RHS Level 2 Certificate of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance 2017

Activities

The course consists of four units which cover the following topics:

  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

Prices

Tuition Fee: £532 includes examination fee and free access to Hever Castle gardens for the duration of the course

Cancellation Fee: £195 if you withdraw up to 2 weeks before the start of the start of the course. After this time if you withdraw from the course there is no reimbursement of fees. 

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RHS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE OF GARDEN PLANNING, ESTABLISHMENT & MAINTENANCE (1 year – 14 credits)

This RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance qualification can be taken on its own or with the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development to gain the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (total 28 credits, which equates to 280 learning hours).

Booking for the 2017/18 course has now CLOSED. To enquire about the 2018/19 course please email learning@hevercastle.co.uk.


COURSE CONTENT

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.

The course consists of four units which cover the following topics:

  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

Each unit is assessed by a written examination in February and June.

COURSE Schedule

This is a one-year course. The course is taught 4 hours a week over 27 weeks a year, with one visit and two further examination dates, which are set by the RHS in February (6th) and June (19th).

The course follows the academic timetable, comprising three separate terms with half term breaks within each.

WHEN

Tuesday 9:30 – 14:00 (27 weeks x 4-hour classes, 1 x visit, 2 x exam days)  

Autumn Term: 19 September – 5 December 2017 excluding ½ term (11 weeks)
Spring Term: 9 January – 27 March 2018 excluding ½ term (10 weeks & exam)
Examination date: 6 February 2018  
Summer Term: 24 April – 12 June 2018 excluding ½ term & bank holidays (6 weeks + exam)
Examination date: 19 June 2018 

COST

Tuition Fee: £532 to include exam fee and free access to Hever Castle gardens for the duration of the course.

HOW

Please book online. If you have any questions please email learning@hevercastle.co.uk

CANCELLATION POLICY

A cancellation fee of £195 will apply if you withdraw up to two weeks before the start of the course. After this time if you withdraw from the course there is no reimbursement of fees.

WHO

Our three tutors have taught horticulture, including the RHS courses, for many years and have worked in various sectors of the horticultural industry. They are all passionate about plants and love to share their enthusiasm with others. They are thrilled to be offering horticulture courses in the beautiful and inspiring setting of Hever Castle with its splendid plant collection.


RHS LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN THE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF HORTICULTURE (43 CREDITS)

RHS Level 2 theory-based qualifications:

RHS Level 2 practical-based qualification:

Those who successfully complete all the necessary units for the two level 2 theory-based qualifications and the practical-based qualification will gain the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles of Horticulture (total 43 credits, which equates to 430 learning hours).

The RHS Qualification Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and 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 assessments. We recommend that students take the examinations. 

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

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