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Part time Horticulture - C & G Level 2 National Certificate (KHP)

Warwickshire College

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The National Certificate course is a broad based course of education, which aims to cover aspects of amenity and landscape horticulture and the associated subjects of science, management and machinery. The course also covers transferable skills, the skills essential for anyone who is seeking employment in the future. CORE UNITS Horticultural Science plant structures and their functions #plant life cycles #properties and characteristics of a range of soil types Principles of Horticultural Machinery working principles of four-stroke and two-stroke engines #pre-start checks on pedestrian-operated machinery #maintainance of small horticultural engines #maintainance of safe working practices Identification of Weeds, Pests and Diseases the damage caused to plants and amenity areas by pests, diseases and disorders #control measures for the problems caused by pests and diseases #identification and selection of suitable control measures for a range of weeds in particular horticultural situations Health and Safety in Amenity Horticulture comply with health and safety legislation to ensure the safety of self and others #maintain safe working conditions and systems #deal with accidents #minimise risks from plant protection products #perform safe manual handling techniques SPECIALIST UNITS Establishment and Maintenance of Plants methods of soil preparation and planting for hardy plants #preparing sites to receive hardy plants #planting a range of hardy plants #principles of pruning and plant maintenance #prune and maintain plants Identification and Use of Plants identification of a range of ornamental plants by botanical name #selection of plants for specific conditions or situations Establishment and Maintenance of Turf the reasons for establishing swards from seed or turf #establishing swards by means of seed and turf #principles of turf maintenance #maintainance of turf using hand tools and pedestrian operated machines Glasshouse Practices in Horticulture siting, layout and selection of protected growing areas #establishing glasshouse crops and plants #maintaining glasshouse crops, plants and environments Propagation Techniques structures and facilities necessary to provide a suitable environment for plant propagation #propagating plants by a range of techniques #post propagation aftercare procedures for young plants Establishment and Maintenance of Specialist Horticultural Features establish and maintain alpine features #establish and maintain wall shrubs and climbing plants #establish and maintain garden pools #establish and maintain planted containers #establish and maintain interior plant displays Introduction to Organic Growing factors influencing the organic movement #basic principles of organic production

The National Certificate course is a broad based course of education, which aims to cover aspects of amenity and landscape horticulture and the associated subjects of science, management and machinery. The course also covers transferable skills, the skills essential for anyone who is seeking employment in the future. CORE UNITS Horticultural Science plant structures and their functions #plant...

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