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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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This exciting Masters course teaches 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 Palm House at Kew Gardens
This one-day course is presented by Kew staff and Philip Harris and aims to cover elements of chemistry, physics and biology.
Students learn about plant taxonomy and identification
This course draws on the expertise of scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to provide training in the identification of plant families and in field survey techniques, and to demonstrate the latest appropriate field technologies.
Sign up for our two-year practical horticulture course with day release academic study.
Photo of course 2010 participants in a classroom
This one-week botanical nomenclature course, led by Kew specialists with extensive practical experience, covers the principles of plant nomenclature according to the International Code of Nomenclature.
Science policy training course participants
Kew's Science Policy Team offers half- or full-day training courses covering implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) or any aspects of Plant Health Regulation & Invasive Species Regulations. These courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the course participants.
Library Reading Room in Kew's Herbarium
Each year, the Library and Archives offers two twelve-month paid traineeships for graduates interested in careers in librarianship or in archives administration and records management. Kew has one of the world’s most important plant science libraries and archives.
Temperate House hoardings
The three-year Kew Historic Glasshouse Apprenticeship has been developed to support the Temperate House Precinct Restoration Project.
Kew Diploma
Study for the world’s foremost qualification in botanical horticulture.

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