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The Certificate in Horticulture (Plant Propagation) is a vocationally oriented course comprising a core of studies common to all horticulture certificates, plus specialised studies in plant propagation.
The objective of the course is to:
This Certificate involves the following areas of work:
*CORE STUDIES - fifteen lessons involving at least 350 hours.
*STREAM STUDIES - stream studies on plant propagation involving at least 350 hours of study.
CORE STUDY LESSONS
There are 15 lessons in the first half (core):
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
STREAM STUDY LESSONS
There are four major topic areas comprising fifteen lessons in the second half:
The content of the fifteen lessons is as outlined below:
UNIT 1.. SEED PROPAGATION
Lesson 1. Methods Of Propagation
Lesson 2. Seed Propagation A
Lesson 3. Seed Physiology & Germination
Lesson 4. Seed Propagation B
UNIT 2. CUTTING PROPAGATION
Lesson 5. Propagation By Cuttings A
Lesson 6. Propagation By Cuttings B
Lesson 7. Efficiencies In Cutting Production
UNIT 3. BUDDING, GRAFTING & OTHER PROPAGATION TECHNIQUES
Lesson 8. Miscellaneous Propagating Techniques
Lesson 9. Budding & Grafting
Lesson 10. Tissue Culture
Lesson 11. Layering
UNIT 4. NURSERY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT
Lesson 12. Propagating Structures & Equipment
Lesson 13. Propagating Materials
Lesson 14. Nursery Management A
Lesson 15. Nursery Management B
If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant SchemeStudent support
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