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Garden Design Academy

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The Garden Design Academy - the European centre for garden and horticulture education.

We are a specialist institution offering distance learning courses in Garden Design, Landscaping, Gardening and Horticulture. You need look no further for the widest range at the highest quality.

We have more than 90 courses suitable for all levels of student, from the amateur gardener to degree level professionals. You are sure to find something to suit your needs at the Garden Design Academy.

We offer much more than course notes, however. All our home study programs are supported by experts, guiding your studies, correcting your written assignments and filling in gaps in your knowedge. Our courses are personalised for each student in this way, resulting in first class education whatever your level or subject.

Distance learning Courses - Looking for a convenient and flexible way to reach your educational goals? Distance learning could be just what you need. Whether it’s one class or an entire diploma program, distance learning lets you choose when, where and how you get your education.

Students who are successful distance learners possess motivation, discipline and time management skills. They will be comfortable using a computer and the Internet.
the Benefits of distance learning Classes:-

Anytime, anywhere learning: This method helps students overcome job, time, and geographic location obstacles.
Independence and flexibility: Some learners find that our courses suit them better than face-to-face classes.
Dedicated, experienced instructors: All our courses are written and supported by industry experts. Further guidence is just a mouse-click away.
A proven solution: GDA is partnered with the ACS Learning Network, a world leader in online and distance learning.

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This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture, but equaliy applicable to the keen amateur. The...more

Duration: 100 hours

Intermediate

External awarded qualification - non-accredited

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Distance learning course without attendance
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One of the most comprehensive home study courses in landscaping and garden design available, this Diploma course has been written by an international team of experts. It is personally supported by the...more

Duration: 2100 hours

Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award

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Distance learning course without attendance
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One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for all those dealing with plants - or in this case sports turf - on a professional level. This course...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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From£345 Instant book

This is one of a new generation of certificates launched by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2010 to replace older qualifications. This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general...more

Duration: 100 hours

Intermediate

External awarded qualification - non-accredited

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Distance learning course without attendance
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A distance learning programme providing effective training for those working or wishing to work in the landscape industry. This well-established course comes in thirty lessons and includes...more

Duration: 700 hours

Intermediate

Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award

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This vocationally-oriented course is designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture by assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices. It supports the...more

Duration: 200 hours

External awarded qualification - non-accredited

From£450 Instant book

Distance learning course without attendance
From£345 Instant book

One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden enthusiasts and all those dealing with plants on a professional level. Through this practical and...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Distance learning course without attendance
From£1,995 Instant book

This Certificate from the Garden Design Academy is aimed at those dealing with plants on a professional level. Plant knowledge is fundamental to horticulture and yet with changes to the horticultural...more

Duration: 600 hours

Certificate of Attendance

From£1,995 Instant book
From£450 Instant book

This is one of a new generation of certificates launched by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2010 to replace older qualifications. This vocationally-oriented course is designed to lay a foundation for...more

Duration: 200 hours

Advanced

External awarded qualification - non-accredited

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Distance learning course without attendance
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If you want to give yourself the best chance to succeed in a new business, this course is for you. This course from the Garden Design Academy aims to make sure your business is one of the successful...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Distance learning course without attendance
From£345 Instant book

One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden designers, landscapers and enthusiasts. This is a fantastic course for anyone with an interest in...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Distance learning course without attendance
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Study the history of gardens. Understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. Garden history will...more

Duration: 100 hours

Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance

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Distance learning course without attendance
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Learn to prepare plans for permaculture systems. - a landscape where plants and animals live balanced in a self sustaining ecosystem. It involves developing a garden or farm where the plants and animals...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Distance learning course without attendance
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The growing of grape vines is a tradition going back thousands of years. This is a comprehensive course aimed at those hoping to enter the grape growing industry or start a vineyard. This course will...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Garden centres and retail nurseries represent a hugely important sector of the horticultural industry responsible for the selling of plants and plant related products to the public. This course covers...more

Duration: 900 hours

Advanced

Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award

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Distance learning course without attendance
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This is a good starting point for those who have little experience in horticulture or hydroponics; whose main interest is in growing AT HOME. Unlike our other hydroculture courses, this course is NOT...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Distance learning course without attendance
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One of a series of "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden enthusiasts. For the amateur, this is a fun way to learn a lot more about this fascinating subject. The...more

Duration: 100 hours

Beginner

No Qualification

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Distance learning course without attendance
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This course has made a big difference to many businesses in the past. In any business, including horticulture, competition is fierce and success depends upon good marketing of your product. This is a...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Distance learning course without attendance
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Managing a garden centre is like running a department store without all the support. As horticultural retail outlets get larger, professional department heads make the task of a general manager easier,...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

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Online course
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Learn to propagate plants using micropropagation techniques in a laboratory. Tissue culture involves growing plants from very small sections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory. It is a propagation...more

Duration: 100 hours

Certificate of Attendance

From£380 Instant book