This course provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the scientific principles and underpinning horticultural practices, and supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.
WHAT THIS COURSE COVERS
Here are just some of the things you may be doing:
* Develop an understanding of: design principles and how to apply them; basic surveying; garden features, plant selection; garden planning.
* Develop an understanding of plant selection, establishment and maintenance of a range of ornamental plants and lawns.
* Develop an understanding of basic cultural operations and production methods for outdoor vegetable and fruit crops.
* Develop an understanding of: environmental controls, uses and appropriate applications of greenhouses and other protected plant growing structures; the production of a range of plants in protected structures and the care of plants in the house and conservatory.