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RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting

RQF Qualification Number 601/7188/1

A garden design, construction and planting course for learners wishing to dig deeper

A natural progression from the RHS Level 2 qualification, this is ideal for those wishing to pursue a horticultural career or already working in this field.

You will gain an in-depth, scientific knowledge of garden surveying, design and construction, together with a holistic approach to landscaping and also learn about specialist elements in plantings. It prepares you for the Level 3 RHS qualification which can provide a route to employment as a garden designer, landscaper or gardener. The Level 3 qualification is also a great foundation for higher level training.

  • Builds on the RHS Level 2 course to give a deeper understanding of garden design, construction and planting
  • Flexible home-study course so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course materials and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • Follows the RHS syllabus
  • HCC is an approved Distance Learning Provider with RHS for the Level 3 qualifications
  • On successful completion of your studies and the RHS exams you will receive the nationally recognised RHS qualification
  • Suitable for horticultural professionals and keen amateur gardeners
  • We recommend that you have done our RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance or similar before starting this course

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace (you have 2 years to complete it), studying when and where you choose. This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by gardening experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

All the required study materials are included.

On successful completion of your studies and the RHS exams you will be awarded a nationally recognised RHS qualification.

* RHS examination fees apply and are payable to the examination centre
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