- Level 1
- Unit No:
- Guided learning hours:
- 27 hours
Know about cultivation of soils
Give reasons for cultivating soil.
Outline correct method of cultivation for different soil types.
State what should and should not be put on a compost heap and why this is the case.
Know about pH levels and their effect on plant life
State how different pH levels affect plants.
State how different soil chemicals affect plants.
Be able to prepare for composting and cultivation tasks.
Select and wear appropriate PPE for composting and cultivation tasks.
Select appropriate tools and equipment for composting and cultivation tasks.
Be able to make and use compost in horticulture.
Follow the steps required to make compost, using appropriate materials.
Use compost appropriately for different cultivation tasks in a horticultural setting.
Observe necessary health and safety rules when making and using compost.
Be able to tidy the work area following composting and cultivation tasks.
Clear and tidy the work area.
Sort and dispose of debris appropriately.
Clean tools and store materials after use.