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RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (Day)

About the Course

This programme provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices and supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.

It is also ideal for those wishing to develop and strengthen their horticulture knowledge and is therefore suitable for keen amateur gardeners. It is also suitable for individual professional development for those employed within the industry. Students will study plant propagation, outdoor food production, garden planning, the root environment and plant nutrition, plant selection, and horticultural plant health problems.


Entry Requirements

Although there is no formal entry requirement for the RHS level 2 an interest and enthusiasm for plants and gardening is essential.

More information

It is now possible to study RHS Level 3 Certificate in Horticulture at BCA. This is an evening course over two years and builds on the knowledge gained from the Level 2 Theory course. Although there are no formal prerequisites for entry to the qualification it is strongly recommended that students have studied the content covered by the Level 2 Certificate or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in horticulture.