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Horticulture C&G National Certificate Who is the course for? This is an ideal entry qualification for people wishing to gain an understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture with a view to ultimately gaining employment in the horticultural industry. What will I study on the course? The course requires students to complete the following ten units of study (subjects): ? Horticultural science ? Principles of machinery ? Identification of weeds, pests and diseases ? Effective work practices ? Plant establishment and maintenance ? Identification and use of plants ? How to establish and maintain turf ? Fruit and vegetable production ? Propagation techniques ? Hand landscape. What other skills will I acquire? The course will introduce aspects of team working, problem solving and reflective practice. Practical group work will help you develop confidence and self-assurance. In addition, you will also study the following key skills: ? Communication ? Numeracy ? Information Technology What makes this course special? ? The practical elements of the course are delivered in the atmospheric setting of an ancient walled garden. ? Course tutors and lecturers are all professional practitioners and students are encouraged to participate in building show gardens e.g. College Open Day, Wisteria Festival and other local and national gardening shows. What do our students say? Students are impressed by the wide range of skills and experience they acquire and frequently comment on how interesting and useful the course is. How will I be assessed? Continuous assessment mainly by coursework. Assessment may include: ? Assignments ? Projects ? Case studies ? Practical write-ups ? External end tests. Assessments are graded as pass, credit or distinction. How long is the course? One year. What can I do on completion of this course? Progress with further practical experience to craftsman gardener posts within private gardens, the National Trust, public parks, landscaping work, garden centres and nursery work. Alternatively you may progress to the National Award or the level 3 BTEC Edexcel National Certificate and eventually to higher education (level 4) if desired, all available at the Cannington Centre. What can I do in addition to this course? Additionally, the College offers a wide range of enrichment activities including the Horticultural Skills (9352) Certificate. How much will it cost? As well as the course fees, there are costs of ?25 for materials, ?30 for visits and ?220 for an optional residential.

Horticulture C&G National Certificate Who is the course for? This is an ideal entry qualification for people wishing to gain an understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture with a view to ultimately gaining employment in the horticultural industry. What will I study on the course? The course requires students to complete the following ten units of study (subjects): ?...

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