Canterbury College - RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
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Qualification: RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Start date: 09/09/2023
Times: Tuesdays 9am - 12pm or Fridays 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Weekly hours: 3 hours
Location: Spring Lane
Fee: £750
Duration: 1 year

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

What will I learn?

As part of this course you will cover a range of topics including:

  • Plant identification
  • Plant establishment
  • Plant propagation
  • Plant health
  • Plant care
  • Plant pruning
  • Garden features
  • Turf establishment and maintenance.

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed through a range of methods. This includes formative assessment of skills by tutors at RHS centres, and a range of summative short-answer tests, as well as direct observation by RHS Assessors.

What will it lead to?

This qualification has been designed to provide learners with the breadth of horticultural knowledge and skills required to carry out routine tasks proficiently in a variety of contexts. It supports progression to employment within areas of horticultural industries (such as professional gardening, landscaping, plant production and garden retail), as well as supporting learning in entry level roles in horticulture. 

This course is also designed to meet the needs of the amateur gardener. 

Entry Requirements 

Level 2 (or equivalent) in English Language, but all applications are considered.

Additional Information and Other Costs

All learners will be working in our glasshouse and on the grounds and will be required to wear appropriate PPE.

Learners should ensure they have purchased steel toe capped boots and suitable gardening gloves.

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111