Study garden history and notable gardens by distance learning with this great course.
Garden tourism is a massive growth industry and having a knowledge of garden history and notable gardens can improve your job and career prospects.
The Proficiency Award In Garden History And Notable Gardens is useful for anyone wanting to:–
- Work within garden tourism.
- Manage or work in gardens open to the public.
- Learn more about protected plants.
- Improve your job and career prospects.
- Perhaps set up your own business in garden tourism.
- An essential course for anyone wanting to work in maintaining garden history and notable gardens.
The course requires approximately 500 hours of study. Start at any time to suit you and work at your own pace.
There are 3 Core Modules and an Industry Project to complete the Proficiency Award In Garden History And Notable Gardens.
THE CORE MODULES
This is an 8 lesson module which looks at garden history and the nature of garden conservation today. The module traces the development of private, public and commercial landscapes including key individuals who have had an influence on horticulture. Different garden histories and cultures are being adapted and applied to modern garden solutions all over the world and the Garden History module includes lessons on these and the role of organisations concerned with the conservation of gardens and landscapes.
Lessons cover –
- Development of Private Gardens
- Development of Public and Commercial Landscapes
- Great Gardens and Gardeners of the World
- People who influenced gardens
- Globalisation of Gardens
- Scope and Nature of Modern Garden Conservation
- The Role of Organisations in Garden Conservation, such as the RHS, English Heritage and so on
Managing Notable Gardens and Landscapes
This is an 8 lesson module concerned with the management and development of notable gardens and landscapes. The module includes lessons on planning research and management, consultation and funding processes and the development of new features within existing landscapes. There are also Problem Based Learning Projects within some of the lessons to allow students to demonstrate how they would apply the knowledge they are developing.
Lessons cover –
- The role and formulation of conservation management plans
- Consulting public and interested parties, statutory and non-statutory consultees
- The role of public and other sources of funding
- Planning for renewal of plant features
- Developing new features within existing landscapes
- Programming repair of new and existing hard landscape features
- Creating new gardens and landscapes
- Identifying required staff skills
- Adapt historic gardens and designed landscapes for modern use
Protected Plant Production
This is a 10 lesson module concerned with protected plant cropping techniques and environmental control. The student will develop an understanging of elements such as environmental control, irrigation and management of pests and diseases. The final lesson in the module is a risk assessment for a protected crop, where the student will be able to apply the knowledge gained with this module.
Lessons cover –
- Structures For Protected Cropping
- Environmental Control
- Cladding Materials And Their Properties
- Nursery Nutrition
- Relationship Between Production Techniques And Horticultural Practices
- Horticultural Management In A Greenhouse: Pests And Diseases
- Harvest & Post Harvest Technology
- Greenhouse Plants
- Risk Assessment
To complete the Proficiency Award, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.
There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement. The options will be different dependant upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to proceed and help you every step of the way.
Why Should You Study This Course?
- Understand more about garden history and managing notable gardens.
- You will learn more about protected plant production.
- All in all, this course is excellent for anyone wanting to work or develop their career in the management, maintenance and development of historic gardens and landscapes.
- You can enrol to start at any time. So why delay? Enrol today.
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