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Practical Horticulture RHS Level 2 Certificate

This part-time Level 2 course is designed by the Royal Horticultural Society to meet the needs of anyone who wants to develop their skills in practical gardening. This qualification is designed for gardening enthusiasts and anyone interested in Horticulture as an occupation. It can be combined with the theory-based Level 2 qualifications to form a full Level 2 qualification.

RHS Approved Centre

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications required but you will be required to undertake a range of practical tasks in order to pass the assessed part of the course.

Course content

The RHS has been awarding qualifications for over 100 years and its qualification are held in high regard within the horticultural industry, making this course ideal if you are looking to increase your horticulture skills and knowledge, whilst also improving employment prospects.

During this course you will cover more advanced topics than the Level 1 course, including:

  • Assessing and preparing soil for sowing
  • Propagation of a range of plants from seeds
  • Vegetative propagation of plants
  • Designing, planting and establishing plants
  • Identifying a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests and diseases
  • Sustainable gardening.

Assessment methods

The course will be assessed through internal practical, written and oral assessments as set by the RHS.

Further study and career options

On completion of this course you could progress onto the theory-based RHS level 2 qualifications, or onto other qualifications in horticulture.

Additional information

You will need to bring suitable clothing for working outdoors and steel-toe-capped boots.

Course Information & How to Apply

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
17 weeks 25/02/2015 Wed 9.30 am - 1.30 pm £274 Shuttleworth College B1293 Course in progress


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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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