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Horticulture Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

The quintessential activity that naturally links the earth and water with food and humans, the Horticulture Diploma Course is your guide to the knowledge, skills, techniques and methodologies used in horticulture.

The course begins with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of horticulture, including its definition, objectives, and classification.

We’ll discuss important methods of plant reproduction, growth, and propagation, along with the main abiotic or non-living factors that are critical to the propagation process. We’ll also take a look at the components of the soil and soil substitutes that can be used for growing plants.

We’ll explore the classification and taxonomy of the plants that are commonly used in horticulture and learn about the main methods of planting and sowing cultivated crops. We’ll also learn about the key aspects, characteristics, forms of reproduction and propagation of root, bulb, tuber, flower, fruit, and seed horticultural plants.

Finally, pests! The course describes the classification of pests that are commonly observed in horticulture, before moving on to explain their management and control.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Discover methods of plant reproduction, growth, and propagation
  • Understand soil, soil substitutes, and plant nutrition
  • Become familiar with plant classification and taxonomy
  • Learn about the main aspects, characteristics, forms of reproduction and propagation of horticultural plants
  • Learn how to manage and control different types of pests
Horticulturist harvesting fresh red tomatoes in an industrial greenhouse

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Horticulture?
  • Part 2: Natural Horticulture
  • Part 3: What is the Role of a Horticulturist?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Plant Growth
  • Part 2: Plant Reproduction
  • Part 3: Sexual Reproduction
  • Part 4: Asexual Reproduction
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Vegetative Propagation
  • Part 2: Types of Vegetative Multiplication
  • Part 3: Micropropagation
  • Part 4: Sowing Calendars
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Soil
  • Part 2: Types of Soil
  • Part 3: Organic Fertilisers
  • Part 4: Mineral Fertilisers
  • Part 5: Protection of Soil and Crops
  • Part 6: Plant Nutrients
  • Part 7: Temperature and Humidity
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Classification
  • Part 2: Properties and Uses of Horticultural Crops
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Sowing Process
  • Part 2: Types of Sowing
  • Part 3: Transplanting
  • Part 4: Intercropping
  • Part 5: Storage and Care of Horticultural Crops
  • Part 6: Maintenance of Orchards
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Root Plants
  • Part 2: Bulb Plants
  • Part 3: Tuber Plants
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Flower and Leaf Plants
  • Part 2: Fruit Plants
  • Part 3: Reproduction and Propagation in Fruit Plants
  • Part 4: Seed Plants
  • Part 5: Nutritional Value of Horticultural Crops
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Weeds
  • Part 2: Pests
  • Part 3: Beneficial Insects
  • Part 4: Most Common Pests
  • Part 5: Monitoring
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pest Management and Control
  • Part 2: Biological Control
  • Part 3: Natural Products
  • Part 4: Plant-Based Products
  • Conclusion
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Whether you have an interest in the environment and how it benefits from horticulture or you’re a keen gardener looking to increase your knowledge, you’ll love the Horticulture Diploma Course.

Outdoors enthusiasts will discover the knowledge, skills, techniques and methodologies used in horticulture, which could start you on a path of further study. From there, you could even find yourself working in the industry – on anything from gardens and country estates to designing gardens or working in a laboratory discovering the next big horticulture innovations.

Seedlings being cultivated in a hose type drip irrigation system
Accreditations

The Horticulture Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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