International Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma

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International Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma Course

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.

This course includes

24/7 Student Support

End of course certification

Lifetime access to your course

Compatible with modern devices

PLUS - Access to the exclusive New Skills Academy Study Group!
  • Soil type, soil evaluation & soil improvement: learn about the different types of natural soil and additional plant mixers which can be used to stimulate plant growth.
  • Garden planning & preparation: Understand the importance of initial planning on paper, before beginning the practical aspects of gardening
  • Plant planning & purchase tips: Determine plant types and their uses, discover plant purchasing techniques.
  • Maintenance-Soil Nourishment & Watering: Learn the different materials essential for the nourishment of soil to facilitate growing and maintenance of healthy plants.
  • The importance of the initial consultation, ongoing discussions, clarity and onsite analysis.
  • The necessity of site surveying and garden concept plans to aid the decision making process and avoid potential mishaps.
  • The basic elements of good garden design, including the plant options, hardscapes, texture and color elements.
  • How to gain knowledge around garden project management, garden coaching and maintenance planning for the completed project.
  • The importance of gathering inspiration daily from all avenues of your life, nature, other gardens, books, online and your creative inspiration
  • About how creating a garden design mood board assists both the owner and garden designer in creating a visual effect of the ideas, colors, plants and overall theme that is preferred
  • About implementing your design choice
  • About the option of a virtual mood board created from an array of images
  • About the materials and areas of measurements required for surveying a site for garden design
  • About the various scales used in recording site measurements on survey maps
  • About the correct photographic recordings and survey map drawing requirements
  • What site appraisal records and site survey check-lists you need
  • The benefits of project planning regardless of the size of project.
  • The importance of creating timelines, chronological action step lists and available resources
  • About developing preliminary plans and baseline plans when planning a garden project
  • The importance of being flexible, documenting all actions and transactions and keeping the lines of communication open
  • About the use of forced perspective
  • Ways to incorporate and create optical illusion methods to enhance small garden spaces so they appear larger
  • How to effectively use the space available to you
  • About the techniques available to you to create more space when designing a garden plan
  • How time spent with creative experimentation on paper can result in saving a lot of timely and costly delays and allow for the optimal garden creation for each space
  • How to draw a garden plan which offers beauty and practicality once you have carried out a site survey and consultation
  • How to create a scale for your garden plan that allows ease of following and minimize mistakes
  • How to create a graphic from your garden plan to show best visual representation for the proposed changes and design options
  • The different considerations before deciding on which garden surface materials to choose for each landscape for effective style & functionality.
  • About the different hard landscaping options which can be used for varying garden requirements and preferences from solid garden flooring options like stone and concrete to softer, uneven options such as glass beadings or pebbles.
  • How to determine different types of hard landscaping combinations such as wood and metal, gravel and stone or glass beadings, which can be achieved to create unique, attractive garden flooring surfaces.
  • About the use of hard landscaping materials that are used to turn dull spaces into stunning visual displays and create functional but attractive garden areas.
  • The composition of the various soil types including their textures and unique components
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the different types of soil and what can be done to enhance each for increased fertility
