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Landscaping & Gardening

Course Fee: €535
Distance Learning Course of 10 modules

Enrol for this course online now with your Credit or Laser Card»
By contacting us on 01-2061832»

Course Details:

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.
  • Introduction.
  • 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 with expert guidance and tuition throughout your studies.

Course Materials

On enrolment a study guide, the first two lessons and assignments are supplied. All subsequent lessons and assignments are remitted on receipt of completed assignments.

Personality/Intelligence Test

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 working days.

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 weaknesses.

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 your studies.


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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