RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation

RQF Qualification Number 601/0353/X

A course on plant growth and health that will grow your knowledge even further

**This course is no longer available to new enrolments from April 1 2023**

We plan to launch the new RHS Level 3 syllabus from September 2023. Please contact our student advisors for further information and guidance or, to register your interest in the new syllabus without obligation, please click here.

Progressing on from the RHS Level 2 qualification, this is ideal for those wishing to pursue a horticultural career or already working in this field. It should also provide rewarding study for keen leisure gardeners. You will gain an in-depth, scientific understanding of plant health, nutrition and development, propagation and root systems, as well as a detailed exploration of diseases and pests. It prepares you for the Level 3 RHS qualification which can provide a route to employment as a gardener or garden designer. The Level 3 qualification is also an excellent base for higher level training.

  • Builds on the RHS Level 2 qualification to give a deeper understanding of plant biology, health and propagation
  • 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 Plant Growth, Propagation and Developmentor 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. Students on this course will have until February 2025 to complete their examinations and must ensure they allow sufficient time to achieve the qualification.
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