This course gives you a great introduction to working horticulture. It’s mainly practical, with just a small amount of theory. Most of the time you’ll be based at our facilities at the Dean Estate. You’ll be outside in all weather, so pack your boots (and your lunch!) and experience the good, healthy feeling you get from hand-on gardening activities.
Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
You’ll develop gardening skills such as, grass and plant maintenance; You’ll learn gardening techniques such as how to carry out a range of maintenance tasks, including the safe use of hand tools, planting up containers and plant propagation; You’ll also focus on specific environmental areas and learn how to correctly identify trees, plants and wildlife; You’ll develop skills in ‘soft’ landscaping such as planting, weeding and pruning
3 subjects at National 3. Entry subject to interview. A real interest in an outside environment.
Relevant courses at SCQF Level 5.