Home Gardening Courses

Home Fruit Growing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

 

ONLINE COURSE HOME FRUIT GROWING

Grow an abundance of fresh fruit, berries and nuts, efficiently and economically. Preserve your harvest and trade or give away excess surplus produce to your friends and neighbours.

Learn how to raise soil fertility, choose the best fruits for your situation, and grow them in a way which controls pests and diseases without using dangerous chemicals.

Cool and warm climate fruits are covered in this course; you are also given the option to concentrate your study on the types of fruits which are of most interest to you.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Home Fruit Growing

Home Garden Expert Course Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ONLINE HOME GARDEN EXPERT COURSE

  • Learn - identify plants, identify pests, prune, feed, water plants properly
  • Save - don't buy the wrong plants and garden materials
  • Impress -have a garden that looks stunning 

This huge blue ribbon course is aimed at garden enthusiasts who want the best! It covers everything a home gardener needs to know to become an expert garden guru. Impress your friends and family with your gardening knowledge or just become confident in your gardening abilities.

With almost 100,000 words (the size of three average books), plus lots of illustrations and expert tutor support, this course provides a unique and well structured opportunity to develop a very sound understanding of gardening.

The online and CD version also contain large numbers of automated self assessment tests.
Eight units each comprising 2 or 3 lessons,
Each lesson involves both reading and practical work.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Home Garden Expert Course

Home Hydroponics Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

STUDY AT HOME HYDROPONICS COURSE

This is a good starting point for those who have little experience in Horticulture or hydroponics, whose main interest is growing AT HOME. Learn the theory behind hydroponics culture and gain first hand practical experience setting up your own basic hydroponics’ system. Hydroponics is an environmentally friendly; and relatively fool proof way to garden at home. It can cost a little more to set up; but being largely automated; once established, the hydroponic garden can in some respects involve less work for greater rewards. It doesn't involve the heavy lifting of other forms of gardening; and that aspect alone has made it particularly useful for disabled or less mobile home gardeners.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Home Hydroponics

Home Propagation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

HOME PROPAGATION ONLINE STUDY

This subject aims to develop a basic understanding of the principles of plant propagation, an overview of propagation techniques and equipment and a general knowledge of the methods of propagation of the more commonly cultivated plants.

It is specifically geared to the enthusiast hobby gardener. This course is more than just reading notes though; involving lots of practical work and opportunities to interact with expert horticultural staff and other students (through our student room directory).

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Home Propagation

Home Vegetable Growing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

HOME VEGETABLE GROWING STUDY ONLINE

Learn how to grow delicious, fresh, healthy vegetables simply at home. You will learn such
things as:

  • How to build a vegie garden.
  • Cultivation and planting.
  • The main types of vegetables.
  • How to make great compost.
  • Pest, disease and weed control.
  • Hydroponic and greenhouse growing.
  • Herbs and uncommon vegetable varieties.
  • Watering and irrigation systems.
  • Harvesting, storing and using vegetables.
ACS student comment:
Great course, tutor was really good with explaining and marking. [She] gave me new ideas for my garden and hints for it too. Learning so many new things about growing different vegetables, how to grow them and what to do. All about soils and garden plots. Kathryn Crossfield, Australia - Home Vegetable Growing
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Home Vegetable Growing

Landscaping Home Gardens Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

 

 STUDY ONLINE LANDSCAPING HOME GARDENS  

Dream of a beautiful garden but lack confidence? Learn how to plan, lay out and construct your own beautiful home garden.

Topics covered include: designing gardens, styles of gardens, drawing plans, understanding soils, basic landscape construction, weeds and pests, planting and pruning, lawns and other surfacings, garden features, plus a special project to help you develop your own garden in the final lesson of this course.  This opportunity turns your dreams into reality as you create plans for a stunning garden in which you can work, play or simply sit back and admire.

  • Course substantially revised and updated.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Landscaping Home Gardens

Qualification - Proficiency Award in Home Gardening Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 3 modules

Become a home garden expert with this distance learning course. Study fruit growing, vegetable growing and home gardening in general. Complete a 200 hour project focussing on an area of gardening that interests you. Work with our experienced tutors to gain an in depth knowledge of home gardening.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Proficiency Award in Home Gardening