RHS Level 3

Level 3 qualifications not only offer opportunities for employment, but also enable you to begin to specialise in your area of interest. They offer proficiency for those looking for employment in horticulture, they can support further career and professional development for those already working in the field, or they can provide a basis for continued learning or training.

RHS 3 Qualifications support further career and professional development for those already working in the field or they can provide a basis for continued learning and training.

RHS Level 3: Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation (309kB)

This theory-based qualification consists of 4 units. The course runs on Wednesdays (7-9.30pm) from 4th September 2014 to 18th June 2015 for 37 weeks. Course fee £600 (excludes examination fees)

RHS Level 3: Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (255kB)

This theory based qualification consists of 4 units. The course runs on Mondays (7-9.30pm) from 2nd September 2014 to 16th June 2015 for 37 weeks. Course fee £600 (excludes examination fees)

RHS Level 3 Practical Qualification: Certificate in Practical Horticulture (312kB)

The certificate consists of four core units and one optional unit.

Core units:

Collecting and testing soil samples and specifying adjustments for horticulture (2 credits)

Collecting, preparing and propagating from seed (3 credits)

Establishing and maintaining a range of plant types and forms (4 credits)

Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders (3 credits)

Optional unit

Planning, collecting, preparing and establishing propagation material (3 credits)

There are no pre-requisites for entry to this course which provides an excellent next step from Level 2. However those who successfully complete the two theory based RHS Level 3 Certificates and the RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture, will gain the RHS Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.

Qualification is by continuous assessment by an appointed Internal Verifier and will be subject to at least two External Verifier visits. Students will be assessed on a range of practical tasks as well as through some written assignments.

This course which takes place on Saturdays will next run from Spring 2015. If you would like to receive more information about the course please send an email to botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk in the first instance.

Practical course full. Taking names for February 2015.

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