General Horticulture Courses

Amenity Horticulture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn the Skills Needed for a Career in Amenity Horticulture 

Amenity horticulture is mostly concerned with the design, planting and maintenance of public spaces such as parks, gardens and streetscapes. Some people in this sector also work in private gardens. Amenity horticulture is broad in scope and requires people to have a range of skills in order to be able to manage built or natural landscapes.

This course introduces students to:

  • The benefits of horticulture and gardening for individuals and the community,
  • Different ways of managing natural and man-made landscapes, legal and planning considerations
  • Managing physical and financial resources, and the sustainability of landscapes and green spaces into the future. 
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Amenity Horticulture II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Add to your Amenity Horticulture Knowledge

This course is aimed at those who already have some understanding of amenity horticulture or who are taking this module after studying our Amenity Horticulture I module. It is geared towards helping you to manage horticulture sites.

Develop your skills in management and planning of amenity horticulture projects.

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Arboriculture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn How to Look After Trees

Trees need proper maintenance in order to thrive. If left uncared for, trees are more prone to various environmental disorders as well as pests and diseases.  This extremely comprehensive course develops your tree knowledge in terms of care and maintenance of trees.

  • Broaden your understanding in the diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders - whether pests, diseases, nutritional or water problems, or something else.
  • Learn about the standard tree surgery practices, how to prune and train both young and established trees, and appropriate safety measures to follow.
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Arboriculture II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 14 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn Advanced Tree Care and Planning

  • Develop your ability to manage trees beyond what is covered in our  Arboriculture I course in order to minimise potential long-term tree problems.
  • Learn about better tree selection, choosing trees for different soils, locations and climates, strengthening and improving the health of existing trees, and techniques used to better remove trees and stumps that must be taken away.

This course will add to your tree knowledge and give you confidence when discussing planting plans and tree choices with clients. It will also help you to determine how a landscape could be improved with regards to the trees in it.

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Cutting Propagation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Discover How to Propagate Plants from Different Types of Cuttings

Cuttings are an ideal way to produce new plants for many plant species. Master the skills to produce a wide variety of plants from cuttings.

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Garden Centre Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn to Manage a Garden Centre

Designed originally in conjunction with a garden department manager of a major retail chain store; this course has been very successful in training both staff and managers of retail nurseries and garden centres across the world. It continues to be updated at least annually, and continues to be used by small nurseries through to major chain stores across the country.

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Garden History Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Discover how Gardens have Evolved Over Time

  • Understand gardens past and present
  • Study how gardens have evolved from Roman times to the present day.
  • Understand the value of conserving heritage parks and gardens. 
  • Discover what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. 

 

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Garden Maintenance Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn how to Maintain Gardens Like a True Professional

A professional gardener is able to provide a quality service to their clients whilst still making a reasonable profit. To do this well, you need sound gardening knowledge. Indeed, skills and knowledge are key to good gardening just as they are to any other profession. Sadly, many gardeners don't know as much as they should. 

This course provides you with insights into horticulture skills and practices to help make you a top gardener.

   

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Horticultural Marketing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Become Skilled in Horticulture Sales and Marketing

Learn the skills and techniques required  to be successful in horticultural business management.

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Horticultural Research I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Find Out How to Carry Out Research in Horticulture 

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, conduct and report on research into the horticulture industry.
  • Understand different approaches to research, the value of statistics, how to present research findings, and report writing.
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Horticultural Research II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn to Determine What is Worth Researching

  • Learn how to plan and execute appropriate research to get information that can make a real difference to horticultural productivity in any situation - whether for amenity horticulture or production horticulture.
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Horticultural Resource Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

An Introduction to Management of Horticulture

  • Learn Horticulture Resource Management for any Sector of the Horticulture Industry
  • Learn to plan for efficient and economical management in horticulture. Find out about things such as work procedures and programming, budgeting and staff supervision.
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Horticultural Resource Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Become Skilled in Horticulture Management in Your Area of the Industry

Learn and develop skills in the management of resources in a horticulture business or enterprise, including financial resources, human resources and physical resources

 

 

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Horticultural Therapy Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Develop Skills in Applying Horticulture Therapy to Help Others

Horticultural therapists use horticultural activities as a tool for helping disadvantaged people. The therapy may be focused on improving or maintaining muscle function and other aspects of physical well-being or enhancing psychological well-being through developing self-esteem, reducing stress, anxiety and depression, or gaining social skills. 


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Horticulture Foundations (Horticulture I) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn Essential Principles & Practices of Horticulture

This is the ideal course for people wishing to learn the basic principles underlying horticulture and gardening. It blends both theory and practice to give you a sound technical grounding in a broad range of horticultural principles and practices.

