UHI Moray


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The HNC Horticulture is designed to provide you with an engaging and comprehensive introduction into the world of commercial horticulture and landscape.

The course structure enables you to learn by working on projects, as you would in real life, and the content reflects a broad range of contemporary topics.

Throughout the course you will be introduced to areas of specialism and develop an understanding of the evolving nature of horticultural science and the exciting range of career possibilities. You’ll gain practical and theoretical knowledge which will prepare you for employment at craft level in this diverse industry.

Modules include: Creating of gardens and green spaces; Ecology and environment for horticulture; Maintenance of gardens and green spaces; Plant biology; Production horticulture; Social and therapeutic horticulture.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

For some optional modules you will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals