Training Directory: Botany and Horticulture Longer Courses

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Botany and Horticulture Longer Training Courses

Courses longer than 10 days in length providing specialist training in botanical subjects covers everything from practical vegetable gardening to research into crop production.

8-Week Rewilding Experience - Spend Winter Rewilding at Ambios

Would you like to feel inspired and confident enough to improve the future of nature? Would you like to be part of a pioneering rewilding project - an exciting land management approach for wildlife that is relevant across the world? Spend winter rewilding this January at Lower Sharpham Farm, on the stunning Sharpham Estate in South Devon. This 8-week residential experience will allow you to gain practical, applicable skills in rewilding, woodland management, carpentry and woodwork, vegetable growing, as well as undertake nature conservation workshops to develop your knowledge and understanding of native flora and fauna.

You will live and work with a team of motivated, like-minded people and staff, all with a keen interest in nature and wildlife with personal experiences and skills to share.

Dates: 18th January - 12th March 2021

Cost: £2200

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Closing date: 9th November 2020

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. 01305 215215

Level 2 Commercial Gardening & Landscaping at Kingston Maurward College

The course offers a balance of both practical and theory and is the perfect preparation for those learners who wish to enter the horticulture, greenkeeping, landscaping and other plant-based green industries. 01305 215215

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. 01664 855444

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. 01305 215215

Level 3 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. 01664 855444

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.

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 01664 855 444

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 01664 855 444

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 01664 855444

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.