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RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture

Course Length: 1 Year Tutor: Kevin Tooher

Course date, time and price

Starts Friday 27th September 2024

9.30am to 3pm



About the Course

Coolings is an approved centre for the delivery of RHS qualifications.

This practical course is recognised in the horticultural industry and focuses on developing essential horticultural skills, many employers see this as a pathway to employment.

The course has appeal for those working in horticulture looking to up skill, as well as a future career changer and interest to the hobby gardener.

There is no need to have taken any previous RHS or Coolings courses to attend.

Most fees and assessment costs are covered in the price of this course.

What you will learn

Included in the course are 8 units covering subjects:

Plant Identification

Plant Establishment

Plant Propagation

Plant Health

Plant Care

Plant Pruning

Garden Features

Grassed Areas

Please be aware that with frequent assessments there is a need for regular attendance on the course. Learning will take place at both Coolings sites in Knockholt:

About the tutor

Kevin Tooher is an RHS approved tutor, he has been a lecturer in horticulture and taught the RHS courses for over 15 years.

How to apply

To apply for this course please complete the Booking Enquiry form by clicking the ‘Booking Form’ button on the top right hand-side of this page.

Should you have any further queries relating to this course, please complete the Booking Enquiry form or telephone the team at Coolings on 01959 532269 or email

If you are interested in any of our courses that are currently full please contact us to join the waiting list.  If there is sufficient interest then we will always consider running another course.

Please note, courses will only be cancelled if not viable to run.

Where the course is held

Learning will take place at both Coolings sites in Knockholt:

The benefits of learning at Coolings

We provide a fantastic learning atmosphere in our purpose-built education centre, just a stone’s throw from our production nursery, display gardens and garden centre that holds the biggest selection of plants in the South East.

Other benefits include:

  • 15% discount for students at all Coolings Garden Centres for the duration of your course (exclusions apply).
  • Celebratory evening for students and tutors upon completion of your course where drinks and canapes or a light buffet will be provided (excluding Planting Design for Beginners course).
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Tea and coffee provided.

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