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Horticulture

Borders College

Venues

Newtown St Boswells Campus

Content

This course provides a step up from Level 1, giving students the opportunity to study horticulture/gardening at a higher level, whilst gaining hands-on experience of working outdoors in historic gardens, the College’s grounds and glasshouse and on community projects.

This broad-ranging course offers students the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in the following areas of horticulture: plant propagation, horticultural machinery operation, planting, establishment and maintenance of outdoor plants, maintenance of grassed areas and the construction of different landscaped areas. In addition, students are involved in community planting projects and participate in growing/retailing plants for the College’s annual plant sale.

Individual units include: Monitor and Maintain Health, Safety and Security, Maintain Grass Surfaces, Maintain Plant Displays, Prepare Growing Media, Propagate Plants from Seed, Agree How to Manage and Improve Own Performance in a Business Environment, Collect and Store Propagation Materials, Prepare and Establish Propagation Materials, Establish Crops or Plants, Construct Structures, Establish and Maintain Effective Working Relationships with Others, Work Experience and Core Skills.

Entry Requirements

Demonstrate an ability to study at SCQF Level 5 and above.

Progression Routes

SVQ Horticulture at SCQF Level 6 at Borders College or HNC courses

Start Date

August

Qualification

SVQ

Award

at SCQF Level 5

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks

Department

Land and Animal Management

SCQF Level

5