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RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture – Evening

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Horticulture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 36
Hours: 3.00
Start: 09/09/2022
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/rhs-level-2-certificate-in-practical-horticulture-evening
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Course Information for Students

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

You will need a keen interest in horticulture plus Maths and English at Level 1.

The course will cover:

  • Plant Identification – provides the skills and knowledge to enable learners to identify a wide range of plants.
  • Plant Establishment – provides learners with the skills involved in the establishment of plants in containers and the open ground.
  • Plant Propagation – provides learners with the skills and underpinning knowledge to propagate plants professionally.
  • Plant Health – provides the skills to be able to identify and prevent a range of threats to plant health.
  • Plant Care – equips learners with the skills and knowledge to be able to implement garden maintenance plans.
  • Plant Pruning – equips learners with the horticultural skills and knowledge to be able to prune a range of plants.
  • Garden Features – provides learners with the skills and underpinning knowledge to be able to care for and maintain a wide range of garden features.

This course will be delivered on-site.

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Steel toe-capped boots/wellingtons
  • Overalls
  • Secateurs
  • Wet weather clothing
  • Writing materials

The course will be assessed throughout to meet RHS criteria.

After the course, students can take the RHS Level 2 in Garden Planning and RHS Theory. There is also the Level 3 Practical Certificate in Horticulture.

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to horticulture, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics – please see the Derby College Group Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: March 1, 2022 10:14 am