Become an Expert in Herb Production
Herbs are popular for their culinary and medicinal purposes, but also for their beauty and scent in the garden.
- Learn more about herbs to advise customers in their herb choice.
- Set up your own herb production or selling business – there are so many opportunities for this today – both online and face to face.
- Improve your job prospects within your current industry.
Course Duration: 500 hours of self paced study. Start at any time; study when and where you want.
This distance learning course requires you to complete :
THE CORE MODULES
Herb Culture BHT114
There are 12 lessons in the module. After revising some of the main elements from the first herbs module, students will study some specific herbs in more detail (such as Lamiaceae, including sage and balm, Liliaceae, including chives and aloe vera, and Rosaceae, rose and strawberry). The last 4 lessons in the module focus on herb gardens, nurseries, and farming.
Scented Plants BHT229
Scented Plants is an 8 lesson module. The module covers the system of plant identification and characteristics, followed by lessons on culture and propagation. Students studies will then be concentrated on types of scented plants grown and their uses in fresh or dried form and in cooking.
THE ELECTIVE MODULES
Growing Lavender BHT228
Growing Lavender is a 10 lesson module. The lessons provide a detailed insight into the different types and classifications of lavender. Students will learn about the propagation and growing of lavender. As well as learning about lavender products and commercial uses for lavender, the module includes sections which will increase the student's awareness of good horticultural practices.
Crops I (Outdoor Plant Production) BHT112
This is a 10 lesson module. The module provides a broad overview for the production of commercial crops. Starting with lessons that look at crop production systems and soils and nutrition, the module is then divided into sections which concentrate of different crop types - tree fruits and soft fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, and other crops including herbs and nuts.
Medicinal Herbs BHT227
The Medicinal Herbs module comprises 8 lessons. Students will learn about the history of the use of herbs for medicinal purposes and the different types and how these can be cultivated and propagated. The module looks at a variety of different herbs and the types of remedies that can be produced with them. A useful lesson on harmful plants informs students of what plants to avoid. The module finishes with a lesson on crop production and the management of a market garden.
An 8 lesson module, which looks at the history of aromatherapy, how it works and the chemistry of essential oils. As well as learning about the extraction and use of essential oils, a section of the module covers safe practice and the danger of some types of oil.
Culinary Herbs VHT242
This 8 lesson module focuses on the use of herbs in cooking. A broad range of herb varieties are covered in the module, and students will learn about these and their uses.
To complete the Proficiency Award, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.
There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement. The
options will be different dependant upon whether or not you currently
work within the industry. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to
proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to
proceed and help you every step of the way.
HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the course at any time.
It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies. Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way. If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.
To complete the course -
There is an assignment at the end of each lesson. So if there are ten lessons in a course, there will be ten assignments.
At the end of each module, there is also an examination which you can take at a time and location to suit you.
To pass the course you are required to pass all assignments and exams.
Each of the modules mentioned can also be studied as a standalone course if you prefer.
Why Study This Course?
If you would like to learn more about herbs and become an expert in herbs, then this course is the one for you.
- It will enable you to increase our knowledge of herbs.
- You can specialise in herbs that suit you.
- Be an expert for your customers.
- Increase your own job and career prospects or even set up your own business in herb production and selling.
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