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RHS Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance Level 2

Duchy College | Bicton College Rosewarne | Off-site LEVEL: 2 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

This course is a theory-based qualification to develop the essential skills needed to work in horticulture or to further develop your interest.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.

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Ideal if:

You have an interest in this subject and would like to gain a qualification which is recognised within the industry

You’ll need:

A keen interest in general horticulture and enthusiasm to learn the principles in this area.

You’ll learn:

You will cover four core units:

  • 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


to do research and an element of homework, probably one evening per week.

To achieve this Certificate you will need to pass one exam for each of the named subject areas for this qualification. The exam consists of short answer and long answer questions to test your knowledge.  It is possible to pass the course with a commendation, subject to achieving 70% or above in each exam.

You’ll love:

being based at our Rosewarne site that have extensive grounds and is a nature reserve.

You’ll go on to:

the RHS course at Level 3, RHS practical at level 2, or become self-employed gardeners and work for other organisations in a gardening role, plus working in plant nurseries and garden centres.


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RHS Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance Level 2

Start Date

September 2020




33 weeks

Extra Information

This course runs off site at Rosemoor in North Devon.

RHS Level 2 Certificate in Principles of garden Planning , Establishment and Maintenance

Start Date





33 Weeks

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.