Horticulture NC

What is special about this course?

The course has been designed to reflect the different types of candidates attracted to the award. The mandatory units covered provides the underpinning knowledge and skills which will assist in a career in horticulture

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements required although a keen interest in horticulture would be an advantage.

The course will include the following areas of horticulture:

  • soils and growing media
  • plant identification
  • plant husbandry – common disorders
  • basic botany
  • planting and maintenance
  • horticultural machinery – operation and maintenance
  • plant nutrition
  • plant production from seed
  • garden design
  • home and allotment gardening
  • drystone dykes – building and repairing
  • soft landscaping – general plantings
  • vegetative propagation

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

This course is a full-time course which consists of 16 credits.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression - SVQ Horticulture or HNC Horticulture

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in January 2019

I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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