What is special about this course?
This course is designed for those who have some knowledge of horticultural practices and will enable students to develop practical skills and extend theoretical knowledge. It will enable students to attain some of the more advanced practical skills and understanding required for employment in the horticultural industry.
The course incorporates a SVQ in Horticulture SCQF Level 5, formerly SVQ Level 2.
3 National 4s, one of which must be English
or satisfactory attainment of any SCQF level 4 course
Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.
The course includes:
- Plant Propagation and Nursery Skills
- Plant Classification and Plantsmanship
- Garden and Plant Maintenance
- Soils and Composts
- Fruit and Vegetable Growing
- Pests and Diseases
- Machinery Maintenance
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
How long will my course last?
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years or more studying at the Biblical Gardens
Part time: 1 year option to study SVQ Production Horticulture (SCQF Level 5) if already employed in a horticulture environment
Where can I study my course?
- Moray College UHI
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 the Horticulture (Landscaping): College Certificate (SQCF Level 6) or RHS Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.