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Practical Horticulture RHS Level 1 Award

Shuttleworth College Horticulture Students


Practical Horticulture RHS Level 1 Award

The Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture focuses on developing essential basic horticultural skills. These not only offer opportunities for employment, but provide the foundation for further skills development at levels 2 and 3. By carefully focusing on key essential skills, the course helps you to develop confidence in this area.

Course information

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications but an interest in Gardening and Horticulture.

Course content
  • Preparing soils for seeding and planting.
  • Testing soil
  • Assist with Propagation of plants from seed.
  • Assist with vegetative propagation.
  • Assist with planting and establishing Plants
  • Identification of Plants (using botanical names) , pests, weeds and diseases.

RHS Level 1 award in practical Horticulture.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed by a range of practical tasks. Identification is assessed by written tests.

Further study

The next course provided by the RHS is level 2 Theory and Practical courses

Additional information

Learners will need Steel toe capped boots or shoes and note book. Using a camera phone is useful (not essential) when revising especially for Plant identification tests.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 20/09/2022
Type: Part Time
Length: 12 weeks
Day(s): Tuesday
Time(s): 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fees: £774.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 08/03/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 12 weeks
Day(s): Wednesday
Time(s): 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Fees: £774.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.