Horticulture: Practical Horticulture RHS Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date /

The course will commence on 9 November. Classes run on a Saturday 9am-1pm. The course runs for 30 weeks.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites for entry to the qualification.

You will achieve

You will achive a Level 2 Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

Course overview




The Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture focuses on developing essential horticultural skills. These not only offer opportunities for employment, but also provide the foundation for further skills development at level three. By carefully focusing on key skills, it has been possible to develop a practical qualification that is accessible study programme on a part-time basis


Course content

You will undertake both practical and theoretical study in the following subject topics:

  • Practical Skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
  • Care and pruning of plants
  • Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases and disorders
  • Safe operation of powered garden machinery, and Soil testing.

All assessment is practical assessment and portfolio building with underpinning knowledge worksheets and candidate photographic evidence.

You will need steel toe capped safety footwear, overalls, gardening gloves, A4 notebook, pen, memory stick.

Wigfield Farm
Haverlands Lane
S70 5NQ

Progression options – employment, and further study at RHS Level 3 Practical Certificate

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £900.00 Funding is available

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Horticulture: Practical Horticulture RHS Level 2 Part-time

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