The Productive Garden – City & Guilds Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 13 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
35 Weeks, Fridays 1:30-4:45pm
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

The Productive Garden – City & Guilds Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills

Planting and Propagation Courses This course focuses on the productive garden.

We will be looking at growing cut flowers, herbs, top fruit (apples and pears), a range of soft fruit and perennial and annual vegetables.

We will cover propagation, soil preparation, planting, seasonal maintenance, and common pests and diseases.

It will be based around Bicton’s Walled Garden and glasshouses.

PPE:
You will need to wear steel toecap boots, walking or work trousers (no jeans) and a Bicton College polo shirt. You may also want to bring gardening gloves.

What you will learn

Growing and propagating herbs
Growing cut flowers
Pruning small apple trees and cordon fruit
Care and pruning of a range of soft fruit
Growing plants from seed and cuttings
Fruit and vegetable growing

Entry requirements

Anyone interested in developing their gardening skills, plant propagation and growing a range of crops.

PPE:
You will need to wear steel toecap boots, walking or work trousers (no jeans) and a Bicton College polo shirt. You may also want to bring gardening gloves.

Assessment

The course is assessed through a series of practical skills tests.

To successfully complete the course, you will need to achieve 18 credits. Each assessment is worth between 2-3 credits.

Progression

You can progress to the RHS level 2 certificate, or NCFE L2 Garden and Planting Design.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Growing and propagating herbs
Growing cut flowers
Pruning small apple trees and cordon fruit
Care and pruning of a range of soft fruit
Growing plants from seed and cuttings
Fruit and vegetable growing

Anyone interested in developing their gardening skills, plant propagation and growing a range of crops.

PPE:
You will need to wear steel toecap boots, walking or work trousers (no jeans) and a Bicton College polo shirt. You may also want to bring gardening gloves.

The course is assessed through a series of practical skills tests. To successfully complete the course, you will need to achieve 18 credits. Each assessment is worth between 2-3 credits.

You can progress to the RHS level 2 certificate, or NCFE L2 Garden and Planting Design.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Dates & Locations

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  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 13 September 2024
  • Day/Time - Friday, 13:30 - 16:45
  • Tuition Fees: £850.00*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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