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 75,000 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 from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *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 achieve Outdoor Living Level 3. 

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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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).