Are you inspired by garden design, have a natural flare for it, and wish you could combine your interest and your talent to create the garden of your dreams? Then why not pave yourself a pathway to a thriving career in landscaping by signing up to this comprehensive course and make that dream, a reality.
Why should I enrol on this course?
An information-packed, self-paced programme that is organised onto 10 easy-to-digest modules. This flexible programme promises to deliver everything you need by way of skill and technique to develop bespoke designs for both public and private landscaping.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Anybody who has a desire to learn more about this subject is encouraged to do this course. The course has no entry requirements.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Once you have successfully completed all the units for your course, you will be awarded: An endorsed Diploma for your portfolio.
Training Course Content
Key Learning Points
The course will help you develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the design and development of garden areas.
- Understand the basic principles of the design procedure.
- Identify pre-planning information required.
- Differentiate between formal, normal and natural gardens.
- Discover how gardens have changed over the years.
- Understand the relationship between design and construction.
- Recognise the importance of adequate drainage.
- Identify the importance of accurate specifications and contracts.
- Identify types of surfacing available.
- Understand the performance considerations when selecting a surface.
- Identify the different characteristics of trails.
- Learn how to plan a trail.
- Understand basic safety when working with electrically powered tools and equipment.
- Understand the causes of soil degradation.
- Select the correct methods for testing soils.
- Understand the importance of drainage.
- Identify common garden features in a traditional cottage garden.
- Understand how to plan for a water feature.
- Select appropriate materials for edging, steps and walling.
- Differentiate between ferrous and non-ferrous metals used in tools.
- Explain how to lay and maintain a lawn.
- Identify other structures that may be used in landscaping.
Units of Study
- Basic Design Procedure
- History of Gardening Styles
- Draughting and Contracting
- Basic Landscape Construction
- Surfacings, Furnishings and Features
- How to Make Trails
- Tools and Machinery
- Cottage Garden Features
- More on Tools and Machinery
Course delivery details
- Location: Online course
- Course Access: 12 Months
- Go at your own pace.
- There are no time limits for this course.
- This course is compatible with all modern devices and browsers.
- On completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate.
- We are here to help if you have any problems.
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