About the Course
This theory-based qualification improves your existing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices – allowing you to enter, or progress within, a horticultural profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning in the field of horticulture
Career changers. Looking to work in professional horticulture for the first time and already have a Level 2 understanding
Professional horticulturists. Already working in horticulture and wanting to develop knowledge further
Casual learners. Wanting to develop personal interest and progress to further horticultural study at level 4
Busy people. Need a flexible learning style? Our qualifications are designed to be studied part-time
No formal entry requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students who have obtained the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment, and Maintenance or equivalent before studying this qualification
You will have gained a range of horticultural knowledge relevant to employment in various roles in commercial plant production and the horticultural sector, such as a head gardener or supervisor in private, public, or botanic gardens or parks and urban green spaces.
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.
Each module is assessed by an RHS set examination in February and June. To achieve the qualification all four unit exams must be completed and achieved.
- 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 the garden and urban plantings
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RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting
Each unit will be assessed by a separate written examination covering all learning outcomes specified in the unit.
Examinations must be taken at BCA.
Examinations must be conducted in accordance with the RHS Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations. Examinations will be offered twice a year in February and June.
Past examination papers including the examiner’s comments are published for the past four examination sessions.
These are available for download under the appropriate qualification section of the RHS website.
The Royal Horticultural Society.