qualifications

Landscape & Maintenance Relevant Qualifications

Trainee (Red) working toward Level 2

  • NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping) (0329 -22 & -92) or Diploma Level 2 in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping) (0065-23)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (C&G)
  • HABC Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture (QCF)
  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in  the Principles of Horticulture (Previously known as a general certificate)
  • Work-based Horticulture (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Gardening (C&G)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture (C&G)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Sports & Amenity Turf Maintenance (C&G)
  • Level 2 National Certificate in Horticulture(C&G)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture (BTEC)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 2 First Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) 
  • Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment (BTEC) Edexcel
  • C&G Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horticulture
  • Level 2 National Certificate in Horticultural Land Practice

Trainee (Red) Green Roof Installer

  • Technical Award in The Introduction to Installing and Maintaining Green Roofs - Click here

Level 2 - Skilled Worker (Blue) - Landscaper

  • NVQ Level 2 Amenity Horticulture (Landscaping) (0329 -22 & -92) or Diploma Level 2 in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping) (0065-23)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (C&G)
  • HABC Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (QCF)
  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in  the Principles of Horticulture
  • Work-based Horticulture (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Gardening (C&G)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture (C&G)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Sports & Amenity Turf Maintenance (C&G)
  • Level 2 National Certificate in Horticulture(C&G)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture (BTEC)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 2 First Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) 
  • Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment (BTEC) Edexcel
  • C&G Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horticulture
  • HABC Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (QCF)
  • Level 2 National Certificate in Horticultural Land Practice
  • Level 3 Diploma in Principles & Practices of Horticulture (RHS) - (no supervisory content)

Level 2 - Skilled Worker (Blue) - Environmental Maintenance Operative

  • LISS/CSCS Litter Picking and Environmental Maintenance (Lantra e-learning link)
  • Please refer to Appendix ‘Q’ of the NHSS18 ISO2001:2015 on this link and scroll down to find the 2015 version for NHSS18.

Trainee Supervisor (Red) working toward Level 3

  • National Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • National Diploma in Landscape & Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture (C&G)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (C&G)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Level 3 in the Principles & Practices of Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (RHS)
  • C&G Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture
  • C&G Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture
  • C&G Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Horticulture
  • Level 3 National Certificate in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Level 3 Diploma Course in Garden Design (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Landscape Construction Advanced Diploma (Level 3)

Level 3 - Supervisor (Gold)

  • National Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • National Diploma in Landscape & Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture (C&G)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (C&G)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Level 3 in the Principles & Practices of Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (RHS)
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (RHS)
  • C&G Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture
  • C&G Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture
  • C&G Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Horticulture
  • Level 3 National Certificate in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Level 3 Diploma Course in Garden Design (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Level 3 Advanced National Certificate in Horticulture Landscape and Garden Design
  • Landscape Construction Advanced Diploma (Level 3)

Trainee Manager (Red) working toward Level 4

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

Level 4 - Manager (Black)

  • Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership & Management in Landbased Settings (QCF) (Require relevant field unit breakdown)
  • C&G Level 4 NVQ in Horticulture
  • Agored Cymru Level 4 Diploma in Work-based

Red Trainee (AQP) Academically Qualified Person - Working towards a relevant Landscape and Maintenance degree

  • Landscape and Maintenance related Degree (proof of enrolment)

(AQP) Academically Qualified Person (White/Yellow)

  • HND in Landscape & Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Landscape & Horticulture BSc
  • HNC in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • HND in Horticulture (BTEC) Edexcel
  • Kew Diploma
  • Writtle Landscape & Garden Design BSc
  • Landscape Architecture Degree BA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Horticulture
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sandwich Programme) in Garden Design
  • Foundation Degree in Horticulture (Garden Design)
  • Masters in Environmental Diagnosis and Management
  • Degree in Landscape Design and Planning
  • Degree in Urban Design
  • Diploma in Landscape Architecture
  • Foundation Degree in Landscape & Amenity Horticulture
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sandwich Programme) in Garden Design
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship
  • 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) Professionally Qualified Person (Red Card)

  • Landscape Institute (LI) - NOTE: there are two routes to obtaining this SmartCard; via BALI to include ROLO Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Course or via the CSCS Core Scheme
    • Landscape Institute (LI) - Provide current evidence of your Licentiate/Student Membership
    • Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIOH) - Provide current evidence of your Associate/Student Membership

(PQP) Professionally Qualified Person (White/Yellow)

  • Landscape Institute (LI) - NOTE: there are two routes to obtaining this Smartcard; via BALI to include ROLO Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness Course or via the CSCS Core Scheme
    • Landscape Institute (LI) - Provide current evidence of your Chartered/Fellow Membership
    • Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIOH) - Provide current evidence of your Member (MCIHort) or Chartered (C Hort) or Fellow (FCIHort) Membership

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 SmartCard 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:

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