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Principles of Plant Growth, Garden Planning and Applied Propagation RHS – Certificate – Level 3



Type of study





Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


09:30 - 16:30

Course Status

Course intakes are now
closed for the current 23/24 academic year.

Course dates and fees
for the 24/25 academic year will be released when our new part-time prospectus
is published in the Summer term.

Please register your
interest for new course intakes below. We will be in touch once these are

Part-Time Course Application of Interest

What will I learn?

Within this qualification you will cover:

-Horticultural Heritage
-Plant Knowledge
-Plant Selection and Cultivation
-Plant Propagation
-Garden Styles and Specialist Areas
-Productive Growing
-Gardens Management
-Gardens, People and Spaces

Each unit is assessed by an RHS set examination conducted. To achieve the qualification learners must achieve at least 50% in each unit.

Entry Requirements

As a centre a prerequisite for the entry to our suite of RHS Level 3 qualifications is for students to have completed an RHS Level 2 Certificate or the equivalent in relevant subjects before they commence on the course. This is due to the Level 3 qualifications changing this academic year with a change in assessment and more complex delivery.

Please note RHS assessments – it is intended that students undertake the assessments for RHS in the academic year of registration, this allows for the best chance of success as assessments are taken while the syllabus knowledge is fresh.

Please Note

Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.