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Access to Horticulture (2018/19)

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. Plus: Introduction to employability skills, communication, numeracy and IT.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at school leavers and those with little or no knowledge of Horticulture.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements but applicants must undergo an interview and be able to demonstrate the ability to work at SCQF level 3/Access 3. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers, work as part of a team on practical, physically demanding tasks.

Future Prospects

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


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


SCQF Level: 4

How to Apply

How Where When
Full-Time Kingsway Campus 27 Aug 18 Apply Online

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