71 training courses found
PA1 covers the principles of safe pesticide application.
This 3 day course is designed to prepare a novice chainsaw user for the NPTC unit 203 assessment (previously known as unit CS 31).
A one day course teaching you advanced skills and techniques in garden brickwork construction.
As gardeners we spend a lot of time caring for our plants, but too many of us neglect the vital resource that is beneath our feet – the soil. During this short workshop we will get some hands-on experience in assessing the main qualities of our garden soils and evaluating our options to maximise plant health and growth.
This course is for 2 days a week over 10 weeks and will include practical grooming experience in a grooming parlour environment. Progressing on from the first stage and for those wishing to improve their grooming, this course is designed to further advance your clipping and scissoring skills, widen your breed awareness and start to apply your grooming knowledge to a wider variety of breeds and coat textures.
This course covers VectorWorks Fundamentals for Garden Designers and an introduction to 2D VectorWorks.
A two year part-time course designed to develop individual creativity and skills enabling production of high quality floral work at commercial rates. The course programme will include a thorough study of the principles, designs and practices of floristry.
Created as a bespoke course by specialist tutors at Merrist Wood, the Garden Design Diploma is for those who want to design gardens professionally.
A 10 week evening course designed to provide smallholders with the appropriate practical skills and knowledge
The course is designed as a pathway to in to the football and sports coaching Industry, providing a good understanding of working with children. The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport is perfect for those who already work, or aspire to work, in a physical education and school sport setting as it specifically designed to provide them with a greater understanding of physical education, the national curriculum and the environment in which they will be addition you will have the opportunity to work towards your FA Level 2 and the option of the Youth Award Module 1.
Whether you are looking for a career change, a school leaver, a new entrant to the industry, a keen conservationist wishing to further your interest, or in need of practical skills to complement an academic qualification, this 2 year course will start you on your way to a career in countryside and estate management.
This course is suitable for any Deputy, Head Greenkeeper/Groundsman or Course Manager. Recognising the work pressures of grounds staff , this qualification is delivered using a blended learning approach which includes a combination of on-line distance learning, tutorials and attendance at Merrist Wood one day a month.
This course is for those who are working in professional roles within the industry who require technical updating as part of their continuing professional development, tree surgery practitioners who wish to qualify as consulting arboriculturalists and those who are already in technical posts in commercial business, or those who are working for a local authority dealing with arboricultural matters.
This course will provide the student with the competencies to apply basic principles of horse care. Working under supervision, the holder will have basic knowledge and practice of looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass.
This is a one year full time intensive course intended for adult learners to introduce you to Floristry and develop the creative skills and knowledge needed to work in the industry.
Create your own beautiful garden growing plants from cuttings, taken from a range of plants grown at Merrist Wood. There will also be opportunities to ask questions about other aspects of propagation.
This course covers the basic principles of hard landscape construction including fencing, paving and brickwork. You will also be instructed in the safe use of landscape machinery.
This course will help improve your knowledge, understanding and practical skills that are required by the modern-day professional florist.
This qualification is the standard award for the sports turf industry at craftsman level. It enables you to combine work-based training and assessment with college attendance to gain nationally recognised qualifications.
This course focuses on developing essential horticultural skills and provides a foundation for other RHS practical qualifications.