The Seasonal Gardener

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Starts: Tuesday 15 May
Ends: Tuesday 3 July

Duration: Part Time – 1 day per week 9am to 4pm for 7 weeks
What centre: Enfield & Crystal Palace Park

Fee: £100

This course will enable you to gain confidence in gardening skills which could lead towards employment or voluntary work.

Topics include:

  • Maintaining gardens & borders
  • Planting & maintaining trees, shrubs & flowers
  • Sowing vegetables from seed
  • Learning what cultivation means & how to do this
  • Using a range of tools, equipment & machinery
  • Health & Safety practices
  • Plant Identification
  • Practical work in the college gardens

Practical Assessments will be carried in some of the above topics
Successful completion of these will result in a City & Guilds Level 1 Award

Entry requirements
Willingness to learn new skills and to undertake practical tasks
You will need to have literacy skills for taking notes

What next after you complete your course?
Progression to the next Level Course – September 2018
The Professional Gardener
The Hard Landscaping Gardener
The Fruit & Veg Gardener

Voluntary work: gardens, parks, charities, community gardens
Employment in the gardening/landscaping industry:
Garden Centres, landscapers, own business

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