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Horticulture, plant science and conservation training courses

Kew offers a comprehensive programme of specialist training courses for students in higher education, teachers at all levels, and for botanists, horticulturists and plant conservation specialists in search of CPD (continuing professional development). 

The diverse plant collections held at Kew and Wakehurst, along with Kew’s world-renowned botanical library and illustrations, excellent laboratory facilities and specialist staff, provide an exceptional learning resource for students.

Kew works with partners around the world to develop regional training courses outside of the UK covering many different aspects of plant conservation.

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Plants under the misty spray in Kew's tropical nursery
A new course for horticulturists who want to do their professional training in short modules.
MSBP Technology Specialist John Adams with staff from Kunming Institute of Botany
The training programme of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership develops the specialised skills and knowledge needed to collect, conserve and manage ex situ seed collections. A combination of training activities are offered to partners, collaborators and other institutes, following a detailed 'training needs assessment' of existing experience.
MSc Course Students at Kew
Kew acts in partnership with various universities and other scientific institutions to organise a number of plant diversity and conservation MSc courses. As well as providing taught modules, Kew also offers research opportunities for students on these courses, enabling them to work alongside Kew’s specialist staff and contribute to ongoing projects.
The Mansion House at Wakehurst Place during the summer
A practical day in association with OCR, designed to support the delivery of the elements of conservation, taxonomy and phylogeny.
Kew's Jodrell laboratory was expanded to include new sections for physiology and biochemistry. In 1994 it tripled in size again.
A unique event designed to support teachers wishing to build their confidence and knowledge in the area of gene technology.
A scientist at work at the Millennium Seed Bank
Postgraduate researchers have access to Kew’s world-renowned collections of living and preserved plant materials and its botanical library and illustrations, as well as to the excellent laboratory facilities.
Photo of Discover Kew app in use by pagoda tree
To provide practical work experience for undergraduates, Kew offers student placements working as part of the Information Technology (IT) department.
Photo of student Emily Marr recording bees on Aconitum
To provide practical work experience for undergraduates, Kew offers student placements working in one of its Science Departments.

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