RHS Certificate In Practical Horticulture

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 10 September 2024
Bicton College - 12 September 2024
Bicton College - 13 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
35 Weeks
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

RHS Certificate In Practical Horticulture

This is an ideal qualification for entry into horticultural employment, improving practical skills or further study. It covers a wide range of horticultural topics and up-to-date working practices. This is an appropriate course for someone looking for a career change or to gain a better knowledge

What you will learn

Complete all of the following:
Soil testing
Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil
Care and pruning of plants
Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms

Entry requirements

You won't need any formal qualifications to enrol, but you must be enthusiastic about plants.

Assessment

You will need to complete the 2 practical exams including a plant identification test and an on-line theory test. This will involve some research and an element of homework.

Progression

Students who have completed this course go onto RHS Level 2 Theory Certificates and RHS Level 3 Practical Certificate.

Some students choose to go into employment as self employed gardeners and work for other organisations in a gardening role. This could include working in garden centres and plant nurseries.

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.


Complete all of the following:
Soil testing
Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil
Care and pruning of plants
Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms

You won't need any formal qualifications to enrol, but you must be enthusiastic about plants.

You will need to complete the 2 practical exams including a plant identification test and an on-line theory test. This will involve some research and an element of homework.

Students who have completed this course go onto RHS Level 2 Theory Certificates and RHS Level 3 Practical Certificate. Some students choose to go into employment as self employed gardeners and work for other organisations in a gardening role. This could include working in garden centres and plant nurseries.

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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  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 10 September 2024
  • Day/Time - Tuesday, 13:30 - 16:45
  • Tuition Fees: Tuition Fees: £850.00*
            
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  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 12 September 2024
  • Day/Time - Thursday, 13:30 - 16:45
  • Tuition Fees: Tuition Fees: £850.00*
            
    *Please note - 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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  • Location - Bicton College
  • Start Date - 13 September 2024
  • Day/Time - Friday, 13:30 - 16:45
  • Tuition Fees: Tuition Fees: £850.00*
            
    *Please note - 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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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.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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