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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Horticulture 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D417*


This course provides vocationally-based study to train first-line managers for the landscape and horticultural industry.


It focuses on plant propagation and production research, research and development of horticultural food crops and the marketing of plants. It also covers landscape design, construction and maintenance.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Industry Skills
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Plant and Soil Science
• Introduction to Design and Landscape Construction
• Practical Botany and Propagation
• Plant Identification and Taxonomy
• Plant Establishment and Maintenance

Year 2
• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development
• Academic Development
• Business Enterprise
• Plantsmanship
• Project and Contract Management
• Plant Pests and Diseases

Elective Modules
• Plant Production and Technology
• Landscape, Garden Design and Surveying

*subject to revalidation

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

The one year top up route to the BSc/BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Horticulture.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400