Enjoy Herbs

From Alliums to Zingiberaceae – explore the fascinating world of herbs

Used by man for thousands of years, herbs continue to enrich our lives today. They flavour our food and drink, provide the scents for toiletries and perfumes, often feature in cosmetics, and are used in both complementary medicine and many pharmaceuticals. This course opens the door to the fascinating world of herbs – you will learn how to successfully identify, grow, harvest and preserve them and about their different uses. This is accompanied by detailed study of the major groups of herbs, such as the mint, parsley, mustard and ginger families, alliums, scented geraniums and lavenders. This enjoyable, informative course – spanning designing a herb garden and try-at-home recipes to commercial herb production and marketing – provides a framework of knowledge you can develop into a lifelong passion or a career growing or working with herbs.

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of herbs, including how to identify, grow and use them
  • 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.

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