Herbs Courses

Aromatherapy Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

A great course for anyone wishing to learn more about the safe use of aromatherapy essential oils for healing and relaxation. This course provides an introduction to the safe use of Aromatherapy oils.

Essential oils are the backbone of Aromatherapy. Their effectiveness is dependent on their safe and proper use, as well as on the quality of the oil used. Oils work in a much more subtle way than many commercially prepared products and in many situations are more suitable for preventative treatment rather than cure.

One of our Aromatherapy students said about the course:
"This course was very interesting, challenging and very worthwhile" N. Mills
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Aromatherapy

Culinary Herbs Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Home Studies Course: Edible Herbs

Learn how to identify and successfully grow dozens of common and uncommon edible herbs. Develop your skills and experience the delights of cooking adventurous new recipes with herbs. Learn drying and other methods of preserving the flavour (eg. herb oils, salts, vinegars).
Eight lessons as follows cover common and less common herbs used for cooking.

Comment from one of our Culinary Herb students:

"I have found the course interesting and it has expanded my knowledge of herbs immensely" D. Christian

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Culinary Herbs

Growing Lavender Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Distance Learning - Get Serious with Lavender

For the lavender enthusiast, or anyone interested in starting commercial lavender production.
Lavender has been a popular cultivated plant for many centuries and is perhaps the most common, and certainly one of the most versatile herbs you could ever consider growing. It can be grown as a shrub, a tub plant or a hedge; you can keep it cut low or let it grow to over a metre tall, depending on the species. The flowers and leaves can be used for medicinal, craft, cosmetic and even culinary purposes. It is sold as ‘bunched lavender’, stripped flowers for crafts and distilled for its essential oil – making it a profitable commodity world-wide.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Growing Lavender

Herb Culture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

Training for the herb farmer, nurseryman or classic garden designer.

This course is designed to develop a solid grounding in herb growing and the herb industry. Half of the course deals with general herb culture, including identification, soils, mulching, feeding, watering, propagation, pest & disease control, harvest, storage, processing, companion planting, nursery management and herb farming. The remainder of the course involves detailed studies of major groups of herbs such as: mints, thymes, lavenders, scented geraniums, garlic, roses, artemisias and parsley.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Herb Culture

Herbs (Introductory Course) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Passionate about Herbs?

A broad based six lesson course for beginners to herb growing, covering the history of herb use, herb culture, and identification of the major herbs. This course involves about 80 hours of study with an emphasis on growing and using herbs as a hobby. Thirty different herbs are studied in detail and a systematic method of identifying herbs is emphasised.

Why study here? ....ACS is different in many ways

  • Established since 1979, Internationally recognised (IARC)
  • Support from an international team of highly qualified herb experts
  • Courses are continually reviewed and revisions are happening every month of the year
  • Courses are "experiential" based learning (This is different to many other schools)


 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence Read more & enrol: Herbs (Introductory Course)

Medicinal Herbs Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Explore the fascinating world of herbs, and lay a foundation for understanding how these fascinating plants can be used to compliment our state of health and wellbeing.

Herbs have been used for medicines over thousands of years. Some can be very effective if used appropriately, while others have the potential to be dangerous. Being only eight lessons (100 hours), this course cannot hope to make you an "expert", but it does set you on the right course, teaching you the basics of how to identify and correctly administer herbs for medicinal purposes.

Why study here? ....ACS is different in many ways

  • Established since 1979, Internationally recognised (IARC)
  • Support from an international team of highly qualified herb experts
  • Courses are continually reviewed and revisions are happening every month of the year
  • Courses are "experiential" based learning (This is different to many other schools)
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Medicinal Herbs

Qualification -Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Herbs) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate

Training for managers or owner operators of herb businesses, either farms, nurseries or businesses handling herb products (eg. dried or fresh produce, oils and essences, crafts, medicines).Develop  skills needed to manage a herb business, and knowledge about identification, growing, processing and marketing herbs and herb products. The 700 hr course also devotes a considerable amount of time to "getting to know" the industry, its current state and its future potential areas of opportunity.
This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Herbs)

Qualification -Certificate In Herbs Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate

This course has been operating for years and is designed for people who are involved, or wanting to become involved in the business of herbs. It covers less horticulture and focused more strongly on herbs than the Certificate  in Horticulture -Herbs. This course is more appropriate for the small business operator who not only grows herbs but also harvests and value adds (eg. perhaps producing herb products).
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate In Herbs

Qualification -Certificate In Horticulture (Herbs) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Start a Herb Business

This course is unique, comprehensive and an extremely solid training ground for anyone wanting to start or work in a business that grows herbs.

Do this course to work in:

  • A Herb Nursery
  • A Herb Farm
  • Landscaping Herb Gardens
  • Manufacturing Herb Products
  • Herb Marketing or Retailing
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate In Horticulture (Herbs)

Scented Plants Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Scented plants add a wonderful perspective to any garden; if selected and used properly. Too many can be overpowering, and some can cause allergic reactions in some people; but many others have aromatherapy affects, soothing the garden visitor, reminding them of pleasant times from the past. This course can provide an entoxicating experience for the enthusiast and equally enhance and advance the career prospects for a garden designer, manager or grower.

Why study here? ....ACS is different in many ways

  • Established since 1979, Internationally recognised (IARC)
  • Support from an international team of highly qualified plant experts
  • Courses are continually reviewed and revisions are happening every month of the year
  • Courses are "experiential" based learning (This is different to many other schools)

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Scented Plants


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