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Horticulture with Landscape Construction

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Oatridge Campus

Content

The course provides sound practical experience in a wide range of landscaping skills together with the knowledge of construction principles and their application.

It is ideal for anyone with some industry experience, wishing to broaden their experience, or for those planning a career change.

A range of topics will be covered during the course including soils, plant husbandry, common disorders, tree and shrub planting, hand tools in horticulture, introduction to lawns and lawn care, plant identification, specialist planting, soft landscaping: trees and shrubs, right plant: right place, small engine powered machine operations, tractor operations, machinery maintenance and use of basic equipment, bricklaying introduction, stone and brick work, fencing, surveying, paving and hard surfaces.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English.

Progression Routes

HNC Landscape Management or HNC Horticulture

Start Date

September

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Horticulture and Landscaping

SCQF Level

5

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

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Environmental Services

Forestry

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