Course details

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Qualification name Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation Royal Horticultural Society
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 25th February 2021
Cost £645.00
Cost description Please note - our provison offer for 21/22 is currently being finalised. Start and/or end dates may change. Fees may also be subject to change.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Who this course is for

This course will give you a strong foundation in a wide range of techniques required for a career in professional gardening and supports career development for those already in the industry. You need to be willing to undertake a predominantly practical course with practical and written assessments including intensive plant identification tests. Due to high demand, places on this course are currently unavailable. Please check back later for further updates.

Entry requirements

You will need the following: A minimum level of general GCSE attainment including English at grade 4 and above (C and above) and an interest in plants and gardening. You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss your interests, experience and ambitions so that we can help you study on the right course.

What you'll learn

You will learn soil testing pH and texture, sowing seed and vegetative propagation techniques, practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting, practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil, how to care and prune for plants, how to identify pests, diseases, disorders and beneficial organisms and the safe operation of powered garden machinery.

What you'll need to bring

Once you have enrolled onto your chosen course, your course tutor will be in touch to inform you of what PPE you will need to bring.

What you can do next

Successful completion of this course should support career development for those already working in professional horticulture, help prepare you to embark on a career in professional horticulture, or allow you to progress to Level 3 RHS or garden design qualifications. If you complete all three RHS Level 2 Certificates you will receive the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.

Venue for this course

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Name Capel Manor College - Gunnersbury Park Centre
Address Gunnersbury Park
Popes Lane
W3 8LQ
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Phone 020 8993 6266

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