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Practical Horticulture Level 3

Programme Description

The Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture provides a route to employment in professional horticulture, by assessing a range of essential horticulture skills, and supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further training in the field of horticulture.

Programme Features

Coleg Sir Gar delivers this course at Aberglasney Gardens.

It is delivered by a team of well qualified, enthusatic caring staff.

Progression & Employment

This is a well recognised vocational course that will provide an excellent base for work or academia

Programme Content

4 mandatory units:

Soil testing and specifying adjustments for horticulture

Collecting, preparing and propagation from seed

Establishing and maintaining a range of plant types and forms

Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds,pests,diseases and disorders


Additional optional units:

Planning, collecting,preparing and establishing propagation material

Management of green spaces, landscaped areas and ornamental gardens

Programme Assessment

Each unit will be assessed by a range of practical activities timetabled by the centre

Programme Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements but the completion of the Level 2 Practical RHS course is suggested.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.