What will I learn?

Delivered one day a week over four months, the course leads to the RHS Certificate Level 2 in Practical Horticulture. Following the RHS syllabus, the qualification consists of six core units and one optional unit covering the following subject areas:

  • Soil testing
  • Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
  • Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
  • Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil
  • Care and pruning of plants
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms
  • Sustainable garden practice (optional)

    Fee Details

    Free if unemployed. Low wage may apply. If aged 19-23 must have full L2 or above qual to be eligible

  • Qualification:

    Level 2



    Level of Study:



    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


    09:30 - 16:30