Rural Skills (Horticulture route) NC Level 4

What is special about this course?

Horticulture is a diverse industry which includes production horticulture industries; tree and timber related industries; environmental conservation industries; estate management and landscaping.

This course will help you develop basic practical skills and allow you to explore the different employment opportunities that exist in the land-based industry sector. You will look at how estates are maintained and you will develop manual dexterity skills by using a range of tools and equipment. There will be practical tasks in soft landscaping within a horticulture landscape environment and you will learn how to prepare and grow your own plants within the working college, school or community gardens and grounds.

Entry requirements

You don’t need passes in specific subjects to join this course, but you need a positive attitude and you should be willing to learn new skills and undertake a successful interview

What units will I study?

  • Land-based Industries: an introduction
  • Estate Maintenance
  • Employability Skills in the Land-based sector
  • Crop Production: an introduction
  • Soft Landscaping: an introduction

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

How and where will I study?

The course contains a mix of practical work and theoretical study. Depending on your location, classes will take place in school or in your local college learning centre, and practical work may take place in partnership with local employers.

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI

Start date

In most schools this course will start in June.

Fees

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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Where will it take me?

  • Introduction to Land Based Skills – at college
  • NC Horticulture – at college
  • Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture - work-based

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Rural Skills (Horticulture route) NC Level 4

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local Argyll College Centre

This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

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.

This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.