RHS Advanced Certificate In Practical Horticulture

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 9 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
36 Weeks
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

RHS Advanced Certificate In Practical Horticulture

A practical-based qualification to improve the horticultural skills needed for career development to supervisory or management roles, or to further develop your interest. This course is ideal if you are self employed within horticulture and would like a formal qualification.

What you will learn

Plant Knowledge
Creating Planted Areas
Maintaining Planted Areas
4 Plant Health
Productive Growing
Protected Growing
Ecological and Sustainable Plantings
Landscaping Materials

Entry requirements

to have completed the RHS level 2 practical certificate, have an equivalent qualification or have relevant experience.

Assessment

In order to achieve this qualification, learners must complete and attain:

• Online Competence Assessment Test
• Practical Competence Assessment Test
• Professional discussion

1. Online competency assessment
• 75 minutes long
• Can be taken at the centre or at home using our remote invigilation software
• The pass mark for the online competency assessment is 50%
• In overall terms, the online test represents 35% of the overall marks for the qualification, with the practical competence assessments representing 65% of the total marks available

2. Practical competence assessment
This is the main opportunity for learners to demonstrate their practical skills and is assessed by an RHS External Examiner at Bicton College.

• Assessments will take place at appropriate points during the programme
• The assessments will require the learner to demonstrate around 3 – 5 skills appropriate to Level 3
• Learners will be presented with written instructions on the day of the assessment

3. Professional discussion
This is a one-hour on-line discussion with an RHS examiner to test your background knowledge and to discuss the findings of your research project

Progression

You may wish to consider a HNC/HND/BSc in Horticulture at Eden Project Learning, where you can study plant science or garden design.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Plant Knowledge
Creating Planted Areas
Maintaining Planted Areas
4 Plant Health
Productive Growing
Protected Growing
Ecological and Sustainable Plantings
Landscaping Materials

to have completed the RHS level 2 practical certificate, have an equivalent qualification or have relevant experience.

In order to achieve this qualification, learners must complete and attain: • Online Competence Assessment Test • Practical Competence Assessment Test • Professional discussion 1. Online competency assessment • 75 minutes long • Can be taken at the centre or at home using our remote invigilation software • The pass mark for the online competency assessment is 50% • In overall terms, the online test represents 35% of the overall marks for the qualification, with the practical competence assessments representing 65% of the total marks available 2. Practical competence assessment This is the main opportunity for learners to demonstrate their practical skills and is assessed by an RHS External Examiner at Bicton College. • Assessments will take place at appropriate points during the programme • The assessments will require the learner to demonstrate around 3 – 5 skills appropriate to Level 3 • Learners will be presented with written instructions on the day of the assessment 3. Professional discussion This is a one-hour on-line discussion with an RHS examiner to test your background knowledge and to discuss the findings of your research project

You may wish to consider a HNC/HND/BSc in Horticulture at Eden Project Learning, where you can study plant science or garden design.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


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Dates & Locations

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  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 9 September 2024
  • Day/Time - Monday, 09:30 - 16:00
  • Tuition Fees: £1400.00*
            
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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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