Agriculture & Horticulture


Farming and forestry are ancient practices that have kept people alive for thousands of years, and with today's technology it is a diverse and invigorating area to be involved in. 

The agriculture and forestry industry and its success is vital for the well-being of the people of the Island, whether you are interested in the scientific side, or conversely the active and practical, there is something to suit many different types of students. The agriculture and forestry industries need it all, from logical statistics interpreters, to people physically planting crops or taking measurements in the field.  

The number of students enrolling on agriculture is small, so these courses are offered every other year to those already employed in the Industry. 

Please contact the Programme Area Secretary on 648205 with any enquiries and we will be happy to help.


Our horticulture courses have been designed if you have a passion for horticulture or if you are aiming to change or develop your career in this vibrant, creative and diverse industry. 

It will provide you with a firm understanding of the core horticultural skills. If you would like to gain the knowledge and skills you need to work with plants - from maintaining turf as a groundskeeper, to caring for plants as a gardener, to designing gardens and parks as a landscape artist, this is the course for you. 

You will learn at UCM and gain practical experience that will give you an edge in the world of work; we have enjoyed an 80% success rate in finding relevant employment for horticultural students. 

Available courses

Full Time

  • Level 1 City and Guilds 7573 Diploma in Practical Horticulture Skills
    ENTRY: Successful interview
    DURATION: 1 year
  • Level 2 - City and Guilds - 0078 Horticulture Skills
    ENTRY: 1 GCSE grade D or above / Level 1 in Horticulture
    DURATION: 1 year

Part Time

  • Level 2 - City and Guilds - 0066 Diploma in Work-Based Agriculture
    ENTRY: Successful interview. You will need to be employed and registered with the Department of Enterprise, who can be contacted on 687156.
    DURATION: 36 weeks
  • Level 3 - City and Guilds - 0078 Horticulture
    ENTRY: L2 in Horticulture
    DURATION: 2 years