The RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation and RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

The Course
The course is offered one day per week from September 2019 to July 2020 and incorporates two RHS Level 3 Certificates. Course members must undertake both certificates.

Course Content
The course includes two RHS Level 3 Certificates and covers the following units: Study of a single certificate is not possible on this course.

RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation
– Plant taxonomy, structure and function
– The root environment, plant nutrition and growing systems
– The management of plant health
– Understanding applied plant propagation

RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
– Collecting and testing of 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

Assessment
Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation
Each unit is assessed by separate written examinations (two in February and two in June). Students are required to sit all exams in the year of study.

Practical Horticulture
Each unit is assessed during college classes using RHS criteria

Qualifications Gained
Success in all units of each separate certificate will lead to award of that certificate.

Entry Requirements
All prospective students are required to have successfully completed the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.

Workload
In addition to one day per week at college, students will need to allow approximately 8 hours per week for private study time. The classes involve a combination of theory and practical sessions which includes moderate to heavy physical work using tools and equipment.

Progression
This course is suitable for professionals who want to progress to technical and management positions in a range of horticulture and gardening areas. Further completion of the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting will lead to the award of the RHS L3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture. Keen amateurs are welcome.

Fees
Please contact the Student Admissions office for details

Equipment and Materials
Students will need to provide the following to participate in this course: Steel toe-capped safety footwear
Secateurs
Gardening gloves
Paper, notebook and pen.

Health and Safety
Please ensure you are vaccinated for tetanus before starting this course. If in doubt, consult a GP.

Venue
Regent’s Park (Wednesday.)

Last updated: 03-04-2019