Start Gardening – The Basics and Beyond

A thorough introduction to get you started – and inspire you to progress

This course is ideal for those looking for a comprehensive introduction to key gardening principles and techniques. It has been designed to help you get a good handle on this huge subject and make a success of your labours. You will master the ‘building blocks’ of gardening, such as understanding soil, composting, plant selection, planting techniques, plant maintenance and controlling pests and diseases. You will also learn about essential garden elements: lawns, flowers and growing vegetables and fruit. Combined with an extensive section on garden planning and design, you will be equipped with the knowledge to create a beautiful, productive garden and, if you wish, an excellent foundation for further training.

  • Gain a thorough grounding in essential garden knowledge – a great starting point for enthusiastic gardeners keen to progress
  • 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.