RHS Course information

Course information

 There are five separate Level 2 theory courses leading to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture:

  • Tuesday evening (7:00pm – 9:30pm) – starting week commencing 5th Sep 2022
  • Thursday evening (7.00pm – 9.30pm) – starting week commencing 5th Sep 2022
  • Monday daytime (9.30am – 3.00pm) – starting week commencing 12th Sep 2022
  • Wednesday daytime (9.30am – 3.00pm) – starting week commencing 12th Sep 2022
  • Friday daytime (9.30am – 3.00pm) – starting week commencing 12th Sep 2022

Each of the five theory courses prepare students for the RHS Principles of Horticulture exams. The daytime course has more tutor-led hours overall and involves more group discussion than the evening courses.

 The daytime courses have a week’s break at half term and for Christmas and Easter. The evening courses do not have half term breaks. The courses run until the end of June 2023. Theory exams take place in February and the last week of June. Final schedules will be available soon. Please note that the first exam is on the morning of Monday 13th February 2023 which is Feb half-term.

There are two separate Level 2 practical courses leading to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture:

  • Tuesday daytime (10am – 4pm)
  • Saturday daytime (10am – 4pm)

 both courses start week commencing 4th October 2022 and run for approximately 26 weeks to July 2023. There will be an online assessment on Weds 28th June 2023 and 2 practical assessments during the course. Dates TBC.

The course fees below include RHS registration and examination fees. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on the course. Pricing reflects the number of guided learning hours/equipment and facilities required. The balance can be paid in full or by three instalments as follows:

Daytime theory course (£1,835):

£575 deposit to secure your place (please note this is non-refundable)

First instalment £420 due June 30th 2022

Second instalment £420 due August 31st 2022

Third instalment £420 due October 31st 2022

Daytime practical course (£2,225): (Practical classes are fully booked for this Autumn, please contact botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk to be added to the waiting list).

£725 deposit to secure your place (please note this is non-refundable)

First instalment £500 due June 30th 2022

Second instalment £500 due August 31st 2022

Third instalment £500 due October 31st 2022

Evening theory course (£1,275):

£450 deposit to secure your place (please note this is non-refundable)

First instalment £275 due June 30th 2022

Second instalment £275 due August 31st 2022

Third instalment £275 due October 31st 2022

Further information about RHS qualifications including the syllabus can be found here.

If you would like to book a place, please do so via the link for the course you require below:

Daytime theory courses:

Deposit – RHS Level 2 principles – DAYTIME – MONDAY – 2022

Deposit – RHS Level 2 – DAYTIME – MONDAY – 2022 | University of Bristol Online Shop

Deposit – RHS Level 2 principles – DAYTIME – WEDNESDAY- 2022

Deposit – RHS Level 2 – DAYTIME – WEDNESDAY – 2022 | University of Bristol Online Shop

Deposit – RHS Level 2 principles – DAYTIME – FRIDAY – 2022

Deposit – RHS Level 2 – DAYTIME – FRIDAY – 2022 | University of Bristol Online Shop

Daytime Practical courses: (Practical classes are fully booked for this Autumn, please contact botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk to be added to the waiting list).

Evening theory courses:

Deposit – RHS Level 2 principles – EVENING – TUESDAY – 2022Deposit – RHS Level 2 – EVENING – TUESDAY – 2022 | University of Bristol Online Shop

Deposit – RHS Level 2 principles – EVENING – THURSDAY – 2022Deposit – RHS Level 2 – EVENING – THURSDAY – 2022 | University of Bristol Online Shop

If you have any queries, please email botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk or call us on 0117 428 2041