Landscaping Courses

Biophilic Landscaping Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

People Friendly Landscaping

New Course in Preparation

Available later this year

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Cottage Garden Design Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Design beautiful cottage gardens!

Learn to design a cottage garden, applying broad concepts and principles loosely or rigidly to create a landscape sympathetic to a period in history and/or style of architecture. This course involves using heritage or old world plants and features (eg. formal to semi formal; designs, arches, arbors, statues, gazebos, picket fencing, etc.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Cottage Garden Design

Foundation Certificate in Horticulture Duration icon 150 hours Qualification icon Certificate Lessons icon 10 lessons

 

FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE 2 ONLINE STUDY

(formerly RHS Certificate II)

This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture plus specialised elective studies. The course is designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture by developing the ability to identify a large range of plants, knowledge of essential horticultural principles and practices and practical skills in plant propagation, growth and care. This course provides certification from ACS, upon passing two exams.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Foundation Certificate in Horticulture

Green Walls and Roofs Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Learn to develop appropriate and functional roof and vertical gardens, for residential, commercial and public landscapes.

Green walls and roofs are increasingly popular in landscaping and environmental management for various reasons, including:

  • Greening areas where there is lack of space for a more extensive garden
  • Improving aesthetics of  unsightly places
  • Improving the environment (eg. Reduce glare, modify temperature, filter air pollutants, reduce water run off and mitigate flood problems, etc)
  • Urban farming –growing crops in an urban area

 

 

 

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Green Walls and Roofs

Landscape Construction Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Interesting in building and constructing landscapes for gardening purposes?

This landscape construction course is just what you need.

This course develops your knowledge of how to construct or build a landscape - as distinct from designing a landscape. Learn to construct or build a garden the "right" way. This course provides a good grounding for someone entering the landscape industry.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Landscape Construction

Landscaping I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

 

A great introduction to landscaping

At the end of this short course you will be able to design a garden, and will have a foundation for further studies in specific areas of landscape design, development or management. Learn the principles that underpin all design. See how garden styles have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your understanding of how to use different garden components to create varying affects.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Landscaping I

Landscaping II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons

Improve your landscaping skills and knowledge with this extensive landscaping course. Study in your own home with support from our excellent, highly experienced tutors!

A natural progression from Landscaping I, but a self contained study unit in its own right. This course concentrates on the detail of creating individual components in a landscape that are the difference between a good and a great garden.

For a garden to be good it needs well nourished soil and healthy plants. However a great garden comprises many other components that include furnishings, buildings, water features, fences, drainage and irrigation systems, paths, driveways, entertainment and other outdoor living areas.

In this course you learn to design and build such things as walls, rockeries, steps, ponds, and paving; and you develop skills to create specific effects in a garden. 

It is equally suited to those already working or looking to work in the industry, or enthusiastic gardeners with good basic landscaping knowledge.

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Landscaping II

Landscaping Styles (Landscaping III) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons


 

LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF GARDENS & LANDSCAPE

Learn to apply the principles, design features and elements that make up many types and styles of gardens. This is an outstanding course for even experienced landscape designers, developing skills in developing everything from a formal to an eclectic garden, and a Mediterranean to an Oriental landscape.  Study online, study at home, study from anywhere in the World!

 

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Masonry Work Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Learn to work with Brick, Stone and Concrete

  • different types of materials and techniques used to create buildings, interior and exterior building features and landscape features.
  • a course for involved with property management, maintenance or construction.
  • relating to commercial and residential construction, as well as landscape construction.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Masonry Work

Natural Garden Design Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Designing Natural Gardens - A useful course for gardeners and amateurs who want to bring nature back into the garden.

A natural garden is one that appears to be a relatively natural occurrence: not contrived or planned by man, and not maintained with any substantial input by man. Although natural gardens may, in fact, be planned, and may require routine maintenance; it is just these things are not obvious.

Natural gardens frequently make use of the indigenous flora, or native plants of a particular area. It might make use of other plants as well. Your choice of plants for a natural garden will largely depend upon what affect you are trying to achieve. To appear informal a natural garden should have curves rather than being angular; is informal rather than formal and tends to incorporate nature rather than manipulate it.

