Our state of the art online classroom allows you to view the course materials on a variety of devices, from your laptop to your iPad, tablet or even your phone. From here you can download our expertly written course materials, participate in quizzes to test your knowledge, watch videos, discover additional materials to expand your knowledge, upload your assignments and communicate with your course tutor. You will have unlimited support from your online tutor, for the duration of the course.
You will be using our online virtual learning environment, working through the resource materials and submitting assessments which will be marked and returned to you with feedback and feed-forward from your tutor.
The full qualification is achieved by sitting eight unit exams which can be spread out as required. RHS exams usually take place in February and June, you can take your exams at Craven College or at an approved RHS exam centre of your choice. Exam fees are not included in the price of the course, therefore it is the responsibility of the student to book and pay for exams. Details can be found on the RHS website.
Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture - Course update - September 2020
The RHS is in the process of updating its qualifications which will be available from September 2021. Learners who enrol before September 2021 will be able to complete the course and gain the qualification they have enrolled on, by the end date specified by Craven College, and no later than the dates below.
This qualification cannot be completed after these dates under any circumstances
Notwithstanding the absolute end dates above, the RHS have confirmed:
"We appreciate that some learners may have concerns about the validity of qualifications they have either fully or partially completed. We can confirm that no learner will be disadvantaged by the introduction of the new qualifications and will be able to achieve the qualification on which they have enrolled."
The duration of the qualification is clearly stated on this website, and you should plan for the eventuality of possible re-sits, as these will not be available after the above dates.
If you are unsure if this is the correct course for you, please download and complete the Initial Assessment document (in download section) then send to firstname.lastname@example.org
The exam fees are not included in the price of the course, details can be found on the RHS website.
This course represents the second half of the full qualification, Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. The course is based across four units:
Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance (Theory) Level 2 (4 units) comprising:
Completion of Level 1 is not necessary, most learners can begin at Level 2.
RHS Level 3