What will I learn?

Within this qualification you will cover:

-Horticultural Heritage
-Plant Knowledge
-Plant Selection and Cultivation
-Plant Propagation
-Garden Styles and Specialist Areas
-Productive Growing
-Gardens Management
-Gardens, People and Spaces

Each unit is assessed by an RHS set examination conducted. To achieve the qualification learners must achieve at least 50% in each unit.

Entry Requirements

As a centre a prerequisite for the entry to our suite of RHS Level 3 qualifications is for students to have completed an RHS Level 2 Certificate or the equivalent in relevant subjects before they commence on the course. This is due to the Level 3 qualifications changing this academic year with a change in assessment and more complex delivery.

Please note RHS assessments – it is intended that students undertake the assessments for RHS in the academic year of registration, this allows for the best chance of success as assessments are taken while the syllabus knowledge is fresh.

Please Note

Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.



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