Horticulture (Level 5)

South Lanarkshire College


Horticulture facilities include:
A horticulture teaching lab with indoor growing facilities and IT resources for learning, teaching and research; A purpose-built outdoor horticulture teaching facility with allotments, polytunnel, potting shed and an outdoor classroom; A well-equipped science lab; Access to the most up to date equipment and machinery.

The college currently works with a wide range of employers and partners giving student opportunities for placements and project work leading, in some cases to employment. These include grounds maintenance and work with NHS partners.

Core units include:
Plant science; Production horticulture; Advanced plant identification; Landscape management; Planting design; Soft landscaping skills; Skills for employment.

Entry Requirements

NC Introduction to Horticulture (Level 4); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry is based on successful performance at interview and pre-entry test.

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.

Progression Routes

HNC Horticulture

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals