Planting design

Overview

A theory-based qualification to improve the horticultural knowledge needed for career development to supervisory or management roles, or to further develop your interest.


Entry requirements

Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites for entry to the qualification, it is strongly recommended that students who undertake this qualification have obtained the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance or equivalent before they commence on the course.


Course content

  • Understanding garden survey techniques and design principles
  • Understanding the selection and use of landscaping elements in the garden
  • Understanding the setting out and construction of landscaping elements in the garden
  • Understanding a range of specialist elements in the establishment of garden and urban plantings

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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Exam fees and approved centres


Statement of 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.
 
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