Teaching Program

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The VINE MASTER PRUNERS Academy teaching program includes several courses across various levels that can be chosen based on each student’s interest and needs. After successfully completing the exams and receiving certification, students will be able to access the higher levels, eventually becoming a VINE MASTER PRUNER

BECOME A VINE PRUNER: LAY THE FOUNDATIONS TO BECOME A  VINE MASTER PRUNER

Become a VINE PRUNER course will help you to lay the foundations to learn to apply a Method and to begin you studies to become a VINE MASTER PRUNER. This is an introductory course and does not include tests nor provides certifications. 

Enrolling in Become a VINE PRUNER course gives you access to 3 on-demand lectures. These videos are also included in the Guyot and Spurred Cordon Vine Pruner courses. 


VINE PRUNER LEVEL: LEARN TO PRUNE ACCORDING TO THE METHOD

The first level of the teaching program is the VINE PRUNER level. The courses of this level focus on the fundamentals of the SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD applied to the most common training systems: Guyot and Spurred Cordon. After successfully completing an online test, the student will be able to access the courses of the Advanced Level.


VINE PRUNER ADVANCED: PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE

VINE PRUNER ADVANCED course will focus on the in-depth analysis of Guyot and Spurred Cordon training systems (cane pruning and spur pruning). This course will allow you to manage the plants’ development starting from the first stages of growth and up to when they reach elderly age.
After successfully completing online tests and a practical exams, which one can access only if in possession of the VINE PRUNER certificate, students will obtain their VINE PRUNER ADVANCED certificates.

Recovery and conversion of the vines from conventional pruning approach to SIMONIT&SIRCH Method will be the main topic of an additional module of the VINE PRUNER ADVANCED course available in 2023.


VINE PRUNER EXPERT LEVEL: UNLEASH YOUR TECHNIQUE

VINE PRUNER EXPERT Courses, also divided into two modules per each training system, will examine various vine training systems from some of the top wine growing regions of the world. We will analyze the specifics of each training system and the ways to shape young plants or convert adult plants to the SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD. 

From Italy to Médoc, from California to Bourgogne to South Africa and so on. It will be like a real tour around the world! The Expert level courses, possible to choose based on each student’s interest, will be the first and unique pruning courses focused on the local training systems, analyzed in detail, applying the principles of the SIMONIT&SIRCH METHOD

Each course will end with an exam with which the students will earn their certificates. 

VINE PRUNER EXPERT LEVEL courses are not yet available.


VINE MASTER PRUNER: WHEN YOUR PROFESSION BECOMES YOUR MISSION

Students aiming for the VINE MASTER PRUNER title will need to acquire knowledge and skills covered in all the courses dedicated to all the training systems. Additionally, they will have to demonstrate their capacity to manage a team at work and in training. The VINE MASTER PRUNER title will be awarded after having obtained the certificate for each course of the Academy and successfully completing a theory and practice exam with Marco Simonit.

 

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