Don’t just be a practitioner- be a Master of Horticulture

As they say in parliament, I will declare my interest. For several years (six I believe) I have been a tutor for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)  Master of Horticulture Award. This has given me a lot of pride and satisfaction being part of a dedicated team of tutors and working with some inspiring students. I joined the team shortly after the RHS made the brave decision to invest in the qualification in terms of marketing and recruitment. The student experience was greatly improved by the introduction of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that facilitates online  contact between students and the course tutors.

The course has international appeal with students coming from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. There are several core modules and students are able to follow optional units that reflect their own interest.

One of the key advantages of this three-year course is it enables participants to gain a degree level qualification whilst holding down a job or in some cases running their own businesses. Combining work, family life and study can be challenging at times and you will need to be sufficiently organised and disciplined to balance these. If you are prepared for the challenge, the rewards for successful completion are immense. The status of the Master of Horticulture qualification has never been higher and the opportunities for advancement are excellent.

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