 

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Irrigation (Gardens) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn how to Select, Install & Operate Home Garden Irrigation Systems

Irrigation systems are much more affordable for the home garden they they ever have been. They have also become more durable and reliable leading to increased demand for people who are able to install and maintain them. This course is aimed at gardeners and horticulturists with an interest in setting up irrigation systems but who would also like to enhance their knowledge of plant water requirements.   

 

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Irrigation Management (Horticulture) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Develop Expertise in Irrigation Systems and their Management

    This advanced course assumes some knowledge of irrigation equipment and installation. It is suitable for foremen, supervisors, managers and installers of irrigation systems.  

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    Landscaping III (Landscaping Styles) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

    Find Out How to Create a Range of Garden Styles

    • Many different garden themes or styles have evolved around the world.
    • Review a range of different garden styles and themes and how to create them.
    • Learn to apply the principles, design features and elements that make up these different styles.

    This is an outstanding course for even experienced landscape designers helping you to develop skills in everything from a formal to an eclectic garden, and a Mediterranean to an oriental landscape.

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    Managing Notable Gardens and Landscapes Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

    Gain Skills in Conservation, Restoration & Maintenance of Significant Landscapes   

    This course is aimed at people with some background skills and knowledge of gardening and basic landscaping. Expand your skills to manage designed landscapes and gardens. The course will:

    • Discuss appropriate management strategies to ensure the long-term survival of plants and garden features.
    • Identify and evaluate sources of funding and associated issues.
    • Identify and discuss the issues concerned with the presentation of a site to visitors.

      A designed landscape can include any grounds that are preconceived, designed and constructed for aesthetic purposes. Consideration of parks, woodlands, water gardens and notable formal and informal gardens is included in this course. 

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      Nature Park Management I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn to Manage Natural Landscapes

      This course is designed to appeal to people who enjoy working outdoors in natural parks, nature reserves or wilderness areas. Whilst it is focused on managing these natural tracts of land for public use it is concerned with ways to preserve such sites and conservation strategies.   

      Develop an understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles, and learn a variety of skills ranging from basic gardening and nature park design, to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery.

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      Nature Park Management II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Study Advanced Nature Park Management

      • Learn to use indigenous plants to create natural, balanced ecosystems. It is a generic course, intended to be applicable regardless of where in the world you live.  
      • Learn to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosures, market a nature park, and lots more.
      • Understand how humans impact on natural environment
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      Nursery Growers Course Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Discover How to Successfully Grow a Range of Plants

      This is an introductory course which shows the beginner how to get started in the nursery business. You learn how to propagate plants, decide what to propagate, how to start a small inexpensive operation, and to go about selling what you grow.

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      Nursery Hands Course Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Skills Needed for a Career in Nursery Work 

      This course was designed in collaboration with nursery workers at the 'Greening Australia' Hamel Nursery, south of Perth in WA.

      It teaches the skills for day-to-day work in a production nursery. These skills are essential skills of the trade and are applicable to all nurseries regardless of which country you live in. 

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      Nursery Sales Assistant Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 5 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Become a Nursery Sales Assistant for a Career in Nursery Work

      Professional sales staff are vital for any plant nursery. This course will help you to understand your product and your customers, and become an efficient salesperson.

      The course was developed in response to a request from a retail nurseryman who was finding it difficult to obtain staff with appropriate skills. As he put it, job applicants were either over-qualified or lacked the basic skills needed to be able to identify plants, advise customers on their use, and to understand some basic sales techniques and procedures. You'll learn all that and more through studying this course.

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      Operational Business Management for Horticulture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn to Plan for Economic and Marketing Success in a Horticultural Enterprise

      Your ability to manage a business can make a huge difference to your success in horticulture. In this course, you will learn to the business side of horticulture, including how to plan and implement effective strategies for your business and/or services.

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      Operational Business Management for Horticulture II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn to Better Organise any Horticultural Enterprise

      Horticultural skills and awareness are extremely important in any horticulture enterprise, but if you can't organise a business properly and use what you know effectively productivity, and ultimately profitability, will suffer. This course is aimed at managers, supervisors and business owners. 

      Learn about legal, contractual and staff management considerations in business. Find out how to make informed interpretations and analyses, how to use critical thought processes, and how to master the complex issues that relate to the management of a range of different sectors of the horticulture industry.

