RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development

RQF Qualification Number: 6101042X

We are intending to offer the new qualifications, subject to approval, which RHS intend to launch in September 2022 Please contact our student advisors for further information and guidance or, to register your interest in this course without obligation, please click here

This new RHS course is an ideal first step for learners considering a career in horticulture. It’s also a great choice for leisure or professional gardeners who want to improve their knowledge, including some essential theory!

Horticulturists play a vital role in greening our cities, creating health-giving environments, tending gardens and designed landscapes, growing crops to feed the nation, helping to protect the natural environment and improving the quality of life for all. The love of plants is the simple thing that unites all horticulturists along with the understanding that plants are the foundation that underpins all other layers of life.

All life on earth is directly or indirectly reliant on plants either from a nutritional perspective or increasingly as the World Health Organisation report Urban Green Spaces and Health suggests, through a deeper connection linked to mental health and wellbeing. Put simply, people need plants. Plants need Horticulturists.

  • 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
  • HCC is an approved Distance Learning Provider with RHS for the Level 2 qualifications
  • On successful completion of your studies and the RHS exams you will receive the nationally recognised RHS qualification
  • Suitable for both amateur and professional gardeners
  • No previous experience needed

How the course works

This course consists of two units which are broken down into 4 topics.

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 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.)

All the required study materials are included.

On successful completion of your studies and the RHS exams you will be awarded the nationally recognised RHS qualification.

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