RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture HR156A07/19/1 Short Course

Course Information

Do you want to know more about growing food from your garden and creating an ornamental delight? An ideal way to gain solid practical experience and gain a respected qualification. Using the tutor’s expertise and the excellent college grounds, develop hands-on horticultural skills in a wide range of topics. This course forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS qualifications The weekly morning option can be combined with the Royal Horticultural Society theory course in the afternoon on the same day each week.


  • Certificate in Practical Horticulture (QCF)
Course Content
  • Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
    Ground preparation for seeding and planting
    Practical seeds and plants in soil
    Care and pruning of plants
    Identification of plants
    Identification of weeds, pests, diseases and disorders
    Sustainable garden practice
Entry Requirements
  • Although there are no formal entry requirements, students need to be literate and numerate. If you have any concerns please contact us.
    Minimum age is 16
    Tetanus protection is recommended.
Next Steps
  • RHS Level 2 Certificates (Theory) (HR121/HR147)
    Garden Design (HR056)
    Professional Skills for running a gardening business (HR031)
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) 23-Jun-2020 9.15 a.m. 12.30 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Tue 35
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Part time standard) £600.00
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.
Protective overall and steel-toe capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor.
Waterproof clothing.

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.