Horticulture Courses​

Whether you are already working in the industry or are purely interested in developing your gardening hobby - this course caters to all your basic requirements. Learn about different kinds of plants and growing media, nursery production, and dealing with pests and disease.

Limitless learning and opportunities

This level 3 certificate will give you the knowledge and confidence to pursue work in the horticultural industry. You can also use the knowledge and skills gained in this programme to improve your own home gardening, or to study horticulture at a higher level. With a combination of theoretical and practical learning, you will gain a thorough understanding of all the foundation concepts of horticulture. This includes plant identification, plant and soil science, propagation and care, treatment of pests and diseases, chemicals, and fertilisers etc. This programme is undertaken part-time, thus allowing you to juggle your home and work commitments along with your studies.

Why Study This Programme?

Career Opportunities

Is a doorway into the diverse range of careers in horticulture.

Orchards & Gardens

Very suitable for people who want skills they can use on lifestyle blocks, home orchards and gardens.

Types Of Plants

Learn how and why to choose plants for specific growing situations.

Plant Propagation

Gives you skills in different methods of propagating and looking after plants.

Dealing With Pests & Weeds

Teaches you how to look after the soil and ways of controlling pests, diseases and weed.

Delivered Around You

Our part-time programmes are delivered in evenings and weekends so that you can acquire new skills without leaving your day job.

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