RHS Practical Horticulture Level 3

A highly respected course certificated by the Royal Horticultural Society that teaches the hows and whys of practical horticulture.

Start Date Tue 15 Sep 2020
Weeks 33
Time09:00 - 12:15
Exam Fee: £136

In response to many requests, Craven College is delighted to offer a one-year practical horticulture course. The course will follow the RHS Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture syllabus which students can achieve through continuous assessment by successfully completing several plant identification tests, practical tasks and written assignments.

Many students complete all three qualifications offered by the RHS at level 3 in order to achieve the RHS Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture. The other two qualifications at this level are the Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation and the Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Construction & Planting. Both courses are assessed by final examinations.



  • Collecting & Testing Of Soil Samples & Specifying Adjustments For Horticulture (2 credits)
  • Collecting, Preparing & Propagating From Seed (3 credits)
  • Establishing & Maintaining A Range Of Plant Types & Forms (4 credits)
  • Identification Of A Range Of Common Garden Plants, Weeds, Pests, Diseases & Disorders (3 credits)

Optional unit

  • Management Of Green Spaces, Landscaped Areas & Ornamental Gardens (3 credits)

You will need to wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.

Enrolment 19 August & 28 August
Open Evening – Skipton 13 October
17:30 - 19:30