RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development

Course code: EPAU002P

Subject area: Horticulture

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Tuesday

11th Oct 2022 - 4th Jul 2023

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This is a well-recognised qualification accredited by the Royal Horticultural Society. 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 certificate is divided into two units, each containing four topics made up of elements. The content is identified through the use of Unit / Topic / Element codes, as follows:

Unit 1:
Plant Science I: provides underpinning knowledge of the plant, its structure and function
Plant Health: provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of the effect of a range of factors on plant health.
Plant Nutrition: provides horticultural knowledge of plant nutrition and growing media.
Plant Specification: provides horticultural knowledge to make recommendations for planting based on matching plant need and site requirements.

Unit 2:
Plant Science II: provides an understanding of the range and role of plant adaptations.
Planting Styles: provides horticultural knowledge of the factors involved in creating a wide range of different horticultural plantings.
Horticulture and Society: allows learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of horticulture’s contribution to society, including social, environmental, and economic.
Biodiversity: provides an applied knowledge of the roles of plants in creating habitats to encourage biodiversity
Students can complete the Level 2 RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture to make up the full Level 2 Certificate in Principles and Practices of Horticulture.
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 216212 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: £975.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £975.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

On successful completion of the course learners will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development.
Learning is via face to face and online lessons. Assessment is via formative in-class tests as well as end of unit summative exams. This qualification will be entirely assessed by 2 written exams.
Both exams carry equal marks. Learners have to achieve at least 50% in each unit and must pass both unit 1 and 2 in order to be awarded the qualification. A final grade for the overall qualification will be calculated by amalgamating the marks for each unit and expressed as a percentage.