Pruning College Certificate
This is a two-day taster course covering various aspects of horticulture, but focusing on pruning techniques. We will cover timing, types of pruning and good practice and explain the detective work needed to decide on an individual plant's requirements.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This course is for adult learners who would like to learn more about horticulture. You may have a garden and need advice on how to look after it; you may be looking for a change of direction professionally; or you may just want to try something new and meet new people.
There are no entry requirements. Candidates should be keen to learn about gardening and be able to work outdoors in any weather.
What will you learn?
This two-day course covers:
Day 1 AM
Orientation guided walk and talk on the College’s extensive landscaped gardens
Theory – Pruning Techniques:
- 5 Ds
- Specialist eg. fruit
Day 1 PM
Pruning – Demonstration and Practical ( Fruit trees)
Plant Identification – Quiz ( learn ten plants’ names)
Day 2 AM
Theory – Pruning Timings:
Rose pruning practice
Day 2 PM
Pruning plants that flower early season
Perennials maintenance practical
How will you learn?
There is a mixture of practical and theory classes delivered on-site.
What will you need to bring with you?
Students are required to bring overalls, work boots and gloves to wear during practical sessions.
Also, a notebook and pens are required to take notes in class.
How will you be assessed?
Assessment will be ongoing throughout the two days.
- Become a volunteer at a managed garden
- Seek employment or an apprenticeship in the horticultural sector
- Enrol on a Level 2 course (Derby College Group offers the Level 2 RHS Practical Certificate in Garden Planning and Theory and a full-time Level 2 Diploma)
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture
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Course Information Last Updated On: March 1, 2022 10:10 am