RHS Level 2 Certificate: Principles of Plant Growth and Development

By Yahya Logde

Unveil the Mysteries of Plant Growth and Development with Learning with Experts' RHS Level 2 Certificate Course!

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of horticulture and enjoy a journey of botanical enlightenment with Learning with Experts' RHS Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Plant Growth and Development.

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RHS Level 2 Certificate: Principles of Plant Growth and Development

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This internationally recognised qualification from the highly esteemed Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to cultivate stunning gardens, nurture flourishing plants, and deepen your understanding of the intricate mechanisms behind plant life.

Under the expert guidance of Dr Noel Kingsbury and Tom Cole, both qualified horticulture experts and RHS-approved tutors, you will explore the fascinating world of plant growth and development.

This comprehensive course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Plant morphology and anatomy
  • Plant physiology
  • Plant nutrition and soil science
  • Pests and diseases
  • Propagation and cultivation techniques

Course Tutor: Dr Noel Kingsbury: A Horticultural Icon

A renowned writer, designer, and horticultural consultant, Dr. Noel Kingsbury is a true authority in the world of plants. His passion for gardening runs deep, and he has dedicated his life to understanding and appreciating the intricacies of the botanical world.

With a career spanning over four decades, Dr Kingsbury has collaborated with some of the most celebrated horticulturists, including the legendary Piet Oudolf, gaining invaluable insights into the art of planting design.

His ecological approach to gardening has profoundly influenced landscape design, transforming gardens into havens for biodiversity and sustainable living.

Course Tutor: Tom Cole: A Horticultural Enthusiast and Educator

A passionate gardener with a wealth of experience, Tom Cole holds the esteemed title of RHS Associate. He regularly lectures and conducts workshops, sharing his knowledge and expertise with fellow enthusiasts.

His landscape and maintenance business allows him to apply his horticultural skills in real-world settings, ensuring his teachings are grounded in practical application. Tom's dedication to gardening is further evident in his regular contributions to gardening magazines and his involvement with BBC Radio Essex, where he shares his insights and enthusiasm with a broader audience.

Gain Practical Expertise

Beyond the theoretical foundation, this RHS Level 2 Certificate course emphasises practical application, enabling you to translate your knowledge into hands-on skills.

You can apply your learnings through engaging exercises, interactive lessons, and mandatory assessments, ensuring you thoroughly understand horticultural principles and techniques.

Who is this course for?

Whether you are an aspiring gardener seeking to expand your knowledge, a horticulture professional seeking to enhance your skills, or simply an enthusiast fascinated by the world of plants, this RHS Level 2 Certificate course is tailored to meet your needs.

With its flexible learning format and expert instruction, you can embark on this educational journey at your own pace, ensuring a truly enriching and rewarding experience without pressure to meet strict deadlines.

Why Choose Learning with Experts?

When you enrol in Learning with Experts' RHS Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Plant Growth and Development, you will embark on a transformative journey into the wonders of horticulture. The benefits of taking this course include:

  • Learn from renowned horticulture experts and RHS-approved tutors
  • Start your course anytime, convenient to your schedule
  • Study at your own pace, tailoring your learning journey
  • Engage in a supportive online classroom community
  • Practice as you learn, ensuring a comprehensive understanding

This comprehensive course not only equips you with the latest knowledge and techniques, but the price of the course also includes the convenience of online RHS exams and registration, streamlining your learning journey.

What does the course include?

  • Explore the Foundations of Plant Science: Uncover the intricacies of plant science, delving into plant morphology, physiology, and nutrition. Gain a profound understanding of plant naming, adaptation, internal and external plant structures, pollination, fertilisation, photosynthesis, and respiration.
  • Master Plant Health and Nutrition: Protect your plants from pests and diseases and ensure their optimal growth by mastering plant health and nutrition. Learn about plant health management, plant nutrition, soil science, and plant specification for design projects.
  • Navigate Practical Horticultural Applications: Gain practical skills for successful horticulture, including selecting the right plants for your garden design, creating planting plans, and contributing to biodiversity. Explore the social and cultural aspects of horticulture, including garden volunteers, community gardening, and the overall impact of horticulture on society.
  • Seize the Opportunity to Elevate Your Horticultural Expertise: Embark on a transformative journey into horticulture with Learning with Experts' RHS Level 2 Certificate Course. With the guidance of esteemed experts and a comprehensive curriculum, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and certification to excel in this dynamic field.

Course structure

Our flexible course structure allows you to progress at your own pace, ensuring a personalised learning experience that caters to your interests and schedule. Taking part in our course, you will:

  • Immerse yourself in a wealth of engaging video lessons and downloadable course notes, providing a comprehensive understanding of plant science, plant health, plant nutrition, and planting styles.
  • Complete mandatory assignments after each lesson to consolidate your understanding and deepen your grasp of the course material.
  • Join our small interactive classrooms (limited to 20 students) and connect with fellow learners and our world-class tutors in a supportive and engaging learning environment.
  • Receive personalised feedback from our expert tutors, who will guide you towards mastering the course material and providing the support you need to succeed.

Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to sit the RHS Level 2 exams, earning a globally recognised qualification that demonstrates your expertise in horticulture and furthers your career opportunities.

This qualification is open to anyone with a passion for gardening, regardless of their location or prior knowledge. Our tutors are experienced in teaching students for whom English is a second language, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course encompasses on-demand video lessons, mandatory assignments, and downloadable lesson notes, all of which you can complete at your own pace. Upon course completion, you will be eligible to sit exams held in February, June, and October. We will register you for your exams when you are ready.

Special note: As a Learning with Experts student, you can enjoy a special price of £10 for an RHS student membership, saving you £39.95 annually. This membership includes The Garden magazine, priority booking and discounted ticket rates for RHS Shows, unlimited days out at RHS Gardens, and over 200 partner gardens.

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