Landscape Gardener

Do you like fresh earth and fresh air rather than concrete?

Then it sounds like you need a career in the land-based industries, where you can get close to nature in all its forms.

Choose a career in this area and you could find yourself working on a farm, in a garden centre, for a landscape gardening company, in a stables, pet shop, cattery or kennel, for a golf club, sports club and many other places besides. No stuffy offices for you!

Landscape Gardening courses

> Practical Horticulture Skills (7573)
Learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower, maintaining turf or constructing a path. An Award, Certificate or Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills is for young people (16+) and adults getting started in the horticulture industry. You don't need any previous experience or a current work placement.

> Gardening (0082)
This comprehensive gardening qualification offers a wide range of units to meet the needs of all types of amateur and professional gardeners - from basic principles of horticulture to organic gardening.

> Horticulture (0078)
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work with plants - from maintaining turf as a groundskeeper, to caring for plants as a gardener, to designing gardens and parks as a landscape artist.

> Horticulture (Scotland - SVQ) (1065)

Landscape Gardening apprenticeships

> Work-based Horticulture Apprenticeships (9875)
Our Work-based Horticulture Apprenticeships provide learners with skills in specialist areas of expertise like landscaping.

> Work-based Horticulture Apprenticeships - Wales

Where to study

Search for a centre that offers your chosen qualification by using the Find a Centre search box (on the top right of each page, or on the right hand side of individual qualifications and apprenticeships pages).

KEY INFO

Type of work:
Mostly outdoors, physical.

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Who you could work for:
Garden centres, pet shops, farms etc.

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Likely hours:
Mostly daytime but probably some rota time and early starts.

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Earning power*:
Varies according to the job role. Your careers service will have more information.

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Perfect for you if you are:
Physically fit, an outdoors type, into animals and nature.

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You could even go on to:
Be an animal handler on a film set.

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*Remember

Salaries are only a guide. We've quoted average figures and there will be some variation around the country and from employer to employer.

Apprenticeships at City and Guilds

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