Introduction to Horticulture (Level 4)

South Lanarkshire College


Horticulture facilities include:
A horticulture teaching lab with indoor growing facilities and IT resources for learning, teaching and research; A purpose-built outdoor horticulture teaching facility with allotments, polytunnel, potting shed and an outdoor classroom; A well-equipped science lab; Access to the most up to date equipment and machinery.

The college currently works with a wide range of employers and partners giving student opportunities for placements and project work leading, in some cases to employment. These include grounds maintenance and work with NHS partners.

Core units include:
Practical and commercial horticulture; Hard and soft landscaping; Landscape design including computer aided design; Basic plant science: plant identification; soil science; plant structure; plant nutrition; pests and diseases; Gardening skills; Skills for employment.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry is based on successful performance at interview and pre-entry test.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

Possible progression to NC Horticulture (Level 5)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



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