Horticulture A (Introduction) Online Course

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Why study this Horticulture course?

If you are an avid gardener who wants to learn more about growing plants, then Careerline’s online Horticulture A course is designed for you. As an introductory horticulture course, it is
designed to provide a broad and practical overview of the basics of identifying, growing, and maintaining plants. The skills taught in this course can be applied to a broad range of careers,
including landscaping, education, and science.

Whether you hope to upskill, become a more skilled hobbyist, or get a head start on future studies, studying with Careerline will have a positive impact on your future. This horticulture
course for beginners will help you to improve your knowledge of planting, propagation, and garden maintenance. Your new skills will help you to feel prepared as you start to create your
dream garden.

What will you learn?

Careerline’s online Horticulture A course provides a broad overview of the basics of horticulture. As a horticulture student, you will learn to identify types of plants by their
characteristics. You will study effective techniques to keep your plants healthy, including planting them correctly, mulching, maintaining soil quality, providing nutrition, and removing

This course will also teach you to identify, prevent, and manage common pests and diseases that are found all over the world. You will study pruning and arboriculture, learning when and
how to trim trees and remove branches, roots and buds from plants. In addition, you will develop pan understanding of effective propagation methods for both seed and vegetative

Who is this online Horticulture course for?

Careerline’s online Horticulture course is ideal for beginner gardeners living anywhere in the world who want to learn more about plants. Aspiring horticulturalists and plant scientists, as
well as practicing schoolteachers and farmers, will benefit from studying Horticulture A.

You will be able to apply the skills you learn in this course to your professional life, helping you to broaden your skillset and advance in your career. This introduction to horticulture course is also ideal for anyone with an interest in pursuing further study in horticulture, plant science, biology, food science, or landscaping.  You will be introduced to concepts that are taught in tertiary and vocational courses. This will help you to feel prepared and confident as you continue your academic and professional journey.

Course Aims:

  • Distinguish between different plants, to enable identification of the plant species.
  • Explain appropriate procedures for establishing a range of plants in different conditions.
  • Describe the characteristics of plant growing media necessary for healthy plant growth.
  • Explain the characteristics of plant nutrition necessary for healthy plant growth.
  • Determine appropriate water management procedures for healthy plant growth.
  • Understand appropriate procedures for pruning plants on a horticultural site.
  • Determine solutions for the management of a range of common weeds.
  • Determine solutions for the management of a range of common pests and diseases.
  • Prepare a concept plan for the development of a garden.
  • Understand commonly used plant propagation techniques.
  • Develop guidelines for general lawn care.
  • Develop guidelines for general tree care in a horticultural situation.



Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.