About the Course
The course provides sound practical experience in a wide range of landscaping skills together with the knowledge of construction principles and their application.
It is ideal for anyone with some industry experience, wishing to broaden their experience, or for those planning a career change.
Duration: 1 academic year
Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of 3 National 4s including English.
A range of topics will be covered during the course including soils, plant husbandry, common disorders, tree and shrub planting, hand tools in horticulture, introduction to lawns and lawn care, plant identification, specialist planting, soft landscaping: trees and shrubs, right plant: right place, small engine powered machine operations, tractor operations, machinery maintenance and use of basic equipment, bricklaying introduction, stone and brick work, fencing, surveying, paving and hard surfaces.