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November 2017


New Course- Building Renovation


We are excited to announce that we have just completed and released a new 100 hour course- building renovation!


This course would be great for anyone who wants to work on their own home, gain more skills for a handy-person business, building manager or even flip a house for profit and a new income opportunity.


This course covers the following 10 lessons:

Introduction to Building Renovation Projects
Core Structural and Site Works.
Replacing/Repairing Roofs and Floors
Doors, Windows and walls
Carpentry Reno
Plumbing Basics
Electrical Basics
Renovating a Room

Take a look here.


So you already work in horticulture? What are the next steps in your career?

Horticulture is a huge subject and the profession is almost as varied as the plants grown in gardens around the world. Just the range of scale is mind boggling; from the sowing of dust-like orchid seeds on agar jelly to pruning a 70-metre tall tree.


When we enter horticulture we all select one of the areas that appeals to us most, be it tropical glasshouses in a botanical garden or mowing the greens on a golf course. We quickly realise that to move up in the profession we need qualifications and often a course at a college is taken. This gives the basics that are applicable to almost every area, but the experience gained from working alongside skilled practitioners “on the job” is also very important.


After a few years our interests develop and change and we realise that more studying is needed but now there is a difference. Whereas studying at college early on is almost obligatory and can be a chore, as one’s career develops studying is so much easier because one is genuinely interested in the subject and the level of motivation is so high that the studying is a real pleasure. The only problem is finding the information in a structured form outside of a college setting.


This is where the courses offered by ACS come in because unlike a college course they can be fitted around your life, and not around the life of the teaching staff!

The courses are extremely varied and can even be created as a cocktail of modules to suit your own very personal needs. You may choose to study a new area of your existing specialism, such as plant propagation or amenity horticulture, or commercial production of plants. You may wish to move into garden design having seen how many gardens would benefit from good design principles.

Our courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills that will set you apart from the other candidates to get your dream job or be successful in your chosen career. Take a look at our full range of horticultural courses here


Medicinal Herbs Short Course


Learn more about medicinal herbs and their unique properties and benefits to health.


If you have been curious about learning more on medicinal herbs and don’t have the time to commit to a large course, the Medicinal Herbs short course is ideal for you. Whether you are looking to start your own business producing products using medicinal herbs or if you want to know more about using herbal remedies for your family, this is the ideal course to provide you with a great foundation. Using a self paced, interactive study guide; you can take as much or little time as you wish to complete this course.


The topics covered in this course include an introduction to herbs and history of herbal medicine, the chemicals in herbs and their effects on the human body, the ways that herbs are used, methods of preparing herbs for use, a thorough directory of some herbs and their attributes and working with medicinal herbs. Take a look here.


Environment Course Special Offers- Last Days!

These special offers will expire on 30 November. Get in quick to get these courses at these special prices:




Earth Science


Environmental Studies


Certificate in Environmental Sustainability


Marine Studies I




Water Conservation & Management?


Preserving Food Ebook


Learn about preserving food.

Do you remember your mother, or your grandmother making their own delicious jam? Or tasty chutneys and pickles?

Many people have fond memories from the past of homemade preserves, but with the easy accessible ready made products on the supermarket shelves the motivation to make their own has been waning... until now! The value of "home made" is seeing a welcome resurgence, but have we lost the knowledge?


ACS's food preservation e-book comes to the beginner's rescue, introducing the reader to a range of ways to preserve food. Take a look here.