  • The types of plants that are best suited to each soil type: sandy, chalky, clay, peat, silt and loam
  • The secrets of creating great soil by use of organic, natural materials.
  • The advantages of planting native species to enhance your garden and surrounding wildlife species.
  • How to make best use of space constraints and other factors to adhere to when planning the spatial aspects of plant-life.
  • About color themes and the color wheel so that the garden plants, shrubs and trees chosen complement the existing background and client preferences.
  • About the effect of sunlight and climate features in relation to plant selection
  • Understand plant reproductive systems: Asexual and sexual reproduction, plus a little plant physiology.
  • Receive a brief introduction to plant classification for a beginning to what plants to use.
  • Learn what plants work well in different gardens and the importance of matching certain plants together.
  • Learn about exotic and tropical plants, the care they need and how to grow them in temperate climates.
  • How to Identify High Maintenance Areas in an Existing Garden
  • The Different Tpes of Low Maintenance Gardens
  • How to Use Gravel, Soil, and Turf to Make the Garden Maintenance Lower
  • About Planting Few Varieties, but More in Number
  • Why creating a garden with plants that are maintainable is important
  • Why edible plants are sustainable
  • About Saving Water for Conservation
  • About Reusing and Recycling Materials in the Garden
  • How to reduce maintenance if it is getting out of control
  • About pruning and deadheading for appropriate care of plants
  • How fertilizer enhances the soil
  • About winterization in a temperate climate is an essential part of owning a garden
  • What equipment you will need to run a garden design & maintenance service
  • How to choose the right tools for each job
  • What each piece of equipment is capable of
  • About racks & stakes for vine plants
  • What garden pests are
  • Natural versus Chemical Pesticides
  • About Integrated Pest Management
  • About Coming up with Multiple Treatment Plans
  • About adding container plants to keep the plants owners love without possible difficulties
  • How changing irrigation and watering systems can make a difficult garden easier to manage
  • About adding new plants with an eye towards low maintenance or new landscaping for easier gardens
  • How sometime starting over is the best option
  • What to plant
  • How to plant vegetable and herb gardens
  • How to fertilize the garden
  • About canning
  • About tailoring your services to meet the needs of groups of customers
  • How to build a website presence
  • How to price your service
  • Why customer service is essential
  • About website business marketing
  • About marketing and social media for a bricks and mortar company
  • Why networking is still important
  • About advertising costs
  • Health and Safety Laws including the Policy Statement
  • Responsibilities of an employer, employee and safety officer
  • Risks involved in gardening
  • Employee Training requirements
  • The different types of insurance required
  • About income business tax structure
  • About record keeping software
  • Hiring an accountant
  • Benefits of raised beds
  • Materials to use for raised beds
  • Ideal dimensions for raised beds
  • Step by step directions of how to make a raised bed
  • What materials to use for a patio
  • Things to consider while planning and laying a patio
  • What is an ideal size for a patio
  • Step by step guide
  • How to plan a deck
  • How decide on the ideal placement for decking
  • What materials and tools you will need
  • Step by step guide to building decking
  • What factors to consider while deciding upon a fence type
  • The types of fences available and where to use them
  • How to calculate the amount of material you will need to construct a fence
  • How to put up a fence with vinyl coated welded wire fence with T posts
  • About choosing the right grass or turf for the lawn
  • How to prepare the soil for turf
  • How to take care of turn to establish a lawn
  • A step by step guide to laying turf
  • Why there is a need for artificial turf
  • The types of turf available
  • The materials and tools you will need
  • Step by step guide to laying artificial grass
  • About choosing the right site for a pond
  • How to select the correct lining
  • About the materials and tools needed to build a pond
  • Step by step instructions to build a basic pond
ID: YDFT67YHJ
certificate

