Course Title: RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture – Plant Growth, Propagation & Development
Course Code: HR147

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 classification, nutrition, health, propagation, plant selection, lawn maintenance, fruit and vegetable production and more. This forms part of the suite of Level 2 RHS qualifications.

Formal teaching will take place between 7pm and 9pm with an opportunity for additional support between 9pm and 9:30pm.
There will be two whole days for exam preparation on Saturday 1st February and Saturday 13th June



Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development (QCF)

Course Content

The units covered are:
Plant classification, structure and function
Plant nutrition and the root environment
Maintaining plant health
Understanding plant propagation

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students need to be literate and numerate. If you have any concerns please contact us.External exams take place in February and June . Students must be availabe for these Tetanus protection is recommended. Minimum age is 16 years.

Next Steps

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture - Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance (HR121) RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture( HR156) Garden Design ( HR056)

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 16-Jun-20 7.00 p.m. 9.30 p.m. Part Time Tue 36
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+
£650.00 £650.00

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.


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