Horticulture Course


Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Horticulture which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225.00 UK.

Course Description

What is horticulture?

Horticulture is a specific branch relating to agriculture that works in the area of science, technology and the growing and developing of garden plant growth and understanding all areas of plant life from sees to full growth.

This also incorporates the development and cultivation of vegetables, various fruits and medicinal plants, flowers, algae, seeds and nuts and includes seaweeds and various non-edible produce and crops such as plants decorative and ornamental trees and wild or fine garden grasses.

Also included in this category is landscape and garden design, restoration various levels of construction, maintenance and field farming and is propagation.

Horticulturists apply the skills and knowledge to the growth and development of produce and plants for human and also non-human commercial, industrial and social requirements world over.

The whole purpose of horticulture is the positive rejuvenation and cultivation, improvements and developments of plant growth, yields and turnover, standards and quality with the nutritional value of and ongoing development in reducing the effects of disease on plants and attacks from insects also known as horticultural and environmental stressors.

There are many other areas of horticultural development and exploration such as scientific horticultural however for the purpose of this course study it is mainstream general everyday horticultural garden and plant interaction that is covered.

Anyone is welcome to enrol onto this course which provides a bright and insightful guide into the fundamentals of many areas of horticulture.

This course provides any student at all levels of study on any training course either with us or external through other course providers such as Level 2 RHS, BTEC or City & Guilds courses.

This course is also ideally suited to the ardent and seasoned gardener, allotment keeper or complete novice or simply anyone who is interested in horticulture and self improvement.

Clearly written in an easy to understand and accessible style and covering many of the principles that supports the development of growing plants wherever that may be.

Specifically highlighted key points, definitions with full-colour illustrations within your enclosed textbook, based course to help you tune into your horticultural studies.

This course would be an ideal add-on or accompaniment for anyone studying RHS Level 2 courses in UK and is awarded an Open College UK Ltd Diploma upon completion.

If your passion is gardening, plants or allotments, transplanting, propagating or pot growing then this course will fill you with knowledge in the right direction.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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