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Horticulture

On completion of training graduates will possess the competencies and skills required to:

  • Establish a plant nursery
  • Propagate plants
  • Establish outdoor garden hedges
  • Install a landscape
  • Maintain lawns
  • Apply chemicals and fertilisers
  • Harvest and post harvest crops
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools
  • Practise occupational health and safety principles when using chemical and agricultural equipment.

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Latest Course Information

  • Aug 21, 2017

    Duration:
    2 Semesters
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Mrs. Martindale

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What types of programmes are offered?

    Evening programme courses are practical, hands-on classes designed to give the participant experience to undertake projects. For a full list of programmes offered, please see our Evening Programmes section.

  • How do I become an Apprentice?

    Completing an application form gets the process started. After this you must be:

    1. interviewed by an inspector and a potential host employer
    2. Accepted by the employer

    Persons under 18 years must also be examined by a medical practitioner who will certify that they are fit.

  • What is the duration of the programmes?

     Each programme runs one evening a week for 12 weeks. 

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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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Testimonials

  • Cynthia Martin

    Going to the Barbados Vocational Training Board to sign up for a Plumbing course, was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I always thought you had to be a teenager or in your early twenties, to be able to sign up for training or even to be considered, to do an apprenticeship. But five years later, I am living proof that it is never too late to change careers completely. I am now self-employed and operating my own plumbing company; I’m never out of work.

    Cynthia Martin

    Managing Director, CJM Plumbing Services

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