Course title:
Plant and Soil Science for Gardeners
Tutor:
Geoff Fisher
Course ID:
C3679652
Start date:
28/09/2021
End date:
02/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 28 Sep 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 05 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 12 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 19 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 26 Oct 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Tue 02 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Tue 28 Sep 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 05 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 12 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 19 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 26 Oct 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 02 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£44.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No further resources or information needed.
Course aim:
This course aims to introduce students to the wonders of plant and soil science. A basic knowledge of soils and plants is essential for gardeners and those interested in gardening.
Course description:
This online course is a light and easy introduction to plant and soil science. It aims to introduce you to the world under your feet and how soils affect plant growth. We will then go on to look at plants and how they function, equiping the gardener or potential gardener with the knowledge to grow fantastic plants. Some of the topics we will be exploring are; what is soil, soil testing, types of soil, changes you can make to soil to encourage good growth in plants, parts of a plant and their function, reproduction in plants, what plants need from the soil and many more topics. The course is aimed at people with little to intermediate knowledge of plant and soil science and will include many fun activities to keep students active.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Identify the different soil types and their main characteristics
2. State the importance of soils to plant growth and development
3. Identify the parts of a plant and state their function
4. List the different types of plant and their reproductive cycle
5. Evaluate growing conditions for a range of plants
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk