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Level 2 Certificate Horticulture

This is a Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Level 2 Certificate intended for those pursuing a professional career in horticulture, as well as amateur garden enthusiasts.
Level 2

Course Overview

The Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Certificate is over 100 years old. The examination provides a nationally-recognised qualification, not only for those intending to pursue a professional career in horticulture, but also for the dedicated amateur gardeners who wish to have their knowledge and skills formally assessed.

This is a largely theory based qualification

This is a two year course which is made up of two qualifications:  

Important Information on the Full Fee  – Please note that this fee is for the 1st year only. Fees will apply for each year of a course.


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Available Sessions

Title Campus Start Spaces Fee
Level 2 Certificate Horticulture


Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00-13:00



Level 2 Certificate Horticulture


Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:00



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Course Modules

 RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development Units studied are:          

- Plant classification, structure, and function

- Plant nutrition and the root environment

- Maintaining plant health

- Understanding plant propagation  


RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance Units studied are:          

- Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning          

- Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns          

- Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit          

- Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation  

On achievement of both you will be awarded your RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture 

Ideal If:

 You want to develop a deeper knowledge of Gardening and Horticulture.

You'll Learn:

Demonstrate evidence of a broad base of horticulture knowledge

  • Communicate in writing clearly and coherently on horticulture matters
  • Relate horticultural science to its practical application

You'll Love:

The horticultural facilities in Holywood.

You'll Need:

A good standard of written English as well as a keen interest in horticulture.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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