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RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance

Course code: ESAR100P

Subject area: Horticulture

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday

12th Oct 2022 - 7th Jun 2023

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This is a well-recognised qualification accredited by the Royal Horticultural Society. It will enable you to master basic surveying and design principles, learn how to choose the right ornamental and edible plants and how to use greenhouses, polytunnels, and other protected environments.

The qualification supports career development for those already working in the profession, for those wanting to move into the horticulture industry, or for amateurs wishing to increase their knowledge.

This qualification is split into 4 mandatory units as follows:
1. Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning
2. Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns
3. Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit
4. Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

On successful completion you can progress to a L3 horticulture qualification or a career within the industry.
No specific qualifications are required although candidates should have an appropriate level of general education to enable them to complete the exams.
The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.
There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £875.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £875.00


19+ Reduced Fee

On successful completion of the course learners will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance
Learning is via face to face and online lessons. Assessment is via formative in-class tests as well as end of unit summative exams. Each unit will be assessed by a separate written examination. Exams will be offered twice a year in February and June. A unit will be awarded to a candidate who achieves a mark of 50% or more in the written examination for that unit. Where a candidate achieves a mark of 70% or more in the examination for the unit, the unit will be awarded with commendation.