Landscaping Level 3

Borders College


Newtown St Boswells Campus


This course allows learners to demonstrate competence in their particular area of work. It covers areas such as co-ordinating the planting of crops or plants, the management of planted areas, promoting health, safety and security, managing resources, and identifying and naming plants using their botanical names.

Designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council Lantra, this SVQ gives learners an internationally recognised qualification that guarantees they have the skills, knowledge and abilities to carry out their role successfully.

Core Skills for working in the land-based industry may be a timetabled part of this course.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Landscaping at SCQF Level 5. This course requires candidates to have a good level of landscaping experience due to the necessity to plan and manage activities during the course.

Progression Routes

Successful students may progress to HNC courses offered externally. Career options include becoming a self employed Landscape Gardener, Garden Centre/Nursery employee, Local Authority Parks department employee.

Start Date





at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Horticulture and Landscaping

SCQF Level