B.E.S.T. in Horticulture Ltd

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Certificate in Practical Horticulture

RHS Level 2: Practical Course

L2 Practical Course

Course content:

  • Soil Testing
  • Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
  • Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
  • Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil
  • Care and pruning of plants
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases, disordes and beneficial organisms
  • Sustainable garden practice

Duration: Courses at Ryton run for 28 weeks on Saturdays  from 13.00-17.00 pm, and (NEW for September 2014) on Fridays  from 9.00 - 13.00. At North Moreton the course runs for 30 weeks on Thursdays from 9.30am -12.30 pm.

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How each course is taught and assessed:

You will study 7 units. In 2014/15 the seventh (optional) unit will be Sustainable garden practice.
You will be shown how to carry out a range of practical horticultural tasks; then you will have the chance to practise them before you are assessed by the instructor. Each week involves specific tuition and assessment, so it is possible to join this rolling programme at any stage and continue until you have completed all assessments.

Achievement: When you have passed all of the assessments, we will apply to the RHS for your L2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

RHS Practical courses:Level 2 North Moreton (Thursdays); Level 2  Ryton  NEW COURSE Friday am; Saturday pm places starting in Jan ’15. For Level 3  Practical we have some places at both centres for a January start.

NEW at Ryton: Friday afternoons starting in January, 'Propagation through the year',  a series of practical masterclasses; NEW at North Moreton: fruit pruning days, short course on garden design  in November. ENQUIRIES: use the CONTACT US  link above or call 07544 512501.