Garden Design Certificate (Level 2)

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Starts: September
Duration: 1 year, (1 day per week), part-time
Available at: Crystal Palace and Enfield

Starts: January
Duration: 1 year, (1 day per week), part-time
Available at: Regent’s Park

You will:

  • study four specialist units focusing on drawing and design
  • study three specialist units focusing on: practical horticulture in relation to garden design, plant knowledge for garden design and plant use and selection for garden design
  • participate in workshops, lectures, tutorials, studio sessions and weekly interactive garden walks
  • be expected to complete a range of assignments within set timeframes outside the weekly classes.

Entry requirements
One or more of the following are required:

  • minimum 2 GSCEs at grade 5 and above (A* to C)
  • Level 1 pass from one of the Introductory courses
  • relevant prior learning or practical experience gained in a professional environment
  • a keen passion for and interest in garden design, landscapes and horticulture
  • confidence in the use of computers, internet and standard office software

You may be required to attend for interview and references may be called for in certain instances prior to being formally offered a place on the course.

What next?
Upon successful completion of this course you may be able to progress to:

  • our Plants and Planting Design Advanced Certificate (Level 3)
  • our Principles and Practice Advanced Certificate (Level 3)
  • a Kew Diploma, Botanical Garden Traineeship, or RHS Diploma (Level 3)
  • professional engagement in the garden design industry with the fundamentals of garden design knowledge.

Last updated: 18 Sept 2019