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Garden Designer

Level 3 / ABC Awards / SH225

This course is aimed towards people who want to learn how to design and execute their perfect garden. It is also useful for those who would like to run their own landscaping or garden design business.

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WAS £300.00

NOW £210.00 or only £120.00 initial deposit

course duration: 80 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

This course equips learners with the underpinning knowledge of how to effectively design and produce both attractive and functional gardens.

The course focuses on all aspects of garden design, from the practical side of how to make a garden look its best, to the knowledge behind the selection process of different elements of the gardening process. This covers knowledge such as the best soil to use in different areas, which plants grow best in different geographical locations and how to work with different size gardens to maximise their potential.

It also stresses the importance of the customer in the garden design process, giving examples of different types of client and how a garden designer should interact, and take instructions from them.

 

Modules

Module 1 – Garden Design & You
Module 2 – What Good Design Achieves
Module 3 – Starting To Design
Module 4 – The Importance of Soils & Sites
Module 5 – Starting Real Design Work
Module 6 – Planning
Module 7 – Designing for Interest
Module 8 – Water in the Garden
Module 9 – Children & Pets
Module 10 – Gardening for Users With Disabilities, the Elderly and Garden Safety
Module 11 – Upkeep and Maintenance
Module 12 – Structures in the Garden
Module 13 – Marketing Your Garden Design Business
Module 14 – Tricks of the Trade

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that there is no previous knowledge required to complete this course.

Assessment

This programme is fully assessed via Tutor Marked Assignments. Upon completion of each module the learner will be required to complete a series of tasks, requiring essay style answers, which are sent to the tutor for marking.

Upon completion of all the course assignments the work is then subject to internal and external moderation to ensure consistency, fairness and that all standards have been properly applied and met.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.

ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Support

You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Course Description

This course equips learners with the underpinning knowledge of how to effectively design and produce both attractive and functional gardens.

The course focuses on all aspects of garden design, from the practical side of how to make a garden look its best, to the knowledge behind the selection process of different elements of the gardening process. This covers knowledge such as the best soil to use in different areas, which plants grow best in different geographical locations and how to work with different size gardens to maximise their potential.

It also stresses the importance of the customer in the garden design process, giving examples of different types of client and how a garden designer should interact, and take instructions from them.

 

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that there is no previous knowledge required to complete this course.

assessment

Assessment

This programme is fully assessed via Tutor Marked Assignments. Upon completion of each module the learner will be required to complete a series of tasks, requiring essay style answers, which are sent to the tutor for marking.

Upon completion of all the course assignments the work is then subject to internal and external moderation to ensure consistency, fairness and that all standards have been properly applied and met.

support

Support

You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

Module 1 – Garden Design & You
Module 2 – What Good Design Achieves
Module 3 – Starting To Design
Module 4 – The Importance of Soils & Sites
Module 5 – Starting Real Design Work
Module 6 – Planning
Module 7 – Designing for Interest
Module 8 – Water in the Garden
Module 9 – Children & Pets
Module 10 – Gardening for Users With Disabilities, the Elderly and Garden Safety
Module 11 – Upkeep and Maintenance
Module 12 – Structures in the Garden
Module 13 – Marketing Your Garden Design Business
Module 14 – Tricks of the Trade

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.

ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.