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Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth Propagation and Development

Course Code: OSC991
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

Are you interested in Horticulture? Then this is the course for you. Study the convenient way - from home!

This course is ideal for those wishing to work in professional horticulture. It is ideal for those who are wishing to enter the profession for the first time, or for those who are currently working in horticulture and wish to improve their knowledge.

  • Gain the underpinning scientific knowledge of plants and horticultural practices
  • Study plant classification, structure and function
  • Learn about plant nutrition and the properties and management of soils and growing media
  • Discover how to maintain plant health through understanding pest, disease and weed lifecycles
  • Develop your knowledge of the principles and practices of plant propagation in horticulture
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Course Content

  • Unit 1: Plant Classification, Structure and Function
    • Characteristics and the naming of the main groups of plants and their life cycles
    • Structure and function of plant cells, tissues and vegetative organs
    • Structure and function of flowers fruits and seeds
    • Importance of photosynthesis, respiration, and the movement of water and minerals through the plant
    Unit 2: Plant Nutrition and the Root Environment
    • Physical and chemical properties of soils
    • Importance of organic matter in the root environment
    • Plant nutrition provided by soil and other growing media
    • Uses of growing media
  • Unit 3: Maintaining Plant Health
    • Importance of using safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable practices for the maintenance of plant health
    • Problems posed by weeds in horticulture and how these problems can be minimised
    • Problems posed by pests and methods by which they can be minimised
    • Problems caused by diseases and methods by which they can be minimised
    • Problems caused by plant disorders and methods by which they can be minimised
    Unit 4: Understanding Plant Propagation
    • The role of seeds in plant propagation
    • Methods of propagation from seeds and spores
    • The role of vegetative reproduction in plant propagation
    • Methods of vegetative propagation

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. On successful completion of your course Open Study College will provide you with a Certificate of achievement.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 140 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn 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 or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcome

    On successful completion of this course Open Study College will provide you with a Certificate of Achievement.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I need to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Certificate of Achievement in proving your success in the Principles of Plant Growth Propagation and Development.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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