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Browse our specialist training courses for professional horticulturists, scientists, conservationists and teachers.

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Botanic Garden Education students taking part in an arts activity
The International Diploma in Botanic Garden Education, developed jointly by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), provides an opportunity for botanic garden educators to develop programmes within the context of international conservation and sustainability legislation and to try out a wide range of environmental education activities.
Horticultural student working on the orchids festival
Study for the world’s foremost qualification in botanical horticulture.
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.
A new Masters course based at Kew, will teach vital plant and fungal identification skills in the context of evolutionary biology and conservation theory and practice. It includes a field course in Madagascar and a six-month research project.
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.
A student sits in front of the computer to map coffee species in Africa
To provide practical work experience for undergraduates, Kew offers a series of sandwich student placements, either working in its science teams or as part of the Information Technology department.
Photo of a teacher taking a class of students
Kew staff organise study visits for undergraduate and postgraduate students, whose studies relate to the work of the science teams or to the behind the scenes plant collections.

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