of achievement

This certificate is presented to

Your Name

NSA

For completing the

International Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma

on 21st November 2021

Selena Hurford

Selena Hurford

Course Tutor

cpd

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Head of Academy

Certificate Example

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

The course is broken down into 29 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

Once you have completed all 29 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 29 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.

You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.

Amazing course, great for people that never have time to go to college or evening classes. So easy to complete online and step by step instructions to help you. Will definitely be doing another course after this.

I’m starting my own business and this course will help me get started as it states all the things I need to know and to be aware of. I can’t wait until I have completed this as this will be a new chapter in my life. You have no time limit on this course which is great as I have a very busy life but this course gives you no pressure.

Would recommend this to anyone.

Megan Atkins

Having worked in schools for years and having a recently diagnosed son this course has opened my eyes to the world of Autism. The course is both informative, easy to work through and enables the learner to gain full understanding about all aspects of Autism.

Through completing this course I have gained employment supporting a child with Autism and I have been able to implement many strategies to assist both my pupil and also my own son.

I would highly recommend this course if you would like to gain a richer understanding of Autism and would like to study online and at your own pace.

Jo Price

I have just completed the ADHD Diploma.

I found the course extremely interesting and informative, especially for parents with children who have ADHD or people who work with children with the condition. It has changed my perspective on the condition a lot. I have therefore recommended this course to others.

The course was very well structured and easy to navigate. The wording used was simple to understand yet effective. The test was multiple choice which I liked and you are able to access your certificate straight after successful completion of the test which I thought was great.

I will definitely be purchasing another course from New Skills Academy.

Melissa Birch

I use Sage 50 every day at work, but wanted a qualification on my CV to reflect this. I thought this course was well set out and very informative.

I really appreciated that the course is split into 10 modules as this made it very easy for me to stop and come back to when convenient. I found with work and 4 kids this was very helpful and with a good feature that it saved the place where I was so you could return at any time.

I must admit I was very surprised that I learnt new things and really glad I took the course. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of using Sage for the first time or like me already use it daily. I really appreciated the fact that I used my tablet while taking the course.

I must be honest at 36 years old, this was my first course taken online, I was generally really surprised how easy to it was to order/book on line. Overall I felt this was a very positive experience for me I not only gained a qualification, I also gained confidence and have now book up 2 more courses.

Justine Pitman

Excellent course, easy to follow, excellent tutorial videos that set examples out very simply and are easy to pause or fast forward meaning you can go through this course at totally your own speed.

The work sheets are very good as the examples from the video are all replicated clearly and you can skip back and forth between the worksheet and the video if you don’t remember something completely the first time. When you are confident with the subject, you move yourself on to the next one

I love that I can do this completely in my own time and am sure that at the end of the course I will be confident in my own ability to use Excel.

Caroline Powell

I've completed the course and have started to prepare myself as a mobile nail technician.

The online course was easy to understand and the videos were a good way to practice step by step.

Many thanks

Fiona Lobley

Duration:
15 hours hours

Access:
Lifetime Access

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Cost:
£100.00

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International Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma Course

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.

