1Course Overview

Outdoor Living Level 3

Course code: OSC979

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Develop your skills in outdoor living with an award-winning home learning provider!

This course will allow you to:

  • Gain an understanding of the challenges of working outdoors
  • Learn the basics of outdoor planning including planting
  • Create your own project where you decide on outdoor design
  • Understand the history of outdoor design and how it has evolved
  • Examine inspirational examples of best practice from established designers to illustrate the importance of developing your own individual style
  • Explore the rich history of outdoor furniture and furnishings and become familiar with the major international suppliers, designers and manufacturers

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post or email, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support 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!

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2Course Content
Unit 1: The Brief History of outdoor design
  • Define outdoor design
  • Domestic Settings
  • Developing a timeline
  • Advantages and disadvantages of outdoor design
Unit 2: Space planning
  • Importance of planning
  • Creating a plan
  • Importance of communication
  • Best practice within a designer’s job
Unit 3: Outdoor furniture and furnishings
  • Materials
  • Appropriate furniture
  • Why some furniture is not suitable
  • Challenges
Unit 4: Outdoor lighting
  • Outdoor lighting in a plan
  • Health and safety
  • Impact on outdoor lighting
  • Comparing outdoor lighting solutions
Unit 5: Plants for outdoor living space
  • Importance of using plants
  • Plants in a domestic setting
  • Compare old and new plant designs
  • Challenges of using plants
Unit 6: The Research Project -Design an outdoor plan
  • Outdoor design theme
  • Create an outdoor project
  • Mood boards
  • Project Challenges
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required. You are required to do some of your own research.

Course Duration

You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

Course Outcome

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.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

No previous skills or knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course. Although you are also required to complete your own further reading by using recommended books and websites.

Is there a time limit for this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments. 

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

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Outdoor Living Level 3 Certification. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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