RHS Level 2 Certificate

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Complete your RHS Level 2 Diploma at Plumpton College

RHS have produced theory based qualifications 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 in both the theory based examinations and the practical based assessments.

These RHS Courses are suitable for:

  • 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.

RHS Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development

This theory based qualification provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles that underpin professional practices and theories which support horticulture techniques. Each Unit is assessed by written examinations at year end.

Topics include

  • Plant Botany and Physiology;

  • Soil science;

  • Plant health and Propagation.

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Horticulture are awarded upon completion of both RHS theory courses.

Entry Requirements:

There is no requirement for previous knowledge or experience needed for entry to the qualifications, although a keen interest and enthusiasm is, of course, key to success.

Dates & Location:

New dates to be released

Stanmer Campus - One Garden Brighton



Future Opportunities

To gain the RHS Level 2 Diploma students must complete all 3 elements, including theory and practical:

After completing the RHS Level 2 Diploma you can further complete your RHS Practical Horticulture Skills Level 3.

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