Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development

This is an exam based Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Level 2 Certificate intended for those pursuing a professional career in horticulture, as well as amateur garden enthusiasts.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 11039
Campus: Holywood
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Horticulture

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Course Overview

This one year Horticultural Theory course delivered through Blended learning. You will have access to weekly online course material including pre recorded lectures.

A live online class is delivered once a week via Microsoft Teams, and you will also have opportunities to take part in face to face monthly classes on our Holywood Horticulture Campus

Find out more by visiting: https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/qualifications-and-training/rhs-qualifications/level-2

Unit 1: Plant Science 1, Plant Health, Plant Nutrition, Plant Specification Unit 2: Plant Science II, Planting Styles, Horticulture and Society, Biodiversity

You want to study part time to attain an acredited qualification to support your career development, or to develop a deeper knowledge of Gardening and Horticulture.

This qualification allows learners to develop a level of plant knowledge deemed essential by the horticultural industries. It equips learners with the knowledge and understanding to progress to employment within the horticultural sector. It assesses the knowledge of the scientific principles underpinning horticultural practices and supports career development for those already working in the profession.

The flexibility of the online format, and the horticultural facilities on our Holywood Campus.

From the RHS Level 2 Certificate you can progress to any of our other Level 2 courses, such as Growing Organic Fruit and Veg or Garden Design.

You will need access to appropriate IT equipment to take part in online learning and classes, a reasonable level of IT literacy to navigate the online classroom, a good standard of written English as well as a keen interest in horticulture.

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