Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) or Edexcel pending RHS validation.
RHS Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture (or GCSE)
Assessment is by means of a range of practical activities timetabled and assessed based on the RHS success criteria.
The RHS Level 1 Award in Practical Horticulture qualification has been approved within the Qualifications and Credit Framework. As part of the Foundation Learning tier this qualification provides a new and flexible learning programme for young people working at level 1. It helps learners develop their horticultural potential and prepares them to progress towards level 2 qualifications offered by RHS Qualifications and other awarding organisations.
The horticultural industry is one of the largest employers in the UK. A career in horticulture could mean anything from a hands-on gardener to a research scientist. There are many, many opportunities out there.