RHS Level 3 Certificate Courses of Both L3 Programmes
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RHS Level 3 Certificate Courses of Both L3 Programmes
RHS Level 3 Package course online. Start your career in Horticulture with this RHS certified package studied via distance learning! Continue to study the fundamental aspects of horticulture to further improve your career prospects in the profession. This course is an excellent follow on from completion of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.
Studying from the comfort of your home, at work or from anywhere, you can work at a pace that you feel comfortable with, not at the speed of those who may be faster or slower than you. You are in control of how quickly you progress through the course. The RHS level 3 qualifications will demonstrate to employers that you have achieved a high level of learning applicable to the gardening industry. Therefore, they will be a valuable addition to your CV, either if you already work in horticulture or intend to do so, maybe as a school leaver or someone looking for a career change.
To obtain the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (Theory) and RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation (Theory), you will need to pass four unit exams for each. These are an extra cost payable directly to the exam centres when booking your seat; they are not included in our course fees. Students need to register as an external candidate at an RHS Approved Centre, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. To help fully prepare you for the exams, there are past test papers readily available.
By enrolling and paying for both courses in full, you will save 10% on the individual fees that apply when taking the courses separately.
- 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
- Plant Taxonomy, Structure and Function
- The Root Environment, Plant Nutrition and Growing Systems
- The Management of Plant Health
- Understanding Applied Plant Propagation
The course and/or units can completed in any order and exams are held by the RHS in February and June every year. Please note that there are deadline dates by which you have to apply to take them and exam fees are paid to the test center when booking your seat.To help fully prepare you for the exams, there are past test papers readily available.
The Total Qualification Time (TQT) given for the level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development is 180.
The Total Qualification Time (TQT) given for the level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting is 202.
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 email@example.com 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
- For RHS Website please click here
- For RHS Examination dates for 2019 please click here
- For RHS Examination fees please click here
- For RHS approved UK Examination Centers please click here
- For RHS Qualification Specification for Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development, updated January 2018 please click here
- For RHS Level 3 Statement of Qualification Purpose for Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development please click here
- For RHS Qualification Specification for Level 3 Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planning, updated January 2018 please click here
- For RHS Level 3 Statement of Qualification Purpose for Level 3 Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planning please click here
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Lesson Structure: RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (Theory)
UNIT 1 Garden Survey Techniques and Design Principles
- Outcome 1: Understand how to develop a client brief
- Outcome 2: Understand how to carry out a site appraisal
- Outcome 3: Understand a range of basic surveying techniques
- Outcome 4: Understand the principles of garden design
- Outcome 5: Understand the historical development of garden design styles
UNIT 2 - Selection and Use of Landscaping Elements in the Garden
- Outcome 1: Understand the Contribution made by Hard Landscaping Features to Garden Design
- Outcome 2: Understand the Contribution made by Soft Landscaping Features to the Design of a Garden
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
- Outcome 2: Understand the Practical Procedures for Setting out a Site
- Outcome 3: Understand the Reasons for Correct Groundwork Procedures
- Outcome 4: Know Materials and Construction Procedures for Garden Surfaces
- Outcome 5: Know materials and construction procedures for garden 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
- Outcome 2. Understand Pruning in the Establishment and Maintenance of Specialist Plantings
Lesson Structure: RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation (Theory)
UNIT 1 Plant Taxonomy, Structure and Function
- Outcome 1: Understand the Plant Kingdon & the Taxonomic Hierachy
- Outcome 2: Understand the Structure and Function of Plant Tissues and Organs in the Life of the Plant
- Outcome 3: Understand Photosynthesis, Respiration, Water/solute Relations in the Plant and their Relevance to Horticulture
- Outcome 4: Understand the role of Plant Growth Regulators in Plant Development and their Relevance to Horticulture
UNIT 2 The Root Environment, Plant Nutrition & Growing Systems
- Outcome 1: Understand Formation and Properties of Soils and other growing media
- Outcome 2: Understand the relationship between plant growth and air and water in soils and other growing media
- Outcome 3: Understand the Role of Living Organisms in Soil Processes
- Outcome 4: Understand the role of nutrients in plant growth
- Outcome 5: Understand organic growing
UNIT 3 The Management of Plant Health
- Outcome 1: Know the characteristics of a range of pests, diseases and weeds of horticultural significance
- Outcome 2: Review the Control of Pests, Diseases and Weeds in Horticulture
UNIT 4 Understanding Applied Plant Propagation
- Outcome 1: Understand how Knowledge of Seed Anatomy, Physiology and Environmental Factors can be Applied to Propagate and Conserve Seeds Successfully
- Outcome 2: Understand the Relevance of Anatomy, Physiology and Environmental Factors to Methods of Vegetative Propagation
- Outcome 3: Understand Methods of Propagation used in Horticultural Production
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|Course Prerequisite||Level 2 Garden Planning and Level 2 Plant Growth are both advised, as level 3 will assume you have knowledge from level 2.|
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