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Horticulture

Argyll College UHI

Venues

Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre

Content

This course will give the student a wide knowledge of the theory surrounding the many topic areas found within horticultural practice. In support of that theoretical learning, the course will have a strong practical element allowing students to experience a wide range of horticultural disciplines.

Areas to be studied will include: Soils and growing media; Plant identification; Plant husbandry – common disorders; Basic botany; Garden design; Planting and maintenance; Horticultural machinery – operation and maintenance; Plant nutrition; Plant production from seed; Garden design; Home and allotment gardening; Drystone dykes – building and repairing; Soft landscaping – general plantings; Vegetative propagation.

Entry Requirements

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

Progression Routes

HNC Horticulture

Start Date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

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