Landscaping Training

Landscape is the sector involved in bringing beauty into our lives through plants and design.

Landscaping with Primary ITO covers both soft and hard landscaping training with elective options available in other specialist areas.

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Landscaping training and qualifications available:

  • Horticulture – Practical (Level 1)

    National Certificate in Horticulture - Practical (Level 1)

     

    Duration: 6 Months

     

    Recommended for those starting out in the landscaping industry.

     

    At Level 1 you’ll learn basic skills and foundation knowledge in the area of landscaping.

     

    At the end of this qualification you will be able to:

    • Understand your rights and responsibilities as an employee
    • Work safely, keeping yourself and others safe
    • Demonstrate basic skills and knowledge in general garden maintenance including planting and care of plants, pruning and weeding.
    • Identify plants and know their botanical names
    • Possess a basic knowledge of common pests, diseases and weeds and how they are controlled
    • Possess a basic understanding of soils and fertilisers
    • Operate and maintain small machinery
    • Use and maintain hand tools.
  • Horticulture – Introductory (Level 2)

    National Certificate in Horticulture - Introductory (Level 2)

     

    Duration: 6 Months

     

    Recommended for those entering a career in the landscaping industry, providing a sound basis for further training.

     

    At Level 2 you’re building on the skills and knowledge you've learnt in Level 1 by increasing your basic factual and operational knowledge of the landscaping sector.

     

    At the end of this qualification you will be able to:

    • Work safely, keeping yourself and others safe
    • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general garden maintenance including planting and care of plants, pruning and weeding
    • Identify a range of plants, pests, diseases and weeds
    • Control pests, diseases and weeds
    • Possess knowledge of the structure of plants and how they grow
    • Possess knowledge of soils and fertilisers
    • Operate and maintain tools, machinery and vehicles used in horticulture.
  • Horticulture – Intermediate (Level 3)

    National Certificate in Horticulture - Intermediate (Level 3)

     

    Duration: 18 Months

     

    Recommended for those who are keen to build and progress their landscaping career.

     

    At Level 3 you will gain more in-depth operational and theoretical knowledge and skills.

     

    At the end of this qualification you will be able to:

    • Possess an in-depth knowledge of plants and their structure
    • Possess in-depth knowledge of soils and fertilisers
    • Select plants for different sites
    • Care for planted areas including annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees
    • Possess in-depth knowledge of common pests, diseases and weeds and how to control them
    • Install basic irrigation
    • Install drainage systems
    • Operate and maintain a range of tools, machinery and vehicles used in amenity horticulture.
  • Horticulture – Landscape (Level 4)

    National Certificate in Horticulture – Landscape (Level 4)

     

    Duration: 2 Years (6 Months if completed Level 3)

     

    At the end of this qualification you will be able to:

    • Install rocks as features
    • Lay base and pavers as hard surfaces
    • Understand the regulations that apply to landscaping work
    • Know how to order materials for a specific job
    • Set out the landscaping site from drawings
    • Lay natural stone, slate and tiles as hard surfaces
    • Install different materials as features in landscape work
    • Install watering systems and drainage
    • Assist and help to manage landscape work.
  • Horticulture – Landscape (Level 4 Advanced)

    National Certificate in Horticulture – Landscape (Level 4 Advanced)

     

    Duration: 3 Years (1 year if complete Level 3 and 4)

     

    At the end of this qualification you will be able to:

    • Construct brick and block features
    • Construct timber features
    • Prepare a schedule of costs for a specific job
    • Manage earthworks for a landscape project
    • Construct reinforced concrete features and retaining structures
    • Understand the requirements of planting in landscape design.
  • Diploma in Agribusiness Management (Level 5)

    If you're in a decision-making role in your business, or looking to take that next step up the career ladder, the Diploma in Agribusiness Management will keep you ahead of the game.  Gain the confidence to make sound business decisions and improve your bottom-line.

  • Short course - Train the Trainer

    A free one-day interactive course that will help you gain the skills you need to train your staff for an efficient, effective and safe team you can rely on. Find out how to motivate your employees ensuring they have the skills and knowledge to perform to a consistently high standard. Find out more!