- Start date: Monday 23rd September 2019
- Duration: The course is studied every Monday from 1:45pm - 4:30pm.
- Location: Brooksby
- Fees: Course fee - £450 (VAT exempt)
Optional Exam fee - £104
This Level 3 RHS horticulture course is suitable for those who are looking to progress into employment or self employment within horticulture. It would also be beneficial for keen gardeners.
There are no formal entry requirements but it is advised that you would have already completed the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture, or have a GCSE in English and/or Science grade A-C. A short telephone interview may be carried out.
- Plant taxonomy, structure and function
- Management of plant health
- Root environment, nutrition and growing systems
- Applied plant propagation
- Classification of the major divisions of the plant kingdom
- Specialist plant tissues, detailed flower structure
- Process of photosynthesis and respiration
- Movement of water and solutes throughout the plant
- Tropisms and the use of plant hormones
- UK soil types, growing media, nutrition and growing organically
- Plant protection against pests disorders and diseases
- Examples of integrated control
- Plant health passports
- Legislation covering safe use, handling and disposal of pesticides
- Understanding the anatomy, physiology and environmental factors influencing successful seed and
- Vegetative propagation
What will you gain?
- An extensive knowledge of horticulture practices
- Be able to plan and design a variety of gardens
- Be able to identify a range of plants
- A recognised Royal Horticultural Society qualification
Royal Horticultural Society Courses at BMC
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has a long history dating back to 1804, it was founded originally under the name of the Horticultural Society of London by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgewood, the main aim of the society was to collect information about plants and encourage good horticultural practice.
The Royal Horticultural Society has active science and educational departments and offers a variety of educational opportunities, from lectures on specific topics and courses leading right through to the Master of Horticulture qualification.
BMC has been involved with the society programmes for many years. The qualifications are aimed at those people who not only wish to pursue a career in horticulture, but also for those leisure gardeners who wish to have their knowledge formally assessed.
How to apply?
Once you are ready to apply, please print off then complete and return the application form which can be found here
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