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Horticulture

UHI Argyll

Venues

Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Rothesay Centre, Helensburgh Centre

Content

Whether you simply want to improve your skills in the garden or are considering a career horticulture, this highly practical course will equip you with all the essentials you need to succeed.

Starting with the basics, this course will give you a broad introduction to horticulture and landscaping. You will build confidence in your gardening abilities. You’ll learn from the very best, with some of our lecturers renowned for their achievements, such as winning medals at Gardening Scotland and The RHS Chelsea Flower Show!

As part of the course you’ll undertake practical work at various locations depending on where you live. We work closely with Mount Stuart gardens on the Isle of Bute and Hermitage Park in Helensburgh. You will need to to make your own arrangements for travel and accommodation (if required) when attending practical blocks.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you should have a keen interest in practical horticulture.

Progression Routes

HNC Horticulture

Start Date

August

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

9 months

Department

Science and Environment

SCQF Level

5

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals