Training

The Caley’s Grow and Learn awards
Grow and Learn is a flexible, person-centred award, which recognises individual progress and achievement in horticulture. As well as developing horticulture skills, participants set personal goals that help them develop important life skills and specific areas of self-development including, confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Summer course Certificate in Practical Horticulture, Glasgow Botanics  Applications now open for Summer Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) Certificate in Practical Horticulture, Glasgow Botanics

Castlebank Horticultural Centre - RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture
This qualification is designed for individuals wanting a route to employment in professional horticulture or further development. The theory-based qualification helps learners by assessing their knowledge of the principles which underpin horticultural practices. The course will run from September 2020 to June 2021, with RHS examinations in February and June 2021

Online:

Ongoing - Learning through Landscapes - outdoor learning online support groups during COVID-19
Free virtual forum to guide families and educators on outdoor learning. Two groups on Facebook – one for families and one for educators and teachers – delivers FREE weekly outdoor learning and play activities and training including: tutorial videos, downloadable resources, learning plans, open discussion & Q & As.  

16 July - Green Tease July Meetup, 19:00 – 20:30 
An informal online meetup for people interested in the role of arts and culture in tackling the climate and ecological emergency. Organised by Creative Carbon Scotland during Covid-19 restrictions as a way for ecological and artistic minded people of all kinds to keep in touch. 

21 July - Business Briefing: "Are you and your staff ready for the 'new normal' ways of working" 
FREE for Arts & Business Scotland members / £10 + VAT for non-members
Barry Nichol from Anderson Strathern and Jude Lean from RSM, will bring their combined knowledge of employment law and HR matters, from flexible furlough to matters of the wellbeing of staff and what it is actually going to be like to come back to work, in a practical interactive session.

July & August: Ecological Training ­- Ecological Foundation Course
This course is to provide future ecologists or environmental sector workers with the foundation they need to succeed in ecological roles. The course is broken into three sections including classroom time, practical experience and job application workshopping. Due to Covid-19 this course will be conducted online without the practical element which will be rescheduled for later in the summer. The course will include online teaching, examples, mock work, assessments and feedback. Online July and August. 

Ongoing - Urban Nature: Connecting Cities, Nature and Innovation, online course
This course will explore nature-based solutions in cities in Europe and around the world. It will connect together the key themes of nature, cities and innovation. It will discuss how to assess what nature-based solutions can achieve in cities and examine how innovation is taking place in cities. Coursera also has a huge range of other free courses you can do, just search for free courses

Ongoing – OpenLearn – Free Learning from The Open University
You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. This includes Nature and Environment and there are courses on climate change, changing cities, sustainable energy and neighbourhood nature – to name just a few on what is on offer.

Ongoing - Learning through Landscapes - outdoor learning online support groups during COVID-1
Free virtual forum to guide families and educators on outdoor learning. Two groups on Facebook – one for families and one for educators and teachers – delivers free weekly outdoor learning and play activities and training including: tutorial videos, downloadable resources, learning plans, open discussion & Q & As.

Ongoing - Ecology Training UK Ltd: Introduction to Ecology
This course gives you foundation knowledge of ecological principles and it covers a range of useful topics needed for ecology careers including consultancy and conservation. You will be guided to further reading and, where relevant, will get suitable web links to explore. At the end of each module are quiz questions for you to complete. Online: 10 Module Self-study Course

Listen again – missed the webinar, watch on catch-up 

Landscape Institute: Future of parks post-covid 19

Green Cities Webinar series

World Urban Parks webinars

TCPA Green Cities webinar series: Green places, successful places
Why greening the UK's cities, towns and neighbourhoods matters and how to do it successfully. These free introductory webinars will be of particular interest to Councillors and those new to the Green Infrastructure agenda.

Free online Open University courses on nature and environment
OU offers a range of free course at different levels and time commitment which anyone can do from home. 

Landscape Institute launch new online learning platform - LI Campus 
LI Campus represents the future of professional development for landscape professionals – and in recognition of the pressures COVID-19 is placing on the sector, will be free to LI members.

Project for Public Spaces, New York – online events and webinars
Listen to past and future webinars including “Reimagining and Re-purposing Engagement during COVID 19” in the placemaking webinar series. 

Social Farms and Gardens  #GrowingTogether
Whether you are a green fingered gardening guru or trying it out for the very first time, Social Farms and Gardens will be sharing videos, ideas and useful tips to help people grow veg at home during lockdown through the #GrowingTogether campaign. Whether you have a windowsill, garden or access to an allotment – they will be keeping it varied so that there’s something for everyone to try out. 

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh monthly walkaround online 
Enjoy on a late winter ‘walkaround’of the Edinburgh Botanics, learning about seasonal plants on the way, as a pilot for a new online short course, 'Getting started with... planting design'. Free login  

Ongoing - The Community Leader Climate Programme, Keep Scotland Beautiful
Support is offered to host a training session on the Climate Emergency for community leaders and influencers.

Ongoing - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), The NATURVATION project
Creating an online learning community with a collection of inspiring and educational films about the opportunities, challenges and future of nature-based solutions in an urban world.

Saturday gardening sessions - Greenheart Growers at Parkhead Community Gardens 
Gardening sessions for the benefit of local community in Parkhead and East End of Glasgow. Sessions are every Thursday and every second Saturday (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month) with workshops aimed at encouraging people to grow food, learn basic skills and provide hands on experience, in an inclusive, community learning environment for the benefit of the local community. 

Clydesdale Community Initiatives – Get outdoors Lanarkshire events and training
Including therapeutic gardening, community orchard work, environmental volunteering and hospital gardens Email 

Free community path training
Paths for All's Active Environments team are offering community organisations the opportunity to receive free training on their doorstep and on a date that suits them by hosting a range of training courses at your choice of location. 

Training and events for Scottish community groups tackling climate change
If you are a Scottish community group interested in tackling climate change the free programme of training and events provided by Keep Scotland Beautiful could help support you in your work. 

Forest School Training programme, Scotland 2019
Information about dates, costs and how to book for the current FSTC training courses