RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture


Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture & Plant Science HR064A07/22/1 Short Course

Course Information

Horticulturists play a vital role in greening our cities, creating healthy environments, tending gardens and designed landscape and growing food. This qualification allows learners to develop a level of plant knowledge deemed essential by the horticultural industries.
It assesses the knowledge of the scientific principles underpinning horticultural practices and supports career development for those already working in the profession.


Overview

Qualification
  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture
Course Content
  • The qualification consists of two units with four topics per unit.
    Unit 1
    Plant Science 1- Scientific naming of plants with plant structure and function.
    Plant Health-Effect of range of factors: environment, nutrition, pests and pathogens, passports and bio-security.
    Plant Nutrition-Including soil types and profiles, soil based nutrition and availability, growing media.
    Plant Specification- Recommending plants based on site and plant based criteria, plant specifications, planting and post planting care and maintenance.

    Unit 2
    Plant Science 2-Range and role of plant adaptations
    Planting Styles-Factors involved in creating a range of plantings: historical context, formal and informal planting, plant associations, plant uses, edible landscapes.
    Horticulture and Society- Well being, environment, economy, community, cultural identity.
    Biodiversity-Creating habitats, impact of climate change, Citizen science and species survey, biodiversity action plans.
Entry Requirements
  • Interest and enthusiasm.
    Levels of literacy to cope with demands of course.
    Commitment to engage in further self study each week.

    Applicants will be asked to attend an informal interview and taster session on Tuesday 28/06/22 at 10 am. The session will last approximately 2.5 hours
Next Steps
  • RHS L2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture ( HR063)
Career Opportunities
  • Professional gardening, employed by an organisation or as a self-employed gardener.
    Retail gardening
    Plant production

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
21-Sep-2022 14-Jun-2023 9am 1.15pm
Attendance
Mode of attendance
Part-time
Timetable
Day of the week Number of sessions
Wednesday 30
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

Note taking equipment- stationery or electronic device.


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