diploma in landscaping

One of the most comprehensive home study courses in landscaping and garden design available, this Diploma course has been written by an international team of experts. It is personally supported by the Garden Design Academy's own award winning garden designers / landscapers Colin and Marie-Chantal Elliott.

This course is the equivelent of a 3 year fulltime college diploma, but studied at home in your own time. With around 2,100 hours of study this is a serious course for those determined to progress in an industry crying out for well trained landscapers and designers.

This has been designed to be extensive training for an exceptional career as a landscape contractor or garden designer. An experiential learning program incorporating lots of practical experience together with sound training in the foundation knowledge required for a successful and sustained career. Learn to design all types of landscapes, manage projects and to adapt and confront new problems as they arise.

The course not only covers all that you need to know about landscaping; it also gives you essential and extensive training in horticulture fundamentals and workplace practices and requirements. Gain a truly solid landscaping qualification from one of the most respected schools in this field.

This course is made of 21 modules - 19 compulsory and two elective modules. Note that each module in the Diploma in Landscaping is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

  1. Cottage Garden Design
  2. Horticultural Research I
  3. Horticulture I
  4. Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge)
  5. Landscape Construction
  6. Landscaping I
  7. Plant Selection And Establishment
  8. Workshop I
  9. Horticultural Research II
  10. Horticultural Resource Management
  11. Landscaping II
  12. Landscaping III (Landscaping Styles)
  13. Natural Garden Design
  14. Permaculture Systems
  15. Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens
  16. Playground Design
  17. Project Management
  18. Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens
  19. Water Gardening

Elective modules may be selected from a number of interesting courses including: Advanced Permaculture; Irrigation gardens; Trees for Rehabilitation; Horticultural Marketing; Plant Ecology; Conifers; Roses; Perennials; Australian Natives I; Tropical Plants; Photoshop; Starting a Small Business and many others.

Each lesson of each module (there are more than 200 lessons) culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments and if necessary, extra reading.

Working with Colin Elliott, an experienced professional landscaper and garden designer, this course is hard to better.

Diploma in Landscaping - Course cost: £ 3,950

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