This course has been written in partnership with employers from the landscape industry who are looking for highly skilled employees with a good range of technical up-to-date landscaping skills as well as the ability to think about the commercial factors of a business.
The course will also suit a person who is running their own successful grounds maintenance business and is now looking to develop and grow their business offering to customers of landscaping features. The programme is supported by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI).
For students already working in the industry you will be able to count this as industry experience and will be asked to complete one week with a different employer to enrich your learning experience.
You will be assessed through both written and practical projects.
You will learn
- The construction of paved surfaces
- The use of brick work in the landscape
- How to construct landscape timber features
- Surveying and scale drawings
- How to use landscape construction machinery
- How to select landscape construction materials
- Business practice and project management
- How to carry out water management, SUDS, drainage and groundwork
- More about turf – natural and artificial
- How to use plants in landscaping
- The design and construction of living walls
- How to construct garden water features
- The building of show gardens
- Health and safety
Certificate in Landscape Construction – Gateway Qualifications Limited
At least five GCSEs at grade 4 and above (C and above) including English, Maths and a Science related subject
Demonstrable landscaping skills
Candidates aged 19+ who do not have the above qualifications may apply if they have other comparable qualifications or experience.
Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to a related foundation degree, to gain employment in team leadership roles in the landscape industry, or you can set up your own business.
This course is part-funded by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency) or Greater London Authority (GLA) for those that are eligible.
If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of the course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence (more information can be found on our Fees and Funding page).
If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees subject to criteria. If you receive employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You may need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.
For some of our courses, we offer a discount for current students. If this is the case, you will see the reduced fee when you select your chosen course campus and start date. To qualify for this discount, you must already be studying another course at Capel Manor College, and be adding this course to your existing programme.
Please note that fees for September 2023 have not yet been finalised, and are subject to a small increase. Applicants will be notified of final course fees before enrolling.