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      Organic Plant Culture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Gain Knowledge and Skills in Organic Growing Methods

      This course is a comprehensive guide to organic growing practices. It covers things like crop rotations, no-dig gardening, permaculture principles, organic mulches, natural methods of pest control, organic sprays, making compost, and lots more.   

      The course shows you how to grow plants naturally and helps you to develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods. You will learn to work with the environment without the use of potentially hazardous artificial fertilisers or sprays and therefore how to implement sustainability. You can apply what you learn here to gardening, nursery growing or crop farming.

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      Plant Breeding Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn how to Become a Plant Breeder

      This course is aimed at people who are serious about growing new plant varieties. It introduces you to the biology of plants and how they reproduce, how genetic information is passed to new plants, the way that plants are classified, and plant breeding techniques. It is assumed that you have a reasonable understanding of scientific principles to attempt this course.  

      Plant breeding is a bigger industry than most people realise. In some places, earnings from plant breeding rights can equal or exceed earnings from actually producing plants. The course is of value to nursery workers where knowledge of plant breeding and selection is required. 

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      Plant Health (Horticulture III) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Become Skilled in Plant Pest & Disease Identification & Control

      This course is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of plant pests, diseases and disorders. It builds on the introduction to plant health provided in our Horticulture I course and goes in to sufficient depth to give you a solid foundation in a broad range of potential problems - whether in garden setting, plant nursery or crop situation.   

      You will develop a firm understanding of plant health, the systematic identification of health problems in plants, and the techniques for control of those problems.

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      Plant Identification and Knowledge (Horticulture II) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Improve Your Plant Knowledge

      Plant identification is extremely important to horticulture it helps you to choose the right plant for the right place.

      This horticulture course is aimed at people who have some understanding of plants but wish to improve their skills in plant identification and how to grow and use different groups of plants in gardens and other landscapes. 

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      Plant Pathology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Gain In-depth Knowledge of Plant Diseases & Disorders

      This course goes into the science underlying plant diseases and disorders. It is designed for the professional horticulturist who seeks a greater understanding of the way that diseases affect plants. 

      Plant pathology (also known as phytopathology) is the study of plant disease - it is a combination of science knowledge and science application. This course develops your understanding of all types of plant diseases (fungal, viral, bacterial, non-infectious), their life cycles, and ways they can be controlled both with and without chemicals. 

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      Plant Protection Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Become Skilled in Plant Pest, Disease & Weed Control

      This course teaches you how to protect a range of plants. Knowledge gained is applicable to a variety of situations from lawns to garden beds, parks and public landscapes through to nursery and crop plants.  

      • Learn to identify pests, diseases and weeds
      • Gain an understanding of their life cycles which is vital if you hope to control them
      • Find out how to select and use appropriate treatments
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      Plant Taxonomy Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn About Plant Taxonomy

      Learn to systematically examine a plant’s distinguishing characteristics - then determine its scientific classification based upon those observations.

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      Practical Horticulture 1 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Practical Horticulture Skills Online

      This course offers training in the practical side of horticulture. Although this is a distance learning course, it has been developed for those people who feel that they will gain more from a course that places most most emphasis on learning through practical experiences. In other words, you learn the theory by doing things.

      Learn about how to identify plants, propagate plants, identification of pests, diseases and weeds, planting & potting, pruning and plant care, and identifying risks and hazards.

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      Practical Horticulture 2 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Advanced Practical Gardening Skills

      Develop practical skills which can be used in the management of a variety of horticultural situations. 

      This course is a step up from our Practical Horticulture 1 course, but it may be taken in its own right by those with fundamental horticultural knowledge. Use this course to take the next step in your career.

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      Propagation I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Develop Skills in All Types of Plant Propagation

      • Learn the various propagation methods
      • Learn what technique works for what type of plant
      • Learn how to overcome propagation problems
      • Learn about the equipment and materials needed to propagate and produce new plants
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      Protected Plant Production Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Find Out How to Grow Plants in Protected Environments

      The course provides a comprehensive introduction to growing different types of plants and so is relevant to people working in, or aspiring to work in, different settings such as greenhouse crop production, the cut flower industry, plant nurseries, market gardening or farming.  

      • Learn about the basics of how plants grow and their physiological processes
      • Learn how to manipulate the environment to optimise plant growth. 

       

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      Pruning Duration icon 20 hours Qualification icon Certificate of Completion Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online

      Learn to Prune all sorts of plants

      • Trees and Shrubs
      • Roses
      • Fruit Trees
      • Hedges and Topiary

      Learn about different techniques and the tools and materials used to do the work.


