Advanced Certificate In Horticulture - A Qualification Well Worth Having!
Learn a valuable trade and gain a respected qualification.
- 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.
- Access tutors whenever you need them - our faculty of horticulturists are accessible 5 days a week, 50 weeks of the year by phone or email.
Study this advanced level qualification in horticulture to learn:
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.
This course gives you greater depth of knowledge and horticultural skill, and if you want to go even further, it forms the first stage of the Associate Diploma in Horticulture (VHT005).
Part 1: Propagation I (100 hours)
Part 2: Soil Management (Horticulture)
Part 4: Horticulture III (100 hours)
Part 5: Practical Horticulture I (100 hours)***
plus Elective Modules (select from either D, I or J)
Crops 1 (100 hours), Protected Plant Production (100 hours) plus one other crops module of your choosing.
Planning Layout and Construction of Ornamental Gardens (100 hours), Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens (100 hours) plus one other landscaping module of your choosing.
Turf Care (100 hours) Plant Selection & Establishment (100 hours), Wholesale Nursery Management (100 hours)
Study Mode: These modules may be taken either by standard distance education, or by online study. Fees and most services are the same either way. Online studies deliver your notes over the internet, and provide some additional services such as automated self tests. Normal distance education supplies you with printed notes through the mail or by courier, but does not have access to the self tests. Both require you to submit similar assignments and sit the same exams.
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 tutors 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
Supervisory & foreman roles
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