General Horticulture Courses

Amenity Horticulture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

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 a range of different sectors of the horticulture industry, the benefits of horticulture and gardening for individuals and the community, 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

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.

The course will help you to develop skills in: Defining a mission, vision, goals and activities planning, Ensuring that the above are reached or planned within a specified time-frame, Managing budgets, Managing human resources, Managing material resources, Managing natural resources.

As a manager, you must be able to define where the organisation is going or, if that is already defined, how to get there with the resources available and in the time available. This usually means looking for more resources and solving problems related to the running of the amenity site together with the team that you are leading.

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Arboriculture I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

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.

Take this course to learn skills and broaden your understanding in the diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders - whether pests, diseases, nutritional or water problems, or something else. You will also 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

Learn Advanced Tree Care and Planning

This course develops 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

Discover How to Propagate Plants from Different Types of Cuttings

Whilst many plants can be grown from seed, sometimes seed is unreliable. Plants grown from seed can also vary quite significantly from the parent plant and end up with few desirable characteristics. Propagation from cuttings not only guarantees that the new plant will look the same as the parent, but also that it will reach flowering and fruiting earlier.     

Study this course to learn how to propagate plants from stem cuttings (softwood, hardwood, semi-ripe wood), leaf cuttings, leaf-bud cuttings, or root cuttings. Once you have mastered the skills, you should be able 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

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.

Many garden managers have risen from being casual staff to full time managers and this course helps with the skills needed to make that change. If you are a budding Horticulturalist with basic skills, this will help you climb the career ladder.

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Garden History BHT329 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Discover how Gardens have Evolved Over Time

Gardens are a significant part of our heritage and continue to shape and reflect global cultures. In this course, you will study heritage gardens and the history of gardening and learn how design has influenced different historical styles of garden.

Take this course to discover new opportunities for working in garden design, development and maintenance, and an understanding of the conservation of historical gardens. Learn about how gardens have evolved from Roman times to the present day, and the value of conserving heritage parks and gardens. Discover what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. If you are a garden designer, garden history will enlighten you and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you.

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Garden Maintenance Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

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. Learn about tasks such as pruning, planting, soils, containers, spraying, weeding and mowing. Get the rundown on machinery, tools and garden equipment. Find out ways you can improve your own business or make yourself employable in someone else's landscaping or gardening business.    

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Garden Styles Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Find Out How to Create a Range of Garden Styles

Many different garden themes or styles have evolved around the world. Some, such as Chinese and Japanese gardens represent particular cultures and philosophies. Others, like water-wise gardens or xeroscapes, have evolved out of a need to conserve water in arid landscapes. There are also eclectic gardens which borrow components and elements from different styles and bring them together in a modern look.   

This course reviews 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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Horticultural Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Become Skilled in Horticulture Management in Your Area of the Industry

This all-round management course is designed to be relevant to all areas of horticulture, including: nurseries, garden centre retail, parks, private gardens, landscaping, market gardening and crop production. Whatever your area of work, or area of interest, you can apply what you will learn here. 

The course has lessons covering planning for efficient and economical management in horticulture in such things as work procedures and programming, budgeting and staff supervision. Gain an understanding of management theories and apply what you learn to managing human resources, physical resources and finances. Discover how to make business plans and why they are so important.

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Horticultural Marketing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

Become Skilled in Horticulture Sales and Marketing

In any business, including horticulture, success depends upon your ability to successfully market your product so that you stay ahead of your competitors. Many businesses fail because they are unable to do this.

This is a comprehensive course that offers the horticultural marketing manager or small business owner what they need to be successful in this essential component of business management.

This module covers the theoretical and practical importance of marketing in the horticultural industry, including topics such as: advertising, promotions, signage, customer relations, pricing strategy, labelling, transport, product presentation, and more.

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Horticultural Research I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

Find Out How to Carry Out Research in Horticulture 

This course is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, conduct and report on research into the horticulture industry. Research is vital for understanding a range of issues in horticulture such as which crops to grow where, trends in garden plants, new hybrids, how climate change influences what can be grown, and so forth.  On a broader scale research influences society, the environment and strategic business planning. 

