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Garden Design Level 2 Certificate

Shuttleworth College Horticulture Technician Ross


Garden Design Level 2 Certificate

This course will introduce you to the basics of garden design. The course aim is to give an overview of the key areas you need be a successful garden designer both amateur and professional. We cover topics from design principles, plant knowledge, computer aided design and the science behind plant growth. By combining these you will finish with a good understanding of the basics that are needed to enter this fast paced and rewarding industry.

This part time qualification is one day a week and allows you to plan around your current commitments. If you are considering a career change or just want to learn more for your own garden. This is the course for you. It is a broad course covering all the areas of horticulture that link into a successful garden design process from start to finish. You will be taught both in the classroom and within our walled garden, where you will have access to different planting areas, landscape features and opportunity to practice your skills learned from theory sessions.

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Course information

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Entry requirements

Essential: A keen interest in garden design and a willingness to develop your skills within horticulture

Desirable: Previous experience as an amateur gardener with and interest in garden design

What qualification will I gain?

Gateway Level 2 Certificate in Garden Design.

How will I be assessed?

Through Portfolio evidence.

Course content

What will I study?
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Plant Knowledge
  • Planning for Garden Design
  • Garden Design Process
  • Plant Selection and Care
  • Graphics and 3-Dimensional Studies for Garden Design

Next steps

Course progression:
  • Gateway Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design
Career progressions:
  • Garden Designer, Garden maintenance, public gardens and Landscaping

Additional information

  • You will need to purchase a scale ruler, pens, pencils and a compass.
  • Steel toed capped boots will be required for practical work.

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Shuttleworth College
Starts: 23/09/2024
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 9:30am - 4:30pm
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Fees: £995.00

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.