L7 Certificate in Landscape Design (10 Credits)

CertificateLandscape Design

Part Time
Kildalton or Botanic Gardens
12 weeks

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This certificate will introduce you to the landscape design process working from analysis, concept, through to solution. Students can attend the course in either The College of Amenity Horticulture in The National  Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Dublin, or in Kildalton College, Piltown Co. Kilkenny. The  course runs from September - December each year, however is subject to reaching minimum  class size. Please contact the course leader as soon as possible to register your interest: Cara Daly at [email protected]


Certificate in Landscape Design




Assessment is by Exams and Continuous assessment

Course Content
• Surveying: linear surveying, level surveying, transferring information to sketch form.
• Drawing: use of drawing equipment and drawing standards, draft site survey and site   analysis drawings, draft masterplan drawings .including section/elevation drawings, draft planting plans, draft axonometric drawing, draft construction details.
• Design approaches: principles of design and elements of design, history of designed  landscapes.
• Costings: prepare design plants and specifications for given situations, costing proposed  new designed landscapes.


Students will be required to hold formal horticultural education prior to admission. Evidence of such qualifications will be assessed by WIT prior to admission. The following table gives a list of horticultural qualifications to gain entry to this award. Students presenting with suitable qualifications examined in English will be deemed to have demonstrated proficiency in English.

Title: FETAC Award in Horticulture 5M2586 and level 6 award 6M4334

Duration: 2 years

Programme: Any recognised FETAC provider of horticultural programme

Title: Teagasc – Certificate in Horticulture

Duration: 1 year full-time programme

Programme: Students must have attended a Teagasc Horticultural College – Kildalton College, Warrenstown or National Botanic Gardens. This original Certificate in Horticulture programme was more extensive than the current FETAC Award in horticulture 5M2586.

Title: Teagasc – Advanced Certificate in Hortitculture

Duration: An add on year to the Certificate in Horticulture

Programme: Students must have attended a Teagasc Horticultural College – Kildalton College, Warrenstown or National Botanic Gardens. 6.

Title: ACOT/Teagasc/FETAC Diploma in Horticulture

Duration: 3 year programme

Programme: Students must have attended an ACOT or Teagasc Horticultural programme

Title: Dept of Agriculture/ACOT Senior Certificate in Horticulture

Duration: 2 years

Programme: Department of Agriculture / ACOT Horticulture programme


Other horticultural qualifications, which meet or exceed the above standards e.g. the BSc. in Horticulture will be accepted and others such as those from Greenmount College NI or other UK, European Horticultural colleges, or foreign institutions will be considered and evaluated by WIT as to their appropriateness.

Progression, Employment, Transfer of Certificate Graduates

Students who subsequently choose to apply and enter into Year 1 of the BSc in Horticulture will receive exemptions for modules they have successfully passed at the appropriate year. 

Students who wish to enter the BSc in Horticulture as transfer students into either Year 2 or Year 3 must meet the entry requirements as set out in the existing established transfer mechanism. Exemptions for modules students have successfully completed will be granted. Students wishing to transfer into Year 3, an award year, will be advised as to the appropriateness of accepting a record of educational achievement rather than a certificate.

These minor awards offer structured continuous professional development opportunities to those already working in the industry.

This Certificate in Landscape Design offers structured continuous professional development  opportunities to those already working in the horticulture industry. This level 7 certificate will   allow quicker progression to supervisory or managerial roles and will also allow candidates  to diversify and update their horticulture knowledge.

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