Horticulture - Level 3


26 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

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.

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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

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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.


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