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Garden Design and Starting your Own Business Level 3

Open Study College
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649 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

 Garden Design

 Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Introduction to Garden Design

  • The purpose of garden design
  • The history of garden design
  • Key figures in garden design history
  • Different garden design styles

Unit 2: Garden Design Principles

  • The key design principles used in garden design
  • How these key principles are interlinked
  • The elements of formal garden design
  • The elements of informal garden design

Unit 3: The Importance of Site and Soil

  • How to appraise an existing garden
  • The key factors in site appraisal
  • How to deal with different levels within a site
  • How to plot the site on to paper

Unit 4: Hard Landscaping

  • The purpose of hard landscaping elements
  • Five different types of hard landscaping elements
  • Five different hard landscaping materials
  • The importance of foundations in hard landscaping

Unit 5: Soft Landscaping

  • The purpose of a planting plan and how to create one
  • How to use plants in the garden design
  • Different types of plants that can be obtained and their uses
  • Range of plants and their features

Unit 6: Specialist Design Requirements

  • Range of problems that may exist in a garden
  • Specialist garden needs to include those of children, disabled people, low maintenance and all year round interest
  • Solutions to specialist problems
  • The need for health and safety considerations

 Starting Your Own

 Business Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business

  • Why start your own business?
  • Character and motivation
  • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
  • Market research
  • Sales and profits
  • Competitors
  • Financial planning
  • Suppliers
  • Employing people
  • Stock and asset management

Unit 2: Defining Your Business

  • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
  • How to decide what is best for you
  • Setting goals for yourself

Unit 3: Marketing

  • Your product or service
  • Value for money
  • Competition
  • Segmenting your market
  • Pricing

Unit 4: Customers

  • Identifying your potential customers
  • Promoting your business
  • Before sale
  • After sale

Unit 5: Finance

  • Understanding your business finances
  • Working with figures
  • Break-event point
  • Fixed and current assets
  • Cash flow
  • Sources of finance
  • Managing your money

Unit 6: Your Business Plan

  • Why do you need a business plan?
  • The format and structure of your business plan
  • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
  • Your business model
  • Your market
  • Your competition
  • Development
  • Profit forecast
  • Risks

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Pay Now: GBP 649.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 112.35 with a deposit of GBP
74.90 totalling 749

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