The HTA has announced that it has launched a new mobile App, to give horticulture businesses access to up-to-date industry information, resources, and training opportunities.
The HTA App has been developed with CPL Learning to help support horticulture businesses and offers an extensive library of industry-specific content and compliance e-learning courses, as well as a live newsfeed.
The HTA App can be downloaded for free on any smart device from today.
All in one place
The App aims to help businesses keep up to date with all the latest information and news from the HTA and the ornamental horticulture sector. App users will be able to keep informed about the actions the HTA are taking to promote and enhance the sector with Government decision-makers, information for interpreting Government guidance and legislation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing key issues such as sustainability and plant health.
Users will have the opportunity to access e-learning content designed to enable managers to upskill staff and track their progress. The course library includes everything from bio security and plant passporting to digital marketing and visual merchandising. There is also a range of courses to support learners in health and safety and COVID-19.
Upskill your teams
The HTA has created four e-learning bundles, designed to focus on related areas. ‘Principles of Horticulture’ include courses such as ‘Using Garden Plant Protection Products Safely’, and ‘Water Conservation’ whilst the ‘Compliance’ bundle includes ‘Emergency First Aid Awareness’ and ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)’. By purchasing these courses as a bundle, the rate will be discounted, making this a cost-effective way of delivering induction training or upskilling staff. Users do not need to be HTA members to download the App, but members get preferential rates on training courses and access to some additional content.
Anne Clark, Director of HR and Learning, HTA, said: “We are thrilled to release the HTA App to help support our members and their businesses in these difficult times. We know how busy our members are; they rarely have time to sit in front of a computer for long. The App allows our members to access information conveniently, in one place and provides a wealth of resources and training opportunities on the go.
“We hope, in time, the HTA App will become an invaluable tool, not just for our members, but also for the wider horticulture industry.”
Users who are registered on the HTA HUB will be able to login immediately.
All other users will need to register to access full content on the App.
CPL Learning continues to support organisations and businesses with delivering tailored solutions to learning and development during the COVID-19 pandemic. As well as offering free e-learning resources such as our Coronavirus – Taking Proactive Action course for retail and hospitality and Planning Delivery and Takeaway.