HNC/HND Garden and Landscape Design degree – Part Time

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LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project - 25 September 2023
Eden Project - 25 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 4 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years (HNC)/ 3 Years (HND)
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

HNC/HND Garden and Landscape Design degree – Part Time

More than ever before, the world needs trained horticultural professionals to influence gardens and landscapes to help address the challenges of climate change and the ever-changing demands of urban living. Indeed, as a designer, your career could take you around the world, leading and influencing how future clients and communities engage with global landscape and environmental challenges.

Accredited by the University of Plymouth and located in the unique setting of the world-renowned Eden Project in Cornwall, this programme is designed for those with an emerging passion for greenspace design.

Cornwall College has a long-established reputation for delivering garden and landscape design courses of the highest quality within this creative industry with the added advantage of an ever-increasing core focus on today’s challenges of climate change, sustainability, and health and well-being.

The course integrates the creativity of art and design with a core understanding of horticulture, earth sciences and landscape technology. We recognise the world of garden and landscape design is diverse and your supportive tutors will nurture your individual talents and ensure you have the wide range of skills needed to succeed in the industry including within self-employment.

Through real or ‘live’ projects during the course you will learn how to create stimulating and thought-provoking spaces in a variety of locations – from private gardens to public landscapes - whilst at the same time developing your own unique design identity and philosophy. Clients students have worked with recently include Truro Cathedral, The Pengersick Castle Trust, The Eden Project, The Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust and Potager Garden.

Emphasis is placed upon professional practice, design communication and contemporary user-focussed design in both qualifications with smaller designs and soft-scaping in the HNC moving towards the larger landscape-scale designs and applied hard-scaping techniques in the HND. Throughout you will be encouraged to showcase your skills by entering your work into nationally and internationally renowned design show, exhibitions and competitions. Students under the tutelage of the current course team have won numerous awards including the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Young Designer of the Year Award three times in six years.

You will have access to the c.108 hectares of exceptional gardens and grounds within the Eden Project to include the extensive plant collections within the biomes and the wider green spaces. In addition to this, The Cornwall College Group has land-based campuses throughout Devon and Cornwall further providing you with inspiration and work placement opportunities during your studies with us.

We have a range of excellent quality teaching resources available including our specialist ‘Green Build Hub’ design studio to allow you to practice traditional drawing skills, scale modelling as well as IT facilities for the teaching of computer-based design communication techniques.

Our teaching team includes award-winning garden designers, artists, landscape architects, design historians, ecologists and horticulturalists. Many combine private practice alongside their teaching commitments with all having significant industry experience.

With flexible study options, you can choose to study part-time or full-time – Perfect for those who prefer to work alongside their study. For those looking to plan a Cornish adventure, a dedicated Accommodation Officer can help assist a move to the area for the duration of study.

Download HNC & D Garden & Landscape Design Programme Spec (2022-23) at https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/HNC-D-Garden-Landscape-Design-Programme-Spec-2022-23.pdf  

LOCATION & START DATE
Eden Project - 25 September 2023
Eden Project - 25 September 2023
LEVEL
Level 4 Levels Explained
DURATION
2 Years (HNC)/ 3 Years (HND)
LEARNING AREA
Horticulture, Floristry & Arboriculture Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Part-time

What you will learn

Indicative Modules

Year 1
• Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundations – Space, Place & User
• Design Communication: Tools & Techniques (including Computer Aided Design, InDesign, SketchUp and Photoshop)
• Plant Use in Design
• Horticultural Science
• Practical Horticulture for Designers
• Personal & Employability Skills Development

Year 2
• Garden & Landscape Design 2: Practice – Planning & People
• Contemporary Issues in Garden & Landscape Design
• Garden & Landscape History
• Professional Identity
• Negotiated Project

Modules are subject to change and availability

Entry requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Progression

Top-up to the BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design) also at the Eden Project (Dependant on the standard of individual design portfolio).

Possible Careers

• Garden & Landscape Designer
• Landscape Architect
• Garden & Landscape Consultant
• Horticultural Consultant
• Computer Aided Designer/ Professional Design Communicator
• Landscape & Amenity Manager
• Garden and Landscape Contractor
• Projects and Contracts Manager
• Interior landscape contractor

Eden Project

Eden Project

Part of The Cornwall College Group. In partnership with the Eden Project, we have developed a unique set of university-level degrees taught on-site at Eden, to complement Eden’s ethos of making the world a better place. Taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, Eden Project Learning students have the opportunity to study for a university-level degree, awarded by Plymouth University, alongside experiencing hands-on practical experience at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden. Find out more at our next Open Day.


Indicative Modules

Year 1
• Garden & Landscape Design 1: Foundations – Space, Place & User
• Design Communication: Tools & Techniques (including Computer Aided Design, InDesign, SketchUp and Photoshop)
• Plant Use in Design
• Horticultural Science
• Practical Horticulture for Designers
• Personal & Employability Skills Development

Year 2
• Garden & Landscape Design 2: Practice – Planning & People
• Contemporary Issues in Garden & Landscape Design
• Garden & Landscape History
• Professional Identity
• Negotiated Project

Modules are subject to change and availability

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

Top-up to the BSc (Hons) Horticulture (Garden & Landscape Design) also at the Eden Project (Dependant on the standard of individual design portfolio). Possible Careers • Garden & Landscape Designer • Landscape Architect • Garden & Landscape Consultant • Horticultural Consultant • Computer Aided Designer/ Professional Design Communicator • Landscape & Amenity Manager • Garden and Landscape Contractor • Projects and Contracts Manager • Interior landscape contractor

Eden Project

Eden Project

Part of The Cornwall College Group. In partnership with the Eden Project, we have developed a unique set of university-level degrees taught on-site at Eden, to complement Eden’s ethos of making the world a better place. Taught by Cornwall College’s expert trainers in the Eden Project’s unique learning environment, Eden Project Learning students have the opportunity to study for a university-level degree, awarded by Plymouth University, alongside experiencing hands-on practical experience at a world-famous visitor attraction and garden. Find out more at our next Open Day.


Dates & Locations

  • Course type University
  • Level - Level 4
  • Location - Eden Project
  • Start Date - 25 September 2023
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  • Course type University
  • Level - Level 4
  • Location - Eden Project
  • Start Date - 25 September 2023
  • Apply Now
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Course Code 10046-EDN-23, 10023-EDN-23

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