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RHS Level 3: The Management of Plant Health

Wednesday 20 September 2017 13:00

RHS-QUALIFICATIONS-MARK-RGBv1This is a unit of the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture and starts on Wednesday 20th September 1-4pm 6 weekly sessions.

Course Overview

The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting).  Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring pen and paper.

The module provides the underpinning knowledge of pest and disease life cycles and plant disorders. It provides knowledge of control methodology and sources of information on relevant legislation

Week 1 - Challenges facing the UK horticultural industry

Week 2 - Symptoms and life cycles of pests

Week 3 - Symptoms and life cycles of diseases

Week 4 - Characteristics and biology of weeds

Week 5 - Control of pests, diseases and weeds in horticulture

Week 6 - The use of biosecurity measures.


The RHS Level 3 is taught at Ness on a rolling programme of eight modules, each lasting 6 weeks. You can begin at the start of any module and study as many modules as you like.

No formal entry requirements although we strongly recommend learners have completed a level 2 horticultural qualification or have equivalent experience.

Find out more about the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture


Venue Details

Bulley Room & the Garden