Over ten lessons this course develops your understanding of how natural environments work and the concepts of natural garden design. Know how to produce concept and detailed innovative plans for low maintenance natural gardens (eg. woodland gardens, desert gardens, wild gardens, indigenous plant gardens, etc.) using indigenous plants or a mixture of indigenous and other plants) plus suitable landscape features.

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Natural Garden Design

Ornamental Gardens - Planning, Layout and Construction Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Landscape Gardening Course.LEARN TO PLAN AND CONSTRUCT ORNAMENTAL GARDENS
 
Learn to design, plan and construct beautiful ornamental gardens.
 
Learn about ornamental gardens with this intensive 100 hour course.  

Ornamental gardens are the type of garden designed to look good - to be ornate or attractive. Such gardens are planned and built with a different mindset to the garden which is built to serve a specific function (eg. for children to play in).

This course is a valuable opportunity for landscapers, gardeners or students to explore this type of garden, and build their abilities to create ornamental landscapes in home gardens, parks or on commercial sites.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Ornamental Gardens - Planning, Layout and Construction

Plant Selection And Establishment Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Learn more about plant selection and establishment

This course aims to provide you with a firm basis for the selection, establishment and maintenance of a range of commonly used garden plants.

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Playground Design Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn to design playgrounds - This course develops a sound understanding of the design and construction of small community parks and playgrounds.  A valuable course for parks managers or designers, .the course covers playground philosophy, design of play structures (for function and safety), materials selection, community participation and park design.

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Qualification - Certificate in Playground Design Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Playground Design specialist course - train as a playground landscaper and designer. Add another string to your bow and study to understand children and the design of playgrounds. A 600 hour course looking at child psychology, playground design, green walls and roofs, horticulture and landscaping.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Playground Design

Qualification - Diploma In Landscaping Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma

Tap into Your Creativity - Become a Landscape Designer or Contractor

Extensive training for an exceptional career a landscape contractor or garden designer. An experiential learning program incorporating lots of practical experience together with sound training in 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.<align="justify">This course has been developed by a team of highly respected, qualified and experienced landscape professionals from the U.K., Spain, Australia, and several other countries.   If you want a comprehensive landscaping design course this is it.  Study with the professionals in horticultural distance education, study at home or online with ACS.
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Qualification -Advanced Diploma In Horticulture - Landscaping Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING COURSE ONLINE

 

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
This course provides comprehensive training to a professional level for employment as a garden designer, landscape technician, contractor or manager.
 

Landscaping  student – David Painter says of the course “It gave me an insight into a subject that I have been interested in for a long time. Plus it helped me in my current job with a local landscape/nursery company.”

 “It was done in a way which was very easy to understand and this helped when you hit a subject which was hard to get to grips with.”

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Advanced Diploma In Horticulture - Landscaping

Qualification -Certificate In Garden Design Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate

 

Become a Garden Designer with this fantastic course!

An effective training program for people working, or wishing to work, in the landscape industry; either in their own business, or at a supervisory level for someone else. Develops both your design skills, as well as basic knowledge in other areas of concern to the landscaper (eg. horticultural practices, management, plant identification and use, and marketing). On completion of this course the student should be able to draw landscape plans, compile specifications, and prepare cost estimates. There are thirty lessons taking around 600 hours to complete. Recognised through International Accreditation & Recognition Council

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Qualification -Certificate In Horticulture (Landscaping & Garden Design) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING DESIGN ONLINE STUDY

 

WORK IN HORTICILTURE, LANDSCAPING & GARDEN DESIGN SKILLS

A 700 hour course designed to train landscape contractors and/or designers. This course develops skills in general horticulture, plant identification and use, designing, costing and constructing gardens. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to landscaping. Accredited through International Accreditation & recognition Council

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate In Horticulture (Landscaping & Garden Design)

Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn to Rehabilitate Old Ornamental Gardens
 
Gain the skills and knowledge required to master garden renovation.

Restoring old gardens to their former glory is a lot more involved than what most people would realize.

If a restoration is to be credible, the landscaper needs to understand the history and determine what is authentic and appropriate for a restoration; before they even start to plan the work that needs to be undertaken.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens

Water Gardening Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn to design and construct beautiful Water Gardens with this short distance learning course.

Develop your skills in designing, constructing and maintaining a variety of different types of water gardens.
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