• Part-Time Evening
  • 12 weeks or more
  • Horticulture
  • SCQF Level 4


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Intro to the course:

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in A therapeutic garden setting for health and wellbeing. 

It will suit school leavers or professionals within the industry looking to change career or take their first steps into the therapeutic horticultural profession.

SCQF Level 4

Study mode
Part-Time Evening

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • people who wish to take their first steps into the industry

What will I study?

You'll develop practical skills and learn about health and wellbeing using horticulture as a vehicle to develop an understanding of plants and there uses within a therapeutic setting. You'll learn through group work, lectures and guest speakers in  a practical setting. 

Next step course options

NC or HNC in Horticulture  (Full-time)

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing practical and written assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will prepare you for the new therapeutic qualification or employment in therapeutic  gardening.  You'll get the chance to help with other events and community projects. You'll get the best possible opportunities to progress in your career in horticulture or health care setting.

Where can this course lead?

  • NHS garden units 
  • Hospice
  • Care home 
  • Community allotment garden 
  • Garden centre

What are the entry requirements?

Those who have an interest in alternative therapies in a horticultural or care setting. 

What are the interview arrangements?


Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for evening:

This course costs £175.

Find out more about Part-Time Fee Grants (PFGs): https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

Other information:

We have recently re-developed our horticulture facilities including a horticulture teaching lab with indoor growing facilities. In addition there is a purpose-built outdoor horticulture teaching facility with allotments, polytunnel, potting shed and outdoor classroom.  

Evening course: Tuesday Evening for 14 weeks

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Study mode Part-Time Evening Start date 03/09/2024 Duration 12 weeks or more
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