This HNC Landscape Management course will give you the essential skills required for a career in the field of horticulture and landscaping management.
What will I learn?
- Landscape design
- Landscape surveying
- Practical horticultural skills including soft and hard landscaping
- Landscape design history
- Machinery for horticulture
- Landscape planting
- Business start-up
Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Minimum of one SQA Higher at C or above - Higher Biology is desirable; or
- Relevant units at SCQF Level 6
- Basic computing skills are essential
- We will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications
- Final selection will be based on interview, which may include a numeracy and literacy aptitude test if you can't supply evidence of 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.
Employer and industry links
The College works with a range of public and private employers, agencies and industry lead bodies to ensure that this course is relevant to the sector’s needs.
Jobs and further study
- Appropriate HND
- You will have the potential to progress to jobs within the horticultural and landscape industry.
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.
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. Please bring your qualifications and photographic ID with you.
- if you have no formal qualifications will be asked to complete a numeracy and communications test
- interviews will take place within six weeks of applying.
You will be informed of the outcome by email within 10 working days of the interview. There are four possible outcomes:
- unconditional place: your place is guaranteed on return of your acceptance
- conditional place: your place is secured once you meet the conditions set
- waiting list: the course is full and you have been placed on a waiting list. If a place becomes available you may be contacted.
- unsuccessful: you have not met the entry criteria or did not met 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 reply within 10 working days or 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.