APL Training

The Association of Professional Landscapers has always known the importance of training. For a long time it has been a strategic focus of the committee. With the current skills shortage and ever increasing skills gap, this has now become a priority.

On this page we are looking to promote the various options available to members and non-members for training, either with ourselves or with our training partners. We hope that we will have something for everyone. From Brickwork, to Paving, Decking and on the business side, business development courses. There are also some very useful online e-learning courses available to you via The HTA HUB

For Latest APL Training at Kebur Landscape Centre CLICK HERE


The Landscape Academy

APL committee member Mark Youde's drive for nurturing young talent and supporting those already in the landscaping industry was one of the fundamental reasons The Landscape Academy was created. The Landscape Academy deliver a number of courses based on industry recommendations on a range of subjects, including their bespoke training programmes specifically tailored to your businesses own requirements relevant to you or your company’s needs. Their training facility can also be hired as a conference venue for meetings, product launches and the like.

The Landscape Academy is a Lantra Awards Approved Training Provider, with several of our courses Lantra Awards Accredited. This means that the learners taking their Lantra Awards Accredited Courses will be awarded a recognised landscape industry certification, helping individuals and businesses implement the appropriate training.
To see all their available courses, go to their website.


T.A.S.K is an acronym for Training, Academy for Skills & Knowledge. Based in Worcester it is the creation of multi award winning landscaper Rupert Keys of Keyscape Landscapes.

It is still being built and is hopefully looking at being opened to deliver courses by the middle of the year. Check back here for more details.

Kebur Training Centre

Kebur Garden Materials is committed to supporting the landscape industry to continually learn and improve. That’s why new in 2022, we are proud to be hosting a programme of hands-on, affordable training. These courses are delivered and approved by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL). This means content is in line with the APL construction guides and covers a broad range of landscaping techniques including brickwork, paving, decking and practical landscaping for designers.

With expert training and small group sizes, you’ll develop skills and confidence, whether you are a landscape contractor, apprentice or designer. All courses are open to APL members and non-members. You’ll receive an APL certificate of attendance when you complete your training.

Shore Landscapes Consultancy & Training

Steve has many years of running his own landscape design and build company working on both commercial and domestic projects. With multiple awards for both construction and design, Steve is now sharing his extensive experience with other contractors, designers and apprentices to help them broaden their knowledge.

Steve is an esteemed judge at landscape and flower shows, APL Awards and Worldskills, Gardeners World Live and RHS Flower shows.

Steve has also been appointed Clerk of Works at Hampton Court.

Steve is the consultant trainer at the Kebur training centre, but is also available to run bespoke courses at owners premises. Bookings for Steve Smith are made through The APL.