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      Qualification - Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Arboriculture) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Improve Your Opportunities to Work as an Arborist

      This 900 hour course is aimed at those who wish to go into careers as managers or supervisors of workers in arboriculture. There are nine 100-hour modules in total, including a 200 hour workplace project. Students will need to arrange this themselves which makes it well suited to those who are currently working in arboriculture or landscaping or gardening positions which involve some tree care and maintenance. 

      The four core units (which are common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate) cover office practices, business operations, management and marketing. The three specialist units of study relate to the selection, culture, maintenance and repair of trees with a further emphasis on other plants. It is a must for those looking to gain managerial work roles in this industry, or so as to branch into other areas of horticulture.

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      Qualification - Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Retail Nursery) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Develop the Skills Required to Manage a Retail Nursery

      Gain knowledge in identification, care and handling of plants and other products sold through retail nurseries.

      This 900 hour course trains managers or supervisors rather than workers. There are seven 100-hour modules plus a 200-hour workplace project in this course. The modules include the four core units common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate (i.e. management, office practices, business operations and marketing), plus three specialist units of study relating to the management and operation of a retail nursery.

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      Qualification - Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Wholesale Nursery) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn to Manage a Wholesale Production Nursery

      This course is aimed at people who work as a supervisor, manager or owner-operator of a wholesale or production nursery. It is also suitable for those aspiring to get into managerial or supervisory roles. It is a 900-hour course covering both management and horticultural studies relating to running a wholesale nursery.

      There are seven units plus a 200-hour workplace project in this course. These include the four core units common to all streams of the Advanced Certificate and three specialist units of study relating to the operation and management of wholesale nurseries. The core units are Management, Business Operations, Office Practices and Marketing.

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      Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Horticultural Technology) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn to Manage Hydroponics Businesses

      This is a 900-hour management-oriented course designed to train managers of horticultural operations which utilise an advanced level of technology in the area of hydroponics.

      There are eight units plus a 200 hr workplace project in this course. These are the five core units common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate (i.e. Management, Office Practices, Marketing and Business Operations). Three stream units in hydroponics and protected plant production involve another 300 hours of study. A workplace project relating to some aspect of horticultural technology involves the final 200 hrs of study.

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      Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 800 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Begin Your Journey Towards Horticultural Expertise

      This advanced certificate in horticulture is designed to give people who wish to have a career in horticulture a competitive edge. Throughout this course you'll cover the key principles and practices of horticulture but you can also specialise in your preferred field.  

      This well-balanced Advanced Certificate in Horticulture covers various aspects of Horticultural Science including: Propagation I, Soil Management, Horticulture III (Plant Health), Botany I, Practical Horticulture. This course is also a great stepping stone to higher qualifications.

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      Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Nursery) Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 25 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Gain the Skills Needed to Make It in the Nursery Industry 

      Nursery work offers many possibilities from growing plants form seeds or cuttings through to plant breeding, research & development, industrial design or sales and marketing. Wherever your career might take you and whatever your motivation, you do need a solid foundation in horticulture, and especially in propagation practices.   

      This course is designed to give students a foothold in all the key areas needed to forge a career in plant nurseries in positions of responsibility. The course provides training for people wishing to work in nurseries at a technician or management level; in positions such as nursery managers, technical representatives or consultants.

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      Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Strive for Expertise in Ornamental Horticulture

      This extremely comprehensive 2500-hour course covers a lot of ground in the twelve compulsory modules which have a focus on horticultural sciences, engineering, management and marketing. The remaining thirteen modules give you an opportunity to specialise in your preferred fields.   

      The course provides training for people to work in the care and development of gardens, parks, or other areas of amenity horticulture (e.g. green walls and roofs, street trees, interior landscaping) at a technician, consultant or management level.

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      Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Parks & Recreation) Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      PARKS AND RECREATION HOME STUDY COURSE

      Create and Manage Natural Environments - National Parks, Wilderness Areas, Zoos, Resorts

        This course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situations including municipal parks, national parks, tourist parks, commercial landscapes, resorts, etc

      Other study options may be to design your own Diploma or other qualification according to subject choices that suit your needs - see Design Your Own Course for more details.
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      Qualification - Associate Diploma in Horticulture Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Diploma Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Professional Training for a Horticulture Career

      This is an outstanding foundation course for a career as a professional horticulturist anywhere in the world. The course was originally the basis of the former RHS Diploma in Horticulture which is why it differs to our other associate diploma in horticulture. Despite the RHS no longer running this course, we decided to keep the layout as it offers something different to our other offerings.  

      This course covers many aspects of horticultural science including plant propagation, soil management, botany, plant ecology, protected plant production, landscaping gardens, establishing and maintaining plants and turf, practical horticulture and plant breeding.

