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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 1
Unit No:
J/615/8806
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
27 hours

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Know about organic growing systems.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Define the term ‘organic’ as applied to sustainable growing systems.

  • 1.2

    Outline the main differences between organic and conventional growing systems.

  • 1.3

    Outline the advantages, including potential environmental benefits, and disadvantages of organic growing methods.


2

Know about soil management techniques. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Outline common methods of improving soil fertility.

  • 2.2

    State the purpose of composting.

  • 2.3

    Define the term ‘green manure’, giving examples of different green manures.


3

Be able to use organic soil management techniques.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Enrich the soil with appropriate manures and fertilisers for organic gardening.


4

Know about organic crop protection techniques.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Describe different organic methods of pest control, including use of natural predators.

  • 4.2

    Outline the key benefits of using natural methods of pest and disease control.


5.

Be able to use an organic crop protection technique.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1

    Select and use an appropriate organic crop protection technique to control one or more particular types of pest.


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