Welcome to the RHS Qualifications Candidate Portal

Revised RHS Qualifications

The RHS is in the process of updating its qualifications. This is normal practice for any awarding organisation and ensures that qualifications remain relevant, accurate and up-to-date. We are working with employers, training providers and learners to ensure that we 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.


Initially, the new qualifications were going to be launched this year for delivery from September 2021. However, with the ongoing challenges and uncertainty of the pandemic and in consultation with our approved centres, the response indicated that the preference was to delay implementation until 2022. During this time, our existing suite of qualifications will continue to be delivered by our centres.


The updated qualifications are due to be submitted to the regulators (Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA for Northern Ireland) in 2021 for approval and we expect all Approved Centres to run our new qualifications from 2022.


We appreciate that some learners may have concerns about the validity of qualifications they have either fully or partially completed. We can confirm 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.


For further information on the changes and transition arrangements for Level 2 and 3 please see our website:


Important - please read

October 2021 theory exams
• Results are released on 08/12/2021
You can access your results on this portal under ‘My Learning’ and ‘My Achievements’

February & June 2022 theory exams
• These dates are published on our website and on this portal in resources/documents/RHS Qualifications Examination dates (2022)

RHS Certificate in Practical Horticulture
• If you experience a delay in receiving your practical results please contact your centre for further information

RHS Qualifications & Covid 19
RHS theory-based qualifications (Levels 2 & 3)
Examinations in 2022 will go ahead as planned, for exam dates please see resources/documents and you can see Examination dates documents for 2022
This will of course be subject to any public health guidance at the time.

RHS practical-based qualifications (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
If you are studying the RHS practical qualifications please speak to your centre regarding their delivery plans. RHS approved centres for the practical qualifications can offer remote assessments as part of the Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework if necessary.

Please contact your centre or qualifications@rhs.org.uk if you need further guidance, information or assistance.


Please note the following places of communication where we provide updates:

·         on this portal

·         your centre

·         on the RHS website – click on this link https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/qualifications-and-training/rhs-qualifications/theory-qualification-faq

·         on Twitter @RHSEducation – you do not need to have a Twitter account to view this page




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