The first two years are the HND Horticulture. In years three and four you will study core subjects plus a choice of specialist modules in production horticulture (including vegetable and fruit production and global horticulture) or garden and greenspace management (landscape horticulture, woodlands and open space management).
You will visit growers, horticulturists and landscapers to evaluate production methods and management requirements, and researchers at scientific organisations to see field and lab experimentation. You will prepare blueprints for plant production, management plans and collect lab, field and landscape-based data for analysis.
In your fourth year you will undertake your own research project in a subject which interests you, drawing together all that you have learnt on your course. Topics covered are varied: example Honours Projects include an investigation of alternative treatments for the control of powdery mildew on a protected strawberry crop, the effect a realistic number of plants has on the Indoor Environment Quality of an office during winter time and the effect of flash flooding on street tree growth.
4 Highers at BBCC including a science subject plus English and Maths at National 5.
3 - 4 years
Horticulture and Landscaping