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Growing Fruit

  • Sat 24th - Sun 25th March 2018.
    Course starts at 10am. Course fee £60,
    Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT.
    Full board accommodation at CAT £70.

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Thriving fruit trees are a joy to behold, but the practices of propagation, pruning and disease control can seem confusing.

This course unlocks the mysteries by looking at the science behind fruit growing, and puts it into practice with hands-on sessions.

We concentrate on apples and pears, but cover other fruits such as damsons, figs and soft fruit.

Each student will graft and take home their own apple tree.

This course can be taken on it’s own or as part of a Certificate in Field Ecology.

The University of Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning aims to offer a range of accredited (intensive) courses at CAT to enable students to gain a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology.

The Certificates would take a minimum of two to three years to complete. Gaining the Certificate would enable you to become a competent field ecologist, able to plan and undertake field survey work and identify key species.

These are useful skills that are in high demand for many environmental and conservation jobs.

The core courses of this Certificate cover general ecology, the diversity of plants and animals and plant identification.
There are also many key and optional courses to choose from involving the identification, habitat and general ecology of a range of groups: invertebrates, mammals, bats, mosses, lichens, grasses, flowering plants, birds, pond life and many more.

Individual courses can be built up in to the Certificate of Field Ecology.

If you are interested in working towards this Certificate, more information, help or advice is available from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University, telephone Paula Hughes 01970 62 2682 (mornings only).

You do not need a scientific background to succeed.

For more information on taking this course as part of a field certificate through Aberystwyth School of Lifelong Learning Click here
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Course fees are £60, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580 before booking your optional full board accommodation at CAT.

Full board accommodation at CAT costs £70.

Please book accommodation by emailing courses@cat.org.uk or by phone on 01654 704 966 or use the “Book Now” button below or at the top right side of the screen.

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Please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 621 580 before booking full board accommodation at CAT.

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