SVQ Level 2 in Landscaping (Horticulture)

Course Content

This course is aimed at students who wish to develop skills in hard landscaping. The course is practical with some academic study to build a basic understanding of techniques and theory behind the subject. Essential Skills units are valuable for students who'll put lessons learned into practice in sales, recording, marketing and other areas.

Students will complete Pa1 and Pa6 spraying certificates and Emergency First Aid. Please note that students will incur additional costs for these certificates.

Areas of study include:

·        Health & safety

·        Establishing and maintaining plants

·        Lawn care, Machinery

·        Brickwork, Fencing and Surfaces

·        Plant propagation

Dates: September 2022 to June 2023

Commitment: 16 hours with a lecturer per week.

For more information, contact:

Inglis Thorburn

01241 432687

Entry Requirements

NC Introduction to Horticulture level 4 programme, however, applicants with other relevant experience and a genuine interest in the industry will be considered. Reading, writing and numeracy skills essential along with qualifications that show an ability to work at SCQF level 5.

Method of Assessment

Course assessment is by observation of practical tasks, written assignments and garden design projects. Assessment is ongoing throughout the year. Learners will also be required to complete an online portfolio.

Future Prospects

Students can progress onto Level 6, Diploma in Horticulture at D&A College or HNC through Argyll College, or into employment in horticulture or other land-based sectors.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    19 Sep 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 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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