RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Course overview

This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the skills required to carry out routine tasks proficiently in a variety of contexts.

This practical course supports progression to employment within various areas of horticultural industries, including: professional gardening, landscaping, plant production, and garden retail, as well as supporting learning in entry-level roles for those in the early stages of their horticultural career.

If you are looking to build upon and expand your existing knowledge as an amateur gardener then this course will also be suitable for you. Please note, this course is examined with both an online theory paper and a practical examination.

You will learn

  • How to identify a wide range of plants
  • The skills involved in the establishment of plants
  • Professional plant propagation
  • Plant health monitoring and identification
  • How to implement garden maintenance plans
  • How to prune a range of plants
  • Garden feature care and maintenance
  • How to establish and maintain grassed areas in private and public garden settings

Certificate in Practical Horticulture – Royal Horticultural Society
Reference: 61004868

A minimum level of general GCSE attainment including English at grade 4 and above (C and above)
Relevant Industry experience
An interest in plants and gardening
You may be asked to attend an interview to discuss your interests, experience and ambitions so that we can help you study on the right course.

Successful completion of this course should support career development for those already working in professional horticulture, help prepare you to embark on a career in professional horticulture, or allow you to progress to a Level 3 RHS course. Alternatively, you could progress onto a Level 3 horticulture course or a Level 2 or 3 garden design course.