Horticulture (Practical)

Moray College UHI


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The horticulture industry plays an increasingly important part in the rural economy in Scotland and Moray.

With an increase in demand for skilled workers and expected growth in employment opportunities, there’s never been a better time to find employment in this rewarding industry.

This course covers all aspects of the industry from commercial growing to vegetable gardening and is ideal if you have some knowledge of horticultural practices as it will provide you with the opportunity to develop advanced practical skills and extend your understanding and theoretical knowledge.

The course incorporates an SVQ in Horticulture (SCQF Level 5), formerly SVQ Level 2 which is an industry standard qualification that employers look for their staff to have.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4.

Start Date



College Cert

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years or more


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