Access to Horticulture (SCQF Level 3)

Course Content

A very hands-on, basic programme of study. Subjects will include: plant propagation; tree and shrub planting; hard landscaping; plant maintenance; grounds maintenance; and horticultural machinery. This course is project-based including various relevant career visits, introduction to employability skills, communication, numeracy and IT.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements, however applicants must undergo an interview and be able to demonstrate the ability to work at SCQF level 3/Access 3. 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

Many assessments are carried out through practical tasks. Theoretical elements are continuously assessed. There is no end of year final assessment.

Future Prospects

Progression to Level 4 or 5 National Certificate in Horticulture. Successful learners may apply for apprenticeships with local authorities or landscape construction firms.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    23 Aug 2021

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    34 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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