UHI Argyll


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Horticulture is a very important sector of the Scottish economy, with more than 1,500 businesses and approximately 7,500 employees (Lantra: “Horticulture, landscaping and sports turf factsheet). The majority of land in Scotland is under agricultural production and horticulture in particular deals with the technology, art, science and business of plant cultivation.

The land-based sector is responsible for much of Scotland’s food exports. It needs suitably trained and qualified staff with the knowledge and skills to meet the fast moving horticultural economy.

The HND Horticulture will develop your skills in plant and crop physiology and breeding, planting design and landscape surveying, as well as practical experience in the care, maintenance and management of plants in the amenity landscape and soil management. You will also have the opportunity to gain supervisory and management skills, along with an understanding of financial management required for sound business development.

The theory part of the course is available in all centres. The practical part of the course is available in Helensburgh, Oban and Rothesay.

Entry Requirements

HNC Horticulture

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals