Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:01
Hi all, as the title suggests I am looking into the RHS theory qualifications that are studied on a distance learning basis. I'm a keen 26 year old gardener and do a bit of gardening for a few people locally between shifts at work, on an informal basis. I would really like to further my knowledge and get a qualification behind me as I can see myself getting into this line of work in the future although I appreciate that a qualification isn't strictly necessary.
I guess my main questions are;
1) Whether people who have done them found them to be worthwhile/enjoyable
2) Looking through the unit lists for both the level 2 and 3 courses it seems like there is a large overlap in the subjects covered. I was originally going to go for the level 2 course but my concern is that if I then decide to go for the level 3 at a later date I would be covering the same ground just in more detail. Obviously the money is an issue so do you think that I could go straight for the level 3 course if I am prepared to put the work in? I am used to studying and taking on lots of information.
Thanks for your help guys!