The course serves as an introduction to research. It has been developed with the aim of helping students understand different approaches to research, the value of statistics, how to present research findings, and report writing. It is intended to be relevant wherever you happen to live in the world.

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Horticultural Research II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

Learn to Determine What is Worth Researching

Building on how to conduct horticulture research (our Horticulture Research I module), this course goes into how to prioritise what to research and covers advanced research methods. 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.

The course covers different ways of presenting data, how to analyse data and how to put your research together in meaningful report which can be easily understood by other researchers or horticulturists.   

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Horticultural Resource Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Learn Horticulture Resource Management for any Sector of the Horticulture Industry

This broad-ranging course provides a sound introduction to management in horticulture. Generic in nature, it is intended to be applicable to different sectors of the industry including: landscaping, gardening, nursery work, retail, parks and public gardens, arboriculture, turf care (green keeping), irrigation, propagation, crops, and botanic gardens.    

The course covers managing financial, human and physical resources and is suited to people running their own businesses or in management and supervisory roles in private or public businesses or organisations. Learn to plan for efficient and economical management in horticulture. Find out about such things as work procedures and programming, budgeting and staff supervision.

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Horticultural Therapy Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

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. 

This course is aimed at those who wish to work ion therapeutic settings - primarily as a helper or carer but also those who may wish to get involved in designing therapeutic gardens and facilities. Learn how you can use gardening to help people with a range of problems including age-related issues, physical disability, loneliness, mental disorders and social problems. 

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Horticulture Foundations (Horticulture I) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

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. A section of each lesson is also aimed at improving your plant identification skills and plant knowledge.

The course introduces you to the systematic classification and naming of plants. It also teaches you basic plant biology e.g. structure and parts of a flower and how to identify leaf shapes. You'll also learn about soil testing, weeds, propagation techniques, pruning different plants, pest and disease identification and control, lawn care, how to draw simple garden plans, and more. 

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Irrigation (Gardens) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

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.   

The course covers different types of irrigation systems and their applications in home gardens. It also helps you to design and plan irrigation depending on the situation e.g. garden beds, turf, pots. Learn how to improve the quality of turf and health of plants through appropriate water scheduling.   

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Irrigation Management (Horticulture) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

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. The following topic areas are covered: Ways to optimise water efficiency, scheduling irrigation for crops & pasture, drainage system design, operating irrigation controllers, managing system maintenance, managing fertigation, evaluating irrigation designs, and design of different systems.

    This course builds on skills achieved in Irrigation (BHT 304, BHT 210 or BAG213) modules to develop the student's skills to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems for horticultural applications.

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    Managing Notable Gardens and Landscapes Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

    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

      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.   

      Over 12 lessons, the student will 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

      Study Advanced Nature Park Management

      This course is a natural progression from our Nature Park Management I course, and you are expected to have some knowledge of methods for looking after natural landscapes, but it can be taken in its own right.

      The course concentrates on using indigenous plants to create natural, balanced ecosystems. It is a generic course, intended to be applicable regardless of where in the world you live.  

      Over 10 lessons you also 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.

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      Nursery Growers Course Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

      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.

      Part of every lesson is devoted to the important area of building up your knowledge of plants. Through six comprehensive lessons you will learn all you need to know to successfully grow a broad range of plants form seeds or cuttings. 

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Nursery Growers Course

      Nursery Hands Course Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons

      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. 

      There are eleven lessons in this course involving: the nursery Industry (operational flow charts, nursery standards, plant variety rights, transport regulations), plant identification, nursery structures, buildings, heating & cooling systems, potting mixes, seed propagation, cutting propagation, other propagation techniques, plant nutrition, pest & disease control, marketing and sales for the industry as well as some other skills. 

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      Nursery Sales Assistant Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 5 lessons

      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

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

      This is a course study focusing on management strategies, financial planning and marketing operations in horticulture. 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

      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

      Gain Knowledge & 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

      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

      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

      Improve Your Plant Knowledge

      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. 

      Plant identification, culture and care are the cornerstones of being a great gardener or horticulturist. IN this course you will learn to identify over 100 plants and the cultural requirements they need to grow well. Plant identification is extremely important to horticulture it helps you to choose the right plant for the right place.

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      Plant Pathology Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

      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

      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.  

      It is a detailed course for horticulturists, technicians and also enthusiastic gardeners. Learn to identify pests, diseases and weeds as well as 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. Control techniques are covered in detail using chemical and biological solutions along with safety procedures and practices.

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      Practical Horticulture 1 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

      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.

      There are lots of practical horticultural tasks throughout the course to help you develop your skills and knowledge of gardening techniques. If you are a student who prefers practical learning this course will suit you. 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

      Learn Advanced Practical Gardening Skills

      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. It covers horticultural calculations, propagation management, hard and soft landscape management, planning - identifying needs for management of horticultural sites, identifying plant tissue, and other topics.

      Use this course to take the next step in your career. Develop practical skills which can be used in the management of a variety of horticultural situations. The course is suited to those seeking or in positions of horticultural management, or for those who wish to improve their skills for the management of their own business.

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

      Develop Skills in All Types of Plant Propagation

      This subject assumes a very general knowledge of basic plant propagation and botany as a prerequisite. With the first lesson you will be sent a video on propagation to refresh your knowledge.

      This course is aimed primarily at people who work in the nursery industry but will be of value to anyone with a broad interest in propagating plants. The student will be required to visit or contact various sites, including relevant workplaces, to observe propagation methods or inspect propagated plants, or to interview employees or management. Through this contact, the student will develop an awareness of workplaces and practical applications of the subject.

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      Protected Plant Production Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

      Find Out How to Grow Plants in Protected Environments

      This course focuses on how to grow crops or other plants in a greenhouse, shade house or other protected environment. You will learn about the basics of how plants grow and their physiological processes e.g. nutrient uptake, photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, wilting point. With this knowledge in mind, you will also learn how to manipulate the environment to optimise plant growth. 

      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.  

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      Qualification - Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Arboriculture) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules

      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

      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

      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 4 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Horticultural Technology)

      Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 800 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Certificate in Horticulture

      Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Nursery) Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 24 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Nursery)

      Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture)

      Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Parks & Recreation) Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

      Aim for a Career in Parks & Leisure Management

      The parks and leisure industry is responsible for orchestrating the design and construction of public green spaces in urban and rural landscapes. However, its main role is overseeing the maintenance of grounds and encouraging public use of these facilities. There is a need for managers, planners and designers to get involved and this course is geared towards people who aspire for these types of positions.      

      The 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, resorts, etc. This is a substantial and unique course, requiring a long-term commitment, whether you intend to study full-time or part-time..

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (Parks & Recreation)

      Qualification - Associate Diploma in Horticulture Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Diploma

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Associate Diploma in Horticulture

      Qualification - Associate Diploma in Horticulture Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Associate Diploma in Horticulture

      Qualification - Certificate in Arboriculture Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Arboriculture

      Qualification - Certificate in Garden Maintenance Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

      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. 

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Garden Maintenance

      Qualification - Certificate in Horticultural Marketing Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Horticultural Marketing

      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      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.

       

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture

      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Grounds Management) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Grounds Management)

      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Nature Park Management) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 2 modules

      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. 

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Nature Park Management)

      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      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. 

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture)

      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Plant Protection) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      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. 

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Plant Protection)

      Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Propagation) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      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. 

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Horticulture (Propagation)

      Qualification - Certificate in Nursery Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

      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. 

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Nursery Management

      Qualification - Certificate in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management

      Qualification - Certificate in Plantsmanship Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Plantsmanship

      Qualification - Certificate in Propagation Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

      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.

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

      Qualification - Diploma in Horticulture Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 21 modules

      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.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Diploma in Horticulture

      Qualification - Diploma In Horticulture (By Examination) Qualification icon Diploma

      HORTICULTURE DIPLOMA ONLINE

      This Diploma is designed for people with extensive industry experience who wish to fast track a qualification. It does still require the candidate to prove sound theoretical knowledge of science and management at an ACS diploma level through examinations. Exam preparation largely involves a mentor guided program of learning. For some candidates this may require minimal effort, and for others, it may be extensive. The mentor will assess and monitor progress to ensure preparation for the exams is appropriate.

