RBGE Certificate in Herbology
The RBGE Certificate in Herbology is a great way to learn about medicinal plants – how to find, recognise and use them. The focused content of this ten-day programme takes you on a journey through some of the more intriguing moments to be found within the history of western herbal medicine, and these are used as inspiration for further study and research, combined with a complementary physic garden visit, wild herb gathering and the exploration of a myriad of different herbal habitats.
This course will introduce you to many of the key RBGE Diploma in Herbology subjects of study and will give you the 'herbal' confidence required to make the most of your further studies in this field. If you wish to progress onto the diploma, further details may be found by clicking here.
What does the course cover?
This is the perfect way to begin to develop your materia medica (knowledge of healing botanicals), botanising and green pharmacy (herbal remedy making) skills and will provide the perfect stepping stone for those wishing to progress on to the RBGE Diploma in Herbology or Herbology Short Courses.
When can I start?
The course will run twice this year, the first course starting in November 2019, the second in January 2020.
What is the format of the course?
Both options follow the same format and are taught here at RBGE. They take place during the day over 5 weekends (Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm & Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm) which are spread throughout the following time periods:
Option 1: November 2019 – March 2020
Option 2: January – May 2020
Most mornings will take the form of illustrated talks and or demonstrations while the afternoon sessions will be focused on practical activities, self-directed study, visits or field trips.
It is a formally assessed course and therefore requires students to successfully pass assignments in order to achieve the award. A breakdown of the assessments can be found in the course handbook.
Do I need any prior knowledge?
Although it may help you do not need prior knowledge or experience for this course. You can find out more about our Herbology Short Courses here.
How much does the course cost?
The cost for the course is £600. Full payment for the course is required on acceptance of a place.
What do I need?
All equipment and materials needed to complete this programme of study are provided by RBGE, with the exception of a small bottle of brandy (required for making the Bach Flower Remedies).
How do I apply?
You can download the Applicant's Handbook from the panel on the right. The handbook contains further information and the application form.