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Introduction to Gardening and Horticultural Skills

Ayrshire College

Venues

Kilmarnock Campus

Content

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

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 3. Entry subject to interview. A real interest in an outside environment.

Progression Routes

Relevant courses at SCQF Level 5.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 yeare

Department

Horticulture

SCQF Level

4

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals