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Qualification -Advanced Diploma In Horticulture (Crops)

Course CodeVHT009
Fee CodeAD
Duration (approx)2500 hours
QualificationAdvanced Diploma

Work in Production Horticulture
Jobs in production horticulture require some kind of specialised knowledge pertaining to the area of production, as well as general horticultural knowledge which can be applied to their area . For instance, someone working in a native plant nursery would require an understanding of the optimal propagation techniques and growing conditions for a range of native plant species, whereas someone working in a vineyard will need to understand how to grow different types of grape vine in order to get the best yield for wine production and how to quickly identify and control pest and disease problems which may threaten a vintage.   


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification -Advanced Diploma In Horticulture (Crops).
 Biochemistry I -Plants BSC102
 Botany I BSC104
 Crops I (Outdoor Plant Production) BHT112
 Horticultural Research A BHT118
 Machinery and Equipment BSC105
 Horticultural Management BHT203
 Horticultural Research B BHT241
 Plant Protection BHT207
 Protected Plant Production BHT223
 Horticultural Marketing BHT304
 Soil Management - Crops BHT303
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 13 of the following 21 modules.
 Workshop I BGN103
 Commercial Vegetable Production BHT222
 Culinary Herbs VHT242
 Cut Flower Orchids VHT240
 Cut Flower Production BHT221
 Cutting Propagation BHT211
 Fruit Production -Temperate Climate BHT218
 Fruit Production -Warm Climate BHT217
 Hydroponic Management - Hydroponics II BHT213
 Hydroponics I BHT224
 Medicinal Herbs BHT227
 Nut Production BHT219
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Plant Breeding BHT236
 Seed Propagation BHT237
 Workshop II BGN203
 Cut Flower Bulbs BHT317
 Hydroponics III BHT319
 Mushroom Production BHT310
 Organic Plant Culture BHT302
 Warm Climate Nuts BHT308

Note that each module in the Qualification -Advanced Diploma In Horticulture (Crops) is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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Why Choose This Course

  • Unique course materials (developed by our staff) and more current than some colleges (many reviewed annually); as a result, ACS graduates can be more up to date.
  • We work hard to help you understand and remember it, develop an ability to apply it in the real world, and build networks with others who work in this field (It’s more than just serving up a collection of information –if all you want is information, buy a book; but if you want an education, that takes learning to a whole new level).
  • Start whenever you want, study at your own pace, study anywhere
  • Don’t waste time and money traveling classes
  • We provide more choices–courses are written to allow you more options to focus on parts of the subject that are of more interest to you; a huge range of elective subjects are offered that don’t exist elsewhere.
  • Tutors are accessible (more than elsewhere) – academics work in both the UK and Australia, 5 days a week, 16 hours a day. Answering emails and phone calls from students are top priority.
  • We treat students as individuals –don’t get lost in a crowd. Our tutors communicate with you one to one.
  • Extra help at no extra cost if needed. When you find something you cannot do, we help you through it or will provide another option.
  • Support after you finish a course –We can advise about getting work, starting  business, writing a CV, etc. We can promote students and their businesses through our extensive profile on the internet. Graduates who ask will be helped.
  • Support from a team of a dozen professional horticulturists, living in different parts of the UK, and in both temperate and tropical climate zones of Australia.





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