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Become a manager or supervisor in the field of arboriculture.

Advance your career in the arboriculture industry.

Increase your job prospects.

A qualification in management AND arboriculture.

Accredited by International Accreditation and Recognition Council

Expert Tutors in the UK and worldwide.


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (ARBORICULTURE) VBS001 »

Horticultural Technology Management Course

Horticultural Management and Hydroponics

Train to supervise people in the hydroponics industry.

A specifically designed course.

Learn about horticulturally valuable crops, such as cut flowers and vegetables.

Improve your knowledge on plant breeding.

 Learn business and management skills required to make a success of a horticultural technology business.


 

 


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY) VBS001 »

Succeed in the retail nursery sector - Manage or Supervise within the nursery industry! A must for any serious student in this field.

Develop skills required to manage a retail business.

Acquire knowledge in identification.

Care and plant handling skills.

This course is accredited by International Accreditation and Recognition Council.


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (RETAIL NURSERY) VBS001 »

 

Own or Supervise Your Own Wholesale Nursery!

Train to be a supervisor, manager or owner operator of a wholesale or production nursery.

A 900 hour course covering management and horticultural studies, specifically designed for the wholesale nursery business.

Internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (WHOLESALE NURSERY) VBS001 »

Study this advanced horticulture course to learn more about horticulture, botany, soil management, propagation and much more.

  • Study with highly qualified and internationally renowned horticultural tutors in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
  • ACS Distance Education has been teaching horticulture for over 30 years.
  • ACS offers a range of unique services – unrestricted access by phone or email to highly qualified and experienced horticulturalists.

More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE VHT004 »

Want to work in the ornamental horticulture industry? Or improve your knowledge of ornamental horticulture? Then this course is a must.
 
Train to work in the care and development of gardens, parks and other amenity horticulture, such as plantscaping, turf management and more.

Suitable for those working as technicians, managers and consultants.

Specifically designed course for those working in ornamental horticulture.

 


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE - ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE VHT009 »
Train to work in the management and development of recreational and park facilities and services.

Relevant to a range of situations – from municipal parks to national parks to tourist parks to resorts and much more.

Specifically designed, this unique course gives great insight into working in parks and recreation.


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE - PARKS & RECREATION VHT009 »


"Get a new career as a consultant, trainer or manager in the nursery industry".

Work in a nursery.

Suitable for management, technician, technical representatives, nursery management and consultants.

Specialise in a range of options from - Horticultural Management, Horticultural Marketing, Botany , Propagation, Tissue Culture, Cutting Propagation, Soil Management, Plant Protection, Wholesale Nursery Management, Garden Centre Management, Sales Skills, Marketing Psychology and more.

A vital qualification for anyone wanting to work in Nursery management.

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE -NURSERY VHT009 »

Learn the concepts and influences on amenity horticulture.

Develop your management skills through a deeper appreciation of the nature and scope of amenity horticulture.

Develop your knowledge of provision, establishment and management of amenity horticulture sites.

A useful qualification for anyone working within amenity horticulture or wanting to.


More info & enrolment: AMENITY HORTICULTURE I BHT324 »

This course provides a more in-depth look at factors impacting on amenity horticulture

Learn more on planning within amenity horticulture sites.

Identify concerns and consider responses.

Develop amenity sites for recreation, pleasure, visual enhancement and environmental improvement.

Prerequisite : You must complete Amenity Horticulture I before attempting this course.


More info & enrolment: AMENITY HORTICULTURE II BHT325 »


"Study tree physiology and disorders".

Learn more on diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders, including pests, diseases, nutritional or water problems and more.

Learn standard tree surgery practices.

Understand how to prune and train young and established trees.

Learn safety measures.


More info & enrolment: ARBORICULTURE I BHT106 »

Learn more about Tree Planting and Maintenance with this distance learning course in Arboriculture.

Learn tree management.

Minimize potential long term tree problems.

Learn tree selection techniques.

Learn to strengthen and improve the health of existing trees.

Improve your techniques in removing trees and stumps.

Taking this course is an excellent career development move.


