Our state of the art online classroom allows you to view the course materials on a variety of devices, from your lap-top 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.
This course represents the first half of the full qualification, Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture. The course is based across four units:
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development (Theory) Level 2 (4 units) comprising:
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.
Completion of level 1 is not necessary, most learners can begin at Level 2.
Exams - The RHS have stated that the last opportunity to sit exams for units 1-4 will be June 2023. Please note that this includes resits therefore it’s advisable to plan for exams to be taken well in advance of this final date.
After successful completion of the course you could progress to RHS level 3, or gain employment in the horticultural industry, for example: