Horticulture HNC

About the Course

Students working in a greenhouseThe HNC covers the fundamentals of horticulture. You will learn both practical skills and develop your underpinning knowledge of plants and their cultivation. You will also be introduced to the different sectors of the industry including nursery production, maintenance of gardens and green-space, and plant retailing.

During your studies, the diversity of the course will help you to weigh up which areas of horticulture gardening you are most interested in for future employment or further study.

You will be qualified for a broad range of job opportunities at the end of the HNC including working for nurseries, private and public gardens, landscape companies and local authorities.


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Education Level

Undergraduate

Award

HNC

Credit

SCQF 7

UCAS code

014D

Prerequisite

Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/1 A-Level Pass or equivalent qualification to include a science subject.

Course Content

What Will I Learn

You will learn plant identification, plant uses, soil management, plant protection, business management , nursery production, and plant physiology. Practical work will include horticultural techniques for plant propagation and the growing on of plants, garden maintenance, and how to conduct a plant trial on an outdoor plot.

Those studying at the Ayr Campus will also have the opportunity to study modules in Garden Design, as the HNC Garden Design course is not available at this campus.

How Will I Learn

Much of your learning will be practically based. For example, you will propagate plants, pot them up, prune plants, and plant trees and shrubs. Plant identification is taught through guided walks in College grounds and botanic gardens. There are frequent visits to growers, nurseries and gardens

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply to join year two of the HND Horticulture or HND Horticulture with Plantsmanship.

Those who have studied the relevant Garden Design modules as part of their Horticulture HNC can apply to progress into Year 2 of the HND Garden Design.

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Undergraduate Study at SRUC

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Campus

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Subject Area

Take a look at study tours, student profiles and much more on Horticulture with Plantsmanship.

Department

This course belongs to the Department of Horticulture and Landscape.

Open Days

The best way to find out more is to visit us at one of our Open Days and Events.

Prospectus

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How to Apply

Further information about our application process.

Student Life

At SRUC we recognise that life isn't all about work. The social aspect of being a student is just as important and there are various clubs and societies that students can join, either at SRUC or at partner Universities or in the local area. Each Campus has a range of sports facilities available as well as those on offer in local areas.

For further information, visit Student Life.

Contact Us

SRUC Student Recruitment
Tel: 0800 269 453
Email: recruitment@sruc.ac.uk

Course Options and Apply

Horticulture HNC

Location: Elmwood Campus
Study Mode: Full Time
Attendance Mode: Campus
Attendance Pattern: Daytime
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Duration: 1 year of full time study
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Horticulture HNC

Location: Edinburgh Campus
Study Mode: Full Time
Attendance Mode: Campus
Attendance Pattern: Daytime
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Duration: 1 year of full time study
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Horticulture HNC

Location: Edinburgh Campus
Study Mode: Part Time
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Attendance Pattern: Daytime
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Duration: 2 years
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Horticulture HNC (with Garden Design options)

Location: Ayr Campus
Study Mode: Full Time
Attendance Mode: Campus
Attendance Pattern: Daytime
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Duration: 1 year of full time study
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Horticulture HNC (with Garden Design options)

Location: Ayr Campus
Study Mode: Part Time
Attendance Mode: Campus
Attendance Pattern: Daytime
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Duration: 2 years of part-time study
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