RHS Level 2 Plant Growth

This is an ideal course for students considering a career in plant propagation, garden maintenance, or related areas of horticulture. It leads to a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Level 2 certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development.

The course is also a good choice for keen amateur gardeners who would like to know more about maintaining plant health, soil management and how to propagate plants successfully.

The course includes:

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  • 4 Easy-to-follow study modules.
  • 4 Assignments
  • Supplementary study booklets, including A Guide to Plant Names and as revision guides.
  • FREE revision pack, worth £18 – includes revision support and completing past exam papers as extra assignments.
  • One-to-one tutor support by email and instant chat.
  • Accredited training – Borders Connect is accredited by the ODL QC.
  • Edinburgh Garden School Certificate of Course Completion.
  • Revision support to prepare fully for the RHS Examination.
  • Online study option if you prefer – start studying within 2 hours.


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

Enrolment Options

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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.

Borders Connect is one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. All of our home study courses include study material, which is sent out in an attractive, hardwearing folder, essential course books and full tutorial support or delivered online directly to your email address. We are accredited by the Open and Distance Learning Quality Council and registered as providers with the Learning Skills Council.