RHS - Royal Horticultural Society Qualifications Courses

Learn and prepare your future today with an approved RHS distance learning course from ADL.

Become one of the many ADL worldwide graduates, who have gone on to become established horticulturists and gardeners.

To qualify for the RHS Level 2 or Level 3 Theory certificates, you will need to pass four unit exams per certificate. Exams are held in February and June of each year. Registration is required 3 months before these dates.

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Past test papers are readily available. Please note that exam fees are paid to the RHS Centre direct when booking your date.

RHS links for examination procedures, dates, fees, and exam centres are listed with each course description.

ADL is an RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Distance Learning Approved Provider.

For over 10 years we have successfully prepared students for the prestigious RHS qualifications.
You do not require any knowledge of horticulture in order to study for the RHS theory Certificates, Levels 2 & 3.

To begin your RHS course all you need is passion and enthusiasm for all things gardening.

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RHS ONLINE COURSES

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  Levels 2 & 3


RHS COURSE CHANGES NOTICE for 2022

Exams for JUNE 2022 can now be booked; please note the RHS now raises its fees every year in September, so there is a new rate for 2022 exam fees. Students are advised to book their first exam as soon as they enrol to be sure of a place. Exams can now be taken online, on a first come first serve basis.

Level 2 Principles of Garden Planning Establishment and Maintenance:

IMPORTANT NOTE: the RHS suite of level 2 and 3 qualifications is changing from September 2022. RHS course providers will be expected to offer these new format qualifications.

ADL can continue to offer enrolment for the current Level 2 or L3 Principles of Garden Planning Certificates online for study up to MARCH 2023

Information from the RHS indicates that they will not accept any new exam registrations from students not already studying a qualification after August 2022 because effectively it leaves you only 3 exam dates to complete. February /June 2023 AND February 2024.

All Students are encouraged to apply for their first Unit Exam as soon as they start.
February 2024 is to be the final date for all current format RHS qualifications.

There is no equivalent Level 2 qualification for the RHS Principles in Garden Planning Certificate in the new courses.

Level 2 Principles in Plant Growth, Propagation and Development:

This qualification is being replaced in September 2022 by a new RHS Theory Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.

The new qualification will be part of a new Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture but there will not be another theory certificate to make up a Diploma.

If you are looking to achieve the current RHS Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture then exams for RHS Certificate in Plant Growth will continue in June 2022, Feb & June 2023 and Final Date is February 2024.

Students will need to register in the RHS Portal for your Unit Exams before August 2022 for the RHS to accept your registration.
ADL will not be able to offer this Certificate to new students from 31st March 2022.

If you have already begun some of the units for this Certificate, you can continue to study these to complete your course but please do apply to start taking Unit Exam’s for June 2022.


RHS LEVEL 3

The RHS are in the process of introducing new qualifications at level 3, for September 2023.

Existing  Students:
RHS Level 3 Certificate in Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation to be replaced with RHS Level 3 Certificate in Garden Designed Landscape Management.

Important Notice:
Going forward in September 2022 it will be necessary to complete either Level 2 Certificates before starting Level 3. If you have not completed a level 2 certificate you will not be able to enrol straight onto Level 3.

Details of the New Level 3 and the transition for students on the current Diploma are due to be released to course providers later this year after the decision to delay the NEW Level 3 Syllabus until September 2023.

Enrolling onto one of the current Certificates now may allow you to continue to complete the Diploma in its present format, but as each Certificate is at least 150 hours of study, we would advise prospective students to consider whether they can devote enough time to study to be ready to start taking examinations in June 2022 and be quick to book it.

Level 2 qualifications from the RHS will be the first step as an accepted route into the horticultural profession for National Trust and many other employers or changing to a career in horticulture.

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LESSON CONTENT

The RHS lesson content provided by ADL focuses exclusively on the RHS Online Courses syllabus. The course material has been specifically designed by experienced professional horticulturists to follow the RHS requirements.

Our students come from all walks of life, all ages, and with various levels of horticultural knowledge.

When you enrol you are allocated your own personal dedicated tutor, experienced and qualified in preparing you for the RHS examinations. You may contact your tutor as often or as little as you like.

GAIN A RECOGNISED RHS QUALIFICATION ONLINE!

Learn and prepare your future today with an approved RHS distance learning course from ADL.

Become one of the many ADL worldwide graduates, who have gone on to become established horticulturists and gardeners.

To qualify for the RHS Level 2 or Level 3 Theory certificates, you will need to pass four unit exams per certificate. Exams are held in February and June of each year. Registration is required 3 months before these dates.

Past test papers are readily available. Please note that exam fees are paid to the RHS Centre direct when booking your date.

RHS links for examination procedures, dates, fees, and exam centres are listed with each course description.

HORTICULTURAL INDUSTRY ON THE MOVE!

Demand for Horticulturists in the UK and abroad is on the move. The cause for this demand is related to increases in horticultural production globally.  However, within the industry, there is an undersupply of horticultural graduates.

If you want a career in horticulture, anywhere in the world, then first you need a solid foundation. RHS qualifications meet this requirement. They are broad-based and cover everything from landscaping and turf to crop production, propagation and plant health, nursery management, and much more…

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