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Allotment Gardening

Plotting a productive, well-tended allotment

Allotment gardening offers an escape from city life and rewards you with incredibly fresh, tasty and varied produce for much of the year – but getting started can seem daunting. Suitable for complete beginners and existing plot holders, this course will give you the confidence, skills and knowledge to find, prepare and maintain a productive, sustainable and well kept plot. Topics covered include how to get your plot ready for planting; understanding the soil type to deliver stronger growth and better yields; growing, harvesting and storing vegetables and fruit; and best practice during each month. The course is packed with practical advice and should prove both fun and rewarding!

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to prepare and maintain an allotment or large vegetable plot
  • 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 non-professional 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.

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