RHS LEVEL 2 COURSES AT HEVER CASTLE
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.
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This 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
This 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
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 two level 2 theory-based qualifications will gain the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.
The RHS Qualification Level 2 Certificate in the Principles 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. We recommend that students take the examinations. Whilst these courses are theory based most sessions will include some practical activities.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.
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 Development and RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.