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Long Training Courses: Botany and Horticulture
Courses longer than 10 days in length providing specialist training in botanical subjects covers everything from practical vegetable gardening to research into crop production.
ABC Practical Countryside Skills Courses at Groundwork Trust
Develop Practical Countryside/ Horticulture Skills with the Land Team at Groundwork Trust, Oldham and Rochdale. Accredited Level 1, Practical Countryside Skills Certificate and Diploma places available. 15 week course duration, open to 19-24 year olds only.
BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture at Hadlow College
Offering an opportunity for students to specialise in nursery production, medicinal crop production, fruit production or retail nursery, this degree level programme provides a technical understanding and solid scientific foundations. You will learn about horticultural chemistry, plant physiology and chemical analysis.
FdSc Commercial Horticulture at Hadlow College
Aimed at students who wish to gain a degree qualification in horticulture, this programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in nursery production, fruit production, medicinal plant production or retail.
Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies (Horticulture) at Hadlow College
This course will introduce you to plants, show you the correct way of caring for them and teach you how to identify a number of different plants. As part of the course you will be expected to grow plants from seed, take cuttings and look after them whilst they develop.
Level 1 Practical Horticulture Skills at Kingston Maurward College
Combining a mixture of theory & practical this is a very hands-on qualification ideally suited to someone who would like a career in horticulture, and perhaps to study further. No previous knowledge required, but a willingness to learn new skills & develop knowledge of the world of horticulture.
Level 2 – Technical Certificate in Horticulture at Kingston Maurward College
Horticulture is a local, national and global industry and this course is an ideal entry point. It is designed to build on your natural enthusiasm and give you a broad understanding of the basic principles and practices of horticulture whilst working and studying in the Kingston Maurward College Grade 2 listed gardens.
Level 2 Horticulture at Brooksby Melton College
The course covers a selection of topics and tasks, as well as providing sound knowledge and an appreciation of various horticultural concepts. It uses continuous assessment involving practical skills assessments, assignments, projects and plant identification assessments.
Level 2 Technical Qualification in Horticulture at Hadlow College
This course provides a useful background to the horticultural industry and demonstrates the variety of different career paths that exist. You will benefit from a range of theory and practical lessons across a number of different environments - including hard landscaping, planting and plant protection.
Level 3 – Extended Diploma in Horticulture at Kingston Maurward College
Gives students the opportunity to develop their horticultural expertise further using state-of-the-art facilities and estate; Subjects include: horticultural skills and plant knowledge, machinery operation, applied plant science, business and management, garden design, propagation skills, undertaking an investigative project, sustainable turf management and garden history; plus weekly work experience.
Level 3 Extended Horticulture at Brooksby Melton College
The course will widen your knowledge and give you the opportunity to enter the professional horticulture industry. The course has a strong focus on producing professionals with a blend of science, botany, design and business. There are also opportunities to showcase your work and work to professional briefs.
Level 3 Subsidiary Horticulture at Brooksby Melton College
The course will provide you with a broad knowledge base to develop a career in the horticultural industry. You will develop a range of skills that include plant propagation, ground preparation, developing garden plans, plant knowledge and construction of water features.
Level 3 Technical Qualification in Horticulture at Hadlow College
Providing a solid understanding of horticultural principles and practices, this course gives students a comprehensive training in horticulture. You will gain practical skills, an in-depth knowledge of plants, soils, landscaping and design, plus sound business sense.
Practical Sustainability Course at Shift Bristol
2.5 days a week for 1 year. An exploration of practical, community-led sustainability with experienced, pioneering tutors. Includes Permaculture Design, Organic Horticulture, Green Building, Woodland Management, Green Energy, Group Dynamics, Community Engagement, Soil and Ecology, Creating Change. "So much more than a great course. More of a life-shift." Starting 3 September 2019.
RHS Level 2 Principles of Horticulture at Brooksby Melton College
An introduction to the wide range of ornamental plants used in the garden, elementary design, growing fruit and vegetables, understanding soils, dealing with commonly occurring plant problems and how to propagate new plants. 1 day per week over 10 months
RHS Level 3 Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propogation at Brooksby Melton College
This course expands and builds upon the applied sciences and knowledge of processes gained on RHS Level 2. 1 day per week over 10 months
RHS Level 3 Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting at Brooksby Melton College
This course expands and builds upon the ornamental and landscaping knowledge gained at our level Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 certificate in the Principles of Horticulture, next course starting September 2018
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