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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Herb Production

Course CodeVHT057
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)1000 hours
QualificationFoundation Diploma

Find Your Niche Working with Herbs

The herb industry is large and broad. For anyone who understands how to identify, propagate, grow, harvest, process and manufacture herbs - the opportunities are endless.

Studying this course lays a foundation that is broad, raising your awareness, skills and knowledge to new levels in the herb industry.

This intensive course gives a detailed insight into herb production and culture, scented plants, medicinal herbs, marketing, irrigation and more.

  • study by distance learning
  • started at any time to suit you.
  • supported by our practically experienced and excellent professionally trained tutors. 


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Herb Production.
 Herb Culture BHT114
 Plant Taxonomy BHT344
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 7 of the following 12 modules.
 Aromatherapy VHT104
 Crops I (Outdoor Plant Production) BHT112
 Permaculture I (Permaculture Foundations) VSS104
 Aromatherapy Health Applications BRE215
 Culinary Herbs VHT242
 Greenhouse Management BHT257
 Growing Lavender BHT228
 Medicinal Herbs BHT227
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Roses BHT231
 Scented Plants BHT229
 Soil Management (Crops) BHT303

Note that each module in the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Herb Production is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

If you would like to improve your job prospects in herb production and culture, this course provides you with a wide and detailed knowledge of herbs -

  • herb production
  • herb culture
  • marketing
  • irrigation
  • growing crops
  • and much more.....

This course is useful for anyone wanting to work with herbs or improve their job prospects and knowledge in their existing job.

Why delay? Enrol Today!




Meet some of our academics

Diana Cole B.A. (Hons), Dip. Horticulture, BTEC Dip. Garden Design, Diploma Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector), P.D.C. In addition to the qualifications listed above, Diana holds City & Guild construction qualifications and an NPTC pesticide spraying licence (PA1/PA6). Diana runs her own landscape gardening business (Arbella Gardens). Active in many organisations including the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.
Yvonne SharpeRHS Cert.Hort, Dip.Hort, M.Hort, Cert.Ed., Dip.Mgt. Over 30 years experience in business, education, management and horticulture. Former department head at a UK government vocational college. Yvonne has traveled widely within and beyond Europe, and has worked in many areas of horticulture from garden centres to horticultural therapy. She has served on industry committees and been actively involved with amateur garden clubs for decades.
Timothy WalkerB.A.(Botany), RHS.M. Hort., P.G.Dip.Ed.

Check out our eBooks

Business OperationsExplore how to improve the management and profitability of an existing business. Businesses do not run themselves - goals need to be set and decisions need to be made in order to achieve business goals. This book talks you through all of the different aspects involved in running a business from finance and forecasting to staffing changes and legal issues. Six chapters cover the daily challenges of running a business, people, the law, finance, product management, and risk management. 73 pages
Commercial HydroponicsLearn to grow vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, herbs and other plants hydroponically. A classic, republished with new images, a new layout and revised text. Contains unique advice on growing 102 different plants hydroponically! 74 pages
HerbsHerbs are fascinating plants, mystical and romantic. They have a rich history dating back centuries. Used by monks, apothecaries and ‘witches’ in the past, herbs are undergoing a revival in interest. They are easy to grow, scented, culinary and medicinal plants. In a formal herb garden or peppered throughout the garden, herbs rarely fail! Find out how they are used as medicines, for cooking, perfumes and more. This book has nine chapters covering the following topics: an introduction to herbs, cultivation, propagation, pest and diseases, herb gardens, an A-Z plant directory, using herbs, features for herb gardens, herbs in pots - 113 colour photos 61 pages
Fruit, Vegetables and HerbsHome grown produce somehow has a special quality. Some say it tastes better, others believe it is just healthier. And there is no doubt it is cheaper! Watching plants grow from seed to harvest and knowing that the armful of vegies and herbs you have just gathered for the evening meal will be on the table within an hour or two of harvest, can be an exciting and satisfying experience.