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RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and MaintenanceApply Now »

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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 3.00

Start: 10/09/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 13:15 to 16:30

Concessions: 600.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification provides a route to employment in professional horticulture by assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices, and it supports career development for those already working in the profession. It also provides a foundation for further learning or training in the field of horticulture.

Entry requirements

You need to have a keen interest in horticulture and garden design.

You should also have a Level 1 qualification in English and Maths.

Course Content

  • Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning 
  • Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns 
  • Understanding the production of outdoor vegetables and fruit 
  • Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation 

How will I be assessed?

The course will be assessed throughout the duration to meet RHS criteria.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to provide:

  • Steel toe-capped boots
  • A drawing board, set squares, scale ruler and ink pens for drafting

What can I do after this course?

You could go on to the following qualifications:

  • RHS Garden Planning Level 3
  • RHS Practical Certificate Level 2 or Level 3




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*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Dan Brennen

Dan Brennen

Set to flourish in landscape gardening

Former Horticulture learner Dan Brennen flew the flag for Broomfield Hall by scooping a gold medal in the WorldSkills UK final – after building a garden in just 18 hours. Dan, now studying Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, impressed industry experts who judged his efforts at the Skills Show held at the NEC.
There to represent Derby College, he was part of a team which built a garden from scratch, including laying block paving and slabs, building raised beds, installing a water feature and planting.
Dan’s success gave him the chance to work with a specialist training team to prepare for a further WorldSkills challenge in Northern Ireland – so he gained even more skills to take forward into his working life.

Being part of WorldSkills was a fantastic experience and I’ve learnt so much. The additional training I’ve done as part of the competition will earn me a Level 4 qualification which, along with my degree, will hopefully greatly improve my job prospects after university.

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