All courses

At HCC we aim to make learning accessible to everyone who shares our passion for plants. So we offer a wide range of affordable, home-study courses and career pathways, not just covering diverse subjects, but also suitable for both ‘career’ and leisure learners at all levels – from complete beginners to ‘old hands’ (with very green fingers!).
For free advice on choosing a course or pathway, please call us on Freephone 0800 083 9191 or 01409 220 777.

Career Pathways

Complete Gardener

Complete Garden Designer

Royal Horticultural Society qualifications

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development *NEW*
RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting

Gardening courses

Complete Gardener
Advanced HCC Course
in Plant Growth
Gardening Studies - Beyond
the Basics - "Pick and Mix"
your own selection
The Principles of Gardening
Allotment Gardening
Leisure Gardening
Organic Gardening
Start Gardening -
The Basics and Beyond
Enjoy Herbs
Crop Tech' - An Approach to the Technology of Commercial/ Professional Crop Production
Garden Centre

Garden Design courses

Complete Garden Designer
Advanced HCC Course
in Garden Planning
Introduction to Garden Design
Garden Landscape and
Design Drawing (G.L.A.D.D.)
Garden Planting & Layout
Beautiful Gardens
Garden Landscape Construction
Japanese Garden Design
Interior Landscaping

Floristry courses

An Introduction to
Professional Floristry
An Introduction to
Botanical Illustration

Arboriculture courses

ABC Level 2 Certificate in
The HCC Certificate in
The HCC Diploma in

Forestry courses

Certificate in Forestry at
QLS Level 2

Farming courses

Mixed Farming
Organic Arable Farming
Organic Livestock Farming
Tropical Agriculture
Sheep Farming
For free advice, please call Freephone 0800 083 9191 or 01409 220 777.