B.E.S.T. in Horticulture Ltd

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A “One Stop Shop” for all your Horticultural Education & Training Needs

Develop a career in Horticulture

The horticultural courses & qualifications we offer will provide you with the skills & knowledge you need for a successful career.

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gardenorganic-logoB.E.S.T. in Horticulture delivers RHS  theory and practical courses at Garden Organic, Ryton & North Moreton in Oxfordshire.

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Distance Learning Courses

There is a dedicated online classroom for each unit  you study. It includes:-

  • Course materials that you can download, arranged by learning outcome
  • Online presentations, quizzes and web links to useful items
  • Direct email contact to your tutor
  • A discussion forum where you can contact other students on your course
  • Past RHS examination questions for practice
  • A facility to upload work to your tutor for comments and feedback

Blended Learning Courses

Blended Learning is a combination of distance learning, practical teaching and assessment. The practical aspects are taught online, with formal assessments at our Ryton Centre in line with the awarding body requirements.

It is an excellent way of gaining a valuable qualification, studying when it suits you.

It is most suitable for experienced  home gardeners, or anyone in the industry looking to validate their knowledge with a qualification.

It is not suitable for complete beginners or for anyone who does not have access to a garden or allotment, because it does require a high level of preparation and practice at home or work, using the videos, powerpoints and step-by-step notes provided for the tasks which make up the RHS qualifications.

 Study: You can start online study at any time during the year, and begin to practise the tasks.

Assessment: Then sign up for assessment days when you are ready. 

For level 2 there are six Saturdays, spaced through the year to cover all the seasonal elements (for dates and prices, see the leaflet below)

For level 3 there are three full weekends in February, July and October.

Bespoke & Specialist Training

We offer a range of courses that are designed to cover specific areas of horticultural interest at different levels, from  masterclasses in horticultural techniques such as propagation or lawncare   to City and Guilds  machinery certifications.

We can also deliver supervision and management  training, and  design bespoke courses specifically to cater to your needs...

One place available Level 2 Practical at Ryton. Level 3 Practical: places still available at both sites, rolling programmes. Also enrolling for Sept 2014. To book a place use the 'contact us' button