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RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture (Level 2)

Horticulture and Garden Design
Horticulture and Garden Design
Horticulture and Garden Design

This course should appeal to the keen gardener, someone looking for a career change or a professional gardener looking to improve their knowledge.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty and remember your waterproofs - this course is an enjoyable year spent largely outdoors in our practical areas. You will spend time learning the practical aspects of propagation, cutting and division, whilst undertaking plant identification of a wide range of species. In addition, you will spend time exploring how to care for plants and employ sustainable gardening practices such as composting and organic gardening.

Assessed by practicals as well as short written tests, this course leads to a formal, nationally recognised, qualification.

Course Duration:

Part Time

1 year, 1 day a week.

Campus

Canterbury Campus

Mottingham Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Cost

£550

Entry Requirements:

An interest in the subject.

Start Dates

TBC (Hadlow)

Available Clothing

Horticulture Hooded Top

Horticulture Polo Shirt (Lavender)

Horticulture Polo Shirt (Purple)

Horticulture Rugby Shirt

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If you’re interested in signing up for this course then leave your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Resources

  • Extensive glasshouse facilities
  • Field nursery stock production
  • Computer controlled environmental and irrigation systems
  • Fruit and container production units
  • Plant propagation centre
  • Fully labelled plant collection throughout College grounds
  • 10 acres of landscaped gardens and two National Collections
  • Fully commercial garden centre

 

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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Event date 29th March 2017 at 6:30pm

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