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