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Become a Gardener

You can do it – here’s how

You want to
become a gardener
Enrol on our Become
a Gardener
course by
calling 0800 083 9191
or clicking here
Start straight away,
learning where and
when suits you
On completion begin
your new career, making
a living from something
that’s your passion

Everything you need for a successful gardening career

Make a career doing something you love!  This complete career course is suitable for beginners and will equip you with the knowledge, practical skills and industry-recognised qualifications to become a professional gardener.  You will be able to learn a comprehensive range of topics – from plant structure, protective cultivation (i.e. glasshouse growing), health and propagation, to lawn maintenance, plant selection, growing fruit and vegetables, and garden design and landscaping.  On completion you could create beautiful private gardens or public spaces, and maintain them; with your own business or at a company.

  • Enjoy a rewarding, pleasurable lifestyle – being active and outdoors, working with nature and the changing seasons, nurturing plants, and creating and maintaining beautiful gardens
  • Gardening skills are in demand, as a gardener you could earn up to £45 per hour*
  • Flexible home-study course so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • Successful learners receive an HCC Certificate & can opt to sit exams for nationally recognised RHS qualifications
  • No previous experience needed

* Based on real charges in the London area.

How the course works

This course consists of three parts:

  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development
  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance
    (these two parts make up the ‘RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture’)

Plus, you can choose either:

  • RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation

Or,

  • RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace (you have 2 years to complete it), studying when and where you choose. This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by gardening experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You also have the option to take exams for the nationally recognised RHS qualifications.

For free advice, please call Freephone 0800 083 9191 or 01409 220 777, or click here to request a call back.