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      Qualification - Associate Diploma in Horticulture Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Horticulture Principles for Employment or Gardening Businesses

      Develop your knowledge of horticulture principles, practical aspects of plant culture and maintenance, plant science, plant identification and how and where to use different types of plants in the landscape.

      This course provides a broad-based foundation which is flexible enough to allow you to adapt to and work in different sectors of the industry - as a gardener, landscaper, technician, business owner, consultant, etc.

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      Qualification - Certificate in Arboriculture Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Skills Needed to Work With Trees

      To work in the challenging and stimulating arboriculture industry you need fundamental knowledge and understanding of trees, their amenity value and their indisputable value to the environment. Such knowledge includes the maintenance and management of trees; tree assessment for health, monetary or environmental value, fundamentals of planting, transplanting, pruning, site planning, identification and treatment of pests diseases, nutritional and other disorders, tree surgery, after care and advice and tree removal.

      Arborists are there to encourage and maintain healthy, growing trees where at all possible; their work therefore has an important role in the community. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to get a foothold in the tree care industry.

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      Qualification - Certificate in Garden Maintenance Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Discover How To Excel in Garden Maintenance

      This is a great course for those wanting to start their own business, or wanting to work in the landscape maintenance industry. Develop a very good understanding of the fundamental skills and knowledge required to become a professional horticulturist. Learn about pests and diseases, soil nutrition, different types of irrigation, weed control, and turf management. 

      This intensive certificate level qualification is suitable for anyone looking to work in home gardens, commercial landscapes, parks, or historic gardens - whether for employment, self-employment or to develop a garden maintenance business. 

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      Qualification - Certificate in Horticultural Marketing Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Find Out How to Promote Horticulture Businesses

      All horticulture enterprises have to be promoted to survive. However, whilst many horticulturists are skilled in their understanding of plants, they don't necessarily know how to make the most of business opportunities.   

      Ask yourself - would you like to improve your business or career? Would you like to sell more horticultural products or are you expected to? If so, then this could be the course for you. In this course you will learn about marketing in general, but also specifically marketing in the horticultural industry. You can apply this knowledge to a wide range of business types and situations and it could make the difference needed to keep a business afloat or take it to the next level.

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      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Gain Skills & Knowledge to Work in Fields of Horticulture

      If you want a career in horticulture, this course is an ideal starting point. The course was developed by experts in the industry and has been so successful that it is regularly one of our best-sellers. Due to its popularity it is regularly updated to reflect any changes in industry standards. 

      Graduates from this comprehensive certificate have a history of career success. The course provides a strong foundation in general horticulture (up to 350 hours) as well as specialised training in a chosen area such as propagation, landscaping or organics.

       

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      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Grounds Management) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn About Grounds Maintenance & Management 

      People with knowledge of grounds maintenance are sought after for employment in different kinds of settings such as public gardens, parks, private estates, business grounds, city-scapes, and green spaces in urban or rural areas.     

      This immersive course provides initial training for gardeners, groundsmen and others involved in the care and maintenance of parks, gardens and turf facilities. The first half of the course is devoted to general horticulture to give you a solid foundation in horticulture principles, but the remainder is specifically related to grounds maintenance.

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      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Nature Park Management) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Study for a Career in Nature Park Management

      This online course is aimed at people working in, or intending to work in, a range of nature parks - such as wildlife parks, national parks, reserves, ecotourism resorts, forests and other natural areas open to public use. 

      Develop a foundation in plant identification and horticulture as well as a basic understanding of such things as botany, ecology, land care and rehabilitation, weed management, wildlife management, sustainability practices, and so forth. As we move into times of uncertainty with regards to climate change and plant and animal extinctions the need for people with the requisite skills in land management has never been stronger. 

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      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn to Develop & Maintain Ornamental Gardens

      The course is designed to teach the basics of how to identify, grow, and maintain ornamental plants and gardens in any climate with emphasis placed on the plant varieties which are most valuable to gardens. Topics covered include garden maintenance, turf care, arboriculture, landscaping, and nursery work. 

      The course is relevant for work in both public and private gardens. Choose this course to develop your skills, build a career or to improve your job and business prospects. The course provides initial training for anyone working, or intending to work in ornamental horticulture. The first half of the course focuses on general horticulture principles and second half is specifically related to ornamental horticulture. 

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      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Plant Protection) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Discover How To Identify & Control Plant Pests & Diseases

      • Learn to identify and care for many different plant varieties.
      • Find out how to identify and diagnose problems including pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, and environmental disorders.
      • Become knowledgeable about natural and chemical control options, integrated pest management, application equipment, safe use of pesticides, and more.

