Level 3 Certificate

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If you want to apply your knowledge of horticulture or would like to design your own garden, this is the course for you. This programme will provide you with the core practical skills and knowledge that you will need to succeed in understanding how to start thinking about garden design, the processes and the ideas behind the profession.

Course content:

 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.

Focus Units:

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.

Entry Requirements:

16-19 years old (key Stage 5) 19+

Either:

  • 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
  • Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.
Dates & Location:

TBC

Plumpton Site 

Duration:

1 Day a week for 34 weeks

Costs:

£1,695.00

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