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Landscape Horticulture: Apprenticeship


Red Seal

This is a Red Seal trade.
Learn more about trade mobility within Canada: Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority for:

Horticulturalist, Landscape

Source: 'Horticulturalist, Landscape' profile on BC ITA.


Description

Landscape Horticulturalists select, handle and use trees, shrubs and ornamental plants and turf grass for the design, development and maintenance of public and private landscaping spaces. This includes preparing soil, planting, cultivating, pruning and irrigating to maintain plant vigor. It also involves controlling plant pests through appropriate integrated pest management techniques.

The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.

The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 24 weeks. Each level is six weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.

The work-based training totals 6480 hours. Based on a 30-hour week this involves 216 weeks of training.

Training Content

Training modules are:
  • Use Occupational Skills
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Organize Work
  • Participate in Marketing and Sales
  • Analyze and Maintain Plant Health
  • Perform Pre-Construction Activities
  • Install Softscape
  • Install Hardscape
  • Maintain Softscape
  • Maintain Hardscape

Pre-requisites

Recommended
  • Grade 10 or equivalent
  • English 10
  • Mathematics 10
  • Science 10
Preferred
  • Grade 12


Red Seal Endorsement

The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country.  To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.

There are currently 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.

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