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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
3.2 Horticulture and Forestry
Credits:
25
Qualification No:
603/3438/1
GLH:
180 hours
Total qualification time:
250 hours
Price:
£114.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    There is a significant skills gap and skills shortage in the landscape and horticultural industries. This market is significant in the UK and is growing as we increase our understanding of the importance our environment has in the quality of life and health issues and future environmental protection.

    This qualification has been designed for those who would like to work as landscapers and is intended to meet industry needs for professional hard landscapers who understand the needs of soft (plant based) landscaping and vice versa. Learners may already be in the work place and wishing to upskill or may take the qualification as part of a 16-19 study programme.

    The qualifications have been written in collaboration with a land based college and local employers.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 25 credits.


    Units

    Optional Units

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 25 credits

    Business Practice and Project Management in the Landscape Industry

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/617/1483
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    Constructing Landscape Timber Features

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    H/617/1479
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    Construction of Hard Landscaped Surfaces

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    60
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    L/617/1475
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    Design and Construct Living Walls in an Urban Environment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    J/617/1491
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    Garden Water Features

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/617/1493
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    Landscape Construction Machinery

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/617/1495
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    Landscape Construction Materials

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/617/1494
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    Landscape Surveying and Drawing Techniques

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/617/1481
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    Show Build Preparation and Project Management

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    7
    Unit No:
    H/617/1496
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    The Use of Brick Work in Landscaping

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    70
    Credits:
    9
    Unit No:
    Y/617/1477
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    The Use of Plants in Landscaping

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/617/1489
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    Using Turf in Landscaping

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/617/1485
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    Water Management, Drainage and Groundworks in Landscape Construction

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/617/1487
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The qualification is aimed at learners who wish to gain further knowledge and skills of different aspects of landscaping. Learners may already be in the work place and wishing to upskill.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will select the particular units that are relevant. They may select hard landscaping units, business and technical skills units or soft landscaping units or a combination of the three areas.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements, Learners will progress to employment or within employment.

    Funding information

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    Additional funding information for qualifications included in National Skills Fund level 3 offer for adults

    This qualification is included in the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) National Skills Fund level 3 offer for adults.

    Qualifications included in the National Skills Fund – level 3 adult offer will be fully funded from April 2021 for any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification.

    A funding uplift is provided for the level 3 adult offer based on guided learning hours which is based on the following:

    • Qualifications of 360 guided learning hours or above – £600 per qualification
    • Qualifications of 359 guided learning hours or below – £150 per qualification

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.