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RHS Award In Practical Horticulture

Level 1

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Key Info

Learning Area   Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   18 Weeks
Course Code   10051-DRW-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Duchy College Rosewarne
Start Date   02/02/2023
Day/Time   Thursday, 09:30-
Fees   Tuition Fees: £387.00

This course provides an introduction to a range of essential horticultural skills. It provides an excellent foundation for further study within horticulture.

  What You Will Learn

Preparing soil for sowing and planting

Select and use the correct tools and equipment for preparing soil
Clear a site of unwanted debris
Load, transport and spread bulky organic matter
Cultivate soil by hand
Know how to dispose of waste appropriately
Soil testing

Understand the reasons for soil testing
Collect and prepare soil samples for testing
Identify the textural class of soils
Determine the pH of soils
Assist with the propagation of plants from seed

Assist with preparing to propagate plants from seed
Sow seed under supervision
Work safely
Assist with the vegetative propagation of plants

Assist with collecting, preparing and establishing propagation material for plants and grow in the right environment
Work safely
Assist with planting and establishing plants

Assist with planting
Assist with any additional activities required to establish plants
Work safely
Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests and diseases

Know how plants are botanically named
Identify a range of plants, pests and diseases

  Entry Requirements

You won't need any formal qualifications to enrol, but you must be enthusiastic about plants.


Each module is assessed by a range of practical activities timetabled throughout the qualification.


Students who have completed this course go onto RHS course at Level 2, completion of the RHS Diploma, Garden Design or become self-employed gardeners and work for other organisations in a gardening role, plus working in plant nurseries and garden centres.




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