This course will allow you to experience the Landscaping and Greenkeeping industries and develop an extensive range of knowledge and skills to allow progression to employment or to further studies within the Land-based sector.
What will I learn?
- Preparation of landscape areas
- Construction of landscape areas
- Maintaining landscape areas
- Practical Green-keeping
- Use of tools and machinery
- Horticultural skills
- Plant identification.
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
- NC Landscape Design Construction and Management - Level 5
- City & Guilds Diploma in Horticulture
- Greenkeeping Level 5
- You will have the potential to move on to jobs in the horticulture and landscaping industry.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Minimum of three passes at National 4, or equivalent, or
- Relevant units in horticulture and landscaping
- An interview
- 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 we will be in contact as per the following stages:
- You will be invited to attend an interview between March and June. Please bring your qualifications and photographic identification with you.
- If you have no formal qualifications, you will be asked to complete a numeracy and communications test as part of the 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. You can contact The Student Advisory Service 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.