Revised RHS Qualifications

The RHS is updating its qualifications, and we expect the new qualifications to be available to start in autumn 2022. This is normal practice for any awarding organisation and ensures that qualifications remain relevant, accurate and up-to-date.

The RHS are working with employers, training providers and learners to ensure that they continue to offer interesting and relevant qualifications that provide high-quality gardening skills and knowledge, and prepare learners for employment in the current horticultural industry.

We appreciate that some learners may have concerns about the validity of qualifications they have either fully or partially completed. The RHS has confirmed that no learner will be disadvantaged by the introduction of the new qualifications and will be able to achieve the qualification on which they have enrolled. 

The last exam dates for Level 2 Certificate in Plant Growth, Propagation and Development and Level 2 Certificate in Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance are in February 2024: https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/pdf/qualifications/useful-links/level-2-structure-and-transition-arrangements.pdf 

For further information on the changes and transition arrangements for RHS Level 2 please see the RHS website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/articles/rhs-qualifications-statement

You can also contact the RHS directly on qualifications@rhs.org.uk

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