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Short Courses

INT4043 - MW Spring Short Courses in page banner - Jan 2019Do you want to learn a new skill or hobby? Or are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? We have a wide range of adult short courses starting throughout the year. From our one day Floristry workshops to our four week Pet Sitting course, there's something for everyone!


For more information or to apply, please click on the course titles below...


Animal Management

Introduction to Herpetology (Reptiles and Amphibians)

This four week short course will provide you with an introduction to the keeping of live reptiles and amphibians in captivity. You will delve into the history of this hobby, principles of good husbandry and outlining commonly kept species, along with more unusual ones.

Pampered Pooches

This one day workshop is designed for pet owners who want to learn basic bathing, drying, clipping and trimming techniques to maintain your dog’s coat in good condition.



We have a wide range of Arboriculture short courses to teach novice users the basic skills, or to allow professional arborists to enhance and refresh their existing skills.




Summer Floral Designs

Five week short course will show you how to produce designs using summer flowers and foliages for special occasions using a range of containers.

Summer Weddings

This one day workshop will provide you with the skills needed to create beautiful designs for the Mother of the Bride and Bridesmaids, including a flower garland, a tied posy and boutonniere.

Horticulture & Garden Design

Design Your Own Garden

This ten week introduction to garden design will allow you how to re-design your garden, with the help of an expert. You will look at a range of garden styles and survey your own garden, then use your knowledge to create a new design plan for your garden.

Make Your Own Summer Planter or Hanging Basket

This one day workshop will teach you to personalise your garden by creating your own summer hanging baskets and planters, which you can take home at the end of the course.

Plant Knowledge and Identification

This ten week short course will introduce you to plant history and origin, plant identification, the correct use and settings for plants, and companion planting.


Wildlife & Conservation

Introduction to Forest School Principles Level 1

This two day short course provides an introduction into using the outdoor environment as a tool to facilitate different learning styles and develop personal skills such as confidence and self-esteem.

Introduction to British Wildlife

This four week short course will give you a chance to explore the different habitats found in the Surrey countryside. You will focus on one habitat each week and look at its historical development, key species and management. There will also be opportunities to develop surveying and identification skills.


Adult Professional Qualification 201920 Guide



For more information regarding our short courses please call: 01483 88 40 40 or email:

View our full Adult Short Course Guide here...





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