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Herbs (Basic Course) 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £295.00Course Code: AHT108
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Herbs (Basic Course) 100 Hours Certificate Course

Herbs (Basic Course Online). Learn to successfully cultivate herbs with this home study, distance learning course. Develop a solid grounding in herb growing and the herb industry.

This course is ideal for anyone who needs to learn the basics of herbs, their properties, their uses and how to grow, nurture and harvest them for different products.

Half of the course deals with general herb culture, including identification, soils, mulching, feeding, watering, propagation, pest & disease control, harvest, storage, processing, companion planting, nursery management and herb farming. The remainder of the course involves detailed studies of major groups of herbs such as: mints, thymes, lavenders, scented geraniums, garlic, roses, artemisias and parsley. The course also includes a comprehensive A - Z Directory of herbs.


 

Learning Goals: Herbs (Basic Course) AHT108
  • Define herb
  • Identify herbs suitable for hanging baskets, indoor growing, and appropriate methods of propagation for at least 50 herb species
  • Define and describe companion planting
  • Give examples of appropriate companion planting
  • Build an efficient compost heap
  • Identify appropriate herbs for culinary uses
  • Identify some medicinal uses for herbs
  • Explain the culture of a range of different herbs
  • Explain a variety of different uses for a range of most commonly cultivated herbs.

 

Lesson Structure: Herbs (Basic Course) AHT108

There are 6 lessons:

1  Introduction to Herbs

  • Definition
  • History of Herbs
  • Herb Identification
  • Plant Names
  • Classification of the Plant Kingdom
  • Hybrids and Varieties
  • The Main Herb Families
  • Characteristics of Major Herb Families
  • A - Z Directory of Herbs
  • Resources
  • Resource Directory

2  Herb Gardening

  • Introduction
  • Herbs in Containers
  • Indoor Herbs
  • Soils for Herbs
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Propagation
  • Cuttings
  • Harvesting

3  Companion Planting

  • Biological Control of Pests and Diseases
  • The Choice Between Natural and Chemical Control
  • Companion Planting
  • Landscaping With Herbs
  • General Principles of Landscape Design
  • Types of Herb Gardens

4  Growing Herbs to Harvest

  • Herb Farming
  • Growing Lavender
  • How to Grow Lavender
  • Lavender Propagation
  • The Mints
  • Composting

5  Herbs for Cooking

  • Culinary Herbs
  • Cooking With Herbs
  • Harvesting Herbs
  • Herbs as Condiments
  • Herbal Teas
  • Other Culinary Uses
  • Herb Recipes

6  Herbs for fragrance, health and beauty

  • Examples of Herbal Products
  • Herbs to Dry For Use in Pot Pourris, Saches etc.
  • Herb Dyes
  • Other Assorted Herb Products
  • Exotic Herb Oils
  • Lavender Crafts

N.B. Each lesson is followed by a self-assessment test, a set task, plus a written assignment.


 

Practicals:
  • Collect and identify 30 different herb specimens
  • Learn the basics of plant identification
  • Make contact with herb farms to ask about their operation
  • Propagate herbs by cuttings
  • Prepare a soil suitable for growing herbs
  • Design and plant a herb garden
  • Visit or investigate retailers to investigate the types of herb products available
  • Prepare food containing herbs
  • Harvest and dry a herb correctly
  • Prepare one other type of herb product

 

The quality of this course is second to none, from the in-depth learning you will get to the expert individual mentoring you will receive throughout your studies. The mentors for this course are: 
 
Yellow rosesSusan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction. 
 
Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
 
Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.
 
In 2010, Susan authored a complete module for a Foundation degree (FDSC) in Arboriculture.
 
Susan holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.
 
 
Steven Whitaker course tutorSteven Whitaker
Diploma in Garden Design (Distinction) – The Blackford Centre, Gold Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture, Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture, Level 1 NOCN Introduction to Gardening, – Joseph Priestly College, BTEC Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations (Merit), Trainer Skills 1, & 2, Group trainer, Interview and Selection Skills – Kirby College of Further Education
 
Steven has a wealth of Horticultural knowledge, having ran his own Design and Build service, Landscaping company, and been a Head Gardener. His awards include five Gold awards at Leeds in Bloom, two Gold awards at Yorkshire in Bloom and The Yorkshire Rose Award for Permanent Landscaping. Steven has worked with TV’s Phil Spencer as his garden advisor on the Channel 4 TV Programme, “Secret Agent”. 
 
He is qualified to Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture and has a Diploma in Garden Design which he passed with Distinction. Steven’s Tutor and Mentor was the Chelsea Flower Show Gold Award-winning Garden Designer, Tracy Foster. He also works for a major Horticultural Commercial Grower in the field of Propagation and Craft Gardening. Steven lives in Leeds where he is a Freelance Garden Designer and Garden Advice Consultant. 

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Course StartBegin your course at anytime.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments, plus final exam (N.B. Some courses have Final Project alternative).
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final exam.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and Deadlines100 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to grow your business.
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Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesPrevious students have used their qualification to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience.
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