NHSSCOTLAND EDUCATION PATHWAYS

ESTATES & FACILITIES PATHWAYS

GROUNDS

Grounds Services staff work to ensure that hospitals and other NHSScotland premises have attractive and tidy grounds.

This includes looking after plants growing outside of buildings and in and around car parks and maintaining lawns, trees and borders. As well as maintaining existing gardens and grounds, throughout the season, staff in grounds services might be involved in the design, cultivation and planting of gardens for different groups of patients and service users.

EXAMPLE ROLES, REQUIRED LEARNING AND SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

EXAMPLE ROLES

Director; Head of Estates

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PDA in Strategic Leadership

SVQ Management at SCQF level 11

EXAMPLE ROLES

Gardener Supervisor

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF level 9

EXAMPLE ROLES

Gardener Supervisor; Charge Hand/Head Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

Woodland Management

Waterway Management

Road Traffic Management

Estates Workbook

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

HNC Horticulture

EXAMPLE ROLES

Charge Hand/Head Gardener; Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

Pesticide Training

Road Traffic Management

Estates Workbook

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF level 6

MA Horticulture at SCQF Level 6

IOG Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PDA in Management

ILM Leadership and Management

ILM Leadership and Team Skills

EXAMPLE ROLES

Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

Pesticide Training

Road Traffic Management

Estates Workbook

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

ILM Leadership and Team Skills

SVQ Team Leading at SCQF level 5

EXAMPLE ROLES

Assistant Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

COSHH

Road Traffic Management Systems

Estates Workbook

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF level 4

IOG Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture

Level 1 IVQ Certificate Motor Vehicle Systems

NC Horticulture

For a more detailed explanation of the work-related qualifications listed within the pathway e.g. NPA, SVQ, HNC/HND, NC and PDA please refer to The NHS Education for Scotland publication The Well Qualified Workforce.

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NHSSCOTLAND EDUCATION PATHWAYS

ESTATES & FACILITIES PATHWAYS

NHS Education for Scotland

Westport 102  
West Port   
Edinburɡh EH3 9DN

T: 0131 656 3200

Grounds Services staff work to ensure that hospitals and other NHSScotland premises have attractive and tidy grounds.

This includes looking after plants growing outside of buildings and in and around car parks and maintaining lawns, trees and borders. As well as maintaining existing gardens and grounds, throughout the season, staff in grounds services might be involved in the design, cultivation and planting of gardens for different groups of patients and service users.

EXAMPLE ROLES

Director

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PDA in Strategic Leadership

SVQ Management at SCQF level 11

EXAMPLE ROLES

Site/Estates Manager; Estates Manager

EXAMPLE ROLES

Gardener Supervisor

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF level 9

EXAMPLE ROLES

Gardener Supervisor

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

HND Horticulture

EXAMPLE ROLES

Gardener Supervisor; Charge Hand/Head Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

Health and Safety

Woodland Management

Waterway Management

Road Traffic Management

Estates Workbook

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

HNC Horticulture

EXAMPLE ROLES

Charge Hand/Head Gardener; Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

Pesticide Training

Road Traffic Management

Estates Workbook

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF level 6

MA Horticulture at SCQF Level 6

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF level 5

IOG Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

PDA in Management

ILM Leadership and Management

ILM Leadership and Team Skills

EXAMPLE ROLES

Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

Pesticide Training

Road Traffic Management

Estates Workbook

GENERAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS

ILM Leadership and Team Skills

SVQ Team Leading at SCQF level 5

EXAMPLE ROLES

Assistant Gardener

REQUIRED LEARNING

COSHH

Road Traffic Management Systems

Estates Workbook

SPECIALIST QUALIFICATIONS

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF level 4

IOG Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture

Level 1 IVQ Certificate Motor Vehicle Systems

NC Horticulture