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The Principles of Gardening

A science-focused, environmentally-friendly course

This course offers a science-based, ‘green approach’ to gardening and should appeal to both professional and leisure gardeners alike.  With an emphasis on the use of organic manures and biological control methods, it asks searching questions on fruit, vegetables and flowers, plus horticultural principles of plant botany, physiology and the effect of the environment.

  • A broad-based course that should be of particular interest to ‘green’ gardeners
  • Flexible home-study learning so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate
  • Suitable for both amateur and professional gardeners
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

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, 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.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.

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