      This comprehensive certificate provides initial training in the area of plant protection. The first half of the course covers general horticulture principles whilst the remainder covers topics specifically related to plant protection. 

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      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Propagation) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Advanced Propagation Techniques

      This course is a grower's delight. It will help you to develop skills and knowledge about propagating different types of plants by seed, cuttings, budding and grafting, separation, division and layering - in a commercially viable way.

      Also learn about plant identification and general culture as a sound foundation for understanding horticultural practices. This comprehensive course is designed principally for plant propagators, whether for employment, personal development or business opportunities. Become skilled in growing all sorts of plants. 

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      Qualification - Certificate in Nursery Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Aim for a Career in Nursery Management

      This is a superb course for people who want to manage a production nursery, retail nursery or garden centre. Learn how to run and market a nursery industry business efficiently and profitably with this comprehensive certificate course.

      Whether your goal is to establish or improve your own nursery, or to take up a managerial position in an existing nursery, this course will be of value to you. 

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      Qualification - Certificate in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Train for Managerial Roles in Garden Centres, Nurseries or Farm Shops

      If you enjoy plants and gardens but have an interest in the sales side of things, then this course could be right for you. With an emphasis on management, sales and marketing, the course is aimed at people who seek supervisory or managerial type positions within horticulture retail. It may also suit those with some experience who want to take the next step.

      This extensive certificate course may be studied entirely online, and you can start at any time you wish and work at your own pace. Our tutors are there to help you every step of the way to gain this unique qualification.  There are five core modules and you then choose one elective module to suit your interests.

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      Qualification - Certificate in Plantsmanship Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Begin Your Journey Towards Expertise in Plantsmanship

      Plantsmanship may be described as having skill or expertise in plants and planting. Many horticulturists also have knowledge of rare or unusual plants and employers often seek people with this kind of knowledge. This course lays a foundation to help you build knowledge and skills in identifying plants. You are then able to broaden the scope of plants you are able to identify.

      At the end of this course you will be able to look at plants with greater focus and see the characteristics that differentiate one plant from others. You can then place it into a group (family or genus) which exhibits those characteristics. In doing so, you will find it easier to identify plants, and work out their classification, even if you do not know precisely what they are.

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      Qualification - Certificate in Propagation Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Gain Useful Skills in Propagating Plants

      Good propagators are one of the most valued staff members in any production nursery. Their speed and strike rate will determine the profitability of the entire nursery. Because of their pivotal role; good propagators tend to always be in demand in the nursery industry, and their job security is high.

      To be a good propagator, you need to know how to identify a wide range of plants; and be able to understand and make judgements about what parts of the plant to use and what techniques to apply in order to propagate them effectively. These things are taught strongly in this course.

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      Qualification - Diploma in Horticulture Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 21 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Strive to Become an Expert Horticulturist

      Professional horticulturists are a very different breed to other people. This is a career which is all too often more of a passion for people than a job. Gardening is arguably the most popular "hobby" in the developed world; and for those of you who are lucky enough to pursue and complete a diploma such as this you are likely to keep learning about and practising gardening - whether as a job, or a passion, for as long as you live. 

      One only needs to look at the nurserymen, garden writers and radio hosts to see active horticulturists come in all ages through to people in their 80's.

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      Qualification - Diploma In Horticulture (By Examination) Qualification icon Diploma Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Turn Your Knowledge & Experience in Horticulture into a Qualification

      This diploma is designed for people with extensive industry experience and knowledge who wish to fast-track a qualification. It does still require the candidate to prove sound theoretical knowledge of horticulture science and management at a diploma level through passing examinations.

      Exam preparation largely involves a mentor-guided program of learning. For some candidates this may require minimal effort but for others it may be quite extensive depending on previous studies and work experience. The mentor will assess and monitor progress to ensure preparation for the exams is appropriate to the student's needs.

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      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Garden Planning and Development Level 3 Duration icon 200 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Secure a Future Working in Landscaping 

      The Foundation Certificate in Garden Planning and Development (Level 3) is aimed at those who wish to work in landscape design and construction. It serves as an introduction to all aspects of soft and hard landscaping and provides insights into planning, drawing, building and using plants in the landscape. 

      Develop your ability to use design principles for setting out landscapes and find out how to use garden elements to create different styles. The course covers landscape construction, garden design, survey techniques, specialist garden themes and urban planting.

