Course code: EPCM303P
Subject area: Horticulture
Study level: Part Time
Course level: 2
9:30am - 12:30pm
14th Sep 2022 - 7th Jun 2023
01235 555 585
This is a well recognised practical qualification accredited by the Royal Horticultural Society which focuses on developing the essential skills needed in horticulture. The course takes place on a Wednesday morning 9.30 – 12.30 at Common Leys Farm campus and is split into two 12 week blocks. Block one is completed by the end of December with block 2 commencing as the growing season starts in March.
The qualification supports career development for those already working in the profession and for those wanting to move into the horticulture industry.
The qualification consists of 7 units covering the following subject areas:
• Soil testing• Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques• Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting• Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil• Care and pruning of plants• Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms• Safe operation of powered garden machinery
AssessmentLearners are assessed throughout the course by a combination of practical assessments, identification tests and short written knowledge tests.
Final AwardOn successful completion of the course learners will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.
EquipmentAs this is a very practical course you will need to provide yourself with the following items of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): safety boots and work or gardening gloves. You will also need a pair of secateurs.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £420.00Exam Fee: £0.00Kit / Clothing: £70.00
Total Cost: £490.00
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £0.00Exam Fee: £0.00Kit / Clothing: £70.00
Total Cost: £70.00