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Qualification name Non regulated Community Learning, Vocational introduction - Horticulture, Agriculture, Animal Care, Environmental Conservation
Qualification level X
Awarding organisation Generic award - no awarding body
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date Flexible
Cost £0.00
Cost description Free
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Staffordshire residents aged 19+ who live in a Staffordshire (not Stoke-on-Trent postcode). The course aims to encourage learners to develop gardening skills and knowledge which they can transfer to their own garden space and maximise their growing opportunities. The course is run at various times throughout the year. Please check the website for the next available date.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

There are no entry requirements but learners should be prepared to work outside in the garden, in the polytunnel and in the classroom. Potential learners must be willing to commit to all course sessions and be willing to work towards the course learning aims and complete a learner journal.

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This course will cover: different soil types, planting and sowing seeds, seed growth and plant propagation, growing a cut flower garden, planting and growing vegetables with the seasons, gardening to encourage wildlife, maintenance of plants and house plants. The course will include a visit to the walled garden of Woodhouse Community Farm and Garden in Lichfield.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Face-to-face learning in a classroom or outdoor learning environment, using a variety of learning styles and activities by a friendly and experienced tutor.

Find out what material you will need.

Please wear appropriate clothing/footwear for the course you will be participating in and a packed lunch. All materials needed for the course will be supplied.

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Learners will be reviewed at the start, middle and end of the course. Learners will be given the opportunity each week to review their learning and identify where they may need extra support to enable their full participation and enjoyment of their course or pursue additional areas of interest.

Learners can progress onto any listed course at UMRA:English for the Workplace, Cooking with Numbers and Live Well for Less, Wonderful Woodwork and Tree science, Volunteering and You. Outside of UMRA learners could progress onto any Multiply programmes.

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Name Upper Moreton Rural Activities
Address Bishton Lane
Wolseley Bridge
Cannock
Staffordshire
ST18 0XD
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