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RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

A comprehensive introduction to garden planning and maintenance

This course, popular with both professional and keen amateur gardeners, will provide you with a really solid foundation in garden planning and maintenance, fruit and vegetable growing, and protected growing. You will explore topics including basic surveying and garden design; plant selection (including the world of Latin names); maintaining lawns and garden plants; the production of outdoor edibles; and working in greenhouses. It prepares you for the Level 2 RHS qualification which can provide a route into a horticultural career – on completion you could work as an assistant gardener, nursery worker or trainee garden designer. The RHS qualification is also an excellent base for further training.

  • Learn the essentials of designing and maintaining gardens – including growing fruit and vegetables and the benefits of greenhouses
  • Flexible home-study course so you can fit your learning around your work and life
  • Quality course material and excellent tutor support – to help you achieve your goals
  • Follows the RHS syllabus (there is no obligation to take the examination)
  • On successful completion you will receive an HCC Certificate and, if you want to, can sit the exams for the nationally recognised RHS qualification
  • Suitable for both amateur and professional gardeners
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace (you have 2 years to complete it), studying when and where you choose. This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.

The extensive course materials have been developed by gardening experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)

The course includes all the required study materials.

On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You also have the option to take the exams for the nationally recognised RHS qualification.

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