RHS Level 2 Practical Certificate in Horticulture -

RHS Level 2 Practical Certificate in Horticulture

Course Details

  • Department

    Horticulture
  • Qualification

    Level 2
  • Course Type

    Part Time
  • Length

    30 weeks
  • Location(s)

    York

Course at a glance

This course gives a general introduction to horticulture, which is suitable for anyone wanting to prepare for more advanced study or a career in horticulture, with a combination of practical and theoretical elements. It is taught one day per week, either Tuesday or Wednesday 10.00 - 4.00pm over the year.

Entry Requirements

Some horticultural experience, preferably completion of RHS Level 1, or a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

Cost

£850 (price subject to change for 2022, enquire for more info)

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Key Information

Studying this course, you will learn the foundational skills for a career in horticulture – the care and use of plants for gardens and parks.

You will learn how to work safely in a horticulture workplace. You will learn to identify plants, how to ensure they grow and thrive outdoors, and the science that explains why a plant will do well or badly. You’ll learn the practical techniques that establish and maintain a garden, park or allotment

 

Modules include

  • health and safety,
  • plant identification,
  • establishment and maintenance of plants outdoors
  • horticultural science.

 

The course includes lectures and classroom-based work mixed with practical sessions, giving students’ relevant practical experience and industry skills. Students’ work is assessed and observed throughout with some paperwork completion required as submission of proof of learning.

Some horticultural experience, preferably completion of RHS Level 1, or a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

Applicants are normally expected to have a level 2 already in English and Maths.

 

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress to a Level 3 course which builds upon their skills, or into the horticultural and landscape industries at a trainee or apprentice level.

If you continue to higher study, you could join similar businesses in a more senior role, or move towards garden design, business management, or study towards a technical scientific role in the businesses that support horticulture.

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£850

Course cost may be different if you reside in a devolved area.  To find out more please visit out finance page for advice for over 19 applicants or email us: abcfee@askham-bryan.ac.uk

Career Pathways

  • A self-employed gardener
  • In commercial fruit and vegetable production.
  • In a hard-landscaping business
  • In a garden centre, caring for and selling plants to the public
  • In a plant nursery, propagating plants for the trade.
  • Working for the national trust, a stately home, or a council parks department, as part of a large organisation maintaining planted gardens.

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