Looking for postal and internet-based DISTANCE LEARNING? You could be up and running in just a few days!
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colin elliott © 2008
certificate in garden design
This distance learning programme is one of our most popular and provides effective training for those working or wishing to work, or enhance thier careers, in the landscape industry.
This well-established course comes in thirty lessons and includes approximately 700 hours of study. Accredited by the International Accreditation & Recognition Council it is ideal for those setting up their own businesses or working at a supervisory level.
While some trainers restrict your options by concentrating solely on drawing and design, we believe that the well educated designer needs to understand all aspects of the landscape process. Our students go on to practice the art of garden creation with authority and confidence. Plant knowledge and understanding of landscape techiques will also be enhanced by following this course.
In many ways this course is the equivalent of conventional full time education at a specialist college. It has the advantage of allowing busy professionals and industry new entrants to study at their own pace and in their own time, after a days work or at the weekends.
We have students from around the world – from the UK, all over Europe and in the United States – working with us on this course at this moment and you can join them.
Working with Colin Elliott, an experienced professional garden designer, this CD-based course provides the information you need to make the jump into a career in garden design.
The 30 lessons are outlined as follows:
1 Introduction to Landscaping
2 Plant Identification and culture
3 History of Gardening
4 Drawing Plans
5 Soils & Nutrition
6 Understanding the Environment
7 Earthworks & Surveying
8 Basic Landscape Construction
10 Garden Structures
11 Park Design
12 Home Garden Design
13 Costing & Specifications
14 Trail Design
15 Tools & Machinery
16 Plant Establishment Techniques
17 Ponds & Pools
18 Rockwork & Masonry
19 Lawn Construction Techniques
20 Irrigation Design & Installation
21 Bush Garden Design
22 Cottage Garden Design
23 Playground Design
24 Garden Bed Design
26 Land Rehabilitation
29 Dealing with Clients
30 Major Design Project
Each lesson ends with assignments to test your knowledge and reinforce your learning; these are sent to your tutor for marking and comments while additional interactive self-test exercises are undertaken privately.
A bonus, 13-page module on CAD for Garden Designers is provided by the Academy, based on our residential course of the same name.
Course cost: £ 1,200 (single payment)
OR 2 payments of £ 640
OR 4 payments of £345
You can now download an outline of our Certificate in Garden Design course here....