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Horticulture

Argyll College UHI

Venues

Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Rothesay 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

September, January

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Land-Based Industries

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