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RHS Level 2 CERTIFICATE - New PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (Theory) 2022 - (DL) Online
RHS Level 2 - CERTIFICATE - New PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (Theory) 2022 - (DL) Online
Learn About RHS Level 2 CERTIFICATE - New PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (Theory) 2022 - (DL) Online
NEW RHS Syllabus for 2022/23 – Enrolling Now!
NEW Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Plant Growth and Development (Theory – (DL) ONLINE
Pre-requisites: there are no pre-requisites for this course. The RHS requires that you start with Unit 1 and then proceed to Unit 2, in that order.
The RHS Level 2 (Theory) Certificate course encompasses the fundamental scientific principles underlying horticultural practices and accesses how horticulture can benefit society for the betterment of all.
In this qualification, you’ll learn to develop a level of expertise in the function of plants and the importance of horticultural practices crucial to the horticultural industry.
You will also learn and understand the part horticulture can play in: protecting biodiversity – creating more sustainable practices – lowering our carbon footprint.
How Can This Course Help You?
By preparing you for entry to the horticultural industry if you are new to the profession or by expanding your current horticultural skills.
You’ll also gain from this course the following additional skills and knowledge in order to:
- Understand problem-solving skills
- Implement management plans / programmes
- Develop communication skills
- Progress to further learning opportunities at Level 3
- Progress to higher education
- Career advancement
- Enter the horticultural industry at a more advanced, technical level.
On enrolment you will be allocated your own RHS specialist tutor, who is a highly experienced horticultural professional.
Ways to Help Reduce Tuition Fees!
Important: The RHS Level 2 Theory and Level 3 Theory courses are best studied online, rather than in a face-to-face classroom setting. Online course fees are usually lower than classroom fees (practicals), and you can start at any time. No need to wait for class start dates. Just begin when it is convenient to you.
The NEW RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development (theory) 2022 – is comprised of two (2) units, each covering 4 topics:
What Will I Learn?
Topic 1. Plant Science I – provides underpinning knowledge of the plant, its structure and function and includes:
- Scientific and common plant names
- Lifecycle adaptations
- External parts of the plant
- Internal plant structure
- Pollination and fertilisation
- Photosynthesis and respiration
- Movement of water through the plant
Topic 2. Plant Health – provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of the effect of a range of factors on plant health. Includes:
- Environmental conditions
- Plant nutrition and plant health
- Impact of competition on plant health
- Pests and pathogens
- Biosecurity and plant passports
- Maintaining plant health
Topic 3. Plant Nutrition – provides horticultural knowledge of plant nutrition and growing media. Includes:
- Soil types and profiles
- Role of nutrients
- Soil-based nutrition
- pH and nutrient availability
- Bulk constituents for growing media
Topic 4. Plant Specification – provides horticultural knowledge to make recommendations for planting based on matching plant need and site requirements.
- Site-based criteria
- Plant-based criteria
- Plant specifications
- Receiving plant material on site
- Planting and post-planting care
- Maintaining new plantings
Topic 1. Plant Science II – provides an understanding of the range and role of plant adaptations.
- Leaf adaptations
- Stem adaptations
- Root adaptations
- Flower adaptations
- Seed adaptations
- Growth habit adaptations
Topic 2. Planting Styles – provides horticultural knowledge of the factors involved in creating a wide range of different horticultural plantings.
- Historical contexts
- Formal planting
- Informal planting
- Plant associations
- Plant uses
- Edible landscapes
- Short-term plantings
Topic 3. Horticulture and Society – allows learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of horticulture’s contribution to society, including social, environmental, and economic.
Topic 4. Biodiversity – provides an applied knowledge of the roles of plants in creating habitats to encourage biodiversity.
- Plants and biodiversity
- Impact of climate change
- Creating habitats
- Citizen science and species surveys
- Biodiversity Action Plans
See our ‘ASSESSMENT’ drop-down box, for more information on how you will be graded.