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.

*The fees for this course are to be confirmed. 

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
Entry requirements
  • A minimum level of general GCSE attainment including English at grade 4 and above (C and above)
  • An interest in plants and gardening

You will be expected to study on the following days of the week:

Enfield Campus

  • 15 September start (21 weeks): Thursdays

Regent’s Park Campus

  • 13 September start (1 year): Tuesday evenings
  • 14 September start (21 weeks): Wednesdays

Successful completion of this course should support career development if you’re 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.