RHS Level 3 150 Hours Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (Theory)
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RHS Level 3 150 Hours Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (Theory)
RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (Theory)
Continue your RHS Garden Planning studies with this course and build upon what you have already learned.
Having successfully completed the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance, you're ready to progress to this more advanced level 3 programme. It is also accredited and recognised throughout the world and will help you become even more in demand with employers or your own customers. On successful completion, you will have acquired more in-depth garden design, garden construction and landscaping, plus planting skills.
To obtain the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting, you will need to pass four unit exams, held by the RHS in February and June annually. It is important to register for them before the set deadline and exam fees are payable separately to the center when booking. You will need to register as an external candidate with an RHS Approved Centre, or contact email@example.com for details. To help fully prepare you for the exams, past test papers are readily available.
The four unit exams are:
- Garden Survey Techniques and Design Principles
- Selection and Use of Landscaping Elements in the Garden
- Setting out and Construction of Landscaping Elements in the Garden
- Specialist Elements in the Establishment of Garden and Urban Plantings
The course takes approximately 150 hours to complete but this is given as a guide only. We encourage our learners to work at their own pace and so there are no assignment deadlines or end date, by which the course must be completed by. Apart from the RHS exam dates deadlines, you are in control. If you start and then something happens in your life that stops you from continuing, don't worry. Just take a break and recommence your studies for the following year's exams or even for the year after that.
You can be assured that all of the course work and resource materials (revision workbook, PowerPoint presentations etc.), have been written by experienced professionals who have prepared everything in line with up-to-date RHS guidelines for learning providers.The syllabus is broken into the four units and because many people choose to spread their exams over the two examination months available, it means you can target your learning to those you want to take first. Please contact us if you just want to take one unit at a time.
Everyone gets online access to ADL's learning platform and the learning materials, which can be downloaded in a pdf. format to study offline. You can also choose to have the course posted to you on a USB memory stick and/or opt for the correspondence add-on option, if you would like the learning materials in book form.
At ADL we pride ourselves on the quality of the unlimited admin and tutor support we provide to our students. Our support team are there to help you with anything they can, whilst our tutors are seasoned industry related professionals, suitably qualified in horticulture and very happy to share their wealth of experience.
Studying from Abroad:
If you are intending to study from abroad (other than Ireland), you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an exceptional supervision form before applying to take the exams. This means that you can complete the course from abroad and get an internationally recognised qualification from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Tuition Fee Includes:
- Learning materials for all four units
- RHS student membership for the first 12 months.
- Ideal qualifications for entry into horticultural employment, improving practical skills or further study
- Course covers a range of wide range of horticultural topics and up-to-date working practices
- Appropriate for career change or to gain a better knowledge
- Suitable for part-time study
- Each unit is assessed by examination or set practical activities
- Examinations take place in February and June
- Practical courses provide hands-on experience of practical skills
- No entry requirements
- Qualification consists of mandatory units (for theoretical and practical-based qualifications) with some optional units to develop specialist practical skills
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- RHS Level 3 Qualification Specification for this course (last update September 2017) please click here
- RHS Statement of Qualification Purpose please click here
- RHS Information on requirements for Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture click here
Previous Student Comments:
"I am delighted to report that I passed the exam and received a "Pass with Commendation." I appreciate very much the detail that you went into, in the the correction of my assignments and I found your advice and extra subject information invaluable in advancing my interest and knowledge in horticulture". Go raibh mile maith agat! (a thousand thanks!) Colin, RHS Certificate II , Ireland.
UNIT 1 Garden Survey Techniques and Design Principles
Outcome 1: Understand how to develop a client brief
- 1.1 Identify the information which needs to be gathered from the client.
- 1.2 Describe how information is gathered to develop the client
Outcome 2: Understand how to carry out a site appraisal
2.1 State what existing features and characteristics need to be recorded.
- 2.2 State what methods are used to collect and record site information.
- 2.3 Explain the influence of features and characteristics on choice of design
Outcome 3: Understand a range of basic surveying techniques
- 3.1 Describe the linear surveying of a site using appropriate equipment.
- 3.2 Describe the level surveying of a site using appropriate equipment.
- 3.3 Interpret survey measurements from standard documentation.
- 3.4 Describe scale drawings produced from survey data
Outcome 4: Understand the principles of garden design
- 4.1 Explain the principles of garden design.
- 4.2 Describe examples of the application of the elements in 4
Outcome 5: Understand the historical development of garden design styles
- 5.1 Describe representative characteristics of the following garden design styles:
- Medieval, Moorish, Renaissance (Italian,French and Dutch), English Landscape,
- Victorian, Modernist, Japanese
- 5.2 Review the factors that influence the design of domestic
UNIT 2 - Selection and Use of Landscaping Elements in the Garden
Outcome 1: Understand the Contribution made by Hard Landscaping Features to Garden Design
- 1.1 Identify how hard landscaping features may contribute to garden design.
- 1.2 Describe a range of materials suitable for these hard landscaping features to meet aesthetic, functional and sustainable design requirements.
- 1.3 Evaluate the suitability of hard landscaping materials and features to ensure accessibility for all garden users.
- 1.4 Review how considerations of safety may influence the choice of structures and materials used in the garden
Outcome 2: Understand the Contribution made by Soft Landscaping Features to the Design of a Garden
- 2.1 Describe soft landscaping features that contribute to garden design
- 2.2 Select plants suitable for a range of soft landscaping situations
- 2.4 Describe the design possibilities of grassed areas ( including mowing effects and heights, turf mazes)
- 2.5 Describe the use of planting plans
UNIT 3 - Setting out and Construction of Landscaping Elements in the Garden
Outcome 1: Understand the Planning Involved in the Realisation of a Garden Design
- 1.1 Explain the need to plan landscape works
Outcome 2: Understand the Practical Procedures for Setting out a Site
- 2.1 Describe how to set out the major features of a design on the ground
- 2.2 Describe how to set out the required levels on site
Outcome 3: Understand the Reasons for Correct Groundwork Procedures
- 3.1 Describe the correct handling, storage and reinstatement of soil during site construction
- 3.2 Select the type of drainage system required in various situations
- 3.3 Describe the foundations for hard landscaping
Outcome 4: Know Materials and Construction Procedures for Garden Surfaces
- 4.1 Describe a range of appropriate materials for garden surfaces
- 4.2 Describe the procedures for laying the surface materials mentioned in 4.1
Outcome 5: Know materials and construction procedures for garden walls, fences and pergolas
- 5.1 Describe materials that are suitable for the construction of garden walls
- 5.2 Describe materials suitable for garden fences
- 5.3 Describe materials suitable for pergolas and arches
- 5.4 Describe the construction of walls, fences and pergolas
UNIT 4 - Specialist Elements in the Establishment of Garden and Urban Plantings
Outcome 1. Understand the Practices of Establishing and Maintaining Planting in a Range of Specialist Areas
- 1.1 Describe the characteristics of a range of specialist areas
- 1.2 Identify establishment and maintenance issues associated with specialist areas
- 1.4 Understand how water conservation can be applied in soft landscaping
Outcome 2. Understand Pruning in the Establishment and Maintenance of Specialist Plantings
- 2.1 Describe the use of specialist pruning techniques
- 2.2 Describe establishment and maintenance pruning
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|Course Prerequisite||Level 2 Garden Planning is advised, as level 3 will assume you have knowledge from level 2.|
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