Course Title: RHS Level 3 – Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Course Code: HR141

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Part Time

Develop your practical skills and apply your knowledge to horticultural activities by joining the Level 3 Practical course.

Building on activities introduced at Level 2, this course will extend your plant identification and propagation experience, and give you the skills to work at a more advanced level.



RHS Level 3 - Certificate in Practical Horticulture (QCF)

Course Content

The units covered are:
Collecting and testing soil samples and specifying adjustments for horticulture
Collecting, preparing and propagating from seed
Establishing and maintaining a range of plant types and forms, including planting, pruning and training
Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders
Planning, collecting, preparing and establishing propagation materials, including grafting

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture or equivalent practical competence Minimum age is 16 years Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

RHS Level 3 Theory qualifications

Career Opportunities

Self employed gardener Gardener in historic gardens Nursery worker Garden Centre worker

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
12-Sep-18 03-Jul-19 9.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m. Part Time Wed 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+
£650.00 £650.00 £6,500.00

Additional Costs


Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, notepad, lever arch file, dividers, etc. Protective overall and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Waterproof clothing.


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