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About this provider

Writtle University College has over 120 years experience in successfully supporting employers with their recruitment and training needs, to build and develop their workforce. We are a specialist provider of land-based and animal care apprenticeships, based in Writtle, Essex.

Our team of occupational specialists offer apprenticeships in Horticulture, Agriculture, Floristry, Sports Turf, Greenkeeping, Animal Care, Horse Care, Veterinary Nursing and Operations/ Departmental Manager.

Whether you are a small company or a large private/public organisation, we look forward to working with you.

What employers are saying

Based on 36 reviews from employers that work with this training provider.

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Overall rating from October 2018 to now

  • Excellent 10 out of 36 reviews
  • Good 25 out of 36 reviews
  • Poor 1 out of 36 reviews
  • Very poor 0 out of 36 reviews


  • Getting new apprentices started (14)
  • Providing the right training at the right time (9)
  • Communication with employers (8)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (7)
  • Improving apprentice skills (6)
  • Training facilities (6)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (5)
  • Adapting to my needs (1)
  • Initial assessment of apprentices (1)

Things to improve

  • Communication with employers (19)
  • Reporting on progress of apprentices (13)
  • Adapting to my needs (2)
  • Improving apprentice skills (2)
  • Working with small numbers of apprentices (2)
  • Getting new apprentices started (1)
  • Training facilities (1)

9 Apprenticeships offered

Apprenticeship Type Level View details
Animal Care and Welfare Assistant Standard 2 Details
Arborist Standard 2 Details
Equine Groom Standard 2 Details
Golf greenkeeper Standard 2 Details
Horticulture and Landscape Operative Standard 2 Details
Landscape/Horticulture Supervisor Standard 3 Details
Senior Equine Groom Standard 3 Details
Sports turf operative Standard 2 Details
Veterinary Nurse Standard 3 Details

Contact details

Phone number:
01245 424200

Annual survey results

Employer satisfaction:
Learner satisfaction:
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Source: FE Choices

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Explain levels

Apprenticeships are set at different levels of difficulty from the equivalent of GCSE (level 2) up to postgraduate (level 7)

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