Landscapers create, develop and maintain gardens and open spaces. In construction they can use either their own design or one supplied by a landscape architect / designer or customer.

Competitors who are looking to become a landscaper are likely to be working on timber construction, walls, water features, paving, varying levels, turf and planting.

The individual will need to enjoy working outdoors, work well with their hands, be good at problem-solving, work well with others and have great customer service skills. They may need to work well from garden designs, understand the soil and drainage, be able to follow instruction and develop a knowledge of trees and shrubs.

How competing is speeding Harry’s career progression.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Attention to detail

  • Health and safety

  • Organisation skills

  • Planning

  • Time-management

  • Project-management

  • Customer service skills

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Entry criteria

  • This is an individual Competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • To be eligible to enter WorldSkills UK Competitions, participants must be at least 16 years of age on 1st September 2021.
  • Participants must also meet at least one of the following criteria; be employed in the UK, studying towards a relevant UK qualification or working towards an apprenticeship in a relevant trade in the UK.

How it works

Registrations are now open and close midnight 28th March 2024.

The entry stage of competition is sent out of point of registration.

Competitors have four weeks to complete the task with a final deadline of 26th April 2024.

Qualifiers take place at location tbc.

The qualifiers will commence from 6th May 2024, and are likely to be held at competitor’s colleges and training centres.

To help finalists prepare ahead of the UK Final, we will provide relevant technical training and share mindset development techniques, to support them to remain focused on achieving success.

National finals will take place between the 18th-22nd November 2024 in Manchester (venues TBC).

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