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Pruning

Course CodeSGH6
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

Short Courses now available from ACS Distance Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pruning is an essential element of looking after many plants.  Understanding whether or not to prune a plant is crucial - some benefit from pruning, which promotes plant growth, flowering, and yielding of fruit, whilst others do not.  This short course will teach you how to prune properly and when you should prune.  You will learn about pruning of a variety of different plants, hedges, roses, how to create topiary and more.  The short course also includes a lesson on the tools and equipment you need to prune.


There are 9 lessons in this Short Course:

LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION
LESSON 2 TYPES OF PRUNING
LESSON 3 PRUNING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT 
LESSON 4 PRUNING HEDGES 
LESSON 5 SHAPING PLANTS 
LESSON 6 MANAGING PRUNINGS
LESSON 7 PRUNING FOR FRUIT PRODUCTION 
LESSON 8 PRUNING ROSES
LESSON 9 COMPENDIUM OF PLANTS: HOW TO PRUNE WHAT AND WHEN 
FINAL ASSESSMENT

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

This is a self paced, 20 hour study program; with everything from your enrolment through to awarding of your certificate of completion, controlled by computer software developed by our programmers.

Utilizing cutting edge technology all the way; you can

  1. Enrol, pay course fees into pay pal; your payment approval then triggers an email explaining how to proceed, and access to the course.
  2. You are then given instructions (options to read or listen to an audio).
  3. Next you proceed to work through lessons as fast or slow as you wish; undertaking automated self assessment tests at the end of each lesson, choosing practical/additional learning tasks to undertake as you go.
  4. On concluding the final lesson; you undertake a major online exam; and on achieving a 60% pass rate, you are given a "Certificate of Completion" carrying your name and date, to download as a pdf, to save or print as you wish

NOTE:    Unlike our other 100 hour courses, there is no additional exam fee charged for the exam in this or any of the 20 hour short courses.

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