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Horticulture (Production and Amenity)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Elmwood Campus

Content

This course is designed to equip trainees with the core skills necessary for a career within the Horticulture industry in production or amenity situations. The Horticultural sector offers diverse employment opportunities including garden centres, plant nurseries, soft fruit and general crop production.

The courses cover a wide range of topics including how to monitor and maintain health, safety and security, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, agree how to manage and improve own performance in a business environment, establish crops and plants, prepare growing media and assist with the control of pests, diseases and disorders.

Example modules: Retail; Propagation; Crop Maintenance; Production Horticulture.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Horticulture (Production and Amenity) at SCQF Level 5; or other relevant national qualifications; National 5 English and Maths

Progression Routes

HNC Horticulture

Start Date

August

Qualification

SVQ

Award

at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design

SCQF Level

6

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals