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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code LSD1 LSD2
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you enjoy Art and Design but not sure what area to pursue? Are you interested in the Environment? Have you worked in Landscape contracting but would like to get more design experience? Are you passionate about plants and seeing a landscape project develop and grow/ Are you interested in Horticulture but feel there is more to discover? If yes, then creative landscape design may be for you. Landscape design is needed in projects such as parks and gardens, land reclamation and conservation, sports and leisure complexes, housing and roads. This course focuses on expert design which is essential to create new sustainable landscapes of quality and visual interest.

What will you Study?

This is a two year course from which students will gain a Higher National Diploma awarded by the UK. It is equivilant to an NFQ Level 6. Creative landscape design offers job opportunities in parks and gardens, land reclamation, sports and leisure complexes, housing and roads. see www.bfei.ie for full details

Year 1: Higher National Certificate
Landscape Design
Horticulture and Botany
Planting Design
Photoshop/Illustrator
Construction
Drafting
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Year 2: Higher National Diploma
Landscape Design
Construction
History Evaluation
Professional Practice
Drafting
Photoshop/Illustrator
Environmental Management
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Work Experience
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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