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

      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Garden Planning and Development Level 3 Duration icon 200 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      Foundation Certificate in Garden Planning and Development Level 3

      Work in landscaping - secure your future


      Develop your ability to describe the principles of using landscaping and other specialist garden elements in the garden, landscape construction, garden design, survey techniques, specialist garden and urban planting.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Garden Planning and Development Level 3

      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate Lessons icon 10 lessons

      START YOUR HORTICULTURE CAREER WITH A TOP ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATION

      This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture plus specialised elective studies. 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, knowledge of essential horticultural principles and practices and practical skills in plant propagation, growth and care.

       

      Student Comment: "I have found the course material to be comprehensive and informative and have learnt a lot and really enjoyed my year of study. The office staff at ACS have always been helpful and efficient and quick to respond to requests or queries. My tutor, Adriana, was encouraging and supportive, as well as being really thorough in the way she marked my assignments. I had not studied for 20 years before I started my Certificate in Horticulture and the feedback and reassurance I received from my tutor made all the difference." Katherine Parry, Australia - Certificate II in Horticulture course

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Horticulture

      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2 Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2

      This course covers 4 units...
      • The Plant Kingdom (Unit 1)
      • Plant Nutrition, The Root Environment (Unit 2)
      • Pests, Diseases and Weeds (Unit 3)
      • Sexual and Asexual Propagation (Unit 4)
      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 2

      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 3 Duration icon 200 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 3

       

      Develop your ability to describe the principles of plant taxonomy, structure, function and growth, the management of plant health, and plant propagation.

       

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Plant Growth for Horticulture Level 3

      Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Residential Garden Planning and Care Level 2 Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate

      Foundation Certificate in Residential Garden Planning and Care Level 2

       

      This course provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the scientific principles and underpinning horticultural practices, and supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.

       

      There are no prerequisites required for entry into this course.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Foundation Certificate in Residential Garden Planning and Care Level 2

      Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Garden Maintenance Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules

      A diploma level qualification in garden maintenance. Study ten 100 hour modules that focus on areas within garden maintenance. Improve your knowledge and skills within this area. A must for anyone wanting to progress in garden maintenance.

      Study by distance learning and start at a time to suit you.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Garden Maintenance

      Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules

      A unique course offering a qualification in garden centre, nursery or farm shop management. The course covers marketing, wholesale nursery and bookkeeping. A 1000 hour course to develop your business and career opportunities within these industries.

      There are ten modules cover both horticultural and business related studies.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Nursery, Farm Shop and Garden Centre Management

      Qualification - Proficiency Award In Horticulture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules

      HORTICULTURE ONLINE TRAINING COURSE

      A "Specialised Qualification". This comprises a set syllabus consisting generally of 30 lessons that relate to a particular specialist theme.
       
      A Proficiency Award allows you to study subjects in a highly specialised area. You select and study three short courses of your own choice, which relate to each other (eg. Three crops or three landscaping short courses). In addition, you must complete 200 hrs of approved work experience before receiving the award. Approval of course structure must be obtained before enrolling.
      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 Horticulture

      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Amenity Horticulture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules

      Study Amenity Horticulture by distance learning. Improve your job and careers prospects in amenity horticulture by earning while you learn. You can start the course at any time to suit you. Study Amenity Horticulture I and II, then choose an elective to suit you.
      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 Amenity Horticulture

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

      Study theories and practices of arboriculture by distance learning.

