This horticulture course provides the essential skills and knowledge yuo require to work in the horticulture and landscape industry.
What will I learn?
- Plant science
- Soil science
- Plant selection and identification
- Work experience
- Land-based machinery
- Estate maintenance
- Establish and maintain plants
- Amenity turf
- Plant propagation
- Identification and control of plant problems.
Employer and industry links
The College works with a range of public and private sector employers, agencies and Industry Lead Bodies to ensure that the course is relevant to the sector’s needs.
Jobs and further study
- HNC Horticulture
- HNC Landscape Management
- you will have potential to move on to jobs in horticulture or landscaping sector.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- minimum of three National 4s, or equivalent, or
- National Certificate: Introduction to Horticulture Level 4, NC Greenkeeping or appropriate units in horticulture/landscaping
- we will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, 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.
When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- selection will be by assessment of qualifications and you will be invited to attend an interview between March and June
- a group presentation if part of the interview
- please bring your qualifications and photographic ID with you to interview.
You will be notified of the outcome by email within 10 working days of the interview. There are four possible outcomes:
- unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed
- conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements
- waiting list: you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.
- unsuccessful: you have not met the entry criteria or did not achieve the necessary level at the skills test. The Student Advice Centre can be contacted to discuss alternative options.
Once an offer is received, you must respond within 10 working days or you risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer you will be sent further details, such as start date, induction date and funding information.
Once you have accepted your offer, further information will be sent regarding induction and enrolment.