Access to Horticulture and Agriculture

Course Content

The course is open to students who want to learn more about farming, gardening and working with fruit and vegetables. It’s a practical course where you’ll be working with tools, making things, learning about local businesses and gaining the skills and fitness needed to be able to work. It’s suitable for students from school age to adult. 

Areas of study include:

·        Rural Work

·        Preparing for Employment

·        Developing Agricultural Awareness

·        Planning and Developing an Environmental Area

·        Managing Money and Information

Dates: August to December 2022

Commitment: 16 hours with a lecturer per week.

Campuses: Arbroath and Kingsway

For more information, contact:

Gregor McGillivray

01382 918005

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements – all candidates will be interviewed to assess suitability and discuss expectations. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers and work as part of a team on practical, physically demanding tasks.

Method of Assessment

Continually assessed practical work and a small number of written assessments.

Future Prospects

Students can progress onto Level 4 horticulture, estates or agricultural courses at D&A College, to pre-apprenticeships and into work.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    18 Weeks

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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