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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 3.00

Start: 10/09/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 09:15 to 12:30

Tuition (£): 850.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture focuses on developing the essential basic horticultural skills. These not only offer opportunities for employment, but also provide the foundation for further skills development at Levels 2 and 3.

By carefully focusing on key essential skills, it has been possible to develop a practical qualification that can be studied on a part-time basis, either during the day or in the evening. RHS theoretical and practical qualifications are offered separately in order to provide maximum flexibility to candidates, providers and employers. 

Entry requirements

You need a Level 2 RHS or equivalent qualification, such as a Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture (Dist) or Subsidiary Diploma at Level 3. 

Course Content

  • Soil testing
  • Plant propagation
  • Establishing and maintaining a range of different plant forms
  • Plant, weed, pest and disease identification and control
  • Management of green spaces, landscaped areas and ornamental gardens

How will I be assessed?

The course will be assessed throughout its duration to meet RHS criteria.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to provide your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots
  • Secateurs
  • Knife
  • Writing materials

What can I do after this course?

After the course, students can progress to the HNC in Professional Gardening or complete the Level 3 Garden Planning unit.


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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.

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