Garden Designer - Level 3

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Course Code : DL004
Format : Paper
Accreditation : NCFE
Suggested Duration : 120 Hours
Level : 3

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Course Description

Garden Designer - Level 3

This programme has been designed and created for individuals who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of this subject area. This course has been divided into 14 modules, all of which will provide students with all the necessary learning materials needed to successfully complete this programme. Students will be required to complete three assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and also provide you with feedback on your work. 

To become a garden designer you will need to be trained in the different principles of design and in horticulture. Not only this, students will need to have an in depth knowledge, understanding and experience of using plants. This programme will teach students about design layout, including walls, landscape features, paths, and also decking and sitting areas. It also provides learners with information about plants, their horticulture requirements, season-to-season appearance, speed of growth, combinations with other plants and also their lifespan. 

Learners will be assigned a personal tutor who is available via email. The tutor of this course is a highly experienced Botanist and Designer and has been a tutor in Garden Design, Horticulture and Plant Physiology at a number of UK colleges. The tutor also holds a degree in Botany (BSc hons). We want you to learn from the best, to gain all the expertise you need to progress in this area. 


No Previous Knowledge Required

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme.


Course Modules

  • Module 1: Garden Design & You

  • Module 2: What Good Design Achieves

  • Module 3: Starting to Design

  • Module 4: The Importance of Soils & Sites

  • Module 5: Starting Real Design Work

  • Module 6: Planning

  • Module 7: Designing for Interest

  • Module 8: Water in the Garden

  • Module 9: Children & Pets

  • Module 10: Gardening for Users with Disabilities, the Elderly and Garden Safety

  • Module 11: Upkeep & Maintenance

  • Module 12: Structures in the Garden

  • Module 13: Marketing Your Garden Design Business

  • Module 14: Tricks of the Trade


12 Months Tutor Support


Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. Course extensions can be purchased if you do not complete this course within the 12 month period. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.



To achieve our Garden Designer programme, learners will be required to complete three assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark, and also provide you with feedback on your work. 


Awarding Organisation

This programme has been approved by NCFE. NCFE are monitored by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland, and the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales.


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