RHS retake fees

It is possible to retake parts of the New RHS theory and practical qualifications if these are not passed at the first attempt.

Level 2 Theory  exams:

The next sitting for the online exams will be in October 2023. After this, exams will run in February and June 2024.  (Unit 1, Thursday 1st February, Unit 2 Friday 2nd February; then Unit 1 Monday 24th June, Unit 2 Tuesday 25th June).

You can only enrol for exams through a centre, so you need to make sure that you take your exams and any resits during your 18 month study period (or extend it to 24 months by arrangement). Registration with the RHS is now limited to 24 months, so it is important to remember that if you are still taking exams more than two years after your initial enrolment, another RHS registration fee (£20) will also be due, plus the exam fees. 

Unit 1 takes place on  Monday 16th October at 9.30 am

Unit 2 takes place on Tuesday 17th October at 9.30 am

RHS exam fees: 

The fee for a single Unit exam  is £75; there is another £20 charge by the RHS for online exams, and BEST  will charge £5 to cover Paypal fees* and administration. So the full fee for a Unit exam resit is £100.

Level 2 Practical OCA:

The second OCA scheduled for October 2023 has been cancelled by the RHS and  will now take place on 6th December.

We will contact any of our students who require this resit.  The next scheduled OCA  is on Friday 28th June 2024. The resit fee for an OCA taken at home is £21 (£20 + £1 to cover Paypal).

Retake for  Level 2 Practical PCA tasks:

  • the RHS  has not yet announced the fee to retake a complete PCA at a 'central' location ( usually Sparsholt College for the south of the UK); 
  • where up to two tasks are failed,  and a video recording has to be made of the retake at the centre, the RHS fee is £25 per task (£25 +£1 to cover Paypal).
  • if the plant identification part of the PCA is failed,  the fee for an online retake of this is £21 (£20 + £1 to cover Paypal).

*Paying through Paypal  is a  relatively simple and secure transaction which does not require a Paypal account  (you can use a credit or debit card) and gives both parties a record of the payment to ensure everyone is registered for the exams they need.  However Paypal charges a small percentage on all transactions, and the RHS expects its exam fees  to be paid in full when it invoices us, so we have to charge a small premium to cover the shortfall.