RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

Course overview

This is an intensive, part-time theory-based course that forms part of the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.

As this is an exam-based course, you must be able to commit time for independent study. If you are studying at our Enfield Campus, you will be based in a classroom. If you are studying at our Regent’s Park Campus, you will mainly be based in a classroom with some online learning.

This course is only available to current students and external applicants who have completed RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development.

You will learn

  • How to create garden features, including selection and planning
  • How to choose plants and the establishment and maintenance of plants and lawns
  • How to produce outdoor vegetables and fruit
  • More about protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance – Royal Horticultural Society Reference: 50082954

A minimum level of general GCSE attainment including English at grade 4 and above (C and above). An interest in plants and gardening. You must be aged 19 and over to enrol on this course.

Successful completion of this course should support career development if you are already working in professional horticulture, help prepare you to embark on a career in professional horticulture or allow you to progress to Level 3 RHS or garden design qualifications.

If you complete all three RHS Level 2 Certificates you will receive the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.

This course is part-funded by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) or Greater London Authority (GLA) for those that are eligible.

If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of the course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence (more information can be found on our Fees and Funding page).

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees subject to criteria. If you receive employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You may need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

For some of our courses, we offer a discount for current students. If this is the case, you will see the reduced fee when you select your chosen course campus and start date. To qualify for this discount, you must already be studying another course at Capel Manor College, and be adding this course to your existing programme.

Please note that fees for September 2023 have not yet been finalised, and are subject to a small increase. Applicants will be notified of final course fees before enrolling.