RHS Level 2 Principles of Plant Growth


RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development

This 4-module home study course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of plant growth, propagation and development. It is an ideal starting point for students considering a career in plant growing (for example, nursery growing) or propagation. This is also a great choice for the keen amateur gardener who would like to learn more about plant health and propagation, or develop their ability to manage weeds, pests and diseases.

Our course includes all required study material, extensive supplementary reading and full tutorial support. At the end of each module is an assignment paper which is closely based on the actual exam. The course material is delivered in a pdf format directly to your email address. The course has been updated to meet the needs of the latest syllabus.

When you become a student you’re assigned an expert personal tutor who you can contact at any time by email and who will work with you throughout your course. A member of our team is also available by instant chat between 9 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you might have at time to suit you.

At the end of the course you will be ready to sit the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development, which you can do at an authorised examination centre in your area. (There is an additional fee for the examination.) You will be assigned a personal tutor when you first enrol on the course who will support you throughout course, and help you prepare for the exam.

A strong starting point for students interested in nursery growing, plant propagation or managing weeds, pests and diseases effectively. This is also a popular choice among amateur gardeners.

Liz Johnson
RHS Level 2 Tutor                 


Accredited Qualification

  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development.

A Level 2 certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society, widely recognised by employers and a good foundation for further study.

Course Outline

Study topics covered include: introduction to horticulture; plant classification; plant structure and function; identification and nomenclature; the biology of plants; plant nutrition and the root environment; maintaining plant health; weeds, pests and diseases; managing the growing environment; and plant propagation. Includes all course material and full tutorial support.

Module One – How Plants Function

Module Two – Managing the Soil and Plant Nutrition

Module Three – Weeds, Pests and Diseases

Module Four – Plant Propagation.

Download a full syllabus from the RHS website.

The qualification has a credit value of 14, which equates to 140 learning hours.

Book Now – Online Course only £235

The first batch of course material will be delivered within 2 hours* and you can then begin working through the material, print it off or save it to your computer. (*7 days a week, between the hours of 5am and 9pm uk time only; at other times we’ll send through your material as soon as we get back to our desks!)

Pay by 6 instalments – 6 x £39.16 (Total £235)

Add Printed Notes

Your course material is delivered in a .pdf format directly to your inbox. You can then save the modules to your computer, so you can study when offline. You can also print your course material off if you wish.

If you prefer, you can order a printed copy of the course notes from EGS. These are despatched in large, A4 binders and delivered by courier. The cost is £60 including courier fees.

You will be offered the option to purchase a printed copy of the course notes after enrolment, but you can order them at any time during your course. This offer is only available to students currently enrolled on the course.

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