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SRUC Scotland's Rural College

Landscape Management

UCAS Code: 2J5K

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

D,E

To include a science subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should be able to offer National 5 (A-C) or equivalent pass in English (for literacy) and Maths (for numeracy)

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4,H4

To include a science subject

Scottish Higher

C,C

To include a science subject

UCAS Tariff

40-42

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Horticulture

**Course Summary**

In everyday life we enjoy beautifully landscaped indoor and outdoor areas for both business and leisure; at SRUC Oatridge our Landscaping courses encompass both the hard and soft aspects of this discipline. Highly practical and industry approved a qualification in Landscape Management will allow you to enter one of the largest and fastest growing employment sectors in the UK and beyond. Throughout the course you will develop your landscaping, construction and horticultural experience and will increase your practical, design and plant identification skills. You will gain transferable skills through the study of modules such as Preparing to Start a Business and Information Technology and will develop practical skills and knowledge for the landscape industry through the study of specialist modules in hard landscaping, surveying and design.

**Assessment Method**

Students will be assessed throughout the course in both practical and theory. Assessments may take the form of assignments, projects, presentations, written and oral questioning and assessment of practical ability on various tasks. A final exam close to the end of the course holistically tests the students on the majority of subjects studied and gives an overall grading.

**Modules**

You will study a range of subjects including Practical Landscaping, Landscape Surveying, Constructing Hard Landscape Features, Plant Recognition and Use, Soil Management, Horticulture Mechanisation Principles, Planting Design, Design Process & Composition in the Landscape, Preparing to Start a Business, Information Technology, Pesticide Application.

**Additional Costs**

- Students on the Landscape Management Course at Oatridge Campus SRUC will be required to provide themselves with the following equipment.

- PPE including waterproofs, sturdy boots, gloves.

- Secateurs and pruning/grafting knife

- Drawing equipment including drawing pens, scale rule, set squares.

Modules

You will study a range of subjects including Practical Landscaping, Landscape Surveying, Constructing Hard Landscape Features, Plant Recognition and Use, Soil Management, Horticulture Mechanisation Principles, Planting Design, Design Process & Composition in the Landscape.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,950
per year
England
£6,950
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,950
per year
Scotland
£1,285
per year
Wales
£6,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oatridge

Department:

Horticulture, Landscaping and Garden Design

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

55%
low
Horticulture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

55%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
47%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
23%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Agriculture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,052
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Elementary agricultural occupations
19%
Agricultural and related trades
11%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

About 70% of the UK's land area is given over to agriculture, so this is a subject representing an important part of the country's economy. Typical starting jobs for graduates in agriculture include agricultural science, farming and farm management, but graduates also go into other areas, such as the horticulture trade, auctioneering and conservation. Agriculture graduates are also in increasing demand for one of the hardest-to-fill jobs in the country - surveying. Jobs for agriculture graduates are often in rural areas - in 2016, areas like Essex, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Yorkshire and Kent were all important for agriculture graduates.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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