This course is highly practical, but with a theoretical element which is continuously assesses through out the year. Comprising: 12 credits plus three core skills. Six of the units will be covered on both options, including plant identification, garden design, horticultural machinery and plant nutrition.
Applicants will have two choices:
This option is highly plant orientated with subjects including: plant propagation, seed sowing and soft landscaping using trees and shrubs. Suitable for a possible career in garden maintenance or working in a garden centre or nursery.
This incudes landscape construction subjects such as: brickwork, paths and paving, drystone walling and fence construction. Option choices can be discussed further at interview and candidates will be entered for their preferred choice.
NC Introduction to Horticulture (Level 4). Applicants with other relevant experience and a genuine interest in the industry will be considered. Reading, writing and numeracy skills essential along with qualifications that show that can work at SCQF Level 5. Interview.
Higher level study