RHS Level 2 Courses

RHS LEVEL 2 COURSES AT HEVER CASTLE 


Hever Castle has partnered with the Royal Horticultural Society once again as an Approved Centre to host three RHS Level 2 courses starting in September. 

Whether you’re looking to develop your skills or take the first steps into a career in horticulture, these courses are the perfect pairing to a love of gardening. 

Click the links below to see further information on course content, schedule, dates, costs and how to apply:

RHS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN THE PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH, PROPAGATION AND DEVELOPMENT 

This theory-based qualification provides knowledge of the scientific principles which underpin horticultural practices:

1. Plant classification, structure and function
2. Plant nutrition and the properties and management of soils and growing media
3. Maintaining plant health through understanding pest, disease and weed lifecycles
4. Principles and practices of plant propagation in horticulture

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RHS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN THE PRINCIPLES OF GARDEN PLANNING, ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE

This theory-based course provides a firm foundation of knowledge to anyone interested in horticulture as well as providing a route to employment in professional horticulture and supporting career development for those already working in the profession:

1. Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning
2. Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns
3. Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
4. Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

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RHS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE

A practical-based qualification to develop the essential skills needed to work in horticulture or to further develop your interest. The qualification consists of 6 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. Credits for a unit will be awarded to a candidate once the candidate has reached the level of competency for all the specified tasks.  Each unit will be assessed by means of a range of practical activities timetabled and assessed within the approved centre. They will cover all learning outcomes specified in the unit.  

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RHS Level 2 Courses

The courses can be taken alone or together to gain the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. Those who successfully complete all the necessary units for the three level 2 theory-based qualifications will gain the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.

The RHS Qualification Level 2 Diploma in the Principles & Practices of Horticulture is well recognised within the industry. Students who achieve it are well placed to progress onto further courses, or into employment. The course is ideal for the dedicated amateur gardener who wishes to extend his or her knowledge and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. It is ideal for beginners, or for those with some experience. The Level 2 qualification is the basis to move further on to the RHS Level 3 Qualifications.

Achievement on this course is assessed with nationally set written examinations and practical assessments. We recommend that students take the examinations. Tuition fees include free access to Hever Castle gardens for the duration of the course.

There are no prerequisites for entry to the qualification other than a love of horticulture and a dedication to sit the examinations and take the assessments.

If you’ve got a passion for plants and want to take your hobby to the next level, an RHS course is the perfect way to hone and grow your horticultural expertise.

Unearth more about the courses, RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and DevelopmentRHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance and RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

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