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GARDEN-DESIGN-ACADEMY

The Garden Design Academy - the European centre for garden and horticulture education.

We are a specialist institution offering distance learning courses in Garden Design, Landscaping, Gardening and Horticulture. You need look no further for the widest range at the highest quality.

We have more than 90 courses suitable for all levels of student, from the amateur gardener to degree level professionals. You are sure to find something to suit your needs at the Garden Design Academy.

We offer much more than course notes, however. All our home study programs are supported by experts, guiding your studies, correcting your written assignments and filling in gaps in your knowedge. Our courses are personalised for each student in this way, resulting in first class education whatever your level or subject.

Distance learning Courses - Looking for a convenient and flexible way to reach your educational goals? Distance learning could be just what you need. Whether it’s one class or an entire diploma program, distance learning lets you choose when, where and how you get your education.

Students who are successful distance learners possess motivation, discipline and time management skills. They will be comfortable using a computer and the Internet.
the Benefits of distance learning Classes:-

Anytime, anywhere learning: This method helps students overcome job, time, and geographic location obstacles.
Independence and flexibility: Some learners find that our courses suit them better than face-to-face classes.
Dedicated, experienced instructors: All our courses are written and supported by industry experts. Further guidence is just a mouse-click away.
A proven solution: GDA is partnered with the ACS Learning Network, a world leader in online and distance learning.

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Garden Design Academy training courses

20 training courses found

RHS level II Certificate in horticulture - PRINCIPLES OF GARDEN PLANNING, ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE

This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture, but equaliy applicable to the keen amateur. The course covers the second four units of the RHS Level II Certificate: Unit 1 - Garden features, plant selection and planning.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Diploma in Landscaping

One of the most comprehensive home study courses in landscaping and garden design available, this Diploma course has been written by an international team of experts. It is personally supported by the Garden Design Academy's own award winning garden designers / landscapers Colin and Marie-Chantal Elliott.

  • Duration of training: 2100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Sports Turf Management

One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for all those dealing with plants - or in this case sports turf - on a professional level. This course follows on from "Turf Care" and "Turf repair and renovation" and is aimed at those currently working in the turf care industry or who are looking to enter it.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
RHS level II Certificate in horticulture - PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH, PROPAGATION AND DEVELOPMENT.

This is one of a new generation of certificates launched by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2010 to replace older qualifications. This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture, but equaliy applicable to the keen amateur.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Certificate in Garden Design

A distance learning programme providing effective training for those working or wishing to work in the landscape industry. This well-established course comes in thirty lessons and includes approximately 700 hours of work.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 700 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
RHS level III Certificate in Horticulture - Principles of Garden Planning, Construction and Planting

This vocationally-oriented course is designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture by assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices. It supports the career development of those already working in horticulture and is best undertaken by those with training to Level II.

  • Duration of training: 200 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Bonsai

One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden enthusiasts and all those dealing with plants on a professional level. Through this practical and comprehensive course you can join the many who have learnt the ancient oriental art of bonsai.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Certificate in Plantsmanship

This Certificate from the Garden Design Academy is aimed at those dealing with plants on a professional level. Plant knowledge is fundamental to horticulture and yet with changes to the horticultural education generally, many courses on offer today do not cover this adequately.

  • Duration of training: 600 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
RHS level III Certificate in Horticulture - PRINCIPLES OF PLANT GROWTH, HEALTH and APPLIED PROPAGATION

This is one of a new generation of certificates launched by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2010 to replace older qualifications. This vocationally-oriented course is designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture by assessing knowledge of the principles underpinning horticultural practices.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 200 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Starting a small business

If you want to give yourself the best chance to succeed in a new business, this course is for you. This course from the Garden Design Academy aims to make sure your business is one of the successful ones!.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Cottage Garden Design

One of a series of 100 hour "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden designers, landscapers and enthusiasts. This is a fantastic course for anyone with an interest in cottage gardens or for landscapers and designers wishing to broaden their repertoire.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Garden History

Study the history of gardens. Understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Viticulture

The growing of grape vines is a tradition going back thousands of years. This is a comprehensive course aimed at those hoping to enter the grape growing industry or start a vineyard.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Permaculture systems

Learn to prepare plans for permaculture systems. - a landscape where plants and animals live balanced in a self sustaining ecosystem.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Advanced Certificate in Applied Management - (retail nursery / garden centre)

Garden centres and retail nurseries represent a hugely important sector of the horticultural industry responsible for the selling of plants and plant related products to the public. This course covers the fundamentals of business management in the first half and moves on to horticulture skills in the second half, with a focus on the nursery sector.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 900 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Home Hydroponics

This is a good starting point for those who have little experience in horticulture or hydroponics; whose main interest is in growing AT HOME. Unlike our other hydroculture courses, this course is NOT intended for commercial growing in any way.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Herbs for Beginners

One of a series of "short" courses from the Garden Design Academy suitable for garden enthusiasts. For the amateur, this is a fun way to learn a lot more about this fascinating subject.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Horticultural Marketing

This course has made a big difference to many businesses in the past. In any business, including horticulture, competition is fierce and success depends upon good marketing of your product.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Garden Centre Management

Managing a garden centre is like running a department store without all the support. As horticultural retail outlets get larger, professional department heads make the task of a general manager easier, but these are still very complex businesses.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Tissue Culture

Learn to propagate plants using micropropagation techniques in a laboratory. Tissue culture involves growing plants from very small sections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory.

  • Duration of training: 100 hours
  • Study mode: Online