RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Intermediate Certificate in Practical Horticulture - September: Site Broomfield Hall

Derby College
In Derby

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location Derby
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Derby
  • Duration:
    1 Year

Course Summary:
This general practical horticultural course will equip you with all the basic skills to carry out plant propagation, soil testing and the establishment of plants. You will also learn how to identify and prune a large range of plants. It is a course for the keen, enthusiastic gardener.
Entry requirements
No formal qualifications are required - you just need a keen interest in gardening.


Where and when

Starts Location
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Broomfield Hall, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN, Derbyshire, England
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Broomfield Hall, Morley, Ilkeston, DE7 6DN, Derbyshire, England
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Course Content: The qualification has a credit value of 15. The qualification consists of seven units. Credits for a unit will be awarded to a candidate once they have reached the level of competency for all the specified tasks. The course covers: Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques Soil testing 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 How will I be assessed? Assessment will be conducted by Derby College staff using Royal Horticultural Society criteria. There is continuous practical assessment on the course. Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required? You will need: Steel toe cap boots Boiler suit Wet weather gear Pen and paper What can I do after this course? Further Study You could progress to a subsidiary diploma in Horticulture, the RHS Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture. Careers This course offers the ideal introduction to the practical skills needed to work in garden maintenance in a self-employed capacity.

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