Certificate in Practical Horticulture
RHS Level 3: Practical Course
- 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 or Management of green spaces, landscaped areas and ornamental gardens
Duration: Courses are 28 weeks, spaced throughout the year for seasonality, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays at Ryton; 12 - 4pm at Ryton on Fridays and on Thursdays from 13.30 -16.30 at North Moreton. Download a leaflet here for course dates.
How each course is taught and assessed:
You will study 5 units. The fifth (optional) unit taught on Saturdays at Ryton will be Propagation, and Management of Green Spaces at North Moreton and at Ryton on Friday aftermoons.
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.
Achievement: When you have passed all of the assessments, we will apply to the RHS for your L3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.