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Interior Plants (Indoors) 100 Hours Certificate Course


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Interior Plants (Indoors) 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £295.00Course Code: BHT315 CLD
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( april holcomb, 11/01/2017 ) Q:

first question is does the usa recognize a certificate of completion for the interior plant coarse and i would also ask if there is any hands on learning, for example do you have the student do hands on stuff or assignments with plants. and could you send me a sample of coarse material or explain to me how and what i would be doing/learning. thank you so much for your time. one more question in your option how are you a better online learning school than acsdistant learning. april holcomb

( 12/01/2017 ) A:

Hello April,

Thank you for your questions.

In our experience, although there are some areas where recognition by a body in a particular country is necessary, this isn't the case for every course. Often, employers will be more interested in what you learned, than where it came from. Their main complaints about trying to find suitable staff, is that they do not have the skills they are looking for. Therefore, a good quality course such as ours, is likely to interest them. This is because they are written and updated on a regular basis by people like them, industry relevant professionals. We recognised a while ago that although a qualification may get you to an interview, it is what you can demonstrate at that interview, which will persuade the interviewer that you are the right person for them. This is what we mean, when we say that our courses help you to stand out from the crowd. These attributes of our courses make our courses and qualifications truly global. Employers all over the world will want to employ people who will help to make them money and to help their business grow.

Hands on learning is not necessary. The courses are specifically designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need, without having to work in the field. The reason for this is that many people will take our courses as a prelude to changing their career.

We can certainly email you a sample of the course and we will do this directly to you.

Rather than being better than ACS, we like to think of ourselves as different to them. There are a number of significant differences to how we deliver our courses.

Although, we believe the quality of the learning you will receive, is second to none, we have had our courses assessed by an independent body against the UK Framework of Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ), and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). This independent organisation has deemed the Interior Plants course to be a level 4 on the FHEQ and Level 5 on the EQF. It is also equivalent to 3 U.S. Credit Hours.

We are also a Recognised Centre for TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) - An Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation. This means that we have been checked out and approved as providing excellent learning and support. Evaluation is of course an on-going process and we are subject to yearly EV visits.

These independent votes of confidence in ADL, help to demonstrate the true value of our courses and qualifications to students, employers and universities.


( Terrance Sharp , 18/11/2016 ) Q:

Hello i was wondering if this classes credits are transferable to a college in the US

( 30/11/2016 ) A:

Hi Terrance,

Thank you for your question.

Many students have used their qualification from us to help them get into further education and Interior Plants is worth 3 U.S. credit hours. However, we always advise potential students to check with the college or university they are interested in, before enrolling for our courses, if they intend to use the qualification for this purpose.

I hope this helps.

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Interior Plants (Indoors) 100 Hours Certificate Course

Interior Plants (Indoors) course online. Achieve fantastic results with indoor plants! This course is equally applicable to the professional interior plantscaper or the home owner (or interior decorator) who aspires to achieve the best results with their indoor plants. Learn about the main family groups of indoor plants, the cultural requirements and general characteristics of each of those groups. Develop the ability to select the right plant for the right situation.

"Upon completing the Indoor Plant course I was offered my dream job. Taking this class was one of the best decisions I've made, the informationI received was invaluable.  Thank You ADL".
M. Vollema, Interior Plants (Indoors) BHT315, USA.
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Lesson Structure:   Interior Plants (Indoors) BHT315

There are 8 lessons:

1.    Introduction

  •         Plant Naming and pronunciation
  •         Review of indoor plant families
  •         Resources

2.    Indoor Plant Culture - Part A

  •         Understanding interior environments
  •         Plants for different light conditions
  •         Problems with indoor plants
  •         Potting Media
  •         Potting up
  •         Container selection
  •         Managing plant nutrition
  •         Pruning indoor plants
  •         Propagation and caring for young indoor plants

3.    Indoor Plant Culture - Part B

  •         Acclimatizing indoor plants
  •         Helping plants survive neglect
  •         Managing plant health indoors

4.    Foliage Plants

  •         Growing palms inside
  •         Review of palm genera
  •         Selecing and Growing Ferns inside
  •         Review of other foliage plant general

5.    Flowering Plants

  •         Orchids
  •         African violets
  •         Poinsettia
  •         Other genera grown for flowers indoors.

6.    Other Indoor Plants

  •         Herbs
  •         Vines and Climbers

7.    Making The Best Use Of Indoor Plants

  •         Deciding where to place an indoor plant
  •         Managing colour
  •         Using mirrors
  •         Plants in baskets
  •         Hydroponics indoors
  •         Miniature gardens

8.    The Interior Plantscaping Industry

  •         Interior Plantscaping Business
  •         Growing in Greenhouses
  •         Environmental control

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Learning Goals:  Interior Plants (Indoors) BHT315
  • Distinguish between different types of indoor plants
  • Describe the cultural methods used for growing various indoor plants
  • Evaluate a range of plants not commonly grown indoors for their suitability for interior plantscaping.
  • Select appropriate plants for different interior plantscaping situations.
  • Develop innovative ways of presenting plants for indoor situations.
  • Explain the interior plantscaping industry, including its nature and scope.


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: 
Susan 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
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. 

Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. 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 Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
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. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.
Recognition of Your Course By UniversitiesAs you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.
Designing Your Own QualificationBundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.
How Can I Enrol?Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.
How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.

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"Upon completing the Interior Plants Course I was offered my dream job.  Taking this class was one of the best decisions I've made, the information I received was invaluable.  Thank you ADL". Meg V,  Interior Plants, Florida, USA.

“I am delighted to report that I passed the exam and received a “Pass with Commendation”. I appreciate very much the detail that you went into, in the correction of my assignments  and I found your advice and extra subject information  invaluable in advancing my interest and knowledge in horticulture”.   Go raibh mile maith agat! (a thousand thanks!) Colin, RHS Cert II, Ireland

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