RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture at RBGE
You can also complete a hard copy application form (which can be found in the Applicants' Handbook) and send it to us at any time.
You can start the course at any time from the 1st September until the 31st May and work at your own pace.
The RHS Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is a great entry-level qualification. Whether you are starting a career in horticulture, or just want to take your love of plants and gardening further, this course gives you a broad-based understanding of horticulture, garden design and how plants work.
The RHS Level 2 certificate is a stand-alone course and you do not need any prerequisites for the course (Level 1 is a separate practical qualification). This internationally recognised qualification is ideal if you are looking for a career in horticulture, want to take your skills further as a professional or keen amateur, or it is a great complement to existing skills in landscaping or garden design.
You can study it with us in several ways tailored to suit your life, wherever you are in the world:
1. as an online distance course,
2. attendance classes at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) or,
3. a blend of the two, with up to four study weekends at RBGE.
Please read the Applicants' Handbook for full details including course content, structure and pricing. There are also Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which you may find helpful. Alternatively you can complete the form below to ask any further questions.
Take a look at the videos below to find out more about the course. The first one explains how you can study with us and what the content of the course is. The second explains a bit more about PropaGate Learning and Study technique. You can also look at part of the course by clicking on the 'Sample Course link to the right'.
Introduction to the RHS2 Course at RBGE
Introducing the RHS2 qualification at RBGE. Greg Kenicer presents
Supporting you with PropaGate Learning and Study Skills
This video explains the resources found on PropaGate Learning, how to get the best out of it and covers some study techniques too. Presented by Greg Kenicer.