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Introduction to Horticulture


Why should I consider an Introduction to Horticulture course? Do you want to learn the basic practical skills involved in horticultural garden maintenance? Do you want to enhance your employability skills and career prospects with a qualification that will cover not only practical skills but also communication, information technology, team working and safety? Do you want to work towards a qualification which will enable you to study further at National Certificate level? If yes, then this course may well be the right course for you. You may be a school leaver looking to study for a future career. You could already be working within landbased industries but looking to improve your skills. Or you may be a more mature student wishing to change career direction and return to study. Taught full-time, the course will help you develop your skills and gain confidence and practical experience in a range of garden maintenance tasks. You will also be given the opportunity to experience and explore the very diverse areas which exist within land-based industries. The course will introduce the following areas:

Soft Landscaping

Crop Production

Estate Maintenance

Rural Business Investigation

Employability Skills

Horticultural Skills

Communication and Numeracy

Information Technology

Where will I study? This full-time course will be taught at your local centre.

What qualifications do I need to enrol on this course? Potential students require no specific qualifications for this course. Students will be expected, however, to have a keen interest in horticulture and land-based industries

Will I receive a recognised qualification? Yes, upon completing the course you will achieve an SCQF credit at Level 4/5.

How can I continue to develop my skills? After successfully completing the course you will be able to progress to NC Horticulture.

Argyll College UHI Ltd is a Scottish Charity, SC 026685

Argyll College UHI At Argyll College UHI we apply stateof-the-art information technologies – including high-speed internet access and video conferencing facilities – to allow as many students as possible to study throughout Argyll’s dispersed communities. What’s more, as one of the 13 colleges and research institutions that make up the newly formed University of the Highlands and Islands, we can now offer our students even better access to a wide choice of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. This is in addition to our existing, prolific range of vocational, full and parttime further education courses. Argyll College UHI has 13 centres throughout the Argyll region and you can also look at studying many courses at home if you wish. You choose what you study and how you study it.

To find out more about this course simply contact your nearest centre. Arran Tel: 01770 600 152 Oban Tel: 01631 559 500 Cairndow Tel: 01499 600 141 Campbeltown Tel: 01631 559 670 Craignish Tel: 01546 600 070 Dunoon Tel: 01369 707 182 Fionnphort Tel: 01681 700 377 Islay Tel: 01496 810 130 Lochgilphead Tel: 01546 600 070 Bute Tel: 01700 501 000 Tiree Tel: 01879 220 372 Tobermory Tel: 01688 302 801 All Argyll College UHI centres are fully accessible for those students with disabilities

Introduction to Horticulture  

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