Horticulture Principles RHS Level 3

Course has already started. Call 01756 791 411 for future dates.
New Courses will be advertised in June 2019, for more information call 01756 693 309 or email parttime@craven-college.ac.uk.

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

Start Date Tue 10 Sep 2019
Weeks 30
Time13:00 - 16:00
Exam Fee: £108

The RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the scientific principles underpinning horticultural practices and supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.

Students may wish to study the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting (offered from Sept 2020) and RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Tue am)

Students who successfully complete all the necessary units for every one of the Level 3 qualifications listed above will gain the RHS Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.

  • Plant Taxonomy, Structure & Function (examination February 2020)
  • The Management of Plant Health (examination June 2020)
  • The Root Environment, Plant Nutrition & Growing Systems (examination June 2020)
  • Understanding Applied Plant Propagation (examination June 2020)


Credits for a unit will be awarded to a candidate who achieves a mark of 50% or more in the written examination for that unit. Where a candidate achieves a mark of 70% or more in the examination for the unit, the credits for the unit will be awarded commendation.

Entry Requirements

  • Horticulture Level 2 RHS Certificate