Work-based Horticulture qualifications

If you operate a horticulture-based business have you considered introducing a work-based qualification for your staff? Work-based horticulture training pathways are a route to gaining qualifications for work your staff are already doing.


OnSite Training offers training and qualification in City and Guilds Level 1, 2 and 3 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Work-based Horticulture. 


If you are offering a work-based horticulture qualification your staff don't need any previous qualifications, but they do need a current job or work placement where they can demonstrate their new skills.

Our work-based qualifications allow for specialist pathways in the following areas:

  • Horticulture

  • Production Horticulture

  • Landscaping

  • Sports Turf – Green keeper

  • Sports Turf – Groundsman

  • ParksGardens and Green Spaces

  • ParksGardens and Green Spaces - Cemeteries

Providing training and qualification opportunities for your staff allows you to attract and retain the talent that you need to run a highly-rated business.


Our training and assessment take place in the normal working environment, meaning you can benefit from:

• Staff continuing to work and work release time not required
• Staff are qualifying with practical and relevant skills
• All staff are eligible to train/qualify and no additional requirements are needed

Awards, Certificate and Diplomas
The choice about whether to training for an Award, Certificate or Diploma depends on how many units you want to cover or how long you want to train for. An Awards is the smallest and shortest qualification to gain, Certificates are longer and Diplomas are the largest qualification containing a number of units to complete.


Level 1 – for people just starting out in the horticulture industry and want a good basic understanding of the work involved in the industry and the different options available.

Level 2 – for people with some knowledge and basic skills in the horticulture industry. They will be able to develop their skills and gain a formal qualification to take on more responsibility at work or move on to further study.

Level 3 -for people who have worked in the horticulture industry for some time and have plenty of experience in supervising others or managing an area of land. They will be able to demonstrate their well-developed skills to move into a more senior role or further study.

City & Guilds Levels