AVAILABLE THROUGH: Bicton College | LEARNING AREAS: Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture COURSES

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

Bicton College Bicton | Off-site | Rosewarne LEVEL: 2 Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture

This is a theory based course focusing on plant growth, propagation and development.

Available at Bicton College and Rosemoor, North Devon.


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Ideal if:

You have an interest in this subject and would like to gain a qualification which is recognised within the industry

You’ll need:

A keen interest in general horticulture and enthusiasm to learn the principles in this area.

You’ll learn:

The following subjects -

  • Plant classification, structure and function
  • Plant nutrition and the root environment
  • Maintaining plant health
  • Understanding plant propagation


to do research and an element of homework, probably one evening per week.

To achieve this Certificate you will need to pass one exam for each of the named subject areas for this qualification. The exam consists of short answer and long answer questions to test your knowledge.  It is possible to pass the course with a commendation, subject to achieving 70% or above in each exam.

You’ll love:

being based at our Bicton College and Rosewarne site that have extensive grounds with the latest in modern facilities and equipment.

You’ll go on to:

the RHS course at Level 3, RHS practical at level 2, or become self-employed gardeners and work for other organisations in a gardening role, plus working in plant nurseries and garden centres.



But if you register your interest we can get in touch as soon as we have new start dates. Some courses run at various dates throughout the year based upon demand so please

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*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.