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Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development RHS Level 2 Certificate (Part-time)

Horticulture at Shuttleworth College


Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development RHS Level 2 Certificate

This sixteen week part-time Level 2 course is designed by the Royal Horticultural Society. This qualification provides a route to employment in professional horticulture and supports career development for those already working in the profession. It can be combined with the RHS Level 2 practical qualification and the principles of garden planning, establishment and maintenance to form a full Level 2 qualification. The course is written to develop skills and knowledge desirable to the horticulture industry. The RHS is an internationally renowned society and has developed these courses to promote the professional skills of horticultural enthusiasts and professionals.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 10/02/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 9:30am - 3:30pm
Length: 16 weeks
Fees: £362.00
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Course information

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications required but candidates must be able to undertake written assessments and an external exam.

Course content

The course will focus on more advanced principles of horticulture and the skills and knowledge needed to become an experienced horticulturist. This course will form an excellent basis for learners with some prior gardening knowledge. This course contains a majority of classroom based teaching.

This course will cover:

  • Plant classification, structure and function
  • Plant nutrition and the root environment
  • Maintaining plant health
  • Understanding plant propagation.
Assessment methods

Assessments will be via end of course exams set by the RHS.

Further study and career options

On completion of this course students may progress onto the RHS level 2 qualification in garden planning or the level 3 qualification in plant growth.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not:

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.