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For those wanting a route to employment in professional horticulture or further development
The practical-based qualification develops the essential skills needed in horticulture.
The theory-based qualifications help learners by assessing their knowledge of the principles which underpin horticultural practices.
Those who successfully complete all the necessary units for both level 2 theory-based qualifications above will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (total 28 credits, which equates to 280 learning hours).
More about the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture (28 Credits)
Learners who successfully complete all the necessary units for every one of the level 2 qualifications listed above, will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (total 43 credits, which equates to 430 learning hours).
More about the Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (43 credits)
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We’re here to help cultivate your passion for horticulture. If you have any questions relating to qualifications please get in touch with us by email.
If your enquiry is urgent please contact the RHS Qualifications team on 01483 226500.
For general enquiries not related to RHS Qualifications please contact 0203 176 5800.
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