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Horticulture

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Barony Campus, Elmwood Campus, Oatridge Campus

Content

The course content reflects current trends in the industry and provides you with the recognised skills and knowledge to develop your career. It encourages you to improve practical skills and techniques whilst widening your understanding and identification of plants. This course is designed to meet the needs of those who are looking to further develop their careers in the horticulture industry.

A range of topics will be covered during the course including soft landscaping, general and specialist planting, trees and shrubs,
basic botany, machinery, estate maintenance, plant nutrition, plant husbandry, introductory garden design, plant identification, lawns and lawn care.

Content includes: Introduction to Plant and Soil Science; Introductory Horticulture; The Growing Process; Right Plant: Right Place; Machinery Maintenance and Use.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English.

Progression Routes

HNC Horticulture or HNC Landscape Management

Start Date

September

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design

SCQF Level

5

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals