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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A practical one day course in association with OCR, designed to support the delivery of the elements of conservation, taxonomy and phylogeny.
A unique one day course in association with OCR, designed to support teachers wishing to build their confidence and knowledge in the area of gene technology.
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.
This one-day course is presented by Kew staff and Philip Harris and aims to cover elements of chemistry, physics and biology.
To provide practical work experience for undergraduates, Kew offers student placements working as part of the Information Technology (IT) department.
To provide practical work experience for students and recent graduates, Kew offers a range of internships across its science departments.
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.
During this two-week Tropical Plant Identification Course, Kew botanists share their expertise in identifying plants from the biodiversity-rich tropical regions of the world.
The diverse collections held at Kew and Wakehurst Place, including living plants, dried plant specimens, seed collections and library archives, provide an excellent learning resource for undergraduates in many different science, technology and arts disciplines.
During the Wood Identification Course, participants will look at many different types of wood, and find out how to distinguish them using features of their cells and tissues visible only under the microscope.