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Landscaping (Horticulture) - An Introduction

Perth College UHI

Venues

Main Campus

Content

Introduction to Horticulture gives the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of practical skills in gardening and hard landscaping in a real setting. Perth and Kinross has a large number of gardens and estates that can provide work for those interested in a career in this area.

You will carry out a wide range of hard landscaping and gardening tasks such as:

Laying slabs; Fence construction; Walling; Preparing ground for planting; Pruning; Fruit and vegetable production; Border maintenance.

You will also learn about lawn care, plant health and gain knowledge in the identification of plants.

You will also improve your numeracy, communication and IT skills. Work experience with a horticultural company or enterprise is also part of the course.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Study up to SCQF Level 3 is preferred. Interview.

Progression Routes

Further study or employment within horticultural company.

Start Date

September

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Energy, Engineering and Construction

SCQF Level

4

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals