B.E.S.T. in Horticulture Ltd

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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 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 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. In 2014/15 the fifth (optional) unit taught at Ryton will be Propagation, and Management of Green Spaces at North Moreton.
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.

RHS Practical courses:Level 2 North Moreton (Thursday, starting Sept) one place; Ryton  (NEW COURSE Friday am starting Sept) 6 places;  and 1 place for Saturday pm (Sept) , 3 places starting in Jan ’15. For Level 3 (from September) we have some places at both centres. 

RHS THeory courses:(Ryton, starting September) Saturdays, level 2 Plant Growth morning; Level 3 Garden Planning afternoon. NEW on Friday afternoon at Ryton 'Propagation through the year', practical masterclasses; and fruit pruning days, short course on garden design at North Moreton.    Booking: 07544 512501