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RHS Level 2 Course: The First Global Digital Online Classroom

RHS Level 2 Course: The First Global Digital Online Classroom

Learning with Experts and The RHS have launched the very first Global Digital Online Classroom. Offering our community, RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture all in one collection.

For those of you who are wanting a route to employment in professional horticulture or to further develop your knowledge as a hobbyist, the RHS Level 2 Course Collection is ideal for you. With no particular age requirements or scheduled learning hours necessary, you can enjoy studying this platform at the pace you choose and from wherever you may be in the world. 

This theory based course is called The Principles of Horticulture which helps our students by assessing their knowledge of the principles which underpin horticultural practices. It is made up of two certificates: "Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development" and "Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance". 

Once you pass the two theory sections of the course your tutors, Hilary Thomas and Noel Kingsbury prepare you for the final written exam, which will be taken at a RHS exam centre near you. 

Those who successfully complete all the necessary units below for both level 2 theory-based qualifications - covered in the collection - will be awarded the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture when they pass their exam. The other benefit from the collection is you gain confidence knowing you have covered all the theory, plus you save 20% rather than buying each individual unit. 

For more information on the course, watch below. 


This collection includes:


Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation & Development


RHS: Plant Classification, Structure & Function - Dr Noel Kingsbury, Internationally acclaimed best- selling author and garden designer, leading figure in naturalistic planting movement. This module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of the basis on which higher plants are classified and named, and to appreciate the role and function of morphological and anatomical features in higher plants. 


RHS: Plant Nutrition & the Root Environment - Hilary Thomas, Acclaimed garden design lecturer and author. This module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of the constituents, properties and management of soils and growing media.


RHS: Maintaining Plant Health - Hilary Thomas. This module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of pest, disease and weed life cycles including modes of infestation. Cultural, biological, chemical and integrated systems are explored.


RHS: Understanding Plant Propagation - Dr Noel Kingsbury. This unit will enable candidates to develop an understanding of the principles and main practices of plant propagation in horticulture.


Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment & Maintenance


RHS: Garden Features, Plant Selection & Planning - Hilary Thomas. This module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of basic surveying and design principles and to apply them to basic garden design and planning requirements. Additionally, the module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of plant selection for soft landscaping.


RHS: Establishment & Maintenance of Garden Plants & Lawns - Hilary Thomas. This module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of basic surveying and design principles and to apply them to basic garden design and planning requirements. Additionally, the module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of plant selection for soft landscaping.


RHS: Production of Outdoor Vegetables & Fruits - Dr Noel Kingsbury. This module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of the basic cultural operations and production methods necessary to obtain outdoor vegetable and fruit crops.


RHS: Protected Environments & their Use in Plant Cultivation - Dr Noel Kingsbury. This module will enable candidates to develop an understanding of the control of the environment in greenhouses, frames, polythene tunnels and cloches; the horticultural uses of protected environments; the production of a range of plants in greenhouses and tunnels; and the care of plants in the house and conservatory.


The RHS Level 2 collection is priced at £330 and includes 8 courses, incorporating over 40 lessons from two of our top tutors. It offers lifetime access to course materials and a flexible study program that fits around the individual with optional assignments and online support from the Learningwithexperts.com community.

Students will typically require up to eight weeks to complete the course, with each assignment taking approximately one to two hours, although particularly motivated individuals could finish the entire diploma in as little as a week if needs be. All students will have direct access to their fellow classmates in the Learningwithexperts.com online classroom as well as their tutors, who personally mark their work and answer any queries. 

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