Course Details

This RHS certificated course in the Principles of Gardening and Horticulture covers the theory relating to all aspects of gardening, including horticultural science, propagation, pests and diseases, crop production, ornamental gardening and garden planning. The course involves lectures and discussions on the various topics, as well as demonstrations of plants and gardening tasks. We are experiencing a high demand for this course and are near capacity. If you wish to apply for this course please contact Barbara Alderton on 01243 786 321 (1182) for further information.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are required, just an enthusiasm and ability to learn about principles of horticulture.

Career options

You can progress into work or onto the RHS Level 3 course in Principles and/or Practical Horticulture

Principles of Horticulture Level 2 Certificate

Five highlights

  • 1 The excellent reputation of the RHS courses
  • 2 Outstanding teaching and learning
  • 3 Interaction with a wide range of relevant courses.
  • 4 The opportunity to meet and work with fellow enthusiasts
  • 5 The chance to develop your skills to a high level

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 12.09.2019
  • Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (QCF)


Your course will cost

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Course code Location Course length Start date
HOR119BD1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 12.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

Units taught include: plant classification, structure, and function, plant nutrition and the root environment, maintaining plant health, understanding plant propagation, 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 and understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation. Please refer to the RHS website for full details.

How will I be taught?

Using both our well-equipped classrooms and practical areas. Course material will also be available online.

How will I be assessed?

There are 8 short exams on this course, four in February and four in June. You can build up your units to obtain the RHS diploma.

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