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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
3.2 Horticulture and Forestry
Credits:
24
Qualification No:
600/9676/7
GLH:
200 hours
Total qualification time:
240 hours
Price:
£99.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Garden Design has been designed to enable learners to develop specialist knowledge and skills in readiness for employment as part of a garden design practice or larger organisation such as a local authority, or in setting up a self-employed business in design and structure.

    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 the Principles of 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.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 24 credits. 18 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Group, with 6 credits being achieved from the Optional Group.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    The learner must achieve all 18 credits.

    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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    Hard Landscaping Materials and Features

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/507/0586
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    Setting Up in Garden Design

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/507/3025
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    Optional Group

    The learner must achieve at least 6 credits from this group.

    Garden Design Styles

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/507/0589
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    Garden Design in Context

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/507/1750
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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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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Garden Design (QCF) is suitable for learners who wish to develop specialist knowledge and skills in readiness for employment as part of a garden design practice or larger organisation such as a local authority, or in setting up a self-employed business in design and structure.


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

    The qualification has been designed to enable learners to develop specialist knowledge and skills in readiness for employment as part of a garden design practice or larger organisation such as a local authority, or in setting up a self-employed business in design and structure.

    Units in this qualification are related to the Level 3 Horticulture National Occupation Standards (NOS) (2010) developed by Lantra.

    This qualification requires learners to complete the following mandatory units:

    - Garden Design Detailing
    - Garden Design Principles
    - Garden Design Process and Development
    - Setting Up in Garden Design
    - Hard Landscaping Materials and Features

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

    - Garden Design Styles
    - Garden Design in Context
    - Planning for a Garden Design Project


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Principles and Practice of Garden Design (QCF) enables progression to other vocationally related qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Garden Design (QCF), or to further learning opportunities within employment, or further study in the garden design sector.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification will enable learners to develop specialist knowledge and skills in readiness for employment as part of a garden design practice or larger organisation such as a local authority, or in setting up a self-employed business in design and structure.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    This Level 3 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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