City & Guilds Diploma in Horticulture (SCQF Level 6)

Course Content

This course is aimed primarily at learners who wish to work within the horticultural industry or wish to progress to other related qualifications in the land-based sector. The course is built around horticultural units, which also include some hard landscaping and plant production units. Students will gain research and reading skills, be encouraged to explain their ideas and develop finer practical skills than they would on level 4 & 5 courses. 


Areas of study include:

·        Soil science

·        Botany

·        Sustainability in horticulture

·        Garden design and surveying

·        Plant propagation

·        Plant retail

Dates: August 2022 to June 2023, 36 weeks

Commitment: 16 hours with a lecturer per week.

Campus: Kingsway

For more information, contact:

Victoria George

Entry Requirements

Minimum of two National 5 qualifications (or equivalent) at grade C or above or National Certificate in Horticulture or appropriate units in horticulture/landscaping/estates. We will consider applicants who have relevant experience but no formal qualifications.

Method of Assessment

Ongoing assessments - observation of practical tasks, written assignments and garden design projects.  Also includes a 50 hour work experience unit.

Future Prospects

It is hoped that successful learners will progress onto Level 7 courses, Higher National Certificates (HNC) or Modern Apprenticeships or into employment in horticulture or other land based sectors. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    29 Aug 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    36 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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