qualifications

Amenity Relevant Qualifications

Trainee (Red) Working toward Level 2

  • City & Guilds 0065 - Level 2 - Work Placed Diploma in Work-based Horticulture 
  • Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Amenity Horticulture


Level 2 - Skilled Worker (Blue)

  • City & Guilds 0065 - Level 2 - Work Placed Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (or IOG equivalent)
  • Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Amenity Horticulture
  • Level 2 NVQ Hard Landscape Amenity Horticulture - City & Guilds
  • Amenity Horticulture Phase 2 - City & Guilds
  • National Certificate in Horticulture/Amenity Horticulture - National Examinations Board
  • National Practical Certificate in the Science and Practice of Turf Culture and Sports Ground Management - IOG
  • Level 2 NVQ  Amenity Horticulture - Decorative Horticulture
  • NPTC Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture
  • IOG National Practical Certificate (Turfculture and Sportsground Management)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Amenity Horticulture - City & Guilds


Trainee Supervisor (Red) Working toward Level 3

  • City & Guilds 0065 - Level 3 - Work Placed Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (or IOG equivalent)
  • Level 3 National Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced National Diploma in Horticulture
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture
  • Level 3 SVQ in Amenity Horticulture (SQA)
  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Amenity and Decorative Horticulture
  • National Certificate in Horticulture/Amenity Horticulture - National Examinations Board
  • Level 3 Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture Landscape and Garden Design

Level 3 - Supervisor (Gold)

  • City & Guilds 0065 - Level 3 - Work Placed Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (or IOG equivalent)
  • Level 3 National Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced National Diploma in Horticulture
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture
  • Level 3 SVQ in Amenity Horticulture (SQA)
  • Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Amenity and Decorative Horticulture
  • National Certificate in Horticulture/Amenity Horticulture - National Examinations Board
  • Level 3 Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture Landscape and Garden Design


Trainee Manager (Red) Working toward Level 4

  • City & Guilds Level 4 NVQ Amenity Horticulture Management
  • Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership & Management in Landbased Settings (QCF) (Require relevant field unit breakdown)

Level 4 - Manager (Black)

  • City & Guilds Level 4 NVQ Amenity Horticulture Management
  • Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership & Management in Landbased Settings (QCF) (Require relevant field unit breakdown)


Red Trainee (AQP) Academically Qualified Person - Working towards a relevant Amenity degree:

  • Amenity related Degree (proof of enrolment)

(AQP) Academically Qualified Person (White/Yellow)


  • Foundation Degree in Landscape & Amenity Horticulture
    Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
    Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel

If you hold a Level 4 (or above) qualification relevant to this sector and it is not listed, please contact BALI for review of this qualification

Trainee PQP (Red)

  • We are currently working on recognising professional bodies for Amenity


(PQP) Professionally Qualified Person (White/Yellow)

  • We are currently working on recognising professional bodies for Amenity


NOTE: OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If you have a land based related qualification that was awarded outside the UK and is not currently recognised by LISS/CSCS you should contact UK NARIC so that they can review your qualification and determine whether it is comparable to an NVQ, SVQ or other qualification appropriate to your occupation and the LISS/CSCS card you wish to apply for.

To get your qualifications mapped click on the following link: UK NARIC 

If UK NARIC confirms that your qualification is an acceptable alternative to a UK awarded qualification then please send the following information to BALI:

  1. UK NARIC certificate and letter
  2. Your CV detailing your full work history
  3. Copy of your original qualification (preferably translated)
  4. Job title and description of the work you currently carry out on site
  5. Fully completed LISS/CSCS application form