Land Based Industries


Horticulture NC

wall repair

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

Locations: Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Islay, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay

Horticulture HNC

potting plants

The HNC Horticulture is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of horticulture and landscape and to develop – at a practical level – an understanding of the characteristics, growth and use of plants.

The course will be delivered by very experienced horticulture tutors and an award-winning garden designer.

Locations: Arran, Campbeltown, Dunoon, Islay, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay

Land Based Skills

Introduction to Land Based Skills

This course will include the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Equine
  • Estate Skills
  • Fishery Management
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture

Locations: Campbeltown, Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay


Agriculture NC

student in tractor

The course will introduce the following areas:

  • Livestock Husbandry, Health and Welfare
  • Livestock Reproduction and Digestive Systems
  • Tractor Operations and Attachments
  • Farm Maintenance
  • Grassland Production
  • Dairy Production
  • Calf Rearing Systems
  • Forage Crop Production
  • Crop Production
  • Accident and Emergency Procedures
  • Agricultural Environmental Awareness

Locations: Campbeltown

Agriculture HNC

student with cattle

Subjects include:

  • Arable Crop Production
  • Crop Protection and Harvesting Mechanisation
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Farm Power
  • Grass and Fodder Crop Production
  • Information Technology: Applications Software 1
  • Livestock Breeding
  • Livestock Growth, Health and Welfare
  • Livestock Husbandry and Recording
  • Livestock Production Systems
  • Soils and Crop Establishment
  • Agriculture: Graded Unit 1

Locations: Campbeltown, Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay

Agriculture HND

The aim of the HND Agriculture is to develop practical and core skills and build competence and understanding in the areas of applied science and technology, business management, economic policy and the environment.

You will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding of animal and crop production technology, farm mechanisation, business management and managing people, which are necessary for a position as a trainee/assistant farm manager or equivalent. You will also develop you awareness of relevant health and safety, animal welfare and environmental issues.

Locations: Campbeltown, Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Oban, Rothesay