Diploma in Garden Design

University Centre Sparsholt

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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WHY CHOOSE THIS DEGREE Students have access to discounted memberships of the Society of Garden Designers which provides a wealth of materials to support and enhance understanding of the industry. Students also have discounted access key CAD software VectorWorks. Students also benefit from being in an environment that will provide them with the opportunity to make industry links and expand their confidence. The department runs study trips (optional) at the end of each academic year that provide a wonderful opportunity to meet new people that share your passion and feel part of the learning community of the College. What will I learn? Focuses on building a design portfolio and business skills towards possible self-employment: • Business and Contracts • Design Theories and History • Planting Choice and Design • Project Specification and Contractor Liaison • Advanced CAD Modelling • Portfolio Development Where will it lead me? Foundation or Degree courses in Landscape Architecture, together with working towards full membership of the Society of Garden Designers (www.sgd.org.uk).

Course details


• Business and Contracts • Design Theories and History • Planting Choice and Design • Project Specification and Contractor Liaison • Advanced CAD Modelling • Portfolio Development

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

You must have completed the Level 4 Garden Design Certificate - https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/courses/certificate-in-garden-design/.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic61
Cambridge English AdvancedBScore 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4250* Year 1
England £4250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £4250* Year 1
Scotland £4250* Year 1
Wales £4250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Trips and fees required to complete a course of study will be covered by the College as part of the tuition fees for full-time students. For a full breakdown of other costs associated with your course, such as PPE clothing, equipment and optional trips, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/additional-costs/.

Sponsorship information

For further details, plus information on the loans available to students, please see our website https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/university-centre/fees-and-funding/.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

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Clearing contact details

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

There is still time to join us at University Centre Sparsholt this September through clearing. Every year, students find their ideal course in UCAS Clearing or Adjustment. It gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you – whether you’ve changed your mind, your results surprised you or you’re just starting to think about starting university this year. Our courses range from Applied Animal Science, Zoo Biology and Equine to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Ecology and Conservation and Veterinary Nursing Science. Why choose University Centre Sparsholt? Excellent industry links; Outstanding facilities; Expert lecturers; Specialised degrees; TEF Gold award; Accredited by University of Portsmouth; and a Hampshire countryside campus or city living in Winchester

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Diploma in Garden Design at University Centre Sparsholt - UCAS