Course Fee: €535
Distance Learning Course of 10 modules
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Train in one easy step to become a landscape gardener and
designer. Study horticulture and design to a recognized
standard either for employment or self development.
The course involves approximately 180 hours of study,
and is divided into modules covering the topics listed
below. At the end of each module there are projects and
assignments to complete and return for marking.
Topics covered are:
- Landscape gardening.
- Elements and stages of design.
- Design basics: shape and layout, colour and texture.
- Taking control of the site.
- Fences, walls Gates and Paths.
- Building Decks and Patios.
- Creating an outdoor room.
- Planting trees.
- Shrubs and vines.
- Using plants for colour and texture.
- Covering ground.
- Solutions for problems.
- Detailed planning.
- Theme landscapes.
- Creating unique surroundings.
- Increase the value of the landscaped property.
Your own personally appointed tutor will provide you
guidance and tuition throughout your studies.
On enrolment a study guide, the first two
lessons and assignments are supplied. All subsequent lessons
and assignments are remitted on receipt of completed
All our students have the option to take this revealing test
for an additional cost of €25.00.
The test asks questions to determine:
- Are you a 'Take-Charge' type?
- Are you a manipulative person?
- Are you a real friend when the going gets rough?
- How popular are you?
- Could you be your own boss?
- What's your leadership potential?
The objective is not only to help you achieve greater
personal and professional success - but to show you how to
get what you really want out of life.
Management/Leadership Skills Test
All students of this course have the option to take a
Management/Leadership Test for an additional cost of €50.00.
This test is conducted on our behalf by Verax international.
This test has to be taken on line and the results will be
sent directly to each student by email usually within 3/4
We urge you to complete this test as it will provide you
with invaluable help and guidance in enabling you to get the
most out for your learning. The assessment sent to you when
you complete the test will not count in any way to your
eventual qualification. It is intended to enable you to
understand your strengths and weaknesses and so concentrate
on those parts of the course that are most valuable to you.
You may think that you are already aware of these. However,
systematic research shows that just over half the population
are unaware of their real strengths, let alone their real
This test provides you with a systematic way of assuring
these for yourself. Answer honestly. There are no right or
wrong answers. Only you will see the results.
The test will allow you to assess your own performance
against 16 key management/leader competencies - such as
customer focus, decision making, creativity and team working
- which are valued by employers and which are very important
for effective performance as a manager or team leader. There
is one test for managers in the public sector and a separate
test for all other managers. Depending on which version
chosen, your performance is benchmarked either against
15,000 or so managers in the database or against public
sector managers only.
In summary, this unique test will show you what to stop
doing (or do less of) and what to start doing (or do more
of) in order to become more effective in your current
role/activity. In effect, you are told what you need to do
to become a more effective manager and team leader and most
important of all, how to do it.
Good luck with
When you have completed this
course you may take a final examination. Full details of
this examination are automatically sent to you as you near
the end of the course. The examination costs €65 and is
taken at home at your convenience. If you receive 70% or
more in this examination you will receive an ITEC Diploma.
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