The RHS Level 3 Certificate in Garden Planning, Construction and Planting

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The Course
The course is being offered one day per week for two college terms (September 2018 to March 2019) at Capel Manor College’s Regent’s Park centre.

Course Content
The course comprises the following units which together form the RHS Level 3 Certificate in Garden Planning, Construction and Planting.

  • Understanding garden survey techniques and design principles
  • Understanding the selection and use of landscaping elements in the garden
  • Understanding the setting out and construction elements in the garden
  • Understanding a range of specialist elements in the establishment of garden and urban plantings

Assessment
Each unit is assessed by a separate written examination, two unit exams will be taken in February 2019 and the remaining two unit exams will be taken in June 2019.

Qualifications Gained
Success in all four units of this course will lead to the award of the RHS Level 3 Certificate in Garden Planning, Construction and Planting. This certificate forms one third of the RHS Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Horticulture. To achieve the Diploma, candidates will also need to complete the RHS Level 3 Certificate in Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation and the RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Entry requirements
All prospective students are assessed on an individual basis, but a minimum entry qualification of an RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture or equivalent is necessary.

Workload
In addition to one day per week at college, students will need to allow approximately 6 hours per week for private study time. The classes are predominantly theory based and do not include any practical work.

Progression
This is a vocational course suitable for professionals who want to progress into technical and managerial positions in a range of horticulture and gardening areas. Keen amateurs are welcome.

Equipment and Materials
Students will need to provide the following to participate in this course:
Paper, notebook and pen.

Venue
Regent’s Park – Wednesday attendance.

Last updated: 18-01-2018

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