Borders College


Newtown St Boswells Campus


This course provides a step up from SVQ Horticulture Level at SCQF Level 5, giving students the opportunity to study horticulture at a higher level, whilst also gaining supervisory and valuable work experience. This broad-ranging course offers students an opportunity to complete the following units in historic gardens, on community projects and on the College’s campuses and glasshouse:

Promote, Monitor and Maintain Safety and Security; Identify and Name Plants Using Their Botanical Names; Co-ordinate the Clearance and Preparation of a Site for Planting; Carry Out Management of Planted Areas; Design Landscape Areas and Specify Materials and Components; Co-ordinate the Collection and Storage of Propagation Materials; Co-ordinate the Preparation and Establishment of Propagation Materials; Estimate Resource Requirements and Programme Work; Co-ordinate the Planting of Crops or Plants; Co-ordinate the Control of Pests, Diseases and Disorders; Co-ordinate the Collection of Plants for Sale or Dispatch; Manage Your Own Resources; Work Experience and Core Skills.

Entry Requirements

SVQ Horticulture Level at SCQF Level 5.

Progression Routes

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

Start Date





at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Horticulture and Landscaping

SCQF Level