This course includes

24/7 Student Support

End of course certification

Lifetime access to your course

Compatible with modern devices

PLUS - Access to the exclusive New Skills Academy Study Group!
  • Soil type, soil evaluation & soil improvement: learn about the different types of natural soil and additional plant mixers which can be used to stimulate plant growth.
  • Garden planning & preparation: Understand the importance of initial planning on paper, before beginning the practical aspects of gardening
  • Plant planning & purchase tips: Determine plant types and their uses, discover plant purchasing techniques.
  • Maintenance-Soil Nourishment & Watering: Learn the different materials essential for the nourishment of soil to facilitate growing and maintenance of healthy plants.
  • The importance of the initial consultation, ongoing discussions, clarity and onsite analysis.
  • The necessity of site surveying and garden concept plans to aid the decision making process and avoid potential mishaps.
  • The basic elements of good garden design, including the plant options, hardscapes, texture and color elements.
  • How to gain knowledge around garden project management, garden coaching and maintenance planning for the completed project.
  • The importance of gathering inspiration daily from all avenues of your life, nature, other gardens, books, online and your creative inspiration
  • About how creating a garden design mood board assists both the owner and garden designer in creating a visual effect of the ideas, colors, plants and overall theme that is preferred
  • About implementing your design choice
  • About the option of a virtual mood board created from an array of images
  • About the materials and areas of measurements required for surveying a site for garden design
  • About the various scales used in recording site measurements on survey maps
  • About the correct photographic recordings and survey map drawing requirements
  • What site appraisal records and site survey check-lists you need
  • The benefits of project planning regardless of the size of project.
  • The importance of creating timelines, chronological action step lists and available resources
  • About developing preliminary plans and baseline plans when planning a garden project
  • The importance of being flexible, documenting all actions and transactions and keeping the lines of communication open
  • About the use of forced perspective
  • Ways to incorporate and create optical illusion methods to enhance small garden spaces so they appear larger
  • How to effectively use the space available to you
  • About the techniques available to you to create more space when designing a garden plan
  • How time spent with creative experimentation on paper can result in saving a lot of timely and costly delays and allow for the optimal garden creation for each space
  • How to draw a garden plan which offers beauty and practicality once you have carried out a site survey and consultation
  • How to create a scale for your garden plan that allows ease of following and minimize mistakes
  • How to create a graphic from your garden plan to show best visual representation for the proposed changes and design options
  • The different considerations before deciding on which garden surface materials to choose for each landscape for effective style & functionality.
  • About the different hard landscaping options which can be used for varying garden requirements and preferences from solid garden flooring options like stone and concrete to softer, uneven options such as glass beadings or pebbles.
  • How to determine different types of hard landscaping combinations such as wood and metal, gravel and stone or glass beadings, which can be achieved to create unique, attractive garden flooring surfaces.
  • About the use of hard landscaping materials that are used to turn dull spaces into stunning visual displays and create functional but attractive garden areas.
  • The composition of the various soil types including their textures and unique components
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the different types of soil and what can be done to enhance each for increased fertility
  • The types of plants that are best suited to each soil type: sandy, chalky, clay, peat, silt and loam
  • The secrets of creating great soil by use of organic, natural materials.
  • The advantages of planting native species to enhance your garden and surrounding wildlife species.
  • How to make best use of space constraints and other factors to adhere to when planning the spatial aspects of plant-life.
  • About color themes and the color wheel so that the garden plants, shrubs and trees chosen complement the existing background and client preferences.
  • About the effect of sunlight and climate features in relation to plant selection
  • Understand plant reproductive systems: Asexual and sexual reproduction, plus a little plant physiology.
  • Receive a brief introduction to plant classification for a beginning to what plants to use.
  • Learn what plants work well in different gardens and the importance of matching certain plants together.
  • Learn about exotic and tropical plants, the care they need and how to grow them in temperate climates.
  • How to Identify High Maintenance Areas in an Existing Garden
  • The Different Tpes of Low Maintenance Gardens
  • How to Use Gravel, Soil, and Turf to Make the Garden Maintenance Lower
  • About Planting Few Varieties, but More in Number
  • Why creating a garden with plants that are maintainable is important
  • Why edible plants are sustainable
  • About Saving Water for Conservation
  • About Reusing and Recycling Materials in the Garden
  • How to reduce maintenance if it is getting out of control
  • About pruning and deadheading for appropriate care of plants
  • How fertilizer enhances the soil
  • About winterization in a temperate climate is an essential part of owning a garden
  • What equipment you will need to run a garden design & maintenance service
  • How to choose the right tools for each job
  • What each piece of equipment is capable of
  • About racks & stakes for vine plants
  • What garden pests are
  • Natural versus Chemical Pesticides
  • About Integrated Pest Management
  • About Coming up with Multiple Treatment Plans
  • About adding container plants to keep the plants owners love without possible difficulties
  • How changing irrigation and watering systems can make a difficult garden easier to manage
  • About adding new plants with an eye towards low maintenance or new landscaping for easier gardens
  • How sometime starting over is the best option
  • What to plant
  • How to plant vegetable and herb gardens
  • How to fertilize the garden
  • About canning
  • About tailoring your services to meet the needs of groups of customers
  • How to build a website presence
  • How to price your service
  • Why customer service is essential
  • About website business marketing
  • About marketing and social media for a bricks and mortar company
  • Why networking is still important
  • About advertising costs
  • Health and Safety Laws including the Policy Statement
  • Responsibilities of an employer, employee and safety officer
  • Risks involved in gardening
  • Employee Training requirements
  • The different types of insurance required
  • About income business tax structure
  • About record keeping software
  • Hiring an accountant
  • Benefits of raised beds
  • Materials to use for raised beds
  • Ideal dimensions for raised beds
  • Step by step directions of how to make a raised bed
  • What materials to use for a patio
  • Things to consider while planning and laying a patio
  • What is an ideal size for a patio
  • Step by step guide
  • How to plan a deck
  • How decide on the ideal placement for decking
  • What materials and tools you will need
  • Step by step guide to building decking
  • What factors to consider while deciding upon a fence type
  • The types of fences available and where to use them
  • How to calculate the amount of material you will need to construct a fence
  • How to put up a fence with vinyl coated welded wire fence with T posts
  • About choosing the right grass or turf for the lawn
  • How to prepare the soil for turf
  • How to take care of turn to establish a lawn
  • A step by step guide to laying turf
  • Why there is a need for artificial turf
  • The types of turf available
  • The materials and tools you will need
  • Step by step guide to laying artificial grass
  • About choosing the right site for a pond
  • How to select the correct lining
  • About the materials and tools needed to build a pond
  • Step by step instructions to build a basic pond
ID: YDFT67YHJ
certificate

of achievement

This certificate is presented to

Your Name

NSA

For completing the

International Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma

on 21st November 2021

Selena Hurford

Selena Hurford

Course Tutor

cpd

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan

Head of Academy

Certificate Example

Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.

The course is broken down into 29 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.

You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!

Once you have completed all 29 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 29 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.

The pass mark for the test is 70%.

If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).

You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.

You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.

We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.

Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.

Amazing course, great for people that never have time to go to college or evening classes. So easy to complete online and step by step instructions to help you. Will definitely be doing another course after this.

I’m starting my own business and this course will help me get started as it states all the things I need to know and to be aware of. I can’t wait until I have completed this as this will be a new chapter in my life. You have no time limit on this course which is great as I have a very busy life but this course gives you no pressure.

Would recommend this to anyone.

Megan Atkins

Having worked in schools for years and having a recently diagnosed son this course has opened my eyes to the world of Autism. The course is both informative, easy to work through and enables the learner to gain full understanding about all aspects of Autism.

Through completing this course I have gained employment supporting a child with Autism and I have been able to implement many strategies to assist both my pupil and also my own son.

I would highly recommend this course if you would like to gain a richer understanding of Autism and would like to study online and at your own pace.

Jo Price

I have just completed the ADHD Diploma.

I found the course extremely interesting and informative, especially for parents with children who have ADHD or people who work with children with the condition. It has changed my perspective on the condition a lot. I have therefore recommended this course to others.

The course was very well structured and easy to navigate. The wording used was simple to understand yet effective. The test was multiple choice which I liked and you are able to access your certificate straight after successful completion of the test which I thought was great.

I will definitely be purchasing another course from New Skills Academy.

Melissa Birch

I use Sage 50 every day at work, but wanted a qualification on my CV to reflect this. I thought this course was well set out and very informative.

I really appreciated that the course is split into 10 modules as this made it very easy for me to stop and come back to when convenient. I found with work and 4 kids this was very helpful and with a good feature that it saved the place where I was so you could return at any time.

I must admit I was very surprised that I learnt new things and really glad I took the course. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of using Sage for the first time or like me already use it daily. I really appreciated the fact that I used my tablet while taking the course.

I must be honest at 36 years old, this was my first course taken online, I was generally really surprised how easy to it was to order/book on line. Overall I felt this was a very positive experience for me I not only gained a qualification, I also gained confidence and have now book up 2 more courses.

Justine Pitman

Excellent course, easy to follow, excellent tutorial videos that set examples out very simply and are easy to pause or fast forward meaning you can go through this course at totally your own speed.

The work sheets are very good as the examples from the video are all replicated clearly and you can skip back and forth between the worksheet and the video if you don’t remember something completely the first time. When you are confident with the subject, you move yourself on to the next one

I love that I can do this completely in my own time and am sure that at the end of the course I will be confident in my own ability to use Excel.

Caroline Powell

I've completed the course and have started to prepare myself as a mobile nail technician.

The online course was easy to understand and the videos were a good way to practice step by step.

Many thanks

Fiona Lobley

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