Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development

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


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 11039
Campus: Holywood
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Horticulture

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Holywood
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Holywood
16/09/2024
Day: Wednesday
Time: 13:00-16:30
Course Overview

This one-year exam based horticultural theory course delivered via blended learning. You will have access to online course material including pre-recorded lectures, live online classes delivered via Microsoft Teams, and you will also have opportunities to take part in face to face classes on our Holywood Horticulture Campus.

  • Unit 1: Plant Science 1, Plant Health, Plant Nutrition, Plant Specification
  • Unit 2: Plant Science II, Planting Styles, Horticulture and Society, Biodiversity

You already have significant experience in gardening, and you want to study part time to attain an accredited qualification to support your career development and develop a deeper knowledge of Horticulture.

This qualification allows learners to develop a level of plant knowledge deemed essential by the horticultural industries. It equips learners with the knowledge and understanding to progress to employment within the horticultural sector. It assesses the knowledge of the scientific principles underpinning horticultural practices and supports career development for those already working in the profession.

The flexibility of the online format, and the horticultural facilities on our Holywood Campus.

From the RHS Level 2 Certificate you can progress to any of our other Level 2 courses, such as Growing Organic Fruit and Veg or Garden Design.

You will need significant experience of gardening and some background plant knowledge, either professionally or in your own garden.  You will also need access to appropriate IT equipment to take part in online learning and classes, a reasonable level of IT literacy to navigate the online classroom and a good standard of written English.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Holywood
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Holywood
16/09/2024
Day: Wednesday
Time: 13:00-16:30

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Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
PT
FE
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development
Y11039HE1A

Holywood

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 18:00-21:30

14 £465.00
PT
FE
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development
Y11039HD1A

Holywood

16/09/2024
Day: Wednesday

Time: 13:00-16:30

14 £465.00

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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