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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
3.2 Horticulture and Forestry
Credits:
27
Qualification No:
600/9677/9
GLH:
225 hours
Total qualification time:
270 hours
Price:
£87.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level3 Certificate in Garden Design has been designed to enable learners to develop thedrawing skills and theplant knowledge required to enter the garden design industry.

    The Level 2 and 3 Certificate qualifications can be used in conjunction with other horticultural qualifications for those new to the land based sector.

    The Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design and the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design are nested qualifications, and as such units gained through achievement of the Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design would not need to be repeated when taking the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design. These qualifications are recognised by Lantra as meeting the required standard for occupational competence in the garden design sector.

    The Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design enables progression to other vocationally related qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design, or to further learning opportunities within employment, or further study in the garden design sector. Achievement of the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design meets the minimum required standard for occupational competence to function as a professionally competent garden designer.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must successfully complete 27 credits. All 21 credits from the mandatory units must be completed. A minimum of 6 credits are taken from the optional units.


    Units

    Mandatory Units

    All credits in this group must be achieved.

    Garden Design Detailing

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/507/0585
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    Garden Design Principles

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/507/0587
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    Garden Design Process and Development

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/507/0584
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    Garden Design Solutions

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/507/0578
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    Plant Studies

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/507/0580
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    Optional Units

    A minimum of 6 credits must be achieved from the optional group.

    Garden Design Styles

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/507/0589
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    Hard Landscaping Materials and Features

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/507/0586
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    Planning for a Garden Design Project

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/507/0581
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    Plants and their Environment

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/507/0583
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is designed to be taken by learners interested in pursuing a career in garden design.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design (QCF) is designed to enable learners to develop the drawing skills and the plant knowledge required to enter the garden design industry.

    Achievement of the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design (QCF) meets the minimum required standard for occupational competence to function as a professionally competent garden designer. The units relate to the Level 3 Amenity Horticulture National Occupational Standards (NOS) (2008) developed by Lantra.

    This qualification requires learners to complete the following mandatory units:

    - Garden Design Process and Development
    - Garden Design Solutions
    - Garden Design Principles
    - Plant Studies

    There are additional optional units of which learners must complete at least two of the following:

    - Garden Design Detailing
    - Planning for a Garden Design Project
    - Hard Landscaping Materials and Features
    - Garden Design Styles
    - Plants and their Environment


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    The qualification is part of a suite of Garden Design qualifications. The Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design (QCF) and the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design (QCF) are nested qualifications, and as such units gained through achievement of the Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design (QCF) would not need to be repeated when taking the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design (QCF). You should take the Certificate if you need a period of learning at level 3 before progressing into employment or further learning.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is designed to help learners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to undertake the role of a Garden Designer with an employer or on a self-employed basis.

    These qualifications are recognised by Lantra as meeting the required standard for occupational competence in the garden design sector.


    What are the progression options?

    The Level 3 Certificate in Garden Design (QCF) enables progression to employment, further learning opportunities within employment, or further study.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    The Level 3 Garden Design qualification is designed for open access without the need for prior attainment in the specific area. It is however recommended that learners have prior subject knowledge, for example plants knowledge. The qualification is available to younger learners aged 18+ and adult learners 19+.

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