More info & enrolment: ARBORICULTURE II BHT208 »

A comprehensive horticultural qualification for the serious horticulturalist. Become a horticulture expert!

Taught and written by world leaders in horticulture.   Develop your understanding of horticulture.  Well respected qualification.


More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE VHT005 »

Home Study Turf Diploma Course

"Do you want to work in greens management, sales or marketing? Learn more about the management of turf".

This course gives you a sound foundation for a career in the turf industry.

Work as a superintendent, greens manager, sales or marketing representative, technician etc.

A useful qualification for anyone with an interest in working in turf.


More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN TURF VHT011 »

Certificate Level Course in Arboriculture, for anyone interested in learning more about the culture and care of trees.

"Work in arboriculture. A vocationally based qualification for anyone interested in working in arboriculture".
This certificate focuses on the culture and care of trees, providing a sound foundation for any working or hoping to work with tree establishment or maintenance. Unlike many other courses in arboriculture, this course also provides a broad foundation across all aspects of horticulture.


 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN ARBORICULTURE VHT090 »

Study at Home Grounds Management Course

"Change your career! Specialist training in the field of horticulture and grounds management".

An excellent course to start a career in horticulture.

Specialised training for the horticulture industry.

Graduates of this course have been very successful in finding employment and starting their own businesses in horticulture.

Highly experienced and qualified tutors.

Study in your own time at your own pace.

This is an excellent start to a career in horticulture. It provides specialised training for employment in the horticultural industry, and at a level which other certificates unfortunately don’t always attain in today’s world. Graduates of this course have in the past been extremely successful in finding employment or developing businesses in horticulture.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (GROUNDS MANAGEMENT) VHT002 »

Do you want to work with nature? In nature parks, zoos, wildlife parks and more? Then this is a useful qualification, suitable for anyone working, or wanting to work, in nature parks, zoos, wildlife parks, national parks, forests and reserves.

An essential qualification for employment in this challenging field.

Study in your own time at your own pace.

Highly qualified and experienced tutors.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT) VHT002 »


"An extensive course for anyone working or wanting to work in care of parks"

Designed to teach the basics of how to identify, grow and maintain ornamental plants and gardens in any climate.

Learn about horticulturally valuable plant varieties.

Cover garden maintenance, turf care, arboriculture, landscaping and nursery work.

Highly experienced and knowledgeable tutors.

Study in your own pace in your own time.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE) VHT002 »

A specialist plant protection qualification - gain an indepth knowledge of plant protection that is useful for anyone working within the horticulture industry.
 

A 700 hr certificate that provides initial training in the area of plant protection. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to plant protection. Accredited through International Accreditation & Recognition Council


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (PLANT PROTECTION) VHT002 »


"A detailed course for anyone involved with propagation"

A 700 hour course designed principally for plant propagators. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to plant propagation, dealing with hundreds of different types of plants, and methods used to propagate them.  Accredited through the International Accreditation & recognition Council.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (PROPAGATION) VHT002 »

Study Turf care to gain useful skills for working on golf courses, bowling greens, sports turf and more.

700 hour course designed for turf workers.Work at golf courses, bowling greens, council facilities, golf courses and more….Study in your own home at your own pace.Highly qualified and knowledgeable tutors.An excellent course for anyone interested in working in turf care.

A 700 hour course designed principally for turf workers at golf courses, bowling greens, sports fields, or councils. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to turf culture, species and management. Accredited through the International Accreditation & Recognition Council.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (TURF) VHT002 »

Distance Learning Horticulture Certificate

"This certificate provides a solid introduction to those looking to a career in horticulture".

A specialist qualification for anyone working, or interested in working, in horticulture.

Develop knowledge of how to be a successful horticulturalist.

Improve your job and career prospects.

Study in your own time and at your own pace.

Highly qualified and experienced tutors.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE VHT002 »

Study Propagation at Home - Learn how to take cuttings, materials and equipments used in propagation, factors affecting growth, propagation media and much more.

 
[The course} is teaching me a lot about propagation that I did not know. Your courses are very good, easy to understand, full of lots of valuable information. My tutor is very good, fair and always there if needed. Pauline Ross - Cutting Propagation course. 
 

 

A skill in high demand worldwide.Learn what to propagate and how to achieve a high rate of success.Learn to be economically viable in your propagation.A highly desirable course for anyone working in the plant production industry.


More info & enrolment: CUTTING PROPAGATION BHT211 »
Horticultural scientists needs a strong knowledge in both horticulture and science. This diploma level course provides both.  We always need things to eat, we are always looking at new ways to improve how we grow things. Horticultural scientists are therefore always required.  Improve your job and career prospects AND your knowledge and learn more about horticulture, botany, biochemistry and much more.
More info & enrolment: DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE VHT027 »

Home Study Foundation Certificate Course

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 RHS Certificate 2 in Horticulture and the feedback and reassurance I received from my tutor made all the difference." Katherine Parry, Australia - RHS Certificate II in Horticulture course.

Develop your knowledge of horticulture.

 

Understand essential horticulture principles and practical skills, such as plant propagation, growth and care.

Highly respected tutors in the field of horticulture.

Study at your own time at your pace.

This course was developed and run as the RHS Certificate II  up until July 2010, when it was replaced by the RHS due to changes in the UK accreditation system. Due to popular demand from students, we continue to offer this as a "foundation certificate" examined and awarded by ACS Distance Education in Australia (It no longer holds any endorsement from the RHS).


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE VHT003 »

Study Garden Centre Management in this extensive course covering all areas of managing garden centres. The course was developed to train garden centre management staff. It was developed in conjunction with major retailers and our highly experienced tutors.

 


More info & enrolment: GARDEN CENTRE MANAGEMENT BHT255 »

Home Study Garden Maintenance Course

"Learning effective design and management of a garden".

 

Have a healthy garden all year round.

Proper garden maintenance will save you time and money. Learn how with this course.

Understand the shortcuts to have a good looking garden without huge amounts of time and money.

All feedback from the tutor I had was very constructive and helpful.” David Painter, Landscaping I student.
 Highly respected and qualified industry experts as tutors.

Learn more about garden maintenance.


 


More info & enrolment: GARDEN MAINTENANCE VHT100 »

"Save Money by Propagating your own Garden Plants at Home".

A starter course for students with no previous experience of propagation.

Covers all aspects of propagating plants.

Develop knowledge of starting and running your own propagation nursery.

Learn about seed, cuttings, grafting, division, layering, materials and equipment.

Learn all this from industry experts - our tutors!

 


More info & enrolment: HOME PROPAGATION (BEGINNER'S) AHT106 »

Horticultural Marketing Distance Learning Course

"Plan and execute Effective Marketing Campaigns for Horticultural Produce or Garden Products".

In any industry including horticulture, competition is fierce and success depends upon the way you market your product. A sound knowledge of marketing processes will ensure that a business stays ahead of the competition.

 

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


 

 


More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURAL MARKETING BHT304 »

Distance Learning Horticultural Research Course

"Learn the needs and types of research".

Develop skills and knowledge on planning, conducting and reporting on research in social, technological and environmental issues that impact on horticulture.

Essential knowledge for strategic business planning.

Learn from our tutors – highly qualified and respected industry experts.

Study in your own time and at your own pace
More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH I BHT118 »

Home Study Horticultural Research

"This module advances your researching skills".

Learn more advanced research skills to enable you to contribute new insights into the field of horticulture.

Understanding issues affecting horticulture today.

Develop your ability to research and present a critical, written and numerical assessment of information affecting horticulture.

Learn from industry experts – our tutors!

Prerequisite: Horticultural Research I
More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH II BHT241 »

Home Study Horticulture Resource Management

"This broad ranging course provides a sound introduction to management in horticulture".

Skilled horticulture managers are in demand to develop strategies for enterprises in the horticulture industry.

Gain skills to work in both private and public business enterprises.

Developed specifically to develop horticulture business skills and resource management skills to ensure a successful horticultural business.

Learn from knowledgeable industry experts.

All feedback from the tutor I had was very constructive and helpful.” David Painter, Landscaping I student.

 


More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BHT203 »

HORTICULTURAL THERAPY COURSE DISTANCE LEARNING 

Interested in horticulture?
Want to help others?
 
Empower people to experience the joys and miracles of gardening
 
Horticultural therapy (also known associal and therapeutic horticulture’) uses the activities associated with horticulture such as gardening, plant propagation, plant care, visits to natural environments and gardens and parks etc. in personal development; to engender a feeling of well-being, improve physical health and encourage social interaction.
 
Involvement with plants and time spent in gardens has also been used for many years as a viable part of aged care, particularly for patents with dementia and for patients convalescing in hospitals or in care a pleasant view of a landscape and / or garden has proved to significantly reduce the recovery time for patients lucky enough to have a landscape of plants and greenery to look at each day.
More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURAL THERAPY BHT341 »

Home Study Horticulture Introduction Course

"An introduction to horticulture".

Gain a broad technical grounding in horticultural principles and practice.

The ideal course for the beginner, this is a basic, yet thoroughly practical course. A section of each lesson involves plant identification.

This subject has been written to teach horticulture in a way that is relevant to all parts of the world. It puts aside regional techniques, and tries to teach you principles and concepts which can be applied to anywhere.

 

 


More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURE I BHT101 »

Learn about Plant Health

  • What causes  poor growth or damaged tissues
  • How extreme cold, heat, wet or dry can impact a plant
  • How to minimize the affects of infections, insects or other pathogens 
Student Comment:  "I have found the course to be interesting and challenging, with great learning materials that really make you research the industry and get involved. It has been a great way to study because it has allowed me to work in the industry and study at the same time. I have found the online resources to be fantastic, the tutor's feedback constructive and the fact that assignments can be submitted online makes the process so easy." Tom Wood, Australia - Diploma in Horticultural Science course

"This advanced course specialises in care of plant health".

Understand plant health.

Identify health problems in plants and techniques to control for those problems.

A useful qualification for anyone wanting to work in the plant industry.

Learn from highly qualified and experienced tutors.

Study in your own time and at your own pace.


 


More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURE III (PLANT HEALTH) BHT104 »

DISTANCE EDUCATION - GARDEN IRRIGATION COURSE

SAVE TIME and MONEY by GETTING IT RIGHT 1st TIME

Correct watering is an essential part of garden maintenance, particular for large established gardens.  Student gain valuable skills and knowledge in all areas of irrigation management for gardens. Learn to:

  • Correctly estimate irrigation requirements
  • Schedule irrigation
  • Correct drainage
  • Select the best irrigation system
  • Design the right system
  • Understand pumps and filters

More info & enrolment: IRRIGATION - GARDENS BHT210 »
COURSES ONLINE IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT  DISTANCE LEARNING

BECOME A LEADER IN IRRIGATION 
 
"This course looks at the design and management of larger irrigation systems".

Develop your ability to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems.

  • Specifically designed to develop your skills in larger scale systems.
  • Learn from highly experienced and qualified tutors.
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace.

More info & enrolment: IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT (HORTICULTURE) BHT305 »
NOTEABLE GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES COURSE - DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE      This is a course for the trained or experienced manager. It is a component of the 2nd year studies in the RHS M.Hort.

Learn to:

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

A designed landscape can be described as parks, gardens or grounds that are pre-conceived, designed and constructed for artistic effect. Parklands, woodlands, water and notable formal and informal gardens are included. Some may have significant wildlife, archaeological and scientific interest; they are also often the grounds in which buildings of historical significance are situated.


More info & enrolment: MANAGING NOTABLE GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES BHT340 »

Distance Learning Nature Park Management Course

"Develop sound principles of natural park management".

Develop a sound understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles.

Learn a range of skills from basic gardening and nature park design to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery.

Improve your job prospects in nature park management.

 


More info & enrolment: NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT I BEN120 »

Study at Home Nature Park Management Course

"Learn about managing natural parks and settings.  A great career"!

Learn to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosures.

Understand nature park marketing.

A useful qualification for anyone interested in progressing in their career in nature park management.

A natural progression from the Nature Park Management I course, but this course can be taken in its own right.


More info & enrolment: NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II BEN207 »

Home Study Nursery Growers Course

"Learn how to start in the nursery business".

 

An introductory course to work in the nursery business.

Learn to propagate plants and start a small nursery operation.

Improve your knowledge of plants.

Improve your job prospects.


More info & enrolment: NURSERY GROWERS COURSE VHT101 »

Distance Learning Nursery Hands Course

"Learn the skills for working in a production nursery".

 

Specifically design for nursery hands.

Offers a useful worldwide qualification.

Developed by industry experts.

Taught by industry experts.

Learn about plant identification, nursery structures, heating and cooling systems, plant propagation, marketing, sales and much much more......


More info & enrolment: NURSERY HANDS COURSE VHT102 »

Distance Learning Training Nursery sales Assistant

"Gain knowledge specific to the role of nursery sales assistant".

Gain skills in techniques and procedures of sales.

Develop the appropriate skills to work as a nursery sales assistant.

A valuable and unique course.



More info & enrolment: NURSERY SALES ASSISTANT VHT103 »

Distance Learning Horticulture Management Course

Home Study Operational Management in Horticulture

"An introduction to horticulture business management systems".

Study the economics, planning and marketing of the horticultural operation.

Learn about the business side of horticulture.

Learn how to plan and implement effective strategies for your business or service.

An essential qualification for anyone managing a horticultural business.

*A module in the RHS Masters of Horticulture course.

 


 

 


More info & enrolment: OPERATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT I (HORTICULTURE) BHT326 »

Study Operational Business Management

"This advanced course concentrates on law and related influences on your business needs".

Develop understanding of applying legal, contractual and staff management considerations.

Interpret and analyse complex management issues.

Develop knowledge of horticultural management in a range of sectors in the horticulture industry.

Learn from industry experts – our tutors!


More info & enrolment: OPERATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT II (HORTICULTURE) BHT327 »

Organic Plant Culture Distance Learning Course

 

Learn to grow plants naturally.

Develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods.

Learn to work with the environment, without the use of artificial fertilisers or sprays.

Highly experienced and qualified tutors.


More info & enrolment: ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE BHT302 »

Study at Home Plant Breeding Course

"An introduction to the techniques of plant breeding".

 

Work in a huge industry.

Gain knowledge of plant breeding.

A useful qualification for career advancement.

Learn from industry experts – our tutors.

Study in your own time, at your own pace.

 

 

 

Plant breeding is a bigger industry than most people realize. In some places, earnings from plant breeding rights can equal or exceed earnings from actually producing plants. Today's nurseryman needs to understand plant breeding and selection; and to this end, this course is a very valuable and unique course for anyone working in the modern industry.


More info & enrolment: PLANT BREEDING BHT236 »

Distance Learning Plant Knowledge Horticultural Course

"This course focuses on the identification, care and use of plants".

  • Understand differences in plant appearance.
  • Understand cultural requirements.
  • Learn to identify, care and use plants in a systematic way.
  • A natural progression from Horticulture I, but can be taken in its own right.

Learn from tutors who are highly experienced and qualified, led by our principal, John Mason; author of over 70 horticulture books.

 


More info & enrolment: PLANT KNOWLEDGE (HORTICULTURE II) BHT102 »

"Improve your understanding of plant disease and how to control them".

  • Understand plant pathology.
  • Develop your knowledge of plant disease and methods to control them.
  • Learn from highly experienced and qualified plant scientists.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.

Plant pathology (also known as phytopathology) is the study of plant disease and other plant problems - it is a combination of science knowledge and science application.


More info & enrolment: PLANT PATHOLOGY BHT206 »

Home Study Plant Protection

"Learn how to protect your plants against disease, weeds and insects".

Learn to protect your plants using appropriate pest, disease and weed control techniques.

A detailed course for horticulturalists, technicians and enthusiastic gardeners.

Study in your own time at your own pace.

Highly experienced and qualified tutors.


More info & enrolment: PLANT PROTECTION BHT207 »

Distance Learning Horticulture Course

"This course compliments our other horticulture course, enabling development of practical skills".

 

This course focuses on the practical side of horticulture.

A practically and theoretically based course.

Learn theory of horticulture through practice.

Be supported by our highly experienced and qualified tutors.

 All feedback from the tutor I had was very constructive and helpful.” David Painter, Landscaping I student.

 


More info & enrolment: PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE 1 BHT238 »

Study at Home Horticulture Course Distance Learning

"Advance the development of your practical skills with Practical Horticulture II".

 Further develop your skills of practical horticulture.

Learn from industry experts – our tutors.

Study at your own pace, in your own time.

Would you like to become the boss or be your own boss? Acquire the practical skills required by the horticultural supervisor or project manager in a variety of horticultural situations normally learned working under the supervision of a horticultural expert. A step on from Practical Horticulture 1 but a course that can be taken in its own right by those with fundamental horticultural knowledge.


More info & enrolment: PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE 2 BHT323 »

Home Study Wholesale Nursery Management Course
Distance Learning
 

"A thorough introduction to the management of wholesale nurseries".

Understand production nursery management.

Understand the marketing and production of plants.

Learn from leading experts in the field – our tutors!

Study at your own pace in your own time
More info & enrolment: PRODUCTION/WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT BHT212 »

Home Study Horticulture Advanced Award Course

"A specialised qualification in horticulture".

 

Improve your job prospects in the horticulture industry.

Learn from our highly experienced and qualified tutors.

Study in your time at your own pace.


More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN HORTICULTURE BHT007 »

Home Study Propagation Course

"A detailed course for anyone involved with propagation"

Specifically designed for plant propagators.

Learn about different types of plants and methods of propagate them.

Highly experienced and qualified tutors.

Study in your own home at your own pace.


More info & enrolment: PROPAGATION I - BHT108 (formerly called Advanced Propagation) »

Distance Learning Protected Plant Production

"Production and management of protected plants".

 

Gain an ACS qualification AND acquire credits in the RHS Advanced Certificate and Diploma.

A great qualification for anyone interested in protected plant production.

Taught and written by industry experts.

Study in your own time and at your own pace.


More info & enrolment: PROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION - BHT223 »

 

Home Study RHS Certificate Plant Growth, Propagation and Development

NEW CERTIFICATE Enrol Now.  Just launched , this is one of a new generation of certificates being launched by the RHS to replace older qualifications.    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)

To obtain the certificate, awarded by the RHS in the U.K., you need to sit and pass exams set by the RHS.


More info & enrolment: RHS CERTIFICATE II PLANT GROWTH, PROPAGATION & DEVELOPMENT VHT040 »
Study at Home -RHS LEVEL III CERTIFICATE (Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting)

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.

More info & enrolment: RHS CERTIFICATE III - GARDEN PLANNING, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE VHT042 »

RHS Home Study Course on Plant Growth, Health and Allied Propagation

 

Home Studies Course -RHS Level III Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation.    

 

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

 

This is one of several new RHS Qualifications being phased in to replace older courses over the second half of 2010.

Prerequisites: RHS Level II Certificate


More info & enrolment: RHS CERTIFICATE III -PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH, HEALTH and APPLIED PROPAGATION VHT041 »

RHS Distance Learning Course Garden Planning

Home Studies Course -RHS Level II Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

 

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.


More info & enrolment: RHS LEVEL II CERTIFICATE -PRINCIPLES OF GARDEN PLANNING, ESTABLISHMENT and MAINTENANCE VHT039 »

Home Study Seed Propagation Course

"Study the propagation of seeds".

Improve your understanding of plant propagation.

Gain industry specific qualifications.

Improve your job prospects.

Learn from the best! Our tutors are highly qualified industry experts.

 

Please note this course requires a general foundation knowledge of plant propagation. If you have industry experience, or significant amateur experience, this course may contain some sections that are revision. However, for anyone with minimal or no knowledge of seed propagation, some additional reading may be required to gain the optimum benefit from the course.


More info & enrolment: SEED PROPAGATION BHT237 »

Home Study Soil Management Course

"Understand soils and how to improve them to increase yields".

Healthy soils for a healthy future

Manage the soil for the benefit of the crop and the broader ecosystem.

Learn to investigate soil and its characteristics in relation to plant growth.

Learn to manage and manipulate soil without causing damage.

Understand methods on how to improve soil and modify it to grow specific crops.

Good soil conditions are critical for the healthy growth of most plants.


More info & enrolment: SOIL MANAGEMENT - HORTICULTURE BHT105 »

Study Sports Turf Management with this distance learning course and specialise in the selection, application and maintenance of turf for the sporting environment.

ACS Student Comment: It did [meet expectations]. It was well compiled, the lessons followed on from each other logically and by completing each lesson in order I was able to better understand the theory of greenkeeping.
The subjects, ideas and theories of all the lessons were well presented and easily read and understood. The set tasks were a good way to prepare for the assignments.Sometimes I was a bit daunted by some scientific descriptions, but by taking my time re-reading those items and getting a different view via the internet I was able to grasp their meanings and relate them to my job
. Darrell Murdoch, Sports Turf Management course.

Develop your ability to manage the maintenance of sports turf.

Gain knowledge of the maintenance of golf courses, bowling blubs, playing fields, cricket wickets and other sporting facilities.



More info & enrolment: SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT BHT202 »

TISSUE CULTURE AND MICROPROPAGATION COURSE

"A course in the elements and methods of micro propagation".

Learn micropropagation techniques.

Understand plant hormones.

Review plant nutrition.

Develop knowledge of this increasingly used propagation method.

Learn from industry experts – our tutors!


More info & enrolment: TISSUE CULTURE BHT306 »

Home Study Reafforestation Course

"Develop an understanding of environmental systems and landscape rehabilitation".

 This course is:

  • For anyone interested in the environmental rehabilitation of degraded landscapes and contaminated sites.
  • Aimed at improving your career prospects in this field.
  • Taught and written by industry experts.

 


 
More info & enrolment: TREES FOR REHABILITATION (REAFFORESTATION) BHT205 »

Home Study Turf care Course

"A course looking at turf in commercial and private applications".

A comprehensive introduction to the identification, selection, culture and management of turf – for recreational, commercial and home use.

This 100 hour qualification is suitable for people already working with turf or keen amateurs.

Improve your knowledge of turf care.

Written and taught by industry experts.

 


More info & enrolment: TURF CARE BHT104 »

Distance Learning Turf Repair Course

"Learn how to approach and resolve problems with turf".

 

Comment from Student:  "In my role within a large Aged Care Facility a great deal of my employment is spent in the area of Turf management and garden care/refurbishment.  With ACS I was able to study at my own pace allowing me to put into practise and thoroughly research the subject matter broadening my knowledge and study experience further.  I enjoyed the way in which the subject matter was presented as it allowed you to study each subject further, allowing for greater depth, clarity and knowledge.

Overall there are not many areas in which the course subject matter will not turn out to be invaluable, everything is covered to allow you to become successful within your own business or place of employment. A big thank you to Gavin Cole [tutor] and all at ACS. It was a pleasure to study with ACS, look forward to further study."  Craig Ledbury, Australia - Turf Renovation & Repair course.

Develop your ability to diagnose and treat problems in turf.

A useful qualification for anyone working with turf, or who would like to.

Written and taught by highly experienced and qualified horticulturalists.

Study in your own time at your own pace.

Please note – This course assumes a basic knowledge of Turf, equivalent to Turf Care I.

 


More info & enrolment: TURF REPAIR AND RENOVATION BHT303 »

"Learn to identify and control weeds".

  • Understand weed control.
  • Develop your knowledge of weed control methods.
  • Taught by horticulture experts.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.


 

 


More info & enrolment: WEED CONTROL BHT209 »

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