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Principles of Garden Planning, Construction & Planting RHS Level 3 Certificate

This course is for seasoned gardeners, either keen amateurs or those looking for a career change. It is classroom based and will give you in-depth knowledge regarding gardening surveying and design principles.

Entry requirements

Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites, it is strongly recommended that you have obtained the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance or equivalent before you commence on this course.

Course content

You will study the following units:

  • Understanding garden survey techniques and design principles (4 credits)
  • Understanding the selection and use of landscaping elements in the garden (4 credits)
  • Understanding the setting out and construction of landscaping elements in the garden (4 credits)
  • Understanding a range of specialist elements in the establishment of garden and urban plantings (3 credits)

Assessment methods

Each unit will be assessed by a separate written examination covering all learning outcomes specified in the unit. Examinations are taken at the end of the course on dates set by the RHS.

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 weeks 23/09/2015 Wed 9.30 am - 12.30 pm £980 Shuttleworth College B793 Course in progress

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Additional formats
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