B.E.S.T. in Horticulture Ltd

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Certificate in Practical Horticulture

RHS Level 2: Practical Course

L2 Practical Course

Course content:

  • Soil Testing
  • Sowing seeds and vegetative propagation techniques
  • Practical skills in ground preparation for seeding and planting
  • Practical skills in establishing seeds and plants in soil
  • Care and pruning of plants
  • Identification of a range of common garden plants, weeds, pests, diseases, disorders and beneficial organisms
  • *Sustainable garden practice or safe operation of powered garden machinery

How each course is taught and assessed:

You will be shown in your online classroom how to carry out a range of practical horticultural tasks, which you should study and practise; then you will have the chance to practise them again at our Centre before you are assessed against RHS standards.

Download a leaflet on how 'blended learning' works here.

Achievement: When you have passed all of the assessments, we will apply to the RHS for your L2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.

RHS Practical courses:Level 2 North Moreton (Thursday, starting Sept) one place; Ryton  (NEW COURSE Friday am starting Sept) 6 places;  and 2 places for Saturday pm (Sept) , 3 places starting in Jan ’15. For Level 3 (from September) we have some places at both centres. 

RHS THeory courses:(Ryton, starting September) Saturdays, level 2 Plant Growth morning; Level 3 Garden Planning afternoon. NEW on Friday afternoon at Ryton 'Propagation through the year', practical masterclasses; and fruit pruning days, short course on garden design at North Moreton.    Booking: 07544 512501