Hadlow College

The Horticulture and Equestrian Skills Centres offer a range of courses aimed at learners who wish to gain new skills, enhance existing skills or make steps towards employment. Courses are ideal for beginners as full support is on hand from our highly experienced staff.

The Equestrian centre offers both riding and practical hands-on courses with the opportunity to learn to ride in a well-equipped BHS approved training centre. We also offer one/two day courses to develop horse care skills.

The purpose built Horticulture centre offers a range of practical taster and introduction courses, enabling students to gain new skills to use in their garden or enhance existing knowledge. A large poly tunnel and workshop are amongst the facilities available.

Amazing course, delivered well. The practical side was extremely helpful too. Tutor did recaps before lunch and at the end of each day which was really helpful. Would recommend.

Student NPTC Safe use of Pesticides
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Taster - Planning your Autumn Garden

Horticulture Skills Centre | 1 start dates from 1st October 2018

Learn how to sow spring flowering bulbs and divide and cut-back herbaceous perennials and the right way to prune your shrubs.

Award in the Safe Use of Brush cutter and Trimmers

Horticulture Skills Centre | 3 start dates from 16th October 2018

This one-day course for is for experienced operators, is recognised by the HSE to help candidates minimise risks to work safely.

Taster - Basic Garden Design

Horticulture Skills Centre | 4 start dates from 20th September 2018

A practical session, you will be taught how to test what type of soil you have, which way your garden is facing and what light levels you have.

Introduction to Horticulture - Perfect Summer Pots

Horticulture Skills Centre | 3 start dates from 14th February 2019

We will help you select the right pot or container for your display and through hands-on practical sessions show you how to choose the right plants

Introduction to Horticulture - Winter Gardening

Horticulture Skills Centre | 2 start dates from 3rd December 2018

This course will help the beginner or novice gardener develop cost-effective ways to brighten-up their garden.

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