Horticulture - Foundation - Level 1

Eccles College
In Eccles, Salford

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification
Location Eccles, salford
  • Vocational qualification
  • Eccles, salford
Description

The course has access to fantastic on-site facilities including a greenhouse, shop and planting beds. The group produces products to sell in college and makes gifts at key times such as Christmas and Easter.

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Eccles, Salford
Chatsworth Road, M30 9FJ, Greater Manchester, England
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Starts On request
Location
Eccles, Salford
Chatsworth Road, M30 9FJ, Greater Manchester, England
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Course programme



Horticulture - Foundation - Level 1
The course has access to fantastic on-site facilities including a greenhouse, shop and planting beds. The group produces products to sell in college and makes gifts at key times such as Christmas and Easter.

What will I study?
This course covers a wide range of practical skills with a large hands-on element. Background knowledge is given to help you learn to recognise different plants. The course will cover modules in the following:
· Maintaining safe and effective practices in horticulture.*
· Working with plants.*
· Propagating plants.
· Maintaining plants.*
· Maintaining equipment.
· Maintaining structures and surfaces.
· Identifying and controlling common pests and plant diseases.
· Preparing growing media (e.g. compost).
The modules marked with * are compulsory
You will develop your key skills in communication, application of number and IT. It will be possible to gain additional qualifications in these subjects.

How is the course assessed?
You will be assessed by staff who have industry experience in an area of horticulture. Assessment is through tests and practical assessments.

What enrichment will there be?
Activities include:
· Selling products in college.
· Trips and visits.

What could I do next?
This course will allow you to move to higher level qualifications in further education.
Horticulture qualifications can lead to employment in public or private organisations or self-employment.

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