RHS Courses

Having recently been awarded as an RHS Approved Centre, we are delighted to announce that Nicholsons is now able to offer RHS Level 2 courses

Nicholsons RHS Courses

As an RHS Approved Qualifications Centre, we are now a destination for teaching the Level 2 RHS Certificates. These enable us to ensure that our internal staff are as well developed as possible, but also to allow us to share our passion and knowledge with the general public, such as leisure learners or career changers.

Courses available:

  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation
  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance
RHS Courses
RHS Courses


Where: Orchard Barn, Nicholsons, The Park, North Aston, OX25 6HL
When: Wednesdays & Thursdays commencing in September
Frequency: Weekly
Cost: £400 +VAT per year (excluding exam fees)

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Course Information

Entries now being taken for 2020

The Royal Horticultural Society qualifications are the most recognised within the gardening and general horticulture industry. The Level 2 certificate in the Principles of Horticulture, is a great gateway for those either, wishing to enter the industry, or advance within it. It is also ideal for those amateur gardeners wishing to underpin their knowledge.

This course will start in September, at North Aston, as a night school over two years on Wednesday and Thursday nights. It is the only night school in the area offering this course. There is a maximum of 15 students on the course to ensure a quality of training.

Examinations will be held in February and June at an Nicholsons. After completing the course and passing the eight exams you will gain the very well respected RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.

RHS Courses

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

(Widely considered year 1)
Every Wednesday, commencing September 2020.
18:00 – 20:30


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

Guided learning: 99hrs
Total qualification hours: 159hrs
£400 +VAT  (excluding exam fees)

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RHS Courses

RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.

(Only 5 spaces available)
Every Thursday, commencing September 2020.
18:00 – 20:30


  • Understanding garden features, plant selection and planning.
  • Understanding the choice, establishment and maintenance of garden plants and lawns.
  • Understanding the production of outdoor vegetable and fruit
  • Understanding protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

Guided learning: 97hrs
Total qualification hours: 156hrs
£400 +VAT  (excluding exam fees)

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