Plant Health: Pests & Diseases

Plant Health: Pests & Diseases

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Derbyshire Eco Centre

Porter Lane



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Derbyshire Eco Centre

Improve your knowledge to be able to control plant pests and maintain your garden haven.

Approximate course length:

5 hours

This course is for:

This course is suitable for anyone interested in gardening and improving their plant maintenance.

You will learn:

• how to identify commonly found garden weeds, pests, diseases and disorders

• methods of control: organic, biological and chemical

• Botanical names of weeds

This is a classroom based course which will provide an opportunity to develop your horticulture skills in a friendly, sociable environment.

There are no exams or formal assessments.

There will be chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice.

Work outside of sessions:

This is not required, though we hope you will want to put what you have learned into practice.

You may be given tasks or activities to practise or prepare between sessions.

Additional costs and what to prepare:

There are no additional costs for this course.

You will need a pen and paper, laptop or tablet so that you can make your own notes. Handouts may be provided.

How to access your course:

An email with joining details will be sent within 3 working days of the start date of the course.

Progression from this course:

You may wish to progress to other horticulture courses such as the Level 2 RHS Practical and Theory qualification courses – Information session for next academic year; Building a wildlife Pond; Introduction to Beekeeping or a Sustainable Gardening Course: Creating a Vertical Garden or Creating a Sensory Garden.

For further information on our summer 2021 term programme or on the additional support we offer visit:

Course fees explained

Some of our courses are free of charge. Others have a full fee and a lower ‘concessions’ rate for those on certain benefits. This may vary from course to course so please ask when enquiring about a particular course. For many of our learning for leisure courses we use three different fee bands:

Fee A: Full feeFee B: Derbyshire Gold cards holdersFee C: Concessions for those on certain benefits/allowances – please ask for details

There may be additional costs on some courses for materials please ask for details.

If selecting one of the reduced rates, you will be asked to show proof of entitlement when attending course.


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Before booking onto this course, please read the Derbyshire Adult Education Learner Entitlement

When you book onto the course you need to provide Personal Information. To see the privacy notice issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE), please visit Education and Skills Funding Agency privacy notice: April 2019

What can you expect from DACES?

Safeguarding and Prevent

Whilst on our on-line courses you can expect a safe space, free from abuse, bullying, discrimination or threat. Click on the following link for more information: Safeguarding and Prevent

If you have any concerns/queries regarding safeguarding/prevent please report these to your tutor or email:

Further information:

We are offering a reduced programme of courses in our centres which is subject to change due to the current COVID 19 situation. For more information and to view our Autumn 2021 brochure visit our website

You can also keep up to date with the learning opportunities that we currently have through our Facebook page.

Or sign up for our newsletter Adult Community Education Newsletter

We wish you every success with your course. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or enquiries at

Careers Support:

Careers Service

Do you need help to discover your digital skills and to look for online learning/courses? Or do you want help with finding and applying for jobs?

Derbyshire County Council Careers Service offers impartial information, advice and guidance to adults on employment and learning.

Our staff are experienced and qualified to a minimum of Level 4 in Information, Advice and Guidance

✔Friendly, supportive and adaptable to learner needs

✔Impartial and able to advise on and refer to a wide range of local provision

During the COVID-19 outbreak our centres are closed for face-to-face appointments, but we’re still offering impartial information, advice and guidance in other ways. Support will be available via video calls, telephone, text and / or email.

Please get in contact with your local Careers Coach:

Becky Stancill 07767 670797

Amber Valley - AlfretonBolsover and North East Derbyshire - Bolsover / Clay Cross / Shirebrook

Chris Ellerington 07896 804096

Amber Valley - HeanorErewash - Ilkeston / Long EatonSouth Derbyshire and South Dales - Swadlincote

Sarah Kelly 07967 391263

High Peak and North Dales - Buxton / Glossop / New Mills

Wendy Leigh 07717 303855

Amber Valley - AlfretonBolsover and North East Derbyshire - Dronfield / EckingtonChesterfield - Chesterfield / Staveley

Yvonne Power 07967 308873

Amber Valley - BelperHigh Peak and North Dales - MatlockSouth Derbyshire and South Dales - Ashbourne

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