Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

Horticulture HNC

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
In Glasgow

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Important information

Typology HNC
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
  • HNC
  • Glasgow (Scotland)

The 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.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Glasgow, Scotland
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

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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