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Course Overview

How do plants photosynthesise? What are the secrets to a beautiful, flourishing garden? How do you plant a tree? All these questions and more will be answered in this Horticultural Worker Course, which covers everything you need to know about horticulture, from basic botany to plant nutrition.

Through this comprehensive course, you will explore the fascinating world of plants and flowers, taking an in-depth look at how they thrive and survive in various environments. You will learn about the different classifications of plants, how to test soil composition, learn organic methods of gardening, plus much more.

Discover the beauty of the plant world and gain all the fundamental skills to kickstart a career in the field of horticulture, becoming an expert in plant cultivation. This step-by-step training course will also discuss the fundamentals of weed control, pest control and plant diseases.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • Plant Tissues & Cells: Structure and Function
  • The Basic Structure of a Flower
  • An Introduction to Plant Physiology
  • How do Plants Photosynthesise?
  • An Overview of Plant Nutrition
  • The Classification of Plants
  • Soil Composition & Testing Soil PH 
  • Organic Methods of Gardening
  • Pest Control, Weed Control & Plant Diseases
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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the classification of plants and structure of flowers
  • Understand the process of photosynthesis and why it is so important for plants
  • Deepen your understanding of the composition of soil and learn how to test soil PH
  • Learn some organic methods of gardening and understand the benefits of organic gardening
  • Know how to maintain gardens, sports grounds and interior landscapes
  • Develop your knowledge of plant diseases and learn about pest and weed control
  • Deepen your understanding of plant nutrition and soil health
  • Learn step-by-step how to plant a tree and nurture it to full growth

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Your Path to Success

The Horticultural Worker Course is designed for those who are looking to kickstart a career as a horticulturist or develop their expertise in gardening. Professions in this field include the following:

  • Horticulturist
  • Gardener
  • Landscaper
  • Botanist

Skills You Will Gain

  • Basic botany
  • Gardening
  • Knowledge of plant physiology
  • Understanding of soil science

Is this Horticultural Worker Course right for you?

This comprehensive course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their understanding of horticulture and garden maintenance, as well as anyone looking to fast track their career in this field. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

Assessment Process

Once you have completed the modules in the course, your skills and knowledge will be tested with an automated multiple-choice assessment, after which you will receive instant results.

Showcase Your Accomplishment of New Skills: Get a Certification of Completion

To receive the CPD and IAO approved certificate, learners must successfully complete the course assessment. For only £10, you may obtain digital certificates. Learners in the UK can buy printed hard copies for £29, while overseas students can buy printed hard copies for £39.

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Basic Botany
Basic Botany 00:28:00
Module 02: Plant Classification
Plant Classification 00:11:00
Module 03: Soil Science
Soil Science 00:23:00
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
Weed Control 00:20:00
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
Exotic Plants 00:35:00
Module 11: Indoor Plants
Indoor Plants 00:30:00
Module 12: Lawns
Lawns 00:13:00
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
Ornamental Horticulture 00:20:00
Module 17: Permaculture
Permaculture 00:16:00
Module 18: Arboriculture
Arboriculture 00:11:00
Module 19: Horticulture Statistics
Horticulture Statistics 00:33:00
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
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Horticultural Worker Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Horticultural Worker Course 00:20:00


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