B.E.S.T. in Horticulture Ltd

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Certificates of Competence

Often required to ensure compliance with legal or insurance requirements.

Certificates of Competence (COC’s) are also valuable in training operatives in additional skills ensuring that the workforce is flexible and able to respond quickly to unforeseen operational changes. A few more enlightened employers have used them not only to meet legislative requirements but successfully as part of a Continual Professional Development (CPD) programme linked to pay scale increments.

  • Certificate in Manual Handling (Operator)
    Level 1

  • Award in Safe Use of Pesticides (Foundation)
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Pesticides (Hand Held Application)
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Hedge Trimmers
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Brush Cutter / Trimmer
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Pedestrian Mowers
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Pedestrian Cultivators
    Level 2

  • Award in Tractor Operations
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Ride on Mowers
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Plant Machinery (360 Excavators)
    Level 2

  • Award in Safe Use of Dumper Trucks
    Level 2

RHS Practical courses:Level 2 North Moreton (Thursday, starting Sept) one place; Ryton  (NEW COURSE Friday am starting Sept) 6 places;  and 1 place for Saturday pm (Sept) , 3 places starting in Jan ’15. For Level 3 (from September) we have some places at both centres. 

RHS THeory courses:(Ryton, starting September) Saturdays, level 2 Plant Growth morning; Level 3 Garden Planning afternoon. NEW on Friday afternoon at Ryton 'Propagation through the year', practical masterclasses; and fruit pruning days, short course on garden design at North Moreton.    Booking: 07544 512501