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Take a look at RHS Qualifications

Grassclippings - RHS WisleyThe Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) offers a range of qualifications to meet the needs of all those wishing to develop their horticultural knowledge and skills.

Although they are aimed at those wishing to acquire the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in horticulture, the qualifications are also ideal for the keen gardener who wishes to develop their horticultural knowledge and skills.

They used to offer the following qualifications but they have now been withdrawn and the last certificates were issued in 2012.  Perhaps you are the proud owner of one of them:

  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture
  • RHS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture
  • RHS Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture

They now offer three levels of qualifications and a Master of Horticulture if you are really keen!  As part of the Government reform of qualifications, a new structure has been introduced called the Qualifications and Credit Framework or QCF. This structure means the RHS can offer greater choice and flexibility to all their learners. You are able to obtain recognition for qualifications, as well as recognition for any of the units you complete in the form of credits.

As a lawn advice resource, at Grass Clippings, we are always able to tell when educational establishments such as The RHS get to the lawn care section in their sylabuss because we see a tremendous spike in the reading of our lawn related articles on Grass Clippings, like 2500 page views in just one day!   Years ago, we used to get phone calls from gardening students seeking our advice to assist with their studies and lawn course work and mock exam questions.

So if you are a young or mature student and you need some lawn care articles, you have arrived at the correct place.  If you use our material, it would be nice to credit Grass Clippings and The Lawn Company in what you 'borrow' or write.  Spread the word and thanks for reading our lawn advice blog.  Happy to help.

Another interesting recent announcement is that gardening will now be taught in schools from September 2014, a move very much welcomed by the RHS.  Read the RHS press release.

The consultation on reform of the National Curriculum states that pupils from Key Stages 1–3 will be taught ‘to cultivate plants for practical purposes such as for food or for decorative displays’ as a key activity in design and technology lessons.

The Lawn Company and Grass Clippings is not a formal RHS Approved Centre and thank The RHS for the use if the image and part text.  They are always recommending our lawn care services and we are also contracted to provide other goods and services to their Plant Centre at RHS Wisley and RHS Gardens.

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