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Horticultural Investigation RHS Level 3 Award

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Horticultural Investigation RHS Level 3 Award

The horticultural industries are broad based and diverse, ranging from vegetable production to the production of trees and the development of urban green spaces to safe guard and enhance mental health through to the management of heritage assets. While the horticultural industries may be diverse, those who are engaged within them are united in ensuring that decisions are made based on facts, using trusted information sources and operations are informed by best practice, protocols and knowledge information is shared within communities.

This qualification gives learners the chance to investigate in depth fields that may only be touched basically by the Level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture and/or the Level 3 Certificate in Garden and Designed Landscape Management- The award completes therefore the Level 3 diploma.


Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements


Completion of level 2 RHS Certificate in Horticulture and completion of both Level 3 RHS Practical and Garden and Designed Landscape Management certificates.

What qualification will I gain?

RHS Level 3 Award in Horticultural Investigation.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by the submission of an initial project proposal and a final written project (3500 to 4500 words). Investigation and research methods will be assessed, as well as project skills.

Course content

What will I study?

How to create a research project followed by your chosen subject.

Next steps

Course progression:

RHS Level 4 – Master of Horticulture.

Career progression:

Supervisory roles within the Horticultural industry.

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Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 20/09/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 18 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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