This Garden Design Level 3 course will help you gain a knowledge of garden design principles. You will undertake practical research into garden design, study the importance of site and soil and learn the art of hard and soft landscaping.
The Garden Design Level 3 course will suit anyone who has a passion for gardening and would love to create your own masterpiece.
Do you have a flair for design and would enjoy seeing an idea in your head forming into reality by adding those vital finishing touches that can really make a space come to life? Garden designers are creative, imaginative and artistic. They also need to be disciplined, organised and skilled business people. Combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, garden designers work with clients and other design professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive and meet the needs of the people using the space.
The course will be delivered by post including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.
You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.
Module 1 – An Introduction to Colour Theory and Design Layout
The Colour Wheel
The Effects of Light and Shade on Colour
Layout of a Drawing
Module 2 – Sample Boards and Paint Techniques
Blending and developing shades
Module 3 – Lighting and Window Treatments
The different types of lighting
The lighting design
Types of window treatment
Module 4 – Consultations and Design Brief Management
Briefing consultation questionnaire
Letter of intent to a contractor
Contract tender letter
Contract tender rejection
The design brief
Module 5 – Perspective Drawing The back wall
Establishing the eye line
Placing the vanishing point on one-point perspective
Establishing the floor and ceiling lines
The perspective grid
Adding furniture to your drawings
Module 6 – Managing a Project Assessment
Order of works
Concepts of scheduling
The order sheet
Fees and hourly rates
Quotations from suppliers
Constructing an invoice
Q & A
Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
What is included with this course?
In-depth study materials covering the full specification
12 months tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Will I need to purchase any books?
You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.
Are there any additional costs?
There will be no additional costs for this course.
I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?
Yes, this course is available to international students.
Do I have to pay delivery?
For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.
How many hours should I allow for this course?
We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 140 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?
Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full course.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
Access to a range of online resources.
Free Notebook and Pen.
Access to the NUS student card.
Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.