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      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate Lessons icon 10 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Skills Needed for Entry into Horticulture Jobs

      This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture plus specialised elective studies. Slightly longer than one of our 100-hour modules, the course focuses on plants and plant culture - the skills and knowledge needed for gardening and garden maintenance type positions.

      The course is designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture by developing the ability to identify a large range of plants as well as knowledge of essential horticultural principles and practices, and practical skills in plant propagation, growth and care.

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      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2 Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn About Plant Growth & Development

      This intensive course is aimed at those who wish to learn more about growing plants including how to propagate them, feed them and protect them. This is done through nurturing your understanding of plant physiology and biological processes as well as plant identification and types of plants. 

      This Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture (Level 2) includes 4 units covering - The Plant Kingdom (Unit 1), Plant Nutrition, The Root Environment (Unit 2), Pests, Diseases and Weeds (Unit 3), and Sexual and Asexual Propagation (Unit 4).

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      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 3 Duration icon 200 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Study Advanced Plant Growth

       

      This Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture (Level 3) is a longer and more detailed course than the Level 2 course. It is aimed at those who would like greater understanding of plant science and physiological processes to aid their knowledge of plant growth.  

       

      Use this course to develop your ability to describe the principles of plant taxonomy, structure, function and growth, the management of plant health, and plant propagation. 

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      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Residential Garden Planning and Care Level 2 Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Study Towards a Career as a Gardener

      This course is aimed at people wishing to work in residential gardens or public gardens where the majority of duties concern growing and maintaining turf grass and plants - including vegetables and fruit.   

      The provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the scientific principles and underpinning horticultural practices. It also supports career development for those already working in the profession, or it may be used as a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture. There are no prerequisites required for entry into this course.

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      Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Garden Maintenance Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Become Skilled at Growing & Caring for Plants

      This is a comprehensive diploma level qualification in garden maintenance. It covers everything you need to know to make a success out of a career as a gardener.  

      In this course you will get to study ten 100-hour modules that focus on different aspects of garden maintenance. Improve your knowledge and skills within each area. It is a must for anyone wanting to progress in garden maintenance jobs or develop a gardening business. Study online by distance learning, start at a time that suits you, and work at your own pace.

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      Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Train in Horticulture Retail Management

      This is a unique course offering a qualification in horticulture retail which can be applied to garden centre, nursery or farm shop management as well as other similar enterprises. The course covers marketing, wholesale nursery and bookkeeping. This intensive 1,000-hour course can help to develop your business and career opportunities within these areas of the nursery retail industry.

      There are ten modules cover both horticultural and business related studies. Graduates are likely to seek managerial or supervisory type roles, or use what they learn to run their own businesses.

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      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Amenity Horticulture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Horticulture Skills for a Range of Different Roles

      Amenity horticulture covers gardens and public spaces such as green spaces, parks, streetscapes, grounds of buildings, and so on. Study amenity horticulture by distance education and learn different practical skills to equip you for a variety of jobs. 

      With this course you can improve your job and career prospects in amenity horticulture by earning while you learn. You can start the course at any time to suit you. You will be required to study our Amenity Horticulture I and II modules plus an elective of your choice. this is combined with 200 hours of work experience which you may already have acquired. 

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      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Arboriculture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Study Theories and Practices of Tree Care 

      Learn about aboriculture - the culture and management of trees. This 500 hour course blends practical experience in arboriculture with theoretical understanding.

      The course covers three core modules - Arboriculture I, Arboriculture II, and Trees for Rehabilitation. There is also a 200 hour industry/workplace project providing the student with practical applications of their knowledge. This component of the qualification may be achieved through relevant industry experience already acquired.

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      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Maintenance Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Combine Your Experience with Learning to Gain a Qualification

      Whether you are a professional or amateur gardener, this course will lay the foundation for maintaining residential or commercial gardens efficiently. Learn the skills and knowledge required to maintain and keep gardens looking healthy.

      This proficiency award combines three of our 100-hour modules with 200 hours of work experience. It is aimed at those who already hold gardening positions or who have previous work experience in gardening or landscaping and would like to combine that with some study to gain a qualification. 

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      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Nurseries Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Aim for a Career in Garden Nursery Work

      This course provides garden nursery training by distance learning. If you work in garden nurseries or would like to, this course is a great way to get started. Staff in nurseries may be involved in growing plants, caring for plants or marketing and selling plants - and there can be specialised positions within each of these areas. This course exposes you to all aspects of nursery work so gives you a strong platform from which to specialise.    

