Sale! RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture

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Learn all you need to know about the principles of horticulture from the comfort of your own home!

  • Gain the scientific knowledge of plant classifications, structures and functions.
  • Learn about how to maintain plant health and how to reduce problems with weeds, pests and diseases.
  • Learn more about choosing, establishing and maintaining plants and lawns.
  • Develop your knowledge how to select a suitable site and grow vegetables and fruit outdoors.
Course overview

Whether you’re a keen amateur gardener, thinking of a career change, or want to go further with your gardening business, you can now gain the knowledge in horticulture you need to succeed.

Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

 

Important information: The current RHS qualifications at level 2 were due to change in September 2021. However, with the ongoing challenges and uncertainty of the pandemic, it has been agreed that this will be delayed until 2022. Students who enrol on the current level 2 courses with us will not be disadvantaged by this change and we will share the transition steps with all affected students once the new courses are launched.

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Study Hours

Approximately 315 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive an RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Eight exams.

Course content

Extra info

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of examinations. In order to achieve an RHS Certification, you will need to sit an examination for each module within the course. These exams will need to be sat at an alternative RHS Examination centre. A list of approved exam centres can be found here.

Examinations are offered twice a year and take place in February and June.
For this course, you will need to sit eight exams. There is a fee for each exam, which you will be responsible for paying.

Course Duration

The total guided learning hours for this qualification is 196, and the total qualification time is 315.
You will have two years to complete this course. This is more than enough time to complete your studies, so you will be able to study in your own time and at your own pace.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack containing all study materials, as well as full tutor support by email.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course and exams, you will receive an RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. The qualification is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. RHS stands for the Royal Horticultural Society and is the UK’s leading gardening charity.

** The current RHS qualifications at level 2 are due to change in September 2021. Students who enrol onto the current Level 2 courses with  Open Study College will not be disadvantaged by this change and we will share the transition steps with all affected students once the new courses are launched.  

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