Do you enjoy gardening? Are you someone who likes to creative flower displays? If so, studying for an apprenticeship in horticulture could help you find an ideal job. Be part of an industry that’is dedicated to protecting the environment and making Scotland a greener place.
Whether you have an interest in roses, peonies, violets or daffodils, the apprenticeship can give you the opportunity to work with your favourite plants. Learn how to create stunning flower exhibits. Improve your knowledge of green spaces like parks, roof gardens and fields. Work with the latest horticulture technology such as cropping systems.
Scotland’s horticulture industry has plenty of job opportunities. Take up the role of a gardener and help to spruce up different properties. Work with a variety of different plants as a florist. Develop environment protection strategies as a horticulture specialist.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5 or 6 in horticulture. Both qualifications include:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as sports turfing and floristry.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Carry on your studies with a degree in horticulture or find a gardening related job.
Further education: Carry on your studies with a bachelor’s degree in plant pathology or conservation. This could lead to a higher qualification like a Masters in landscape design. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the horticulture industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship. However, it is useful to have an interest in plants and to enjoy working outside.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take around 3 years to complete.