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Practical Planting, Establishment & Propagation

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This course is aimed at developing basic planting, ground preparation, pruning and propagation techniques including: seed sowing, cuttings, division and pest and disease control. The course is designed to be flexible to accommodate needs and you will be introduced to basic skills which will help you with the maintenance of your garden.

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements. Learners do not need to have completed Series 1. Learners must contact the College prior to enrolling if they have any support needs.

Course content

The course will cover the following gardening skills:

  • Planting & propagation
  • Pruning
  • Soil preparation

Assessment methods

You will be continually assessed by your tutor throughout the course.

Further study and career options

You can progress onto one of our RHS accredited qualifications.

Additional information

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing clothing and steel capped boots.

Course Information & How to Apply

Please visit our Student Recruitment Team based at Cauldwell Street, call us on 01234 291000 or email us to find out more and enrol onto this course.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
5 weeks 22/04/2020 Wed 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm £118 Shuttleworth College B933


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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