New RHS Qualifications go Live

New RHS qualifications go live

7 September 2010


Anyone with an interest in plants and gardening, can now study for a new range of qualifications from the RHS.

These new qualifications are open to anyone from a beginner wanting to gain the basic skills, a keen gardener wishing to acquire additional knowledge, or even at a professional level to enhance a career.

They have been designed for part-time study, and may be offered as part-time day courses or in the evening by approved colleges and other centres throughout the UK and Ireland. It is also possible to study theory courses by distance learning.

The qualifications cover a wide range of horticultural topics including theory-based certificates at Level 2 in Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance and also the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development.

For those wishing to acquire horticultural skills, the RHS has introduced a series of practical skills qualifications starting at Level 1. These focus on developing the essential skills required in the garden, be it for growing vegetables or establishing a border.

There are no formal entry requirements for taking the RHS qualifications at Level 1 and 2 – all that is needed is an enthusiasm for plants and gardening and a desire to learn more.


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