RHS qualifications in the QCF
As part of the Government reform of qualifications, a new structure has been introduced called the Qualifications and Credit Framework or QCF. This structure means we can offer greater choice and flexibility to all our learners. You are able to obtain recognition for qualifications, as well as recognition for any of the units you complete in the form of credits.
RHS Level 2 qualifications
These qualifications not only offer opportunities for employment, but also provide the foundation for further study at Level 3. There are no pre-requisites for entry to these qualifications.
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RHS Level 2 Practical-based qualification
RHS Level 2 theory-based qualifications
Those who successfully complete all the necessary units for the two Level 2 theory-based qualifications above will gain the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (total 28 credits, which equates to 280 learning hours).
RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture
Learners who successfully complete all the necessary units for every one of the Level 2 qualifications listed above, will gain the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (total 43 credits, which equates to 430 learning hours).