Horticulture - Landscaping (SCQF Level 6) College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This is a more academic horticultural course at an advanced level for those who have the motivation or the experience to further extend skills such as project development, resource management and garden design.

This course will provide students with the personal and professional skills required to be able to design, plan and manage within the horticultural industry and is highly suited to those looking to set up business in the horticulture industry.

The course incorporates a SVQ in Landscaping SCQF Level 6, (formerly SVQ Level 3).

Entry requirements

4 National 5s (2 at A or B and 2 at A-D)


satisfactory attainment of a prerequisite SCQF Level 5 course or equivalent.

Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.

Subjects studied include:

  • Plant Propagation
  • Plant Identification
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Garden Design
  • Landscape Construction
  • Work Experience

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

Full time: 1 year (3 days per week)
Part time: 2 years or more
The SVQ element of this course can be completed in 1 year.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study may include HNC or degree level Horticulture, RHS Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture. Self-employment or employment in the horticulture industry.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.