rhs level 2 certificate in principles of horticulture - Monthly workshops
RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture
Attend a workshop once a month
A hands on learning experience
Get full set of course notes
Access to student area of website
Option to sit RHS Exams and gain a recognised qualification
Enroll at any time of year
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.ENROLLING NOW! A NEW INSTALLMENT OPTION IS AVAILABLE .
The emphasis is on hands on learning, whether its plant science or pruning we make a special effort to bring the subject to life with practical demonstrations and workshops.
LEARN HOW TO GROW FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
ORNAMENTAL PLANT SELECTION USES AND MAINTENANCE
PLANT PROPAGATION AND MORE....
COURSE IS PART TIME - ONE DAY A MONTH
JOIN AT ANY TIME
MONTHLY WORKSHOPS The workshops take place at the Garden School in parlay Park, once a month. These are seasonally themed, for example in March the workshop might focus on Planning the vegetable plot, seed sowing and spring interest plants.
The workshops are given by one of The Garden School staff, mostly Ciaran, but also Aoife and Brian.
When you enrol you can attend 12 workshops over the period of 24 months. So if you miss one this year, you can make it up the following year, or just do a different date. Two of the dates each year are held in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.
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 recognised qualification. On successful completion of the examination candidates may choose to continue their studies in order to obtain higher qualifications within the RHS Qualifications framework. 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.
Classes Classes are held in The Garden School located in THE NURSERY, MARLAY PARK, RATHFARNHAM, DUBLIN 16. Classes are held one day a week on Wednesdays. Classes will feature hands on learning, demonstrations and practicals to complement the comprehensive course notes. Classes will include practicals in the garden and polytunnel. Students are expected to study their notes at home. Class size is limited to a maximum of 20 students.
We make learning easier! We at The Garden School believe that students should not have to spend time searching for answers from many different places and that learning is easier and more enjoyable if the course material is well-presented and comprehensive. Following this belief, we have developed our own course notes and employ visual presentations and garden visits to complete an enjoyable learning experience.
Course Material All course notes are supplied in our Study Packs so there is no necessity to purchase any books. A suggested reading list is included with the first Study Pack.
Course Tutor The principal course tutors are Ciaran Burke and Aoife Munn. Ciaran is a qualified horticulturist with many years of experience in horticulture and gardening. Ciaran is a keen plantsman and has been teaching RHS courses since 1999. He writes for a number of publications including the Irish Garden. He has been a speaker at the Garden, Landscape and Design Association (GLDA) Annual Design Seminar in 2013 and the RHSI Annual Seminar in 2014 and has been a Bord Bia GroMor Ambassador.
Aoife has completed the RHS Masters of Horticulture. She is an enthusiastic and experienced horticulture tutor and lectures on the health benefits of gardening.
Garden Visits Visits to the National Botanic Gardens are a feature of our courses that all students enjoy. Seeing plants growing in such a location brings the course more alive. These visits (five in total) are included in the course fee. Own transport is required for garden visits.
Examinations By doing this cause you will be eligible to sit RHS Exams with The Garden School. The exams are held each year in February or June at an examination centre in Dublin. An exam fee is payable to the Royal Horticultural Society. And no, you do not have to sit the exam if you decide to enroll with The Garden School. That is up to you to decide. Exam fees are not included in the cost of the course. At present the exam fee is €200.00.
Who enrols on this course?
People who love gardening! People who want to get more from their gardening, learn a bit more or even study for a qualification. No prior knowledge is expected and the course is suited to beginners or more knowledgable gardeners.
The RHS Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture 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 TheGarden School RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is the perfect starting point for discovering the wonderful world of horticulture.
Venue The course takes place at The Garden School located in the nursery adjacent to the walled garden in Marlay Park.
Surrounded by beautiful mature trees and in the centre of parkland it is an ideal place to learn about gardening and horticulture. Facilities on site include outdoor practical learning spaces, tunnels and classroom and library. There is a kitchen and on the grounds of Marlay Park there is a coffee shop. Ample free car parking is available. Two of the dates each year are held in the National Botanic Gardens, in Glasnevin.
Cost The fees are €950. Course fees can be paid in instalments Information is on the enrolment form.