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For those wanting employment in professional horticulture, to specialise in a specific area or for further development
Highly recognised by employers
Suitable qualification for entry into employment or further study
Ideal qualification to support career development such as supervisory or management roles
Appropriate for career change or to gain an in-depth knowledge
Suitable for part-time study
Each unit is assessed by examination or set practical activities
No entry requirements, although we strongly recommend learners have completed a level 2 horticultural qualification or have equivalent experience
The practical-based qualification further develops the essential skills needed in horticulture.
Learners who successfully complete the level 3 qualifications listed above will be awarded the level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (total 45 credits, which equates to 450 learning hours).
More about the RHS Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (45 credits)
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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Examination dates 2018
Examination dates 2017
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