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RHS Practical Horticulture Certificate Level 2

Level 2 - Intermediate

RHS Practical Horticulture Certificate Level 2

The RHS qualifications are highly respected both within the horticultural industry and in the academic world. This course provides a broad grounding in horticulture with a wide range of theoretical knowledge. It is delivered at our campus within Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Edgbaston. You will learn a wide range of technical skills, working with specialised and highly experienced staff.

Subject covered include:

Core units:

  • Soil testing
  • Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
  • Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
  • Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil
  • Care and pruning of plants
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms

Optional units:

  • Sustainable garden practice or
  • Safe operation of powered garden machinery