Landscaping
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Landscaping
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 20 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 200**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1 Basic Design Procedure
2 History of Gardening Styles
3 Draughting and Contracting
4 Basic Landscape Construction
5   Surfacings, Furnishings and Features
6   Trails
7   Tools and Machinery
8   Earthworks
9   Cottage Garden Features
10   Tools and Machinery (cont.)
 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 Basic Design Procedure.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Summarise the principles involved in the basic design procedure and list the pre-planning information required

 
Module 2 History of Gardening Styles.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Differentiate between formal, normal and natural gardens and summarise how garden styles have changed over time
 
Module 3 Draughting and Contracting.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Describe the design procedure and list the illustrations symbols used
 
Module 4 Basic Landscape Construction.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the importance of adequate drainage
LO2   Define the walls discussed in this unit
LO3   List the elements involved in layout specifications
 
Module 5 Surfacings, Furnishings and Features.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine the types of surfacings mentioned in this unit and discuss the performance considerations that should be kept in mind
LO2   Define two gardening features and discuss the characteristics of each
 
Module 6 Trails.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define the elements to be considered when planning a trail
 
Module 7 Tools and Machinery.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the safety precautions discussed in this unit
 
Module 8 Earthworks.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine erosion and its causes
LO2   Examine soil acidification and its causes
 
Module 9 Cottage Garden Features.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Identify four common garden features and discuss each in detail
LO2   Summarise how to use edging to the best effect
 
Module 10 Tools and Machinery (cont.).
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Differentiate between ferrous and non ferrous metals
LO2   List the considerations involved when using tools
LO3   Summarise what sprayers are used for and list the safety precautions to be followed when using sprayers

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