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Gardening and Landscape Design Business Diploma Course

9 Modules

  • Certified Course
  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

The Gardening and Landscape Design Business Diploma Course is designed to take you from beginner to professional, with in-depth information and practical advice that covers everything from gardening techniques and how to design and landscape a garden, to how to set up a business and gain clients.

The course takes you through the basics of gardening and landscaping; from the process of designing, the equipment you’ll need, and how measure and price up work, to how to manage your finances for your business.

From this solid base each module will talk more in-depth...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Gardening
  • Part 1: Gardening
  • Part 2: Garden Design Process
  • Part 3: Gardening Equipment
  • Part 4: Work Schedule of Landscapers
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Different Styles and Fields of Landscaping
  • Part 1: Different Fields of Landscaping
  • Part 2: Different Styles of Landscaping
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: What You Need to Know
  • Part 1: What You Need to Know
  • Part 2: Equipment and The Design Side
  • Part 3: Effective Use of Space
  • Part 4: Suggested Materials for Hard Landscaping
  • Part 5: Preparation of the Garden
  • Part 6: The Secrets of Great Soil
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Plant Selection
  • Part 1: Basic Plants
  • Part 2: The Right Plant Has to Go in the Right Place
  • Part 3: Plant Knowledge
  • Part 4: Sustainability
  • Part 5: Reduce Usage of Fossil-Fuel Energy
  • Part 6: Be Smart About the Selection of Plants
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Garden Maintenance
  • Part 1: Garden Maintenance
  • Part 2: Weed Control and Borders
  • Part 3: Pest Control
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Garden
  • Part 1: What Are Difficult Gardens?
  • Part 2: Difficult Gardening Conditions
  • Part 3: Vegetable and Herb Gardens
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Addition to Gardening
  • Part 1: How to Lay a Fence
  • Part 2: How Do You Turf a Garden?
  • Part 3: How to Lay a Patio
  • Part 4: How to Build Raised Flower Beds
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Open Your Own Gardening Business
  • Part 1: Write a Business Plan
  • Part 2: Marketing Your Gardening Business
  • Part 3: Social Media Marketing
  • Part 4: Social Media Marketing Platforms
  • Part 5: The Business Details
  • Part 6: Insurance, Tax and Record Keeping
  • Part 7: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Health and Safety
  • Part 1: Health and Safety
  • Part 2: Environmental Issues
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Green-fingers are a must! Starting from the basics and building up from there, the course is suitable for anyone who either just wants to make the most of their own garden and needs some help with how to get started, right up to those who already spend most of their time with soil under their fingernails but want to create their own business and make a living from what they already love to do.


The Gardening and Landscape Design Business Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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