HOME STUDY - GARDEN DESIGN & LANDSCAPING CERTIFICATE
This is a course which both develops the students 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).
Most students undertake this course with the purpose of setting up their own business. It covers quoting, estimating and other business associated information needed to succeed in this field - plus landscaping, design, plant culture and plant identification. Streets ahead of most other similar courses which seem to concentrate on design - however you cannot design a workable garden without knowing about plants and landscaping techniques as well!
On completion of this course the student should be able to draw landscape plans, compile specifications, and prepare cost estimates.
This course has operated for many years as 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. This is 600 hrs of substantial study -a reasonable commitment; but for a serious career, most successful designers would consider around 600 hrs of study to be a minimum amount of learning to become a good designer.
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