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)

    Entry Requirements

    Please note RHS assessments – it is intended that students undertake the assessments for RHS in the academic year of registration, this allows for the best chance of success as assessments are taken while the syllabus knowledge is fresh.

    Fee Details 1

    Free if unemployed or low wage* (if aged 19-23 must have Full L2 or above to be eligible)

    Low Wage

    *Please contact the College for further information on low wage eligibility or see Fee Remission section on our PT enrolment form.

    Fee Details 2

    Due to funding restrictions, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

    Cambridge and Peterborough
    Greater London Authority
    Greater Manchester
    Liverpool City Region
    North of Tyne Combined Authority
    Sheffield City Region**
    Tees Valley
    West of England
    West Midlands
    West Yorkshire**

    **from 1/8/21

    Will be unable to apply for fee remission and may be subject to higher course fees than those published.

    ^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/

    If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.

  • Qualification:

    Level 2

    Fees:

    £584

    Level of Study:

    Part-Time

    Dates:

    • 01/02/2022 - 21/06/2022 (CL2PHR/PG06)
    • 02/02/2022 - 22/06/2022 (CL2PHR/PG07)
    • 04/02/2022 - 24/06/2022 (CL2PHR/PG09)

    Interview:

    No

    Location:

    Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF

    Duration:

    09:30 - 16:30