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

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture HR147A07/20/1 Short Course

Course Information

Learn in the beautiful spacious environment of Kingston Maurward College.This well-respected RHS Certificate is designed to fit around work commitments and forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS qualifications. This qualification can easily be combined with the RHS L2 practical certificate on a Tuesday morning of each week.

Classes have tutor led time 3-4pm. Students may leave class by prior arrangement at 3pm if required.


  • Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development (QCF)
Course Content
  • You will study plant classification, nutrition, health, propagation, plant selection, lawn maintenance, fruit and vegetable production and more. Access to the Kingston Maurward gardens and glasshouses gives plenty of opportunity to observe excellent horticultural 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.
    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:
08-Sep-2020 (Already Started) 15-Jun-2021 1.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Tue 34
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.