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Garden Design Level 3

Course Code: ABC010
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Whether you want an active and creative career, or simply want to spruce up your garden at home, this course covers everything you need to know about the principles of garden design, from home!

  • Enhance your knowledge of garden design principles
  • Undertake practical research into garden design
  • Study the importance of site and soil and how these factor into garden design
  • Learn the art of hard and soft landscaping

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a paper based hard copy. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Garden Design
    • The purpose of garden design
    • The history of garden design
    • Key figures in garden design history
    • Different garden design styles
    Unit 2: Garden Design Principles
    • The key design principles used in garden design
    • How these key principles are interlinked
    • The elements of formal garden design
    • The elements of informal garden design
    Unit 3: The Importance of Site and Soil
    • How to appraise an existing garden
    • The key factors in site appraisal
    • How to deal with different levels within a site
    • How to plot the site on to paper
  • Unit 4: Hard Landscaping
    • The purpose of hard landscaping elements
    • Five different types of hard landscaping elements
    • Five different hard landscaping materials
    • The importance of foundations in hard landscaping
    Unit 5: Soft Landscaping
    • The purpose of a planting plan and how to create one
    • How to use plants in the garden design
    • Different types of plants that can be obtained and their uses
    • Range of plants and their features
    Unit 6: Specialist Design Requirements
    • Range of problems that may exist in a garden
    • Specialist garden needs to include those of children, disabled people, low maintenance and all year round interest
    • Solutions to specialist problems
    • The need for health and safety considerations

Other Information

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

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

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your assignments to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded Certificate in Garden Design Level 3.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    ""Really looking forward to it""

    - Suzanne Kellow, Highbridge

    As my children are on school holidays I will start my course in september and I am really looking forward to it.

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