Get Into Horticulture

Course Content

A very hands-on basic programme of study covering: 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 work skills, communication and numeracy.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however applicants will be invited to an interview where they must demonstrate a real passion for plants and have a desire to develop and create landscape features. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers, work as part of a team on practical, physically demanding tasks.

Method of Assessment

The course is highly practical and students will be assessed while carrying out practical tasks. There is also a theoretical element, which is continuously assessed throughout the course. There is no final exam.

Future Prospects

On successful completion of this course students may wish to consider the NC Introduction to Horticulture programmes at level 4 (based at Kingsway Campus) or the Introduction to Estate Skills programme (based at Arbroath Campus).

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    27 Jan 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    18 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Agriculture, Estates & Horticulture

  • Course Fee

    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

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