Course Title: RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture – Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance
Course Code: HR121

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Part Time

An updated version of the well-respected RHS Certificate designed to fit around work commitments. You will study plant selection, lawn maintenance, fruit and vegetable production, and garden survey and design. This forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS qualifications.

Formal teaching will take place between 1pm and 3pm with an opportunity for additional support between 3pm and 4pm.



Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning Establishment and Maintenance (QCF)

Course Content

The units covered are:
Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning
Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns
Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

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 years Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

RHS Level 2 Certificate: Plant Growth, Propagation and Development (HR147) RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture (HR156)/RHS Practical: Four Season College (HR145) RHS Level 3 - Certificate in Practical Horticulture (HR141)

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
12-Sep-18 19-Jun-19 1.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m. Part Time Wed 33
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+
£600.00 £600.00 £600.00

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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