- Identify optional management approaches for amenity horticulture sites.
- Determine varying features of optional management approaches for amenity horticulture sites.
- Explain planning concepts and processes used for provision of amenity land.
- Identify and describe up to date information sources relating to changing influences on the amenity industry.
- Explain current social environmental issues as they evolve in a changing political climate, for example community involvement, sustainability, public/private partnerships.
- Explain current economic issues as they evolve in a changing political climate, for example community involvement, sustainability, public/private partnerships.
- Describe Methods of community involvement from user surveys and consultation exercises through to physical involvement using volunteer groups.
- Explain the relationship between the amenity industry, government policies and communities.
- Critically evaluate the means by which the community can be engaged with the amenity industry.
- Determine the impact of community policies on local strategies.
- Determine relevant issues (social, political, economic and environmental) that relate to management of amenity sites.
- Develop an appropriate management plan for an amenity site.
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Detailed Course Outline
This course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online. Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.
There are 7 lessons in this course:
Adapting Amenity Horticulture to Changing Needs
- What is an amenity horticulture site
- Challenges of amenity horticulture: political, social, economic, environmental
- Management of Amenity horticulture sites
- Defining a mission, vision, goals and activities planning
- Ensuring that the above are reached or planned within a specified time frame
- Managing budgets
- Managing human resources
- Managing material resources
- Managing natural resources
- Management options
- Amenity sites; horticultural displays
- Management framework
- Types of organisational structures
- Chains of command
Macro Panning for Amenity Land Provision
- Macro planning introduction
- What to plan for
- Principles of neighbourhood planning
- What is a community
- Principles of leisure facility planning, including sports grounds
Resources and Information
- Information sources
- PBL project to create and present a report that identifies, describes and uses up-to-date information sources relating to changing influences on the amenity industry
Social, Cultural and Environmental Impacts
- Comparing positive and negative aspects of different factors
- Examples of environmentally driven management decisions
- Cultural, social and environmental issues
- Financing amenity horticulture sites
- What are we funding
- Funding sources
- Funding amounts
- Human resource management
- Volunteer management
- Material resources management
- Amenity horticulture and the community
- Where might you find community participation
- Community needs or wants: not always the same
- What motivates community involvement
- Community participation to develop parks and playgrounds
Developing a Management Plan
- PBL project to create and present a management plan for an amenity horticulture site.
- Components of a management plan
- What to do to make those plans come true
- Staff morale and enthusiasm
- Involving the community so that they take responsibility
- Solving the budget problem without cutting on services
When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.
Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design. Meanwhile the business has covered a variety of Garden Design projects, from wildflower gardens to seaside situations, and has included some work with Chelsea Gold multi-winner John Moreland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I pay in installments?
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Can I study from anywhere in the world?
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Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?
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Do I have to sit an Exam?
No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.
Do you have set start dates?
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