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Landscape Design Diploma Access to HE at Capel Manor College

Course description

Working in garden design is a hugely rewarding career choice and there are a large variety of careers choices in the garden design and horticulture industry. Being qualified to degree level increases the options available to you and your earning potential. If it has been sometime since you have studied, this qualification can really give you the confidence and study skills to be able to take on a full degree.

Our Access to HE Landscape Design Diploma is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to study for a degree in garden design.

Course content

On the course you will:

  • develop plant identification skills
  • develop drawing and graphics skills
  • look at conceptual design and materials research
  • prepare detailed design drawings for presentation
  • complete a major design proposal
  • enhance your business management skills.

It will also enable you to refresh your literacy, numeracy, computer and science knowledge and skills, providing you with the necessary research skills and subject-specific grounding to succeed in your chosen land-based degree at university.

You can choose to study full-time for a year, with a commitment of two days study at College and one day a week self-directed study or choose the more flexible part-time route over two years at College with a commitment of one day a week including weekend study where available.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications required but ideally you will have relevant experience gained in a professional working environment and related qualifications. Although a desire and enthusiasm for life-long learning and ability to study independently are equally as important.

You will need a good standard of literacy and numeracy and we will ask you to take an English and maths assessment to make sure you are working at the right level plus we will invite you to come and meet us so together we can discuss and ensure this is the right course for you.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to:

  • our Foundation Degree in Garden Design and Plantsmanship
  • a wide variety of other Higher Education land-based programmes
  • employment in the garden design and horticulture industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Capel Manor College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Course Enquiries
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0303 003 1234
    • Email address:
    • enquiries@capel.ac.uk

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