RHS Practical Horticulture

RHS Certificate Level 2

Study mode Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 2
Start date 22 September 2020
Duration 1 year

Our RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture is a practical-based qualification which will equip you with essential, hands-on skills – perfect for anyone wanting to start a professional horticulture career or develop personal interest.

It is also a valuable qualification for those who are already employed within horticulture to gain recognition for skills and enhance career prospects.

Our Horticulture students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at College including our fully equipped glasshouse and laboratory facilities, small scale gardens and an extensive estate.

Qualification structure consists of six mandatory units and one optional unit.

Mandatory units:

  • Soil testing
  • Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
  • Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
  • Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil
  • Care and pruning of plants
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders

Optional units [one chosen]

  • Sustainable garden practice
  • Practical skills in the maintenance of established soft fruit
  • Practical skills in vegetable growing
  • Practical skills in the maintenance of top fruit
  • Safe operation of powered garden machinery
  • Establishing, repairing and maintaining a lawn

The tuition fee for this course is £1,096.00

The exam fees for this course are £150.00

In addition you will need to wear work trousers, a plain polo shirt, work boots and garden gloves. You will also need a sun hat for the summer months and a warm waterproof coat for winter.

This course will take place on Tuesdays, starting at 10:00am and finishing at 3:00pm.

Each unit is assessed through a range of set practical activities. Some written theory tests and plant identification tests.

Progression onto the RHS level 3 practical and theory courses.

You will have gained a range of horticultural knowledge relevant to employment in various roles in commercial plant production and the horticultural sector, such as a head gardener or supervisor in private, public, or botanic gardens or parks and urban green spaces.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, just a keen interest in Horticulture.

This course is a stand-alone qualification, which can be achieved and certified separately. However, it also forms one third of the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practice of Horticulture.

For more information about the Royal Horticultural Society please visit their website.


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11th July 2020