About the course
Brief Description of the Course:
This is a roll on / roll off course that is available to individuals and members of community groups across Liverpool City Region. This qualification consists of 12 units (totalling 37 credits), or ‘practical skills’. The skills vary according to the delivery location and the time of year. This course is ideal for those progressing from the Level 2 Award in Practical Horticulture Skills. After successfully completing this course may students progress onto the RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture.
Various locations across Liverpool City Region, including:
Croxteth Park, L12
Court Hey Park, Knowsley
St Michaels in the City, L1
Dutch Farm, Garston
The Bridge Community Centre, Clubmoor
Just a keen interest in horticulture and gardening. It is advisable that learners complete the City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate in Practical Horticulture Skills prior to enrolling on this course.
There are 154 units to choose from, 37 credits that usually equate to 12 units are required to achieve the Award. Units are selected according to student interest, the site and seasonality. Examples include:
Assess soil texture and condition
Plant a container for seasonal display
Prune deciduous spring flowering shrubs
Prune free-standing fruit trees in winter
Propagate by grafting
Identify plants by botanical name
Identify plant diseases and disorders
Learning and Assessment:
Every student builds up a portfolio of evidence, which is a record of the practical assessments that have been completed. Student’s practical skills are assessed through observation of practical work and assessor questioning confirms their understanding.
Costs that are mandatory for the course:
Students living in Liverpool City Region are funded through the Adult Education Budget so there are no tuition fees.
Costs that are optional for the course:
None – this course is free to Liverpool City Region residents.
RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture
How to Apply:
To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Course?Enquiries:
Myerscough College Liverpool, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool, L12 0HB
0151 228 7162
Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.