Take your passion for nature into your career and become a Horticulturist with the Horticultural Worker Course.
In this course you will learn; how we use and develop plants for food, medicine, and other human purposes. You will also learn technical skills and gain information on soil science and plant growth and management.
The Horticultural Worker Course covers; practical information and techniques to help you better understand and work within the horticultural world.
- Understand the science behind soils and plants.
- Learn about basic botany
- Understand various plants and their classifications
- Learn about plant nutritional requirements
- Learn about amenity horticulture
- Improve your understanding of weed control
- Develop your skills in plant propagation
- Build skills in organic gardening.
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
- Online study materials
- Mock exams
- Multiple-choice assessment
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Why study this course
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Horticultural Worker Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
|Horticultural Worker Course - Updated Version|
|Module 01: Basic Botany|
|Module 02: Plant Classification|
|Module 03: Soil Science|
|Module 04: Plant Nutrition Requirements|
|Plant Nutrition Requirements||00:22:00|
|Module 05: Plant Pests and Diseases|
|Plant Pests and Diseases||00:41:00|
|Module 06: Basic Concepts of Organic Gardening|
|Basic Concepts of Organic Gardening||00:21:00|
|Module 07: Weed Control|
|Module 08: Plant Propagation|
|Plant Propagation Part 01||00:31:00|
|Plant Propagation Part 02||00:42:00|
|Module 09: Amenity Horticulture, Plant Selection and Native Plants|
|Amenity Horticulture, Plant Selection and Native Plants||00:36:00|
|Module 10: Exotic Plants|
|Module 11: Indoor Plants|
|Module 12: Lawns|
|Module 13: Planting and Plant Care|
|Planting and Plant Care||00:10:00|
|Module 14: Plant Nodes and Indigenous Plants|
|Plant Nodes and Indigenous Plants||00:21:00|
|Module 15: Plant Protection, Landscaping and Garden Design|
|Plant Protection, Landscaping and Garden Design||00:23:00|
|Module 16: Ornamental Horticulture|
|Module 17: Permaculture|
|Module 18: Arboriculture|
|Module 19: Horticulture Statistics|
|Module 20: Results from the 2018 Seasonal Labour in Horticulture End of Year|
|Results from the 2018 Seasonal Labour in Horticulture End of Year||00:35:00|
|Horticultural Worker Course - Old Version|
|Plant Nutrition Requirements||00:30:00|
|Plant Pests, Diseases & Problems||00:30:00|
|Basic Concepts of Organic Gardening||00:30:00|
|Amenity Horticulture, Plant Selection and Native Plants||01:00:00|
|Mock Exam – Horticultural Worker Course||00:20:00|
|Final Exam – Horticultural Worker Course||00:20:00|
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