HNC Horticulture

This course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in horticulture.

Course content

  • Plant Knowledge – Identification and Use
  • Pests, Diseases and Plant Disorders
  • Plant Biology and Soil Management
  • Practical Horticultural Skills including soft and hard landscaping
  • Producing Plants
  • Machinery for Horticulture
  • Business Start-up

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Two SQA Higher Grade passes at C or above. Higher Biology is preferred.
  • Appropriate Units at SCQF Level 6
  • Basic computing skills are essential
  • Final selection will be based on applicant interview, which may include a numeracy and literacy aptitude test for applicants who cannot supply evidence of qualifications
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience.
Selection Process Information

Progression routes

  • HND Horticulture

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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