Complete Gardener

Learn how to create beautiful private gardens or public spaces, and maintain them, either for yourself or for your client.

  • Receive the City & Guilds Complete Gardener Certificate
  • Achieve the HCC Certificate
  • Flexible home-study to fit your learning around your life

Enjoy a rewarding, pleasurable lifestyle – being active and outdoors, working with nature and the changing seasons.

How the course works

This is our most comprehensive course, which consists of 15 lessons and provides all you need to know to become ‘the Complete Gardener’.

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 return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. Your completed assignments become your portfolio of work; there are no examinations to complete.

All the required study materials are included. You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help during your studies.

Additional study options

As part of your enrolment onto this course you will also receive access to our unique online platform, which will provide you with online access to your course materials – making them easy to access on-the-go. You can also use the platform alongside your paper-based studies to submit your assignments – students may also wish to opt out of receiving printed materials if they prefer.

To access the platform you will need access to the internet, and access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

There is no formal examination. On successful completion of your studies you will be awarded the HCC Certificate* and City & Guilds Assured certificate*.

* Your certification will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments. Students wishing to achieve the City & Guilds Assured certificate in our Complete Gardener course are required to register (registration fee included in course price) – there are no extra assignments to complete. 

* Fees include City & Guilds registration
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