RHS Approves Learningwithexperts.com to Offer Gardening Qualifications

RHS Approves Learningwithexperts.com to Offer Gardening Qualifications
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Learningwithexperts.com (formerly MyGardenSchool) have become a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) approved distance learning provider for the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.

The RHS regulated course, that is new to Learningwithexperts.com, gives students the chance to learn at their own pace, unrestricted by college timetables, along with unprecedented access to leading garden experts, Noel Kingsbury and Hilary Thomas.

The two certificates: Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development and Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance provide a firm grounding in the fundamentals of horticulture.  They are perfect for budding gardeners, green fingered amateurs and even those looking for a career change.  

Kirsty Wilks, Qualifications Business Development Manager from the RHS said: “We are pleased to welcome Learningwithexperts.com as an approved distance learning provider of our RHS Level 2 qualifications.  As many of us lead a busy life, distance learning is a lifeline that enables learning in a variety of flexible ways and offers individuals the opportunity to expand their gardening knowledge at their own pace and comfort of their own home.  To be approved by the RHS and ensure learners are fully supported, all distance learning providers have to meet and sustain certain criteria.  Learningwithexperts.com offer a range of materials, interactive resources and expert tuition to support their students.”

As an award winning online provider, Learningwithexperts.com offers students the opportunity to learn from industry acclaimed experts alongside the flexibility of being able to fit study around their everyday lives. The RHS Level 2 course provides the foundation for a career change, arming students with all the tools they would need to become professional gardeners or simply improve their knowledge of horticulture.  Every student also has access to an online classroom that provides a supportive environment alongside the camaraderie of any ‘conventional’ classroom.

The RHS Collection includes:

Plant Nutrition & the Root Environment

Plant Classification, Structure & Function

Maintaining Plant Health

Understanding Plant Propagation

Garden Features, Plant Selection & Planning

Establishment & Maintenance of Garden Plants & Lawns

Production of Outdoor Vegetables & Fruit

Protected Environments & their Use in Plant Cultivation

The RHS Level 2 Collection costs £330.00 and consists of 8 modules.  Modules can be purchased individually and start from £10 although students purchasing the entire collection will receive a 25% discount and a saving of £115.00. 

The RHS offer anyone studying an RHS qualification, such as the Level 2 certificate, the option of an annual subscription for just £10 instead of £59.00. There are other member benefits which are detailed here.  Benefits include priority booking at RHS shows, copies of the monthly magazine, The Garden and free days out at the four RHS gardens and 195 partner gardens.

After studying online, students wishing to gain the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture qualification can opt to sit RHS exams for each module. These are held in February and June.

For more information please visit www.learningwithexperts.com