Vocational Course

Practical Gardening Skills and Techniques for the Beginner

Part-Time

About this course

Develop your skills in garden horticulture and learn sowing and growing techniques.

What will I learn?

Unit 01 Developing skills in garden horticulture (3 credits)

  • Learn about varieties of garden/allotment produce and how to control weeds
  • Learn about and practise propagating plants, and growing and caring for plants and seeds

Unit 02 Sowing and growing techniques (3 credits)

  • Learn about indoor and outdoor sowing techniques
  • Learn about and practise transplanting seedling/plants, specific growing techniques

How will I be assessed?

Multiple choice test and practical portfolio

What do I need?

Specific Requirements

None

Additional Information

Will this course lead to a formal qualification?
601/1086/7 Level 1 Award in Occupational Studies for Workplace 24-30 GLH.

What is required for the first class?
Paper, pen, suitable footwear and clothing for working outdoors

Who is the course leader?
Adam Shaw ashaw@halesowen.ac.uk

Course Costs

Full Tuition Fee (2017-18) - £300.00
Aged 16-18 - 100% discount - £0.00
Aged 19+ Are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (wider benefits in some circumstances) - 100% discount. - £0.00
Aged 19-23 with no Level 2 qualification. If you do not hold a level 2 qualification e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. Full remission not available as course is not a full level 2 - £150.00
Aged 19-23 with a Level 2 qualification. If you already hold a Level 2 qualification, e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. - £150.00
Aged 24+ with no Level 2 Qualification. If you do not hold a Level 2 qualification, e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. - £150.00
Aged 24+ with a full Level 2 Qualification e.g. 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above, a Level 2 BTEC etc. - £150.00

Other Costs
Awarding Body Fee* (payment for this will be expected in the 1st term of the course) - £TBC
Professional Registration Fee* - £23.00
Examination* - £TBC
Kit/Equipment/materials - £TBC
Uniform - £0.00
Trip - £0.00
DBS - £TBC