Horticulture - Level 3

Course Introduction

This course provides a step up from Level 2, giving students the opportunity to study horticulture at a higher level, whilst also gaining supervisory and valuable work experience. This broad-ranging course offers students an opportunity to complete the following units in historic gardens, on community projects and on the College’s campuses and glasshouse: Promote, Monitor and Maintain Safety and Security Identify and Name Plants Using Their Botanical Names Co-ordinate the Clearance and Preparation of a Site for Planting Carry Out Management of Planted Areas Design Landscape Areas and Specify Materials and Components Co-ordinate the Collection and Storage of Propagation Materials Co-ordinate the Preparation and Establishment of Propagation Materials Estimate Resource Requirements and Programme Work Co-ordinate the Planting of Crops or Plants Co-ordinate the Control of Pests, Diseases and Disorders Co-ordinate the Collection of Plants for Sale or Dispatch Manage Your Own Resources Work Experience and Core Skills Please read the Important Notice at www.borderscollege.ac.uk/uni


SVQ Level 3 Parks, Gardens and Green Space Qualification at SCQF Level 6


Full-time 36 week course 3 days per week in College 1 day per week on placement Part-time, award is assessed in the workplace over 2 years


Newtown St Boswells Campus

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have achieved an SVQ Level 2 Horticultural qualification. This course requires candidates to have a good level of horticultural experience due to the necessity to plan and manage activities during the course.

Demonstrate an ability to study at SCQF Level 6 and above.

Progression Opportunities

Successful students may progress to HNC courses offered at another institution. Career options include becoming a self employed Gardener, Landscape Gardener, Garden Centre/Nursery Assistant, Local Authority Parks Department employee and work in Conservation.