RHS Certificate Practical Horticulture Level 3 (Wednesday)
This course builds on the essential horticultural skills developed at Level 2.
This qualification provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices and supports career developments for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further horticultural training.
Instruction is carried out by highly qualified tutors in the extensive ornamental grounds, plant nursery, woodlands and sports turf areas at the College. Merrist Wood has developed a considerable reputation for horticulture and for its award-winning gardens designed and built at RHS Flower Shows. The diverse range of plants in the College’s 400 acre estate, together with purpose-designed buildings, including lecture rooms, laboratories, library facilities and computer suites, all provide an ideal environment for horticulture students.
Course is taught one day per week at College over the academic year with additional study time at home of approx 2 to 4 hours per week. Homework: 2 to 4 hours per week.
Students should have achieved the Practical Horticulture RHS Level 2 Certificate or be able to provide evidence of practical skills and plant identification competence equal to the Practical Horticulture RHS Level 2 Certificate.
You could progress to the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation RHS Level 3 Certificate. These courses are recognised nationally and internationally and offer routes into a range of careers in the Horticulture Industry.
Please note that funding for this course will be subject to SFA (Skills Funding Agency) approval.
Steel toe-capped boots or alternative stout footwear are required for outdoor sessions. Current students have found that a camera is useful for keeping records of plants and techniques studied on the course.