Landscaping Courses

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Advanced Diploma In Horticulture - Landscaping

A premium training program for a professional career in Landscaping.
 
This course provides comprehensive training to a professional level for employment as a garden designer, landscape technician, contractor or manager. This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
 
The landscape industries employ a large number of people, but few have the breadth and depth of training offered by this course.  While other courses may teach you the design but neglect management and plant knowledge; this course covers the lot.

Advanced Diploma in Landscaping

An outstanding study program - the best training you are likely to find for working as an elite garden designer.

Knowledge is only part of what makes a landscape designer exceptional. You also need a flair for design, a passion for gardens and a practical touch (including some management and business abilities). This course works hard at developing all of these capabilities, as much as any course can; and provides interaction with leading landscape professionals in both Australia and the UK.

How this Course is Different 

The emphasis is more on landscaping, and less on horticulture. As such it makes it is more robust preparation for working in landscape construction or garden design.

Certificate In Horticulture (Landscaping & Garden Design)

A 700 hour accredited 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

Green Walls and Roofs

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

There are lots of different reasons for creating a vertical garden or roof garden, and the way you develop the garden may be affected by the reason you create it. Common reasons might be:

    Lack of space for a more extensive garden
    Improve aesthetics of an ugly place (wall or roof)
    Improve physical environment (eg. Reduce glare, modify temperature, filter air pollutants, reduce water run off and mitigate flood problems)
 
    Urban farming –growing crops in an urban area

Landscape Construction

Learn What is Involved in Building a Garden

There are two main groups of components in all landscapes. The hard landscape or non-living components and the soft landscaping or living components. In landscaping you need to have a basic knowledge of both of these key areas.

Take this course to:

  • Learn how to lay paving, build walls and form the soil to create gardens
  • Acquire knowledge and skills to set yourself apart from other landscape professionals
  • Improve your career prospects for work in the landscape industry

This course concentrates on hard landscaping, developing your knowledge of how to construct or build a landscape but also exposes you to plants. Learn to construct or build a garden the "right" way. 

Landscaping I

Build a Foundation in Soft & Hard Landscaping

At the end of this 100 course you should 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 landscape design.

See how garden styles have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your understanding of how to use different garden components to create varying effects.

Student comments: "[The course] gave me an insight into a subject that I have been interested in for a long time. Plus it has helped me in my current job with a local landscape/nursery company. [The structure] was done in a way which was very easy to understand and this helped when you hit a subject which was hard to get a grip with.. All feedback from the tutors was very constructive and helpful." (David Painter, Landscaping 1, UK)

 

Landscaping II

Add To Existing Landscape Design Knowledge

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.

This course is a natural progression from Landscaping I, but can be treated as a stand-alone 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.

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.

 

Landscaping III (Landscaping Styles)

Find Out How to Create Different Garden Styles

Often clients wish to have a particular style or themed garden or they wish to have elements of particular styles which appeal to them. As a garden designer it is vital to have a detailed knowledge of what different styles there are and what components are used to create them.

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 designing everything from a formal to an eclectic garden, and a Mediterranean to an oriental landscape.

 

Plant Selection And Establishment

Learn to Choose the Best Plants for the Job

Choosing the right plants for the right purpose is often the difference between a good garden designer and a not so good one. In order to do this effectively gardeners and landscapers have to have knowledge of how different elements of the environment impact upon plant growth, and particular types of plants.

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

  • Get the Right Plant for the Right Place, and gardening is so much easier
  • Plant Selection is the single most important skill that any gardener, landscaper or horticulturist should have

Water Gardening

Distance Learning Course -Learn to Create Water Features in the Landscape

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

A course for:

  • Landscape Designers and Contractors
  • Gardeners and Landscape Industry workers
  • Horticulturists and horticultural managers
  • Passionate Home Gardeners and Water Plant Enthusiasts