RHS Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture @ RBGE
The RHS Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is a great entry-level qualification. Whether you are starting a career in horticulture, or just want to take your love of plants and gardening further, this course gives you a broad-based understanding of horticulture, garden design and how plants work.
The RHS Level 2 certificate is a stand-alone course and you do not need any prerequisites for the course (Level 1 is a separate practical qualification).This internationally recognised qualification is ideal if you are looking for a career in horticulture, want to take your skills further as a professional or keen amateur, or it is a great complement to existing skills in landscaping or garden design.
You can study it with us in several ways tailored to suit your life, wherever you are in the world:
1. as an online distance course,
2. attendance classes at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) or,
3. a blend of the two, with up to four study weekends at RBGE.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for further details or, to find out more and receive the Applicants' Handbook, you can contact us below (or you can download the Applicants' Handbook directly).
You can apply online for the distance version of this course. Please read the Applicants' Handbook first.
The attendance version of the 2013 course has now started. You can continue to apply for the distance course (including optional attended study weekends) at any point throughout the year. Please see the Applicants' Handbook for further details.