Garden Design & Maintenance Diploma - CPD Certified & IVCAS Accredited

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Garden Design & Maintenance Diploma - CPD Certified & IVCAS Accredited:

Do you have a love for nurturing the great outdoors, are you a green-fingered gardener Have you ever thought about obtaining a garden design diploma

With this course you could become a qualified gardener just like thousands of other people have with our courses. For a one-off fee you can study online and complete the diploma in about 15 hours.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email. With 29 modules to cover, you can learn everything from ‘how to build a pond’ to ‘plant selection and care’.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity by all of your future clients too! Take a step in the right direction and get your Garden Design Diploma today.

To give you extra peace of mind and confidence in buying our course we have joined an elite club and been made a trusted provider from Hot Courses , Floodlight Courses and Training&Courses due to our 5 star feedback and service.

You will learn over 29 modules during the garden design diploma

Module 1: Gardening Basics

Module 2 : Garden Design Process

Module 3 : Garden Design Styles

Module 4 : Survey, Site Appraisal & Measuring Techniques

Module 5 : Planning Your Projects

Module 6 : Proportion Illusions & Effective Use of Space

Module 7 : Drawing a Plan & Graphics skills

Module 8 : Surface & Materials / Hard Landscaping

Module 9 : Secrets of Great Soil

Module 10 : Plant Selection & Care

Module 11 : Plant Knowledge

Module 12 : Low Maintenance Gardens/Planting

Module 13 : Sustainability

Module 14 : Garden Maintenance

Module 15 : Equipment

Module 16 : Pest Control

Module 17 : Solutions to Difficult Gardens

Module 18 : Vegetable and Herb Gardens

Module 19 : Running your own Gardening Business

Module 20: Marketing and Social Media

Module 21: Health and Safety

Module 22: Insurance, Tax, VAT and Record Keeping

Module 23: How to build raised flower beds

Module 24: How to lay a patio

Module 25: Decking

Module 26: How to Put Up Garden Fencing

Module 27: How to turf a garden / lay a lawn

Module 28: How to lay artificial grass areas

Module 29: How to Build a Garden Pond

Additional entry requirements

This courses is for anyone who has a love of gardening

Awarding body


Course reference: GARDEN-HOTCOURSES (use this when contacting provider)

Course info


Non-accredited external qualification


UK qualification

This course is offered to anyone in the world, but its qualification is only relevant in this country.

Study Hours:

Variable - to suit the learner



Virtual help:

No attendance for this course

Course type:

Online course

£299 ( 77% off )

per course

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by Jonathan - August 2016

The course is a good basis for any aspiring gardener. The questions after each module are indifferent to say the least and there were a couple of errors that the tutor corrected. I did enjoy it and it was not too testing. RHS next.

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by Megan - February 2017

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The title does what it says, it informs one of Floristry background and videos instruct with flower arrangements.
5 5
by Julie - March 2016

I have enjoyed this on-line course from which I have learnt a great deal. I have been able to continue my own research on foliage and flowers, when looking at a particular style of arrangement as discussed within the module. The videos were a great help with visual instructions and made it easier to complete the task which had been set. The modules were easy to follow and a great deal of thought had gone into each one. As the modules were available in PDF format, I was able to download and read through the material at leisure and it enabled me to return and read again without being stuck in front of the computer. I now have two folders which hold my course work and other researched materials too. A very valuable resource. I would recommend this course to those who wish to learn more or add to their knowledge about the art of floristry. When I had to contact the 'help' desk, the response was always prompt and when my message had to be forwarded to the IT department, they were extremely helpful and efficient, which really enabled the course to run smoothly. One will be able to build on this course, it's a very good foundation which will allow a person to pursue further avenues of florestry.

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