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Training Providers



The Old Coach House
25 Bolton Road

M6 7HL

Sallyann Smith
Tel: 07341 072 519

YMCA Training was part of the Golf Greenkeeping Trailblazer group, and contributed to the content of the new pathway; helping to shape and develop the qualification. We are members of BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) and also work alongside with the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS).


We deliver Horticulture Apprenticeship programmes across England and our tutor team have expertise in all areas of the occupational field including golf green keeping and sports turf management (a particular niche area of expertise that has allowed us to work with Manchester United Football Club for many years developing their workforce through our apprenticeship programmes). 

The team also have expertise to deliver additional industry specific learning opportunities such as the PA1 and PA6 pesticide spraying courses.

We offer the following qualifications for horticulture:

  • Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Standards at level 2
  • SASE Horticulture Level 2 & Level 3 – all pathways
  • Golf Green Keeping level 2 Standard
  • Turf Management Level 2 Framework
  • Emergency first aid: Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work.
  • Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills Maths
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