RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture - Plant Growth, Propagation & Development

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture HR147A09/19/2 Short Course

Course Information

An updated version of the well-respected RHS Certificate designed to fit around work commitments. You will study plant classification, nutrition, health, propagation, plant selection, lawn maintenance, fruit and vegetable production and more. This forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS qualifications. Classes have tutor led time 3-4pm. Students may by prior arrangement leave class at 3pm if required


  • Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development (QCF)
Course Content
  • The units covered are:
    Plant classification, structure and function
    Plant nutrition and the root environment
    Maintaining plant health
    Understanding plant propagation
Entry Requirements
  • Although there are no formal entry requirements, students need to be literate and numerate. If you have any concerns please contact us.
    Tetanus protection is recommended
    Minimum age is 16 years.
Next Steps
  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture - Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance (HR121)
    RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (HR156)
    Garden Design (HR056)
Career Opportunities
  • Self employed gardener
    Gardener in historic gardens
    Nursery worker
    Garden Centre worker

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
10-Sep-2019 (Already Started) 16-Jun-2020 7.00 p.m. 9.30 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Evenings only
Day of the week Number of sessions
Tue 36
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Part time standard) £500.00
Registration fees (Part time standard) £100.00
Reservation fees (Part time standard) £50.00


Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, notepad, lever arch file, dividers, etc.

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.