RHS Certificate in Principles of Plant Growth and Development

This course – accredited by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) – is ideal for those looking to volunteer or work in horticulture and gardening. Providing you with a detailed introduction to the subject, you will learn about plant classification, nutrition and root environments, maintaining plant health, and understanding propagation.

This course is part of the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture qualification. In order to achieve the full qualification and progress to Level 3, you will also need to take the Certificate in Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance Level 2 course.

The course consists of four lessons:

  1. Plant Classification, Structure, and Function
  2. Plant Nutrition and Root Environment
  3. Maintaining Plant Health
  4. Understanding Plant Propagation

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Four written assignments

Exams: Four exams (fees included)

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Facilitate and invigilate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next? The second Level 2 Module is Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment, and Maintenance. Upon completion of this course as well, learners will have completed the Level 2 Principles of Horticulture Certificate. It is recommended, but not essential, that learners pass both Level 2 courses before progressing to the RHS Level 3 courses, which PET also fund.

Find Out More: From the Horticultural Correspondence College here

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