Diploma in Horticulture (Landscaping & Garden Design)

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Important information

Typology Vocational qualification Level 5
Methodology Online
Class hours 600h
Start Different dates available
  • Vocational qualification Level 5
  • Online
  • 600h
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Do you love plants? Would you like to turn this passion into a professional career? Learn how plants grow, how to identify them, how to care for them. All important aspects if you want to succeed in this field. With this qualification you can work in most fields of horticulture as the first half of the course provides you with broad foundation knowledge. This keeps your options open for the future as well as giving you an 'edge' in the landscaping field where most employees or contractors do not possess this knowledge.

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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

This course develops skills in general horticulture, plant identification and use, landscape design, costing and construction, features and landscape business management. A 700 hour accredited course designed to train landscape contractors and/or designers. This course is similar to our other horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to landscaping.

· Who is it intended for?

This course is designed specifically as training for people who want to work in landscaping, as a designer, contractor or in landscape construction. It is suitable both for people who want to commence their own business; and for anyone seeking work with an established landscape enterprise.

· Requirements

None. This course is the best place for a beginner to the industry to start. It covers all the important aspects of Horticulture, as well as the basis for good landscape design.

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Mick
01/09/2016
What I would highlight I wish to state I am exceptionally satisfied and feel that I settled on the correct decision in picking ADL. I have observed your client administration to be incredible, cordial and expert. The course I have begun on is likewise to a great degree elegantly composed and is extremely compelling at submitting the lessons to memory.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
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Susan Stephenson
03/05/2015
What I would highlight Dear ADL: I have worked for a couple of universities and I discover your bolster both for me as a coach and understudies really incredible - just thought I would pass that on as in some cases it should be said.

What could be improved Nothing bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

Landscaping
Horticulture
Plant Science
Design
Plant Biology
Gardening
Garden Design
Landscape Design
Garden irrigation program
Landscape Management
Plant Breeding

Course programme

This certificate entails the following:

Core studies: half of the course, involving approximately 300hrs over 15 lessons.

Elective Studies: half of the course, involving stream studies specific to landscaping.

Core Lessons

1. Introduction to Plants

2. Parts of the Plant

3. Plant Culture - Planting

4. Plant Culture - Pruning

5. Plant Culture – Irrigation and Machinery

6. Soils & Media

7. Soils & Nutrition

8. Propagation – Seeds & Cuttings

9. Propagation – Other Techniques

10. Identification and Use of Plants

11. Identification and Use of Plants

12. Identification and Use of Plants

13. Pests

14. Diseases

15. Weeds

Stream Lessons

The aim of the stream studies is to develop skills and knowledge in landscape design, construction, features and landscape business management.

1. History of Landscaping

2. Principles of Design and Planning Information

3. Drawing and Costs

4. Irrigation

5. Garden Designs

6. Earthmoving and Drainage

7. Materials

8. Paths, Walls and Fences

9. Equipment

10. Water Features

11. Garden Art: Statues, Sundials and Figurines

12. Landscaping for Sports and Games

13. Landscape Management

14. Industrial Relations: Unions and Workers

15. Maintenance of New Landscape

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Additional information

This Diploma in Horticulture (Landscaping and Garden Design) is endorsed by TQUK -  an Ofqual approved awarding organisation.