Course Title: RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture
Course Code: HR156

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Part Time

Do you want to know more about growing food from your garden and creating an ornamental delight? An ideal way to gain solid practical experience and gain a respected qualification. Using the tutor’s expertise and the excellent college grounds, develop hands-on horticultural skills in a wide range of topics.

This course forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS qualifications The weekly morning option can be combined with the Royal Horticultural Society theory course in the afternoon on the same day each week.



Certificate in Practical Horticulture (QCF)

Course Content

Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
Ground preparation for seeding and planting
Practical seeds and plants in soil
Care and pruning of plants
Identification of plants
Identification of weeds, pests, diseases and disorders
Sustainable garden practice

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students need to be literate and numerate. If you have any concerns please contact us Minimum age is 16 Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

RHS Level 2 Certificates (Theory) (HR121 )( HR147) Garden Design ( HR056) Professional Skills for running a gardening business ( HR031)

Career Opportunities

Self employed gardener Gardener in historic gardens Nursery worker Garden Centre worker

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
10-Sep-19 23-Jun-20 9.15 a.m. 12.30 p.m. Part Time Tue 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs


Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, notepad, lever arch file, dividers, etc. Protective overall and steel-toe capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Waterproof clothing.


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