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Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 CAD 3D for Garden Designers is to prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in CAD 3D.
There are two main progression opportunities for learners who successfully complete this qualification: To work as a professional garden designer using 3D CAD to develop client portfolios and to progress onto further learning such as a FdSC in Garden Design and Plantmanship.
The qualification has been carefully developed according to in consultation with a leading land-based further education college.
Rules of Combination
Learners must achieve two mandatory units.
What is the purpose of this qualification?
To give learners the tools and techniques to use CAD in their garden design work.
This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to use CAD 3D in their garden design work. It has been developed for post 16 learners who are working in the field of Garden Design and who plan to progress to higher education programmes in Garden Design or to employment.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
Ability to use CAD to support their work in garden design.
Learners will take 2 mandatory units:
• Garden Design: Creating and manipulating 3D Objects and layout Plans using Computer-Aided Design
• Garden Design: Creating the full 3D Garden model using CAD
Which sector does this qualification support?
Learners could use this qualification to support progression to employment in a Garden Design or other Design related field.
What are the progression options?
Learners could also use this qualification to support progression to higher education in Garden Design or other fields where knowledge and skills of CAD would be useful.
Progression & entry requirementsLearners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. However learners will benefit from having taken level 2 units in CAD.
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