RHS Practical - Certificate in Practical Horticulture

RHS Level 2 Certificate

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RHS have redsigned their RHS Level 2 Diploma for those wanting a route to employment in professional horticulture or further personal interest. Designed to be studied individually on a part-time basis they're flexible to any schedule. The RHS Level 2 Diploma is awarded to those that who successfully achieve the RHS Level 2 certificates Practical Horticulture and Prinicples of Plant Growth and Development. 

RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture

The RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture combines both practical and theoretical elements of Horticulture.  Our unique delivery will develops core skills  and providie hands on experience across a range of tasks throughout the year.     

Each unit is assessed by set practical activities and ongoing written assessments.  There will be a final assessment through both an examination of knowledge learned and an End Point Assessment that is conducted by an external RHS Examiner onsite at One Garden.

  • Plant identification,
  • Plant Establishment and Propagation
  • Plant Health/Care and Pruning
  • Establishment and management of turf, and maintenance of garden features. 

Please note that due to the continual assessment within this course, a minimum of 95% attendance is required.

Course details

Dates & Location

September, 2023 (Release date circa July, 2023)

In order to receive the new dates upon release, please click on the “Register Interest” button.

Stanmer Campus - One Garden Brighton


1 day per week

36 weeks



Fee remission available subject to eligibility

Entry Requirements

An existing horticultural qualification is strongly recommended or related industry experience.

Please note that due to the continual assessment within this course, a minimum of 95% attendance is required.

You will require steel toe capped boots, you may wish to bring your own secateurs. 


One Garden Brighton

The recent restoration of the walled garden has been managed by Plumpton College. One Garden Brighton is the home of the college’s horticultural centre of excellence, a space for training and education. The campus buildings are nestled within the walls itself and you will see students designing, planting and maintaining the grounds as a showcase for innovation.

One Garden Brighton is place for everyone, a garden made for people. We are a part of our local community; a place to connect, improve wellbeing and discover something new. We support local producers, people and nurture local networks focused on enriching all who visit.

Future Opportunities


  • Those wishing to enter horticultural employment for the first time;
  • For those who are already working in horticulture who want to develop their skills;
  • And for those who wish to progress to further horticultural study at level 3.
  • It is also suitable for those who wish to enter horticulture as a change of career and are seeking the necessary foundation skills.

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