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Amenity Horticulture Level 1 (CVQ)

This qualification is for anyone who works in the amenity horticulture field, such as:

  • Landscaper
  • Groundsman
  • Nursery Assistant
  • Gardener
  • Golf course worker
  • Greenhouse Assistant
  • Sports Turf Assistant
  • Recreational Area Assistants for Parks, Amenity Areas, Beaches and Waterscapes and Nature Trails
  • Certain categories of farm workers
  • Plant Shop Assistants

Latest Course Information

  • Sep 25, 2018

    12 weeks
    Tuesday & Saturday
    5:30-8:30 pm (Tues), 11:00 am-2:00 pm (Sat)
    Mr. R. Barrow
    Course Fee:

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Apprenticeship programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years old and should have completed nine years of formal education. Applicants may identify an employer who agrees to train them in their chosen trade, or they may request assistance from the BVTB in finding a suitable employer. Applicants must be willing to enter a contractual relationship with the employer as outlined in the Laws of Barbados Cap 42 on Apprenticeship.

  • How do I sign up?

    Applicants can complete a registration form online or in person. Payment may be made at the Barbados Vocational Training Board headquarters on Culloden Road, St. Michael.

  • What are the class hours for the Skills Training Programme?

    Classes are conducted from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, with the exception of Computer Applications classes which are conducted from 8:30 am – 11:30 am or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • C. Lomer Alleyne Skills Training Centre

    The CLA centre is where most of the Board’s Evening programmes are held. It is known for its Agricultural and Engineering programmes. CLA is the BVTB’s largest centre and it continues to be expanded.

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  • Jason Haynes

    I enjoyed being involved in the Apprenticeship Programme – both the theoretical and practical component.  The experience was worthwhile, as I was able to acquire a skill and also further my studies.

    Jason Haynes
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician at A-Con Air Conditioning Consultants Inc.

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