Posted: 04/06/2017 at 13:07
Hi, I did it at Pershore college. The assessments were mainly practical so for example you would be shown how to prepare a seed tray correctly and plant seeds and then we would all have one or two or our own to do and they would be assessed. Ditto with taking and preparing cuttings etc, pruning and so on. All very relaxed and informal but not in a way that you felt the assessments weren't of value.
The only written bits, I remember, were the plant ID tests. We would have a list to learn for the following week and a sample of each plant would be laid out in a room with. A number and we had to go round and arise down what plant each one was.
It was a very enjoyable and worthwhile course. learnt a lot, even the stuff you think you know how to do as the tutors had years of practical working experience as well as teaching and of course you get to spend the day with feels gardening enthusiasts so lots of knowledge and tips shared.
Last edited: 04 June 2017 13:10:27