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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 1
Unit No:
D/615/8794
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
27 hours

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know about cultivation of soils

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Give reasons for cultivating soil.

  • 1.2

    Outline correct method of cultivation for different soil types.

  • 1.3

    State what should and should not be put on a compost heap and why this is the case. 


2

Know about pH levels and their effect on plant life

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    State how different pH levels affect plants.

  • 2.2

    State how different soil chemicals affect plants.


3

Be able to prepare for composting and cultivation tasks. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Select and wear appropriate PPE for composting and cultivation tasks.

  • 3.2

    Select appropriate tools and equipment for composting and cultivation tasks.


4

Be able to make and use compost in horticulture. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Follow the steps required to make compost, using appropriate materials.

  • 4.2

    Use compost appropriately for different cultivation tasks in a horticultural setting.

  • 4.3

    Observe necessary health and safety rules when making and using compost.


5

Be able to tidy the work area following composting and cultivation tasks.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1

    Clear and tidy the work area.

  • 5.2

    Sort and dispose of debris appropriately.

  • 5.3

    Clean tools and store materials after use.


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