Myerscough College Certificate Garden Design Skills

About the course

This course is designed for students who wish to develop their garden design potential. The course will give you skills to carry out site surveys, create client briefs and produce a range of garden design drawings. There are no formal qualifications needed to enrol onto the course, you just need a keen interest in developing your garden design skills.

We all know designing a garden can be a daunting task but with training and the use of a range basic design tools you can create a beautiful and functional garden. The design process involves a series of operations which allows the designer to gather information about the potential clients, their garden and what they want from the redesign of their garden.

Course modules

Year 1

Site Surveying, levelling and setting out

Prepare landscape and garden design briefs

The principles of landscape and garden design

Additional information

Learning and assessment

The course will be delivered one day per week using a range of methods. These will include, lectures, presentations, practical activities, garden visits, drawing workshops and portfolio workshops. The course is divided into three topics; “Site Surveying, Levelling and Setting Out”, “Prepare Landscape and Garden Design Briefs” and “The Principles and Practices of Landscape and Garden Design”. The subjects can be studied individually or as a complete course over one year.

Assessments will be through a mixture of assignments, interviews, presenationsa and practical assessments.