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RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture Level 3

  • 1 Year | Part Time
  • Suffolk Rural
  • Level 3

Course overview

This course is aimed at those progressing a career in horticulture or those who have a specialist interest in the supervision and the development of Gardens and Landscapes.

The course is mainly practical but supported with some background theory knowledge.

Subjects studied include;

Plant identification and knowledge ,

Plant specification and sourcing

The role of plants in a designed landscape

Maintaining plants

Developing planted areas

Plant health and disease management .

Plant propagation


Assessment will be through a series of external and internal practical examinations

This Course can be undertaken in conjunction with the RHS L3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.( A total of two course days a week).

If the option to also complete the RHS Level 3 Award in Horticultural Investigation , the L3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture and the L3 theory are achieved the overarching RHS Level 3 Diploma in Gardens and Designed Landscapes is achieved.


Attendance is on site one day per week.

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