NC Introduction to Horticulture

This course is designed for those who wish to gain skills in horticulture or landscaping. This course provides a mix of theoretical and practical skills with the emphasis on practical horticulture and landscaping.

Course content

  • An Introduction to Gardening Skills
  • An Introduction to Tools and Machinery
  • An Introduction to Turf Maintenance
  • Prepare, Create and Maintain a Landscape Area
  • Hard and Soft Landscaping
  • Plant Identification
  • Plant Health and Propagation

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Access 3 in English and Numeracy
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
  • SVQ Level 1 in Horticulture
  • A numeracy and communication aptitude test will be required if applicants cannot provide evidence of qualifications.
Selection Process Information

Progression routes

  • City and Guilds Diploma in 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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