Offering RHS qualifications in the garden – benefits of becoming an approved centre


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For the past 8 years, Philip has headed the awarding organisation of the RHS, with responsibility for the delivery of a suite of 11 horticultural qualifications through a network of Approved Centres throughout the UK and Ireland. During this period, he introduced a range of practical horticultural skills qualifications assessed in centres, and also led the awarding organisation through the process of gaining recognition by the qualifications regulator, Ofqual. Previous responsibilities within the RHS have included the management of the Master of Horticulture programme and the RHS Bursaries scheme. Prior to joining the RHS, he was Director of Support and Training for an international software company.