mixed border plantingOverview

theory-based qualification to develop the essential skills needed to work in horticulture or to further develop your interest. 

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites for entry to this qualification.


Course content

  • 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

Course details

Commendations

Where a candidate receives commendations in all four mandatory units, the qualification will be awarded with commendation.

Assessment

Each unit will be assessed by a separate written examination covering all learning outcomes specified in the unit. Examinations will be offered twice a year in February and June.

Qualification specification

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Fees and approved centres


Statement of Qualification Purpose


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We’re here to help cultivate your passion for horticulture. If you have any questions relating to qualifications please get in touch with us by email.

If your enquiry is urgent please contact the RHS Qualifications team on 01483 226500.
 
For general enquiries not related to RHS Qualifications please contact 0203 176 5800.

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