Take your horticulture skills to the next level, with our level 3 programme in garden design
This programme will provide you with the core practical skills and knowledge that you will need to succeed in perfecting your portfolio, understanding how to set yourself up in business and preparing to work in the industry.
On this Level 3 Diploma you will learn:
GARDEN DESIGN DETAILING
Carrying out site surveys, working with site characteristics to influence your design decisions and understanding hard landscape detailing
GARDEN DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Looking at standard graphics, and the importance of mass and void
HARD LANDSCAPING MATERIALS
Looking at materials, quantities and how to select appropriate features
GARDEN DESIGN PROCESS AND DEVELOPMENT
Presentation plans, image capture and section elevations
SETTING UP IN GARDEN DESIGN
Legal requirements, marketing, business start-up study
GARDEN DESIGN CUSTOMER SERVICE
Verbal and non -verbal communication strategies, confidentiality and respect.
GARDEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Making sure ideas are site specific and focused to work within a specified timescale
Investigation into the design qualities of plants, plant associations and adaptations
PLANNING FOR A GARDEN DESIGN PROJECT
Look at resource requirements, and work to a set budget. Develop action plans that stage implementation.
GARDEN DESIGN IN CONTEXT
Design thoughts into how architecture relates to the design. Evaluation into the links between outdoor space and the broader environment.
GARDEN DESIGN STYLES
Focus into garden design styles and depth into a chosen designer. Document the development of a design.
GARDEN DESIGN DOCUMENTATION AND LEGISLATION
Building a plant schedule, costing summary and maintenance schedule. Understand legislation around plant passporting.
PLANT OBSERVATION AND ANALYSIS
Develop an illustrated sketchbook to document associations, observation and critique.
PLANTING DESIGN APPRAISAL
Review of written proposals. Analysis of existing design and rationale for additions and change.
PLANT AND GARDEN HISTORY
Analysis of the socio-political and economic factors that have influenced the design and development of gardens.
PLANTS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT
Evaluate how the site and climatic factors influence decisions.
16-19 years old (key Stage 5)
You'll need to have achieved 4 or more GCSEs between grade 9-4 (previous grade structure A-C) including English, Maths and a Science
Successful completion of a related Level 2 qualification at Merit or above and GCSE maths or English at grade c/4 or above
Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.
This course is assessed through a portfolio. This will be vital for seeking employment, pitching to clients and also with two days at college will provide the learning and support network for those starting their own design business.
Dates & Location:
Monday 13th September 2021
9:15 - 16:15
Stanmer Campus - One Garden Brighton
The course is timetabled for 1 day at college but you will need to spend one day of self-study in addition to the taught lessons.
1 day a week
Ready to take the next step?
Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in Garden Design.