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

Course code: ESWQ001P

Subject area: Horticulture

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 3

Course details

6:30pm - 9:30pm


23rd Sep 2021 - 26th May 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This course aims to improve your horticultural knowledge needed for career development to supervisory/ management roles, or to further develop your interest in horticulture. It follows the RHS syllabus and you wil have the opportunity should you wish to sit the RHS levle 3 examinations. This fee is in addition to the course tuition fee. You will be taught by a qualified and higly experienced horticulture professional and have access to the gardens at Common Leys Farm campus where needed to enhance your experience.

The course is made up of four units:
• Understanding garden survey techniques and design principles
• Understanding the selection and use of landscaping elements in the garden
• Understanding the setting out and construction of landscaping elements in the garden
• Understanding a range of specialist elements in the establishment of garden and urban plantings
The course will cover all the theoretical knowledge needed if students wish to enter for and sit the RHS examinations. These exam fees are additional to the tuition fee and are payble to the college if the student wishes to take the examinations.

A Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area is desirable. It is strongly recommended that students who undertake this qualification have obtained the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development but not essential if students are taking this course for interest only rather than the qualification.
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £750.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £750.00

19+ Reduced Fee