A comprehensive introduction to the skills and techniques required to run a successful garden centre.
This is a useful course for those new to the garden centre business, as well as those with experience in the field who would like to consolidate their knowledge.
Subjects covered include: understanding the garden centre business; selecting and sourcing stock; cafe or restaurant facilities; the law and garden centres; managing staff; customer relationship management; market research; getting to know your customer base; the role of advertising, marketing and PR; an on-line presence; creating a business plan; networking; future forecasts; sources of advice, information and further training.
The course includes all study material, course book, Retail Selling: How to Achieve Maximum Retail Sales, by Peter Fleming, and full tutorial support from your expert personal tutor.
On successful completion of the course students are awarded a Learning Curve certificate. Learning Curve is accredited as a training provider by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council.
Our course is composed of 6 easy-to-follow modules. There are 6 tutor-marked assignments. It involves approximately 36 hours of study time.
why choose us?
Compare our course to the alternatives:
- we offer a full three years support;
- our course is designed to ensure you achieve your best possible results.
Our tutorial support is second-to-none. You'll be assigned a personal tutor as soon as you enrol who will work with you all the way through. You can contact your tutor directly at any time if you have any questions or problems, or if you would just like a chat about how the course is going. Tutorial support is by e-mail and/or telephone.
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Special offer - 15% discount. Only £250.75!
Product: Garden Centre
Product Code: gs25
spreading the cost of your course
You can spread the cost of your course using our instalment plan. Pay only the deposit when you enrol and spread the rest of your course fee over 6 monthly payments. There is a £20 administration fee if you choose this option.
Instalment price £250 + £20: Deposit - £55; six instalments - £35.96 each. You will only be charged the deposit when you enrol.