Key facts
  • Ideal qualifications for entry into horticultural employment, improving practical skills or further study
  • Covers a range of wide range of horticultural topics and up-to-date working practices
  • Appropriate for career change or to gain a better knowledge
  • Suitable for part-time study
  • Each unit is assessed by examination or set practical activities
  • Examinations take place in February and June
  • Practical courses provide hands-on experience of practical skills
  • No entry requirements 
  • Qualification consists of mandatory units (for theoretical and practical-based qualifications) with some optional units to develop specialist practical skills

RHS Level 2 practical-based qualification

The practical-based qualification develops the essential skills needed in horticulture. 


RHS Level 2 theory-based qualifications

The theory-based qualifications help learners by assessing their knowledge of the principles which underpin horticultural practices. 


RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture

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).

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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 be awarded the RHS Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture (total 43 credits, which equates to 430 learning hours).

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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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