RHS Course information

Course information

There are four separate Level 2 theory courses leading to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development:

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

Each of the four theory courses prepare students for the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth and Development 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 while the evening courses do not have half term breaks. All courses break for Christmas and Easter. 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 for the theory courses is on the morning of Friday 10th February 2023.

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

  • (Fully booked) Tuesday daytime (10am – 4pm)
  • (Fully booked) Saturday daytime (10am – 4pm)
  • (Fully booked) Friday daytime (10am – 4pm)

Practical courses start week commencing 4th October 2022 and run for approximately 28 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 August 31st 2022

Second instalment £420 due September 30th 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 August 31st 2022

Second instalment £500 due September 30th 2022

Third instalment £500 due October 31st 2022

Evening theory course (£1,275): (Evening theory classes are fully booked for this Autumn, please contact botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk to be added to the waiting list.)

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

First instalment £275 due August 31st 2022

Second instalment £275 due September 30th 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:

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: Evening theory classes are fully booked for this Autumn, please contact botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk to be added to the waiting list.

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