• Part-Time Evening
  • Horticulture
  • SCQF Level 3
  • Professional accredited qualification


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Intro to the course:

After the success of Garden to Plate 1, which was an introduction to horticulture through the process of how to grow plants from seed, or vegetative propagation, to plate. This course was set up for the amateur gardener and, due to demand, the classes wanted a follow up so for Garden to Plate 2 we will look at a lot more practical work on the ground and to develop their strengths as gardeners.  We will be based in the gardens in the college grounds. 

Professional accredited qualification

Study mode
Multiple Available

Start date

Who is the course for?

Amateur gardeners 

Adults returning to education. 

Semi-retired people who want to learn basic gardening. 

Individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects. 

What will I study?

You will develop practical gardening skills, learn appropriate health and safety precautions, and effective communication. The following subjects have been suggested by our previous students: 

Ground preparation. 

Planting out 

Pests and Disease 

Weeds and control. 

Horticultural tools 



Setting up a greenhouse or cold frame from start. 

Plant support. 

Companion plants

Next step course options

NC Horticulture

HNC in Horticulture

How will I be assessed?


Why should I choose this course?

Build the skills to grow your own food – vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and fruit trees.

Where can this course lead?


What are the entry requirements?

Completion of Garden to Plate

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

Fees and finances for day release:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

Choose your study options

Study mode Part-Time Evening Start date 05/09/2024 Duration less than 12 weeks
Study mode Part-Time and Day Release Start date 05/09/2024 Duration less than 12 weeks
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