SVQ Level 2 in Landscaping (Horticulture)

Course Content

This course is aimed at applicants who wish to develop skills in hard and soft landscaping: including plant propagation, garden design, weed and pest control, health and safety and hard landscape construction.  


The course is practical with some academic study to build a basic understanding of techniques and theory behind the subject. Essential Skills units are included to aid in employability.

Students may be able to complete PA1 and PA6 spraying certificates and Emergency First Aid. Please note that students will incur additional costs for these certificates.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Introduction to Agriculture and Estates (including tutor references), however, applicants with other relevant experience and a genuine interest in the industry will be considered. Reading, writing and numeracy skills are essential along with qualifications that show an ability to work at SCQF level 5/National 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

Progression to employment, Modern Apprenticeships or to HNC Horticulture through Argyll College (studied remotely at D&A College). 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Animals, Land & Environment

  • 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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