About the Course
This programme is aimed at developing knowledge and understanding across a broad range of horticultural and gardening principals and topics. You will study care and operation of garden machinery, 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.
Year 2 is for returnees only.
It is now possible to study RHS Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture at BCA. This is an evening course over two years and builds on the knowledge gained from the Level 2 Theory course. Although there are no formal prerequisites for entry to the qualification it is strongly recommended that students have studied the content covered by the Level 2 Certificate or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in horticulture.
The theory-based qualifications focus on developing the knowledge and understanding of a range of horticultural practices.
The practical-based qualification focuses on developing essential horticultural skills.
If you choose to take the theory-based and practical-based certificates you could achieve an RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.
The qualification will be awarded to those who successfully complete the following eight mandatory units:
- Understanding garden features, plant selection, and planning
- Understanding the choice, establishment, and maintenance of garden plants and lawns
- Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
- Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation
If you require further information on any of the part-time courses offered, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively, give us a call on 01628 824444. If you wish to make a group booking for this course, please contact Jo Parsons on JParsons@bca.ac.uk or call 01628 827485.
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The Royal Horticultural Society.