Course Information

Who is the course for?

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is one of the world’s leading gardening organisations and has a long history of offering prestigious internationally recognised horticultural qualifications. Academically this course is set at Level 3 and provides an ideal progression for further study from the RHS Level 2 courses.

What does the course involve?

The Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation consists of 4 units. The units are as follows:

  • Plant taxonomy, structure and function (5 credits)
  • The root environment, plant nutrition and growing systems(5 credits)
  • The Management of plant health (3 credits
  • Understanding applied plant propagation (3 credits)

Entry Requirements

A Level 2 qualification in Horticulture.

What are the assessment methods?

The assessment of this course is by written examinations which are taken in the middle of February and the end of June. 

What are the progression options?

RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

The RHS Level 3 Certificates can be used as entry for higher education to study both horticulture and garden/landscape design at Level 4.

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