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Introduction to Gardening and Landscaping Skills (Level 4)

Ayrshire College

Venues

Kilmarnock Campus

Content

This course is your first step toward a fulfilling career in the great outdoors. You'll gain practical skills that can be applied in real-world scenarios. You'll also develop essential transferable skills, including communication, problem-solving, and teamwork. This course equips you with versatile cognitive skills, preparing you for a range of opportunities in the horticulture field.

In this course, you will have the opportunity to:

develop gardening skills, including grass and plant maintenance; learn gardening techniques such as safe use of hand tools, planting containers, and plant propagation; focus on environmental aspects and learn to identify trees, plants, and wildlife; develop skills in soft and hard landscaping, including planting, pruning, slabbing etc.; and, learn how to maintain an allotment, grow your own fruit and vegetables.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 3, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 3. Entry subject to interview. A real interest in working in an outside environment.

Progression Routes

Relevant courses at SCQF Level 5.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

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