Safe and Effective Working Practices in Land-based Industries
This unit is concerned with learners following the correct procedures outlined by the employer, recommended codes of practice and current legislation. Reporting procedures and the correct use of PPE
Develop Performance in Land-based Industries
This unit enables the learner to gain experience of working as an effective team member. It also provides the learner with the opportunity to work alone, developing personal skills and performance
Industrial Experience in Land-based Industries
This unit enables learners to gain experience of working within a realistic working environment in industry or at College, under supervision. It also provides learners with the opportunity to develop important personal skills and apply health and safety principles in the workplace
Identify Common Pests and Diseases
This unit enables learners to recognise a healthy plant, also to identify the common pests and diseases that can affect plants. The learner will know to whom the occurrence of pests or disease should be reported
Contribute to the Propagation of Plants
This unit introduces learners to the principles and practices of vegetative and seed propagation techniques, together with the basic knowledge that is applicable to them. Propagation is in protected and outdoor contexts
Contribute to the Establishment and Maintenance of Lawns
This unit introduces learners to the activities involved in preparing sites for lawn turf and turf laying; it also covers mowing, edging and general maintenance of ornamental lawns. In addition, the principles beneath the establishment and maintenance activities are outlined
Contribute to the Construction and Maintenance of Structures and Surfaces
This unit introduces learners to the fundamental skills required to assist in construction and maintenance tasks as they apply commonly in horticulture. Garden fences and hard surfacing are included, in both construction and maintenance activities
This course covers practical skills and relevant background knowledge. Students need to be interested in the subject area, with some practical knowledge of small animal care desirable.
Academic qualifications are not essential, but a basic level of maths and English is important.
Students who successfully complete the course could possibly progress onto Level 2 Diploma in horticulture or arboriculture or into employment / apprenticeship.
Employment in grounds maintenance, local authorities, private gardens, garden centres etc.
Wellington boots or other sturdy work boots.
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