RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

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Course Details

  • Department

  • Qualification

    Level 3
  • Course Type

    Part Time
  • Length

    30 weeks
  • Location(s)


Course at a glance

This course is a practical hands on course with includes a combination of lecturers and practical activities. The course develops your practical skills and knowledge to the next horticultural level and will allow your progression into the industry such as craft gardener, senior gardener, head gardener/supervisory roles. It is taught one day per week on Fridays 9.00 - 2.00pm over the year.

Entry Requirements

Completion of level 2 practical certificate or horticultural experience.


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Key Information

The course consists of six modules, as follows:

  •  Ground preparation and soil testing
  •  Pruning and plant maintenance
  •  Plant propagation from seed
  •  Vegetative plant propagation
  •  Planting techniques
  •  Identification of garden plants, weeds, pests and diseases

There is no online delivery option available for this course.

Find out more about this course via the RHS website

Completion of level 2 practical certificate or horticultural experience.

Applicants are normally expected to have a level 2 already in English and Maths.


Level 3 Principles of Horticulture.

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