      • Learn about the culture and management of trees.
      • This 500 hour course blends practical experience in arboriculture with theoretical understanding.
      • There are three core modules - Arboriculture I and II, and Trees for Rehabilitation.
      • Plus a 200 hour industry/workplace project providing the student with practical applications of their knowledge.
      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 Arboriculture

      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Maintenance Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 3 modules

      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.
      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 Garden Maintenance

      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Garden Nurseries Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 3 modules

      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. Study three core modules of Nursery Growing, Nursery Hands and Nursery Sales, followed by a 200 hour industry/workplace project.
      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 Garden Nurseries

      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Irrigation Management with Specialism in Horticulture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules

      Good irrigation and water management is essential for healthy plants and crops. Learn more about irrigation management within horticulture through this distance learning course. Study five 100 hour modules that look at the theory and practice of irrigation and horticulture.
      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 Irrigation Management with Specialism in Horticulture

      Qualification - Proficiency Award in Propagation Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 503 modules

      Propagation Training - Become an expert in propagation through distance learning. Study this 500 hour course and gain an indepth knowledge into propagation, seed propagation and cutting propagation.
      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 Propagation

      Seed Propagation Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

      SEED PROPAGATION ONLINE COURSE  

      Become a professional plant propagator and make a career for a lifetime!

      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 lay a foundation for working more effectively with all types of seed, to achieve better results wherever you live.

      You can grow just about anything when you know how to propagate your own plants. It is a valuable part of saving money for your landscape and nursery business. A skill you will have for always.

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

      Soil Management - Horticulture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

      Learn Soil Management

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

      Understand the chemical and physical properties of soil and how this can help you to better manage soils in a sustainable manner - to improve productivity and plant health. 

      The soil is a living biological ecosystem that must be managed to the benefit of the crop and to the broader ecosystem of the region. The reason we investigate soil and its characteristics it to understand it in relation to plant growth, how to manage and manipulate it without causing damage, how to improve it generally or how to modify it for the growing of specific crops. Good soil conditions are critical to the healthy growth of most plants.

      Nutrient levels, pH, salinity, depth, texture (properties of sand and clay), structure (form and arrangement), porosity (air space), consistence (the ability of soil to withstand rupture) and even colour can affect plant growth independently or interdependently.

      Over eight lessons this course will develop an understanding of physical and chemical properties of soils, 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.

      This course provides a credit in ACS qualifications, accredited through IARC.

      The course is specifically designed for ornamental gardens, landscaping, container growing, and turf situations.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Soil Management - Horticulture

      Tissue Culture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

      ONLINE COURSE TISSUE CULTURE

      Tissue culture involves growing plants from very small sections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory.

      It is a propagation method which is being increasingly used. Tissue culture is not appropriate for many plants, but for others such as orchids, some indoor plants and in particular, many new plant varieties, it is a very popular propagation method.

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

      Trees For Rehabilitation (Reafforestation) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

      TREES FOR REHABILITATION ONLINE STUDY

      Would you like to 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.


      The significance of caring for the environment has been receiving more and more attention in recent times as we come to understand the importance of limited resources and the effects of human activities on the environment. The desertification, erosion and general degradation of once fertile lands is prompting us to investigate why and how these processes have occurred. It has also lead to research into how we can reverse and stop further damage to our environment.

      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.

      This course is designed for people working or wanting to work with environmental rehabilitation and contaminated sites recovery. It develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You will learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, and controlling pest and disease after planting.

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Trees For Rehabilitation (Reafforestation)

      Weed Control Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

      WEED CONTROL ONLINE COURSE

      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.

      Young weeds are far easier to control than older and more established weeds. There are many different ways of controlling weed growth, and the effectiveness of each technique is related to the varieties of weeds being controlled. Some chemicals, for instance will effectively kill certain weeds when they are in the early stages of growth, but will not control other types of weeds. You may need to be able to distinguish between types of weeds to determine whether the chemical will or will not work.

      Over eight lessons you will learn to identify and effectively control weeds using both chemical and non-chemical control methods (mulching, burning, mowing); how to use spray equipment and the safety procedures which should be followed.

       

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

      Wholesale Nursery Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

      WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT ONLINE

      Managing a production nursery involves more than just propagating and potting up plants. Even the small nursery must be able to not only producer plants, but do it at a pre determined cost, then sustain those plants before and during marketing..

      The nursery industry currently has a real need for people with skills and knowledge in managing production plant nurseries! This course provides a solid grounding for developing those skills. Learn how to manage people and define your target market for optimum performance!

      Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Wholesale Nursery Management