This is a 10 day course spread over 5 weeks in which you will explore many aspects of horticulture including garden design, plant biology and populations, feeding the world and horticultural careers and courses.
You will have access to 500 acres of Stainborough Park to explore landscape design, today and in the past. You will also learn how to measure and record plant populations to investigate the factors which affect plant growth and the spread of different species. You will study the anatomy of a plant and link their life processes aspects of plant care. Furthermore, you will study some basic statistics, with help, to understand the growth of human populations and the need for efficient food production. Finally, you will use the internet to explore the many and varied courses which support horticultural careers.
What can this course lead to?
Level 1 Horticulture
Course session dates
Tuesday 07 May 2024 to Wednesday 08 May 2024
Tuesday 14 May 2024 to Wednesday 15 May 2024
Tuesday 21 May 2024 to Wednesday 22 May 2024
Tuesday 28 May 2024 to Wednesday 29 May 2024
Tuesday 04 Jun 2024 to Wednesday 05 Jun 2024
Tuesday 11 Jun 2024 to Wednesday 12 Jun 2024
Bring outdoor footwear and a warm coat.
When does this start and end?
7 May 2024 - 12 June 2024
What are the entry requirements?
No formal qualifications are required to study this course. A willingness to learn is essential.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £150.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
These courses will build key transferable skills- communication, team work, organisation all beneficial in the workplace and further study.
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