University Centre Sparsholt

Diploma in Garden Design University Centre Sparsholt Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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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

Modules

• 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

Qualification Offer Further 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

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced B Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic 61.0

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

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,250 * Year 1
England £4,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,250 * Year 1
Scotland £4,250 * Year 1
Wales £4,250 * 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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University Centre Sparsholt
Sparsholt
Winchester
SO21 2NF


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