. You must also either already have Maths and English at Level 2 or obtain these prior to the end-point-assessment.


You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship. The EPA for this apprenticeship consists of three parts: i. practical assessment with questioning; ii. project report and presentation with questioning; iii. professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio.


Depending on the pathway, you will also gain the following certification:


Ofqual regulated Level 3 award in first aid at work (three-day course).


Horticulture Supervisor Pathway – City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment AND City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides.


Landscaping Supervisor Pathway – City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines OR Lantra Abrasive Wheel Machines.


Accredited by Lantra

Lantra work with a wide range of employers and apprenticeship training providers to provide essential levels of support and quality independent assessment of End Point Assessments (EPA) across many apprenticeships in the land-based sector.


Upon successful completion of this course, you'll have a Level 3 Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor apprenticeship and a minimum of 30 months' relevant work experience. The skills, knowledge and experience you develop during the course will open a range of roles in horticulture industry.

Typical career paths you might follow include botanical horticulturalist, horticultural supervisor, horticulture team leader, landscape supervisor, and senior gardener.

Entry requirements

In addition to any person specifications set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

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How to apply

An apprentice needs to be in paid employment, so whilst you can apply for the apprenticeship before you find an employer, you’ll need to be employed before you can start the course.

Already employed?

If you are already employed in a suitable job role, you can apply directly by completing this application form.

To apply for an apprenticeship, you need to have the support of your employer. If you already have the support of your employer or have any questions before talking to them, please do not hesitate to contact one of our apprenticeship experts who will be happy to help.

Not employed?

Visit our Writtle Apprenticeship Vacancies page to see all our live vacancies and get tips on how to get an apprenticeship job.

For employers

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of this apprenticeship, then the Writtle College Apprenticeship Team are here to help. Get in touch today on the details above or take a look at our information for employers.

Current vacancies

Writtle Apprenticeship job vacancies

To be eligible to apply for one of our apprenticeships, you’ll first need to be in a full-time position with one of our partner employers. Browse current vacancies.

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