Assist with maintaining plants
Learners will assist with the maintenance of plants in our gardens and on our grounds this will include basic weeding, pruning and training of plants.
Assist with planting and establishing plants
This unit includes using plants for specific areas and ensuring they get the proper care and attention to help them become established.
Assist with the maintenance of equipment
Within this unit, learners will assist with the maintenance of both mechanical and manual equipment for example, rotovators, cylinder mowers and a brief selection of hand tools.
Assist with the maintenance of grass surfaces
Learners will assist with the mowing and edging of borders in and around our grounds and gardens and will also learn the importance or irrigation.
Assist with the propagation of plants from seed
Within this unit learners will sow a selection of seeds, preparing them for germination and planting out on their own vegetable plots.
Assist with the vegetative propagation of plants
This unit will incorporate taking cuttings and divisions of plants, teaching techniques that learners can assist with in propagation.
This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students are normally aged 16 and over. No formal qualifications are necessary, just a willingness to learn.
Learning and assessment
In addition to practical work, students are required to build portfolios and written projects, therefore candidates will require basic literacy and numeracy skills.
This course can prepare you for further study in the land-based sectors.
Sensible outdoor clothing is expected for practical work. Steel toe capped boots/Wellingtons are essential.
There will be opportunities for students to carry out some work experience using our Commercial Ventures on the Myerscough Campus, helping them to gain the important work skills and to link directly with their units being studied.
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