RHS Level 2 Exams

When and where are the exams?

The exams are not included in the price of this course, and are run by the RHS directly.

The exams are normally held twice a year in February and June.  An exam fee is payable to the Royal Horticultural Society. 

You can either sit in-person exams at a recognised RHS exam centre or Learning with Experts students can apply to take exams online.

Find out more information about RHS Level 2 exams (for the new syllabus) including dates and deadlines.

Online RHS exams

Learning with Experts and other RHS Level 2 distance learning students can now apply to take their RHS Level 2 exam online. Here's our guide to online RHS exams.

If you have any further questions about sitting exams, or gaining the final qualification, please contact the RHS directly by email at qualifications@rhs.org.uk, by phoning +44 1483 226500 or by post to RHS Qualifications, RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB.

What happens if I can't take the exams or need to delay taking exams?

Special considerations and reasonable adjustments can be implemented at the time of an exam to ensure fair assessment and support a candidate who has been disadvantaged by temporary illness, injury or adverse circumstances which arose at, or near, the time of exam/assessment.

They must be applied for by the approved centre, where the exams/assessments are taken.

How much do exams cost?

To sit an exam you will need to be registered with the RHS which currently costs (2022) £20, this is included in your course price if you bought after July 2022.

The exams currently (2022) cost £150 when you sit the exam in person at a centre.

Online exams will have a slightly higher fee (we're awaiting RHS confirmation on costs).

When are RHS Level 2 exam results published?

Results are published within 50 working days of the exam date. Results must be obtained from the approved centre where you sat the exam.  

When will I receive my RHS Level 2 certificate?

Certificates are dispatched within 30 working days of publishing the exam results. All certificates are posted directly to the centre where you are enrolled for exams.

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