Royal Horticultural Society Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

RHS Level 3 : Practical Course

L3 Practical Course

Course content:

  • Collecting and testing soil samples and specifying adjustments for horticulture
  • Collecting, preparing and propagating from seed
  • Establishing and maintaining a range of plant types and forms
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders
  • Planning collecting, preparing and establishing propagation material 

How each course is taught and assessed:

You will study 5 units. We offer the propagation unit as part of the 'blended' course.

You will be shown in your online classroom how to carry out a range of practical horticultural tasks, which you should study and practise; then you will have the chance to practise them again at our Centre before you are assessed against Royal Horticultural Society standards.

Download a leaflet here on how 'blended learning' works.

There are two parts to the course:

Part 1, study: online study materials and tuition for the five-unit course:  £192 (£160 + VAT)

Part 2, assessment:  RHS Registration fees £105 + assessment fees £415 + VAT  = £624, or four instalments of £162 including administration fee.

Achievement: When you have passed all of the assessments, we will apply to the Royal Horticultural Society for your Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.