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Nursery Hands Course 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Lesson Structure: Nursery Hands Course VHT102
There are 11 lessons:
- Introduction to the Nursery Industry
- production systems, transport regulations, PVR
- Plant Identification and Taxonomy
- systematic botany, plant families, leaf and flower parts
- Nursery Structures and Buildings
- greenhouse management, structures for nurseries
- Potting Mixes
- U.C. soil mixes, understanding soils, growing media
- Seed Propagation
- quality, sources, storage, germination treatments
- Cutting Propagation
- stock plants, hormones
- Other Propagation Techniques
- tissue culture, division, separation, layering, grafting
- Plant Nutrition in the Nursery
- nutrition management,
- Pests and Diseases Control
- Other Nursery Tasks
- nursery irrigation, modifying plant growth
- Marketing and Sales
- sales methods
"The course was a valuable learning experience, giving me a good insight into the Nursery Industry and Propagation. The course was clear and concise, and set out the aims of the unit at the start." Karen, UK
Learning Goals: Nursery Hands Course VHT102
- Understand plant propagation techniques and efficiency and quality control measures for the nursery.
- Understand means of identifying and naming plants through International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
- Describe pros and cons of different nursery structures and understand effective management techniques.
- Describe different types of potting mix, their uses and pros and cons.
- Discuss different sources, maintenance of genetic identity, hybridisation techniques, storage and germination; of seeds.
- Understand different means of propagating cuttings.
- Understand alternative methods of propagation and their appropriate uses.
- Discuss the importance of major and minor elements to plant health and the effect of their deficiencies upon plant nutrition.
- Understand the effects of pests and diseases on the livelihood of the nursery and the importance of good hygiene standards in their control.
- Understand different methods of controlling plant growth.
- Collect, dissect and observe flowers and leaves from six different plant species belonging to two plant families.
- Speak to some of the nurserypeople you have contacted throughout the course to date.
- Find out what you can about their preferences for different types of greenhouses and different shade houses.
- Prepare two different types of propagating media; a soil-less potting media for general use in container growing of plants and a general potting mix containing some soil.
- Contact and collect catalogues from at least six different seed suppliers.
- Collect seed from at least three different plants growing in gardens or bushland and sow this seed.
- Contact (by phone) at least six different nurseries to research seed sourcing.
- Prepare a pot of cuttings and estimate the cost of production for each cutting produced.
- Obtain some pieces of wood and practice preparation of grafts and buds. Prepare three other grafts on a living plant.
- Visit or contact a nursery or stock agent who supplies fertilisers.
- Research the various types of fertilisers available and their appropriate applications.
- Obtain a soil-less growing medium (such as vermiculite, perlite, sand and so on or a mixture), which has had no fertilizers added to it at all.Fill 4 pots with this medium and plant 4 seedling plants into the pot.
- Obtain some different types of fertilizers and feed three of the pots, each with a different fertilizer...do not feed the fourth pot at all.Grow for 2?3 weeks and then observe the differences in growth between each pot.
- Identify as many pest or disease problems as you are able to for a given set of plants.
- Contact three irrigation companies to find out what types of irrigation equipment are available for nursery irrigation.
- Try to get a comparison on prices between the cheaper systems and the more expensive systems which are available.
- Visit two different nurseries to research the techniques which are used in modifying plant growth.
|Course Start||Begin your course at anytime.|
|Course Prerequisite||None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.|
|Course Qualification (Study Option A)||Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments, plus final exam (N.B. Some courses have Final Project alternative).|
|Course Qualification (Study Option B)||Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final exam.|
|Comparative Credits Information||UK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.|
|Course Duration and Deadlines||100 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!|
|Study Support||Personal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed.|
|Suitability for Self Employment and Small Businesses||Our courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to grow your business.|
|Recognition of Your Course By Employers||We aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.|
|Recognition of Your Course By Universities||Previous students have used their qualification to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience.|
|Designing Your Own Qualification||Bundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Choose from a Diploma (6 courses), Advanced Diploma (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diploma (12 courses.|
|How Can I Enrol?||Online via eCommerce, by completing our Online Application Form, or by calling us on +44 (0) 1227 789 649. Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.|
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Nursery Hands Course 100 Hours Certificate Course
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