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We are now offering the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development course. It is ideal for those looking to pursue a career in horticulture or stretch and challenge skills for personal interest.
If you would like to discuss the course with a member of our team before enrolling, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course will be taught using a combination of different resources and activities on a Moodle site.
You will gain an understanding of the science of plants, such as how they function, nutrition, health, adaptations and various planting styles. You'll develop an understanding of the horticultural industry and current best practices and the vital role plants play in enhancing biodiversity.
Qualifications are delivered on a part-time basis allowing you to study alongside other commitments. You can start at any point of the year, moving through the content at your own pace, and teaching will be online via distance learning.
It takes about 180 hours to complete the course and you should aim to do this within a year. Each topic can be covered over 1-2 months, or 3.5 hours per week. This equates to 22.5 hours per topic, 90 hours per unit and will prepare you for two exams throughout the course.
The course is delivered through an online platform, using a variety of tools - interactive presentations, videos, quizzes, discussions and further reading.
In order to achieve this qualification, you must complete and achieve two examinations. These exams are offered online or paper-based and available in February, June and October each year.
You should expect to be ready to sit the two hour exams 4-8 months after starting each unit. To pass, you need to achieve at least 50%, but will receive a Merit for 65-75% and a Distinction for 80% or over.
RHS Level 2 Qualifications are assessed externally by the RHS, but the results and certification will be issued by Eden's Living Landscapes Learning Team. You will be issued a certificate by the RHS on successful completion of the qualification.
The full course of two units, each containing four topics, is £995. Eden Project Members receive a 5% discount off course fees.
Please note that new Eden Project Members need to wait up to 24 hours after joining, in order for the 5% discount to be applied automatically when booking this course.
£995 (5% discount for Eden Project Members)