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

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture & Plant Science HR147A07/21/1 Short Course

Course Information

Learn in the beautiful and spacious surroundings of KMC gardens. This well-respected RHS Certificate is designed to fit around work commitments. Face to face classes are held weekly with our expert tutors There is plenty of opportunity to discuss relevant areas of interest and focus on specific topical subjects. The extensive range of plants, including two National Collections (Salvia and Penstemon) is available to study at close quarters.

This certificate forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS qualifications.

Please note: Current RHS Certificate Programmes will be replaced by new specifications. Transitional arrangements will be in place. However, anyone wishing to participate at KMC in the 3 certificates required for the current Level 2 Diploma, is advised to complete their study during academic year 2021-2022.

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)

    Consider concurrent study- see note under introduction
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-2021 15-Jun-2022 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) £550.00
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?

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