      The course contains three core modules of Nursery Growing, Nursery Hands and Nursery Sales, followed by a 200 hour industry/workplace project. Those with previous or current work experience in the nursery industry may use that to satisfy this component.

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      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Horticulture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      A Course Which Combines Learning & Experience

      The proficiency award is a specialised qualification. It comprises a set syllabus consisting of about 30 lessons that relate to a particular specialist theme i.e. different areas of horticulture. You select and study three short 100-hour courses of your own choice which relate to each other (e.g. three crops courses or three landscaping courses).

      In addition, you must complete 200 hours of approved work experience before receiving the award. This can be for work already undertaken (e.g. previous jobs). Approval of course structure must be obtained before enrolling.

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      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Irrigation Management with Specialism in Horticulture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn About Irrigation Systems for Plants & Crops in any Location

      Good irrigation and water management is essential for healthy plants and crops. It is also increasingly important for the environment as well as profitability of farms and plant nurseries. Some plants use water faster than others, and water usage can be affected by a range of things such as roots systems, wind, temperatures, soil structure and plant health.   

      In this course you will learn about irrigation management within horticulture through consideration of both plant physiology and irrigation system design. Study five 100-hour modules that look at the theory and practice of irrigation and horticulture.

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      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Propagation Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Train to Be a Propagation Expert

      Propagation is an essential part of the nursery business - whether to provide plants to gardeners, retail nurseries, garden centres, re-vegetation projects, landscapers, orchards, vineyards, farms or other end-users. People with skills in propagation are sought after by nurseries and having the ability to grow a wide range of plants could stand you in good stead for your own plant-growing business.

      Study this proficiency award course to become an expert in propagation. This 500-hour course can be taken online to give you in-depth knowledge into all areas of propagation from making propagation mixes to environmental control, and all types of propagation from seeds to cuttings, and grafting to division.

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      Seed Propagation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Study Towards Becoming a Professional Plant Propagator

      Why do some seeds germinate easily, and others don't? How should seed be stored? How should seeds be treated to encourage germinate? How do you get seedlings to survive? Seed propagation can be complex, but doing this course will help you to answer these questions and many more.

      Take this course to lay a foundation for working effectively with all types of seed to achieve great results, regardless of the local climate. You can grow just about anything when you know how to propagate your own plants from seed. 

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      Soil Management - Horticulture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn Soil Management through Understanding Soil Science

      Soil management is the basis for healthy plants and conservation for future generations.

      • Understand the chemical and physical properties of soil and use this knowledge to help you better manage soils in a sustainable manner - to improve productivity and plant health.
      • Gain the ability to carry out simple tests and determine soil characteristics, and to decide ways of treating a soil to improve its ability to grow plants. 
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      Tissue Culture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Find Out What Tissue Culture is All About

      Tissue culture involves growing plants from very small sections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory. It requires the use of microscopes, or at the very least a hand lens, as well as equipment such as sterile jars, petri dishes and agar. It is a propagation method which is being increasingly used to mass produce some types of plants.

      Tissue culture is not appropriate for many plants, but for others such as orchids, some indoor plants, and many new plant varieties it is a very popular propagation method. This course requires you to have access to some equipment and does not include laboratory placements however you could arrange these for yourself to enhance your learning.

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      Trees For Rehabilitation (Reafforestation) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 1 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Gain Skills for Work in a Field that Helps the Environment 

      Environmental rehabilitation of degraded landscapes and contaminated sites is an important and growing field - this course covers the fundamentals required to start or advance your career in sustainability. Natural forests are amongst the most stable and productive ecosystems. We need to plant and conserve forests for their conservation value, to help maintain healthy air, soil and water and for their potential to provide food, forage, fuel, timber and even medicines.

      • Develop an understanding of environmental systems.
      • Learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, and controlling pest and disease after planting.

        

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      Weed Control Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Learn about Effective Weed Control

      In horticultural practice, if weeds are to be controlled it is critical that they are accurately identified when young. However, weeds are notorious for their diversity and resilience. These two characteristics have made weeds attractive as garden plants in countries to which they are not native.

      There are many different ways of controlling weed growth, and the effectiveness of each technique is related to the varieties of weeds being controlled. In this course you will learn how to effectively control weeds in any situation. The course includes both chemical and non-chemical approaches to weed control. 

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      Wholesale Nursery Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

      Aim for a Career in Wholesale Nursery Management

      Managing a production nursery involves more than just propagating and potting up plants. Even the smallest nursery must be able to not only produce plants but do it at a predetermined cost, and sustain those plants before and during marketing and sales.

      Learn how to manage people as well as plant sales, and to define your target market for optimum performance.

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