Creative Craft Garden & Plant Design NCFE Certificate

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LOCATION & START DATE
Bicton College - 12 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 2 Levels Explained
DURATION
36 Weeks
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

Creative Craft Garden & Plant Design NCFE Certificate

This course looks into many aspects of planning an attractive and functional garden layout. Each week we study a different element of the design process.

What you will learn

Site surveying – measure the site to draw a base plan to scale (normally 1:100). Take into consideration a number of factors that may affect your design e.g. soil type, aspect, location of facilities, views, eyesores etc.

Client’s brief – working out what features are required in the garden for the garden user’s needs.

Use of equipment in garden design – drawing equipment for the designs themselves or surveying and measuring equipment.

Principles of design – following a number of prescribed underlying principles to make the most of your design and garden.

Selection of hard and soft landscaping materials – use of hard landscaping materials and plants to incorporate into the design.

Problem solving in the garden.

Evaluating the work of other designers – looking at the work of a number of modern designers to evaluate their work and possibly use elements in your own design. This should broaden your ideas.

Drawing concept plans – starting by drawing up a range of ideas that will be incorporated into your design.

Drawing a plan – to a scale of 1:100 as a final design.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Progression

You could choose to continue your studies and progress onto a higher qualification.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


Site surveying – measure the site to draw a base plan to scale (normally 1:100). Take into consideration a number of factors that may affect your design e.g. soil type, aspect, location of facilities, views, eyesores etc.

Client’s brief – working out what features are required in the garden for the garden user’s needs.

Use of equipment in garden design – drawing equipment for the designs themselves or surveying and measuring equipment.

Principles of design – following a number of prescribed underlying principles to make the most of your design and garden.

Selection of hard and soft landscaping materials – use of hard landscaping materials and plants to incorporate into the design.

Problem solving in the garden.

Evaluating the work of other designers – looking at the work of a number of modern designers to evaluate their work and possibly use elements in your own design. This should broaden your ideas.

Drawing concept plans – starting by drawing up a range of ideas that will be incorporated into your design.

Drawing a plan – to a scale of 1:100 as a final design.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You could choose to continue your studies and progress onto a higher qualification.

Bicton College

Bicton College

Bicton College is based in East Devon, near Exeter, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just two miles from the Jurassic Coast. The historic Georgian mansion, commercial farm, animal husbandry school, modern veterinary nursing building, world-class engineering and heavy plant machinery workshop, walled garden and arboretum are all set in over 200 hectares of historic parkland.


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