Plant Identification: provides the skills and knowledge to enable learners to identify a wide range of plants.
1. Plant identification
Plant Establishment: provides learners with the skills involved in the establishment of plants in containers and the open ground.
2. Site-based assessment
Preparing a site for planting
Position plants prior to planting
Seed sowing in the open ground
Establishing new hedge plantings
Planting in containers
Planting and staking standard trees
Plant Propagation: provides learners with the skills and underpinning knowledge to propagate plants professionally.
Selection and suitability of propagation equipment
4. Selection and sustainability of growing media
Propagating plants by seed in containers
Propagating plants by vegetative means
Equipment for propagation.
Plant Health: provides the skills to be able to identify and prevent a range of threats to plant health.
5.Ensuring plant health
Monitoring, identifying, and controlling pests, pathogens, and diseases
Implementation of IPM/Garden Health Plans.
Plant Care: equips learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to implement garden maintenance plans.
6. Following maintenance plans
Staking and supporting
Promoting plant health
Potting off and potting on
Green waste management.
Plant Pruning: equips learners with the horticultural skills and knowledge to be able to prune a range of plants.
7.Principles of pruning
Use and maintenance of hand tools and hedge trimmers.
Garden Features: provides learners with the skills and underpinning knowledge to be able to care for and maintain a wide range of garden features.
8. Principles of maintenance of garden features
Paved and hard surfaces
Grassed Areas: provides learners with the skills required to establish and maintain grassed areas in private and public garden settings.
9. Turf species and seed mixes for different purposes
Establishing grassed areas
Mowing grassed areas
Maintaining turf health