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Certificated Training Programmes Our training programmes in partnership with The Royal Horticultural Society

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Our Certificated Training Programmes are run in partnerships with The Royal Horticultural Society and help to develop essential skills in horticulture. These programmes take place in our education garden, walled garden and across the Dumfries House estate.

Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Level 1 Practical Horticulture

The Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture focuses on developing essential basic horticultural skills. Developing these skills not only enhances opportunities for employment but provide the foundation for further study and development at levels 2 and 3. By carefully focusing on key essential skills, it has been possible to develop a practical qualification that can be studied on a part-time basis during the academic year. Pupils will work alongside a specialist tutor to develop their skills based in both the education garden or wider estate. We are currently the only centre in Scotland offering this programme to secondary school pupils.

RHS theoretical and practical qualifications are offered separately in order to provide maximum flexibility to candidates. This qualification is ideal for a small cohort of secondary school pupils who are interested in and would benefit from a vocational qualification. Schools must ensure pupils have adequate outdoor footwear and wet weather garments. All other equipment is provided.

There are no pre-requisites for entry to the qualification.

Fee information: available on request.

RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture

The Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture focuses on developing essential horticultural skills. These not only offer opportunities for employment but provide the foundation for further skills development at level 3. By carefully focusing on key skills, it has been possible to develop a practical qualification that can be studied on a part-time basis. RHS theoretical and practical qualifications are offered separately in order to provide maximum flexibility to candidates, providers and employers.

A highly trained RHS assessor will work with the candidates for the duration of the programme. Candidates will be based in the walled garden and wider estate. All candidates must provide their own wet weather outerwear and suitable footwear. All other equipment will be supplied.

There are no pre-requisites for entry to the qualification.

6 places available.

Duration:

RHS Level 1 - One day per week for 26 weeks (82 guided learning hours plus 13 independent learning hours)

RHS Level 2 - One day per week for 27 weeks (128 guided learning hours plus 45 independent learning hours)

Times and days:

Level 1 9.30am – 2.30pm one day per week

Level 2 10.00am – 3.30pm one day per week

Application Information:

Enquire here for more information: education@dumfries-house.org.uk