The HND offers a broad range of modules which will prepare you fully for a career in this industry. Plant knowledge is secured through modules such as Plant Recognition, Planting Design, and Plants for Gardens: Specialised Plantings. Practical skills are developed through modules in garden design skills, landscape surveying, IT skills and horticultural practices. Garden design skills and knowledge are taught throughout, covering all elements of design from the initial client brief to the development of a portfolio of designs, and implementation. In addition the course prepares you with transferable skills such as writing a business plan.
You will design in a range of garden styles, and prepare designs, construction details and planting plans for real clients. Practical construction projects, and visits to a range of landscapes are all integral parts of the course. As a team you will work on the design and construction of a show garden for a major gardening exhibition.
2 Highers at CC preferably including Geography or a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5 or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.