About the Course
The RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture is a vocational course suitable for those who wish to gain practical experience in a wide range of horticultural techniques its suitable for
Career changers. Looking to break into professional horticulture for the first time
Professional horticulturists. Already working in horticulture and wanting to develop knowledge further
Casual learners. Wanting to develop personal interest and progress to further horticultural study at level 3
Busy people. Need a flexible learning style? Our qualifications are designed to be studied part-time
Allotmenteers. Those wanting to develop their allotment from scratch
Although there is no formal entry requirement for the RHS Level 2 Practical an interest and enthusiasm for plants and hands-on practical gardening is essential.
The qualification supports progression to level 3 courses in horticulture or entry onto various horticultural training programmes.
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.
Each module is assessed by a range of practical activities timetabled and conducted at an RHS approved centre throughout the qualification
- 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
Selected Optional module
- Sustainable garden practice
The theory-based qualifications focus on developing the knowledge and understanding of a range of horticultural practices.
The practical-based qualification focuses on developing essential horticultural skills.
If you choose to take the theory-based and practical-based certificates you could achieve an RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.
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On successful completion of the course you will have obtained an RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Each module is assessed by a range of practical activities timetabled and conducted at an RHS approved centre throughout the qualification.
The Royal Horticultural Society.