Certificate in Landscaping

The Certificate in Landscaping delivers a great introduction into what it takes to become a competent landscape designer.

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Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which
has 2 key modules made up of
22 subjects.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.


Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.


Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

The Certificate in Landscaping course is an introduction to landscape designing. You will learn about the different types of plants, paths, paving, walls, and garden features, as well as landscape planning and management., designers, and garden enthusiasts.

Budding landscapers, designers, and garden enthusiasts will discover the multitude of options for creating designs from choosing which materials to use, which plants best suit a client’s needs and the prevailing conditions, how to include garden features, and how to put it all together into a coherent design.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 22 subjects.

Module 1: Landscaping I (100 hours)

The ultimate introduction to landscaping, this module delivers the essential know-all for budding garden designers and landscape gardeners alike. Explore the fundamentals, from the history of garden design, principles of design, landscape detailing, and construction. Gain a better understanding of drawing techniques and plans and learn how to create your own detailed landscape design.

The module will take you step-by-step through the design process, from pre-planning and how to prepare for landscape design, to appropriate garden and plan selection, landscape features and how to use visual effects and graphic skills to bring your ideas to life for both domestic gardens and public parks.

Module 2: Landscaping II (100 hours)

Following on from the completion of Landscaping I, this module is more heavily weighted towards individual landscape components such as specific types of plants, paths, paving, walls, and garden features. Learn about landscape elements in greater detail and build your confidence to select where and how to use different types of plants.

This module will help you to determine the resources required for a landscape development, including materials and equipment and identify problem areas in a landscape, including slopes and hostile environments. You will also learn how create a landscape development plan in accordance with a client brief and in liaison with the client, an invaluable and vital skill required to be a successful landscape gardener.

For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.


Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in which can grow with experience and further study. As the perfect introduction course to landscape gardening, graduates from this course will have an enhanced understanding of landscaping and creating a garden, from ideation, development and planning to execution

This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:

› Landscape construction
› Landscape design
› Garden design
› Garden maintenance
› Garden restoration or conservation
› Hobby gardeners who are wanting to expand their knowledge and expertise

If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.

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