This intensive short course aims to develop the skills of supervisors and charge hands working in the amenity horticulture industry, specifically those involved with the day-to-day maintenance of trees, shrubs and other plants in the landscape. It aims to increase their knowledge of the range of plant material used in landscaping. It will be useful for companies and organisations who use seasonal labour for landscape maintenance and would wish to provide appropriate training for these workers.
This course covers three units from the National Occupational Standards (NOS) and requires candidates to be involved in a related work area, such as grounds maintenance.
The course covers legislation, risk assessments, maintenance practices in common use; types of herbage encountered in planted areas, faults with planted areas, including pest and disease incidence, nutrition and irrigation requirements, plant support requirements, plant growth habit, plant names and identifying features.
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