Landscape Design and Construction (Level 5)

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


This NQ Landscape Design and Construction course provides instruction in the skills and knowledge required for a career in landscaping. It covers a range of subjects including hard and soft landscaping plus planning and design. It is intended to prepare you for self-employment or employment in the landscaping industry and for progression to higher education. The course is delivered in purpose-built classrooms, workshops and glasshouses, providing an exceptional learning environment to study landscape design and construction.

Course delivery is through both practical and theoretical study and you should be prepared for a degree of classroom study.

Units include: Design and planning; Plant identification; Soft landscaping; Protected crop production; Hard landscaping; Brickwork; Fence construction; CAD; Drainage; Surveying; Lawn care.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including Maths and English, or NQ Introduction to Horticulture (Level 4) or NQ Introduction to Landscape Design and Greenkeeping, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. A reasonable level of fitness is also desirable.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC or HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Horticulture and Landscape

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Forestry

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Horticulture and Landscaping

Work with Animals