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Horticulture SVQ at SCQF Level 5

Level: SCQF 5

Available at these campuses: Elmwood, Oatridge

About the Course

Students working in a greenhouse

This qualification is a work-based course designed to equip trainees with the basic skills of a craftsman gardener to meet the horticulture industry standards.

Duration: 1 year if studied full-time. Work-based learning is also available.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be employed within the industry or have an employer who would be willing to employ them. Satisfactory standard of literacy and numeracy is required

Course Content

A range of topics will be covered during the course including how to monitor and maintain health, safety and security, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, agree how to manage and improve own performance in the business environment, establish crops or plants and prepare growing media. Additional specific units will be on offer at each campus.

A Modern Apprenticeship can be achieved by completing this level qualification plus a one day Emergency First Aid course and one other industry specific certificate.