Garden Design

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Garden Design

UK Open Learning Ltd.
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Do you enjoy watching Alan Titchmarsh and crew create stunning transformations on the TV, or have you visited the Chelsea Flower Show and thought to yourself, "I'd love to do this for a living"? Well this course is perfect for you. Our Garden Design course will take you through all the steps in creating the perfect garden design, from the planning through to the hands on, muddy boots implementation. You'll also get a valuable insight into the different types of plants themselves. It's the perfect course turn your fingers green.

The Garden Designer Course is a positive step in taking control of how you can plan and create your garden. It could also be the first step towards a successful garden…

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Do you enjoy watching Alan Titchmarsh and crew create stunning transformations on the TV, or have you visited the Chelsea Flower Show and thought to yourself, "I'd love to do this for a living"? Well this course is perfect for you. Our Garden Design course will take you through all the steps in creating the perfect garden design, from the planning through to the hands on, muddy boots implementation. You'll also get a valuable insight into the different types of plants themselves. It's the perfect course turn your fingers green.

The Garden Designer Course is a positive step in taking control of how you can plan and create your garden. It could also be the first step towards a successful garden design business. Garden designers need to be trained in the principles of design and in horticulture, and have an excellent knowledge and experience of using plants. Our Garden Design distance learning course will teach you about the Design Layout, considering elements such as paths, walls, landscape features, water features, sitting areas and decking.

At UK Open Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

This course is open-entry.

We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for this course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Unit 1 – Garden Design + You. Unit 2 – What Good Design Achieves. Unit 3 – Starting to Design. Unit 4 – The Importance of Soils + Sites. Unit 5 – Starting Real Design Work. Unit 6 – Planning. Unit 7 – Designing for Interest. Unit 8 – Water in the Garden. Unit 9 – Children + Pets. Unit 10 – Gardening for Users with Disabilities, the Elderly and Garden Safety. Unit 11 – Upkeep + Maintenance. Unit 12 – Structures in the Garden. Unit 13 – Marketing Your Business. Unit 14 – Tricks of the Trade.

There is no exam although you will be required to complete a series of assignments which you will send to your tutor when completed for marking and feedback. There are also regular Self-assessment Activities for you to monitor your own progress and understanding.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

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