This course will enable you to present your technical drawings to a professional level – essential if want to pursue a professional career. It aims to encourage your artistic/design ability and help develop your own style.
Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace (you have 2 years to complete it), studying when and where you choose. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance.
Lesson 1 – Course introduction. Suggested reading list. An outline of garden design
Lesson 2 – The reasons for a planned approach. First design principles
Lesson 3 – Some more design theory. Design objectives. Measurement calculations
Lesson 4 – Drawing techniques. Materials and equipment. The use of scale rulers
Lesson 5 – Measurement of irregular areas. The use of a key in plan work
Lesson 6 – Design methodology. Design specifications. Introducing costings
Lesson 7 – Overall presentations. Enhancing the quality of drawings
Lesson 8 – Further points relating to the illustrations of both hard and soft landscapes
Lesson 9 – Maintenance factors. Writing out a programme. Advanced perspective
Lesson 10 – An example of work programme. An introduction to CAD (computer aided design)
Successfully complete this course and you will achieve the HCC Certificate*.
* The HCC Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.
Throughout your training, you will be able to ask questions, receive feedback and further develop your knowledge by contacting our experienced tutors by phone or email.
You do not need previous garden design or drawing knowledge or experience to enrol on this course.
If needed you have 2 years to complete the course. Many students are able to complete this course in approximately 6-12 months*.
*Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.
Successfully complete this course and: