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 38 years.
- ACS offers a range of unique services – unrestricted access by phone or email to highly qualified and experienced horticulturalists.
Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!
horticulture to an advanced level with this useful qualification. Study online or by e-learning, where you receive the course on a USB memory stick.
- Learn to identify and grow a wide range of different plants.
- Study the science that underpins all knowledge of horticulture.
- Enrol anytime, study from anywhere, learn at your own pace.
- Interact one on one with highly qualified and experienced tutors.
- Our team of horticultural tutors and experts are there to help you every step of the way. Marking your work and answering any questions you have.
Study this advanced level qualification in horticulture to learn more about horticulture, botany, propagation, soil management and a whole lot more.
In a Changing World - Keep Your Options Open
Horticulture is a large, diverse industry, that impacts in every corner of our lives, from the gardens that surround our homes, and the street trees and parks we pass on the way to work, to the food we eat for lunch and the flowers we bring home for a loved one at the end of a day.
The horticulture industry is not the same today as it was last year, and it is almost certainly going to continue changing well into the future. One thing won't change though. People will always grow plants, not just because they need to, but also because they want to.
There will always be business and work opportunities for people who know how to grow plants. Those opportunities will change though; and the most successful horticulturists will be those with a very broad based knowledge, and an ability to adapt to different jobs in different sectors as the industry continues to evolve.
This course is designed to be broad based; in order to keep your options broad. You can't go too far wrong, by starting your horticultural education here.
Study in your own home with support from our highly experienced, highly qualified and friendly, helpful tutors.
Duration: The course requires approximately 800 - 900 hours of study.
Start Date: Start at any time - to suit you.
There are five core modules -
Practical Horticulture I
Upon completing the core modules, you then choose your elective stream modules. You can choose -
- Or Amenity Horticulture.
The stream modules consist of three modules.
Protected Plant Production
Plus one other 100 hour Crop subject of your choosing
Planning Layout and Construction of Ornamental Gardens
Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens
Plus one other 100 hour Landscaping subject of your choosing
Amenity Horticulture Stream
Plant Selection and Establishment
Wholesale Nursery Management
What do our students think of our horticultural courses?
"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 - Diploma in Horticultural Science course.
Where This Course Could Lead You
Our advanced certificates provide industry qualifications that demonstrate commitment, perseverance, and a level of knowledge which most employers respect. Graduates from this course have sufficient horticultural knowledge to take responsibility in many areas of horticulture from hands-on teamwork to self-employed, and elementary to supervisory roles. Use this as a foundation upon which to build a career or a platform to further study. The course will have great appeal to people looking to work in the following areas:
- Parks & gardens
- Horticulture management
- Supervisory & foreman roles
- Garden maintenance
- Horticulture retail
- Nursery work
Our horticulture tutors are more than happy to help, so please ask if you have any questions.