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Demand for Horticulturalists in the UK is always on the rise.  This is partially due to the increase need for more horticultural production, in particular within emerging industrial countries such as China and India.  Many employers in the industry are welcoming anyone with the right skills and attitude.  An increasing number of horticultural jobs are becoming linked to public contracts, so it is essential for businesses to show that their employees can meet the criteria by obtaining formal qualifications.

Get a Horticulture Qualification: The courses offered by ADL in this subject are diverse  – from diplomas in horticultural technology (including hydroponics, plant breeding and growing), to advanced certificates in horticulture (including crops, turf and plant protection) - and all through the convenience of distance learning.To start your career you will need qualifications.

As an RHS Qualifications Distance Learning Approved Provider, we can also offer preparation courses for the various RHS qualifications for both level 2 and level 3 theory principles. Exams are held in February and June of each year and candidates are advised to book their seat in good time, as there will be deadlines for registering. Students need to register as an external exam candidate at an RHS Approved Centre, or email: [email protected] for details. To help fully prepare you for the exams, there are past test papers readily available. Please note that exam fees are paid to the RHS Centre at the time of booking.

Get a career in Horticulture:  In terms of horticultural careers, ADL courses can open up avenues into Landscaping & Garden Design, Wholesale Nursery Management, Aromatherapy, Plant Breeding, Sports Turf Management. Horticulture is a great career - there is such diversity! You can be a hands-on gardener, a plant scientist or a garden designer, work in the commercial, amenity or environmental sector. The Horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK. Job opportunities abound not only nationally but also internationally embracing the commercial and environmental sectors as well as research and journalism. Salaries within the industry of horticulture can range from £15,000 to £99,000 per annum.   

New to horticulture? Get a head start! :  Passionate about horticulture or want to embark on a career in this field?  In fact if you want to work in horticulture anywhere in the world, you will need a good foundation. Horticulture is far more than the cultivation of plants (whether for food, to enhance parks and countryside or for garden ornamentation): “Horticulture is where art, science, design and commerce meet – with challenging and rewarding careers no matter what your background or interests.” (Paul Harris – National Trust Picture Library). This diverse discipline can be explored through ADL's flexible study programmes.

Already work in horticulture, need Professional Development?  A professional development course will always enhance your CV/Resume - but more importantly, it can help you to achieve your career goals.  The RHS Gardening and Horticulture courses that ADL run are written by professional horticulturists, but can be be studied at home.

Can't find  a qualification to suit your needs?  Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +441227 789 649?  or email:  [email protected].  Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications.  You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support  and be able to start at any time.

Studying from home enables you to work in the industry, gaining the practical experience needed for qualifications and at the same time studying at your own pace from home, without compromising your time and income. You can even study our courses for hobby purposes enabling you to expand your passionClick on an item below for more information...