Across both courses, you will learn about plant identification from the extensive and ever-increasing range of plant species onsite.
On the RHS practical course you will carry out practical work involving plant establishment and health, propagation principles, the art of pruning, grassed areas and garden features. Assessments consist of two practical competency tests and one online test.
The RHS theory course will give you the underpinning knowledge on a wide range of topics including plant science, plant health and nutrition, planting styles, biodiversity and horticulture within society. Assessments for this course include two written exams here at South Staffs College in February and June.
You can work for elite employers such as The National Trust or English Heritage or you can run your own gardening and landscaping business, the sky is the limit!
Progression routes in the future here at South Staffs will include Level 3 RHS qualifications.