1Course Overview

Allotment Management Level 3

Course code: OSC1098

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Are you interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables? Then learn how to maintain a healthy and sustainable allotment garden in this Level 3 course, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand more about the allotment movement, its past, present and future
  • Learn how to prepare and maintain an allotment garden
  • Discover how to care for tools and equipment
  • Explore how to look after the soil and cope with weeds, pests and diseases
  • Recognise the growing requirements of a range of fruit, vegetables and herbs
  • Develop the plot further by adding permanent structures and additional features

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 60,000 students that already have!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 26th February
2Course Content
Unit 1: Acquiring your allotment
  • Acquire an allotment
  • Historical context of an allotment
  • Vibrant social movement
  • National organisations to go to for additional information
Unit 2: Getting Started
  • Preparing a plot for cultivation
  • Developing a plan
  • Choosing the right tools and equipment
  • Maintaining soil
  • Providing growing conditions
Unit 3: Growing fruit
  • Choosing the best fruit to grow
  • Developing an action plan
  • Importance of feed, water and fertilise for maximum production
  • Protecting fruit from pests and diseases
Unit 4: Growing Vegetables
  • Choosing the best vegetables to grow
  • Advantages and disadvantages of disease resistant or heritage varieties
  • Growing from seeds, sets or plug plants
  • Growing in rows and raised beds
  • Crop rotation
Unit 5: Growing herbs
  • Kitchen herbs and their culinary or medical uses
  • Choosing herbs to grow and maintaining them
  • Benefits of companion planting
  • Controlling weeds
Unit 6: Developing your plot further – permanent structures
  • Site a water butt and manage water effectively
  • Security options
  • Storing produce and tools
  • Growing under glass (cold frames and cloches)
  • Long-term benefits of greenhouses and poly-tunnel
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required. You are required to do some of your own research.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you, so receiving your materials is easy. You will also receive our award-winning support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous skills or knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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