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ALFIE – Horticulture and Estate Management

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Course Overview

The aim of this course is to develop personal, employability, social and horticultural skills. Students will work on speaking and listening, remembering facts, how to be safe, and improving fine motor skills while working with seeds and small plants.

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Fri, 04 Jul 2025

Entry Requirements

You will need a keen interest in gardening and be happy spending time outside in all weathers.

Students will have guided learning on differentiat...

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Course modules include –

Understand how to prepare and maintain soil conditions,
Understand Health and Safety Rules,
Grow plants from seed,
Harvest produce,
Begin to understand employability opportunities,
Recognise ways to promote sustainability,
Understand the importance of planning and crop rotation

36 Weeks From September 2023 to July 2024

Whilst helping with the estate management onsite students will also be encouraged to think about how to ensure the sustainability of the allotment and the estate. Students will get the opportunity to talk to those working in the local area in horticultural roles.

This course is aimed at all abilities and will be differentiated to meet the student’s individual needs.

Students will all follow a Learning Criteria delivered over the year, assessments will be through tutor lead practical, classroom based activities and observations in class.

Entry Level NONE Non regulated SFA formula funded provision, Entry Level, Horticulture and Forestry, 21 to 44 hrs, PW E

All of our courses are aimed to support students develop their employability skills and life skills. Where courses are set a different levels you may which to progress onto the higher level the following year.

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