Level 3 Workbased Diploma in Amenity Horticulture – Adult Skills Offer
The course is delivered in your workplace using a mix of learning that involves use of the College online learning platform and Assessor guidance. There is not normally a need for learners to attend College other than for an interview and initial assessment. The duration of the course will in most cases be 14 months and you can start at any point in the year.
Course Content - What will I learn?
The topics covered in the diploma include turf maintenance, health and safety in the workplace, self-development, machinery use and maintenance, maintenance of irrigation and drainage systems, collecting information and advising others, holding meetings, running small scale projects, analysing sites, preparing of ground and establishment of grass areas etc.
Am I right for the course?
You need to be working at a Golf Course or Sports Turf venue and be able to carry out a range of maintenance activities in the workplace. You will be self-motivated and able to access online learning materials via the internet. Ideally you will have at least 2 years of industrial experience and be able to use word processing programmes such as Microsoft word to produce documents required by the level 3 criteria (e.g. minutes of meetings etc.)
To be able to apply for the Level 3 via this route you must be aged 19-plus, and this must be your first full level 3 qualification You should be in paid employment at a Golf Club or Sports Turf venue. You will also have the full support of your employer with regard to enrolling on this course.
Success in the programme will be based on practical competence in the workplace and underpinning knowledge. Students must complete a portfolio of evidence to support their competence. There is no exam for this course.
There is no additionality for this course, however you must hold or be prepared to gain pesticide application certificates PA1 and 2 or 6 to pass the course (note these are not included as part of the level 3 course)
Your assessors will be staff who have extensive backgrounds in the spots turf industry as well as in teaching and assessing workbased qualifications.
This award will give you a supervisory qualification. On completion of this course and assuming suitable experience and skills you can progress onto the NPTC/City and Guilds Level 4 NVQ In Amenity Sportsturf Management.
16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.
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