home study course - rhs level 2 information, enrolment and payment options
RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture - Home Study Option
UPGRADING YOUR EXISTING KNOWLEDGE
ENROLL AT ANY TIME
PAY COURSE FEES BY STANDING ORDER (5 OR 10 MONTHS)
IF YOU WANT TO GET AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNAISED QUALIFICATION OR JUST LEARN LOTS ABOUT GARDENING, GARDEN DESIGN AND HOW PLANTS GROW, THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU. YOU CAN ENROLL AT ANY TIME.
INSTALLMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL ENROLLMENT OPTIONS. DOWNLOAD AND RETURN A COMPLETED ENROLLMENT FORM OR YOU CAN PHONE OUR OFFICE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS AND GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY.
Internationally recognised qualification and accredited by OFQUAL.
Suited to beginners and more experienced gardeners / horticulturists
Ideal for those who want to embark on a career in horticulture or keen gardeners who just want to learn more!
Includes garden design, ornamental plant selection use and maintenance, vegetables and fruit, treating plant problems, plant science and soil science among other subjects.
Home study course allows you to study from the comfort of home at your own pace.
Specially designed colour slides and information to complement notes (digital download).
Illustrated course material
Access to the STUDENT AREA on the website where home study students can access presentations, video tutorials and all course materials.
The home study option is ideal for those who cannot make it to classes each week. Enrolment on the home study course is open to everyone and we welcome international students too.
What is the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture? A home study course offers you the opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home. This means that you can study at a time that suits you best but it does require a certain amount of discipline! Sometimes you may need support and advice and we aim to provide you with the support you need.
What is the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture? The Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is a internationally recognised qualification. On successful completion of the examination candidates may choose to continue their studies in order to obtain higher qualifications: the RHS Level 3 Qualifications. An attractive feature of this course is that it is purely horticultural and students are not required to study non-horticultural subjects as on many other courses.
Who enrols on this course? People from different backgrounds: from those who have never studied horticulture and/or gardening to the more experienced gardeners of all ages. The RHS Level 2 Certificate is ideally suited to interested amateurs or to anyone considering embarking on a career in horticulture or to those who are already working in the horticulture/gardening sector who wish to learn more and obtain a recognized qualification. Whatever your ultimate goal, whether it is professional or purely for personal enjoyment. Enrolling on The Garden School RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is the perfect starting point for discovering the wonderful world of horticulture.
Assessments Once you have enrolled on the Home Study you will receive your first set of course material which includes: Study Packs 1, 2, 3 and 4, assessment papers and a link to the Plant Information Presentations. There are eight Study Packs. You will receive your Study Packs in two parts. The Plant Information Presentations are designed by The Garden School and feature plants and other presentations to complement the course notes. On completion of a Study Pack you will request an assessment paper, which you will return for correction. The assessments should be hand written and then posted to your tutor, you can also scan and email the completed assessments. The assessments do not count as part of the RHS qualification.
The examinations The examinations are held twice each year in February and June at a number of locations around the United Kingdom and Ireland. Candidates not resident in the UK or Ireland may, with the approval of the RHS Examinations Office, make arrangements for taking the Examination in their country of residence but they will be responsible for any cost incurred. The application for the exams is made through The Garden School. We will send the relevant information with your first Study Pack. Those who do not wish to sit the examination do not have to do so. The examination requires a fee to be paid by the student to the Royal Horticultural Society. Anybody over the age of 16 is eligible to take the examination. Exam fees are not included in the cost of the course. For those who do not wish to sit the RHS exam but complete the course, they will be issued with a Certificate of Completion. There are eight exam papers which are held over two days. These can be completed one at a time, a few at a time or all at the same time. The examination fee for each unit is €25.00. There are 8 units in total.
Books and materials It is intended that the course materials will cover all areas of the course, leaving students fully prepared for the examination. The purchase of books is not required. We do, however, include a suggested reading list with your first Study Pack.
Workshops and garden visits A number of workshops in Marlay Park and visits to the National Botanic Gardens will be held on Saturdays throughout the year (10 each year). While enrolled on the Home Study Course you will be entitled to take part in these activities. This will give everyone on the course the opportunity to exchange experiences and meet The Garden School teachers. Students from different stages of completion attend the seminars. Students can email Ciaran with requests for topics to be covered on the day. Each time there is a walk in the gardens to help with plant identification and to bring the course to life. The workshops and the garden visits are included in your course fee in Option 1. You can also choose to attend the seminars for a twelve month period only, Option 3.
A home study course offers you the opportunity to learn from the comfort of your own home. This means that you can study at a time that suits you best but it does require a certain amount of discipline! Sometimes you may need support and advice and we aim to provide you with the support you need.
Home Study Enrolment Options
A number of enrolment options are now available.
Option 1. Correspondence only (24 months) and no workshops but with option to join workshops and pay for them individually - €370
Enrolling and payment methods You can enroll immediately using PayPal or download a form and return by post to The Garden School Home. You can finish your course as quick as you like but there is no need to rush.
Payments can be made by:
Credit card: Mastercard, VISA, Laser - use PayPal or call us on 01 9107963
INSTALLMENT PLAN AVAILABLE. PAY FOR COURSES BY STANDING ORDER OVER FIVE OR TEN MONTHS, DETAILS INCLUDED WITH ENROLLMENT FORMS
OPTION 1 - Correspondence Course Only
The cost of the course is €370.00
TWENTY FOUR MONTHS ENROLMENT PERIOD
GARDEN SEMINARS NOT INCLUDED
You can still choose to attend workshops/seminars on option2. You can book and pay for individual workshops, €50 each. You will receive a list of dates with your first set of course materials.
Should you not be satisfied after 7 days, you may decide to interrupt the course and we will return your enrollment fee less postage costs, on condition that the Study Packs and the CD are returned to The Garden School. Note: The examination fees are not included. Exam fees are paid to The Garden School for all exams in Ireland. These fees are then forwarded to the RHS.These fees are then forwarded to the RHS. Fees at present are €25 per unit, there are eight units.
You can enrol straight away and pay using PayPal. Click the button below
PayPal Instalments for Option 1 You can also choose to enrol on the home Study Course Option 1 and pay by instalments over 10 months. (10 payments of €37) Click button below