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Horticulture and Conservation

Why choose BMET?

  • Based at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, our Horticultural Academy specialises in providing qualifications in horticulture, gardening and conservation.
  • Courses accredited by the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) and Grade 1 assessment from external verifiers from the RHS.
  • Study in unique surroundings with 15 acres of landscaped gardens planted with roses, alpines, perennials, rare trees and shrubs.
  • For amateur gardening enthusiasts, we offer a range of short courses from 4-6 hours, usually on a Saturday. We also have part-time courses accredited by the Royal Horticulture Society.
  • Full-time training courses available for all ages, including horticulture, gardening and conservation, and apprenticeships in arboriculture and horticulture.
  • NEW FOR 2014 - Forestry and Arboriculture! From September, we will be offering new courses in Forestry and Arboriculture at both Level 2 and Level 3.

Career Opportunities

Horticulture qualifications provide essential skills for working in many different land-based areas including landscaping, tree surgery, parks and recreation and garden centres. Horticulture can also help with careers in the Forestry Commission, National Parks Trust and the Environment Agency.

Jobs available include working as a garden or landscape designer, ornamental plant grower, garden centre worker/manager, greenkeeper/groundsman at sports pitches, soil scientist, commercial grower or horticultural consultant.

Arboriculture Apprenticeship

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Flexible
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Arboriculture Diploma Level 2

Starts 
07/09/2015
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Christmas Table Decorations

Starts 
13/12/2014
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Conservation, Countryside & The Environment Diploma Level 2

Starts 
07/09/2015
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Countryside & Environment Apprenticeship

Starts 
Flexible
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Countryside Management Diploma Level 3

Starts 
07/09/2015
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Floristry Creative Craft Certificate Level 3

Starts 
17/09/2014
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Floristry Creative Craft Level 1

Starts 
16/09/2014
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Floristry Creative Craft Level 2

Starts 
06/01/2015
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Horticulture Apprenticeship

Starts 
Flexible
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Horticulture Diploma Level 2

Starts 
07/09/2015
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Horticulture Diploma Level 3

Starts 
07/09/2015
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Landbased Studies Diploma Level 1

Starts 
15/09/2014
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Practical Horticulture Skills Certificate Level 1

Starts 
20/09/2014
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Practical Horticulture Skills Diploma Level 1

Starts 
16/09/2014
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Practical Horticulture Skills Diploma Level 2

Starts 
07/09/2015
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RHS Practical Horticulture Certificate Level 2

Starts 
20/09/2014
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RHS Practical Horticulture Certificate Level 3

Starts 
20/09/2014
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RHS Principles of Garden Planning Certificate Level 3

Starts 
18/09/2014
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RHS Principles of Garden Planning Certificate Level 2

Starts 
17/09/2014
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RHS Principles of garden planning, construction and planting Certificate Level 3

Starts 
20/09/2014
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RHS Principles of Plant Growth Certificate Level 2

Starts 
16/09/2014
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RHS Principles of Plant Growth Certificate Level 3

Starts 
17/09/2014
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Contact Us

For more information about any of our courses, call us on 0845 155 0101 or email ask@bmetc.ac.uk

 

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