Landscape Gardeners 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 landscape gardener 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.



The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Creativity

  • Attention to detail

  • Health and Safety

  • Organisation skills

  • Planning

  • Time management

  • Project management

  • Customer service skills

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 2019.
  • 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

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Prepare learners to take part in competition by developing their technical and mental skills so they can compete at their best – there are lots of tools and resources available to help you

Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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Register your interest

In light of the ongoing uncertainty relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be running the WorldSkills UK national competition cycle in 2020. We expect to resume competitions in 2021 and urge you to register your interest now so we can keep you advised of developments.

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