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UK - Candidates in the United Kingdom should register for examinations through an RHS approved centre

Overseas - Candidates who are studying a theory qualification overseas are able to sit the examination overseas under exceptional supervision. Please email qualifications@rhs.org.uk to request an exceptional supervision form.


Learning resources

There are a wide range of books and other learning resources published which support the studies of those learning horticulture. Learners are encouraged to seek guidance from their tutors on which resources best support their studies, or to choose the most appropriate resources for their needs from the wealth of material available. 

While RHS Qualifications does not recommend or endorse any specific learning resources we can help in other ways. 


Further information

RHS Qualifications
RHS Garden Wisley
Woking
Surrey
GU23 6QB

Tel: 01483 226500
Email: qualifications@rhs.org.uk

 

Resources for learners
Available RHS qualifications Examination dates 2017 (94kB pdf)
RHS Approved Centres Customer Service Statement (103kB pdf)
​​Distance learning providers (207kB pdf) Past examination papers:
Level 2
Level 3
Examination fees (139kB pdf) Loans for professional career development (182kB pdf)
Access arrangements (298kB pdf) RHS Qualifications policies
Examination results - examination results are released on the RHS webportal.

Exemptions - all requests for exemptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applications must be made to RHS Qualifications and an administration fee will be charged.
Enquiries about results – if candidates have any concerns or are disappointed with their results they should speak to their tutor or centre examinations officer in the first instance. This service will be available for 28 days following the date that the results were released. Requests received after the closing dates will not be accepted.
Examination Officers
Examination dates 2017 (94kB pdf) Examination fees (139kB pdf)
RHS Qualifications policies  
Access arrangements (298kB pdf)
Application forms can be found on the RHS webportal.
Special consideration - Application forms can be found on the RHS webportal.
Examination results - examination results are released 50 working days after the examination on the RHS webportal. Candidates can find out their examination results by contacting their centre. 
Enquiries about results – if candidates have any concerns or are disappointed with their results they should speak to their tutor or centre examinations officer in the first instance. Application forms can be found on the RHS webportal. This service will be available for 28 days following the date that the results were released. Requests received after the closing dates will not be accepted.
Information for centres
How to become an RHS approved centre
Centre Application Form (459kB pdf)
RHS Qualifications Approved Centre Guidance (340kB pdf)
Plants, Seeds, Pests, Diseases, Disorders and Beneficial Animals, Birds and Insects List – practical qualifications (679kB pdf)
Guidance for centres offering RHS qualifications in practical horticulture (625kB pdf)
Physical resources and staff necessary to offer the RHS Qualifications in practical horticulture (231kB pdf)
Key information - A-to-Z directory
Access arrangements (298kB pdf)
Appeals procedure, RHS Qualifications (79kB pdf)
RHS Approved Centres
Centre Application Form (459kB pdf)
Certificates - are issued within 30 working days of results being released on RHS webportal.
Customer Service Statement (103kB pdf)
Distance learning providers (72kB pdf)
Enquiries about results – if candidates have any concerns or are disappointed with their results they should speak to their tutor or centre examinations officer in the first instance. Application forms for the enquiry-about-results service can be found on the RHS webportal. This service will be available for 28 days following the date that the results were released. Requests received after the closing dates will not be accepted.
Equal opportunity policy, RHS Qualifications (35kB pdf)
Equality and diversity policy and procedures (126kB pdf)
Examination dates 2017 (94kB pdf) - theory examinations offered twice a year in February and June
Examination fees (139kB pdf) - please note approved centres may charge external candidates a fee to sit examinations with them
Examination results - examination results are released 50 working days after the examination on the RHS webportal. Candidates can find out their examination results by contacting their centre. 
Exemptions - all requests for exemptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applications must be made to RHS Qualifications and an administration fee will be charged.
Guidance for centres offering RHS qualifications in practical horticulture (625kB pdf)
How to become an approved centre
How to become an examiner
Loans for professional career development (182kB pdf)
Malpractice policy, RHS Qualifications (106kB pdf)
Marks and grades by unit (184kB pdf)
Past examination papers: Level 2Level 3
Physical resources and staff necessary to offer the RHS qualifications in practical horticulture (231kB pdf)
Plants, Seeds, Pests, Diseases, Disorders and Beneficial Animals, Birds and Insects List – practical qualifications (679kB pdf)
Qualifications regulator - the awarding organisation of the RHS is regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) in England and Northern Ireland, and by Qualification Wales in Wales
Registering for an Examination - candidates in the United Kingdom should register for the examinations through an RHS Approved Centre. Candidates who are studying the theory qualifications overseas may be able to sit the examination under exceptional supervision. Please email RHS Qualifications for more information.
RHS Qualifications Approved Centre Guidance (340kB pdf)
Special considerations (298kB pdf) - these are implemented at the time of an examination to allow attainment to be demonstrated by a candidate that has been disadvantaged by temporary illness, injury or adverse circumstances which arose at, or near, the time of examination.  Special considerations must be applied for by the approved centre where the examinations were taken. Requests for special consideration must be received by RHS Qualifications within 7 days of the examination date.
Withdrawn qualifications - only the syllabuses and past papers for these qualifications are available to download.

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