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RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance (September 2018)

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Horticulture. This course covers the skills and knowledge required to complete the RHS L2 Horticulture course.

Overview of the course: 

A theory based evening course over 30 weeks at two and a half hours per week - Term Time. There are four written examinations - two in February and two in June.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements.


• 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

How is the course assessed?: 

External written papers.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression to level 3 RHS.

Length of the course: 

30 weeks Part-time evening class - Classroom based.


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


Fees are payable in advance.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (18 Jul 2018 11:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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How to apply: 

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