Develop Your Plant Knowledge
Knowing how to identify and differentiate between the growing needs of plants is the cornerstone of any good horticultural practice.
Most of the worlds leading horticulturists recognise and continually promote this idea; and horticultural employers are often heard complaining that they cannot find staff with good plant knowledge.
If you want to progress in the horticultural profession, you need to learn and know a lot about plants, and not just a few -but hundreds if not thousands of cultivars.
This course is unique and is squarely focused in building plant knowledge.
It is ideal for someone starting out in their career. It is equally valuable for someone attempting to develop and improve their existing career.
Note that each module in the Qualification - Certificate in Plantsmanship is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Working in Horticulture
by John Mason (Our Principal) -click for details
Study alone can never guarantee career success; but a good education is an important starting point.
Success in a career depends upon many things. A course like this is an excellent starting point because it provides a foundation for continued learning, and the means of understanding and dealing with issues you encounter in the workplace.
When you have completed an ACS course, you will have not only learnt about the subject, but you will have been prompted to start networking with experts in the discipline and shown how to approach problems that confront you in this field.
This and every other industry in today’s world is developing in unforeseen ways; and while that is unsettling for anyone who wants to be guaranteed a particular job at the end of a particular course; for others, this rapidly changing career environment is offering new and exciting opportunities almost every month.
If you want to do the best that you can in this industry, you need to recognise that the opportunities that confront you at the end of a course, are probably different to anything that has even been thought of when you commence a course.