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RHS Level 2 Theory Satellite Course

Covering the principles of plant growth, propagation and development.

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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: 9
Hours: 3.00
Start: 23/09/2022
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

Covering the principles of plant growth, propagation and development, this course comprises four units covering:

  • Plant classification
  • Structure and function
  • Plant nutrition and the root environment
  • Maintaining plant health and understanding plant propagation

It also develops your plant identification skills.

You need a very keen interest or a Level 2 Practical Certificate in Horticulture.

The course will be made up of eight face-to-face sessions starting on the 23rd September: 9.15-12.30.

  • Plant classification, structure and function – including taxonomy, plant physiology and processes e.g. respiration and photosynthesis
  • Plant nutrition and the root environment
  • Macro and micro-nutrients, soil science and plant growth
  • Plant identification
  • Methods of plant identification, including leaves, flowers, fruit etc.
  • Maintaining plant health
  • Pests, diseases and control measures

This course will be delivered on-site.


You will be assessed via set work and methods such as electronic quizzes. There is the use of Microsoft Teams for virtual tutorials.

Further Study

You could consider the RHS Level 2 Garden Planning qualification.

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture


Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Horticultural Trades


Horticultural Trades

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 22, 2021 3:35 pm