RHS Practical Horticulture Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Royal Horticulture Society’s (RHS) Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is a new and updated programme that can be taken on its own or as part of the Certificate in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.

The RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture consists of eight units. The units and their content are as follows:

  • Plant Identification
  • Plant Establishment
  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Health
  • Plant Care
  • Plant Pruning
  • Garden Features
  • Grassed Areas

This course is designed for those who wish to combine an understanding of the scientific principles together with the development of a range of practical horticultural skills; therefore this course is ideal for the keen amateur gardener and those wishing to gain employment in a range of horticultural industries.

For those interested in the principles of horticulture the course can be completed together with the new course Plant Botany and Sustainable Horticulture in the Modern World (LAL549C/Pm1)

Additional costs

The course cost includes registration and assessment fees. There may be some additional costs for organised trips.

Assessment Methods

The assessment of this course is by a range of in-college practical assessments and plant identification tests together with an online test and 2 external assessments.

Progression Options

After further study of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture, students can progress to the RHS level 3 programme.

Course Summary

Course Title RHS Practical Horticulture Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Attendance Requirements One session a week for 30 weeks from 9.30 to 4.00 pm
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Spotlight

Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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