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Proficiency Award in Water Gardening and Garden Water Usage VHT066

Duration (approx) 500 hours
Qualification Proficiency Award

Become a water gardening expert with this thorough course on water garden design and care, and water garden usage.

Study three core modules of Water Gardening, Water Conservation and Management and Irrigation in Gardens. Then complete a 200-hour research project - all supported by our excellent landscaping tutors.

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Water Gardening course

Study water gardening and garden water usage by distance learning. This course helps you to develop a knowledge of planning and building water gardens and also ensuring optimum garden usage in the garden. A great course to improve your landscaping and gardening skills.  If you are a landscaper or gardener, this could will add another string to your bow, enabling you to plan and design beautiful water gardens and ensure sufficient water supply.

You can start the course at any time.

It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.  Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.

How the Proficiency Award is Assessed

The Proficiency Award requires 500 hours of study. It is made up of three 100 hour modules and a workplace project.


Water Conservation and Management BEN302
This 10 lesson module is highly relevant to those studying irrigation; providing adequate water to crops and the like is crucial to their healthy survival, but understanding more about water itself is equally important.  The module looks at sources of water, how to store water, re-use it and conserve it.  Being able to use natural water supplies or recycled water will form part of the designs and schedules for an irrigation system.

Water Gardening

 An eight lesson course covering the nature and scope of water gardens, water supply, water effects, water life, water garden construction, ponds, equipment, ponds and watercourses, pond design, pond management, plants, spas and swimming pool design and care, indoor and outdoor water features, water plants, aquatic animals and troubleshooting problems.

Irrigation - Gardens BHT210
A 10 lesson module, concerned with watering in established gardens.  Students will learn about estimating the water needs of different plants, along with soil characteristics and related problems, and drainage.  Students will then look at the different types of systems and determining the most suitable types of systems and their specifications.


To pass the course

  1. Pass all assignments on the three 100-hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass three examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.
  3. Complete a Workplace Project.  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 are a professional gardener or landscaper and would like to improve your knowledge and skills in water gardening, this is the course for you. Also suitable for amateur gardeners who enjoy the challenge of creating a beautiful water garden and improving garden usage.

Enrol today and enjoy great new opportunities developing water gardens for yourself and others.

Any questions? Our landscaping tutors are more than happy to help. 

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