An in-depth course into playground design.
Learn more about
- green walls and roofs
- playground philosophy
- concept plans
- playground planning
- design playgrounds for parks, schools, home gardens etc.
- child development
- the importance of play
- creating environments to meet a child's needs
- materials and more.
The course was developed by John Mason and an international team of experts. John has over 35 years experience as a playground designer.
This course develops a sound understanding of the design and
construction of small community parks and playgrounds. A valuable
course for parks managers or designers. The course covers playground
philosophy, design of play structures (for function and safety),
materials selection, community participation and park design.
If you want to set up your own business or further your career in playground design and construction, this is the course for you.
To complete the course, you are required to complete three 100 hour modules -
Playground design is an eight lesson course covering topics such as parks and playgrounds, playground philosophy, preparing a concept plan, materials, parks and playground structures, local and neighbourhood parks and community participation. There is also a final special assignment looking at playground design and bringing the course together.
Green Walls And Roofs BHT256
Green Walls And Roofs is a 9 lesson module looking at the exciting approaches of introducing greenery into residential, commercial, or public landscapes where space may be at a premium or to improve the aesthetic of environments. Students will learn about the construction of vertical and roof gardens, the materials to use and which plants are most suited to these applications. The module includes a lesson on maintaining these – how plants may be provided with water and the appropriate nutrients, as well as the control of pests or diseases.
Landscaping I (or your choice of another relevant module - we have lots)
Landscaping I is an in depth introductory course to landscaping. Over the course of ten lessons, you will learn more about design procedures, history of gardening, draughting and contracting, landscape construction, surfacings, furnishings and features, park designs, home garden design, park design and more.
You are also required to complete a 200-hour industry experience/project relating to playground design.
To complete this qualification, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.
There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement. The options will be different dependent upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. The project can be work experience, voluntary experience, a project you carry out, other training you have already undertaken and there are other options. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to proceed and help you every step of the way.
Is this the course for you? If you would like to learn more about playground design, then yes, this is just the course for you. Learn more about playground design, materials and child psychology. Develop your own business or improve your career prospects.
Any questions about the Playground Design course? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our tutors are always happy to help with any questions or advice about the course.
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