Withdrawn qualifications

The following qualifications have been withdrawn and the last certificates were issued in 2012.

  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture
  • RHS Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture
  • RHS Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture

For reference purposes only the syllabuses and past papers for these qualifications are available to download.


These qualifications have been withdrawn and it is no longer possible to register for them. A new suite of qualifications offered under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) was introduced in September 2010, and these are being offered by RHS approved centres and distance learning providers. More information about these can be found on the Qualifications page.

Past examination papers (withdrawn qualifications)

Past examination papers for these withdrawn qualifications are available between June 2009 – February 2012. Please can you send your request for the past papers to [email protected] or RHS Qualifications, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB, outlining the modules and examination sessions you require.

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