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CERTIFICATE IN HOME RENOVATION VSS009

Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate

Study Home Renovation for projects or for your own business.

  • Learn techniques and practices in a wide selection of skill areas - gardening, landscaping, carpentry, masonry and much more.
  • Select subject areas to fulfil your project or personal business goals.
  • Learn practical skills by distance learning.

Modules

Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 6 of the following 13 modules.
 BRICK AND STONE WORK (MASONRY) BSS101
 BUILDING RENOVATION BSS104
 CARPENTRY BSS100
 COTTAGE GARDEN DESIGN BHT110
 GREEN WALLS AND ROOFS BHT256
 HEALTHY BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTION (HEALTHY BUILDINGS I) BSS200
 HEALTHY BUILDINGS II BSS300 (BUILDING ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH)
 HOME GARDEN EXPERT COURSE AHT101
 HORTICULTURE I BHT101
 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION BHT111
 LANDSCAPING I BHT109
 MUD BRICK CONSTRUCTION ASS103
 NATURAL GARDEN DESIGN BHT215

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Study Home Renovation for projects or for your own business.

  • Understand the practical application of building and carpentry techniques.
  • Learn to renovate - restore buildings and gardens to their natural beauty.
  • Learn about making the most of available spaces.
  • Understand the principles of healthy buildings - buildings that promote good health by design and application.

New courses are being developed all the time at ACS, so if you find another suitable course that you would like to include in the Electives selection here, please check the option and availability with out tutors.

 

A Unique Qualification

  • Study in subject areas of particular interest to you.
  • Study for projects or for business purposes.
  • Study at your own pace - with unlimited tutor support.
  • Study when and where you want to - with online and eLearning options.
  • Study with ACS - benefit from high quality courses, written and taught by experienced specialists.

 

Choose What You Study
If you have any questions or need help in choosing the right course for you, please get in touch with one of our specialist tutors - they are more than happy to help you.

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Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

Meet some of our academics

Timothy WalkerB.A.(Botany), RHS.M. Hort., Post.Grad.Dip.Ed. Former Director, Oxford Botanic Gardens.
John MasonMr Mason has worked 45+ years in Writing, Education, Horticulture and Recreation. His experience in both public & private sectors is extensive; particularly across Australia and England.
Jacinda ColeJacinda has expertise in psychology and horticulture. She holds a BSc (hons) in Psychology and a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) and also trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the London Centre for Psychotherapy. In horticulture she has a Certificate in Garden Design and ran her own landscaping and garden design business for a number of years. Jacinda also has many years experience in course development and educational writing.
Diana Cole (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Permaculturist, Landscaper, Environmentalist. Holds a Diploma in Horticulture, degree in geography, permaculture certificate and various other qualifications. Between 1985 and 94, Diana was a task leader with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Since 2001 she has been chairperson of the Friends of Mellor Park (with Stockport MDC). From 2005 she has worked exclusively in horticulture as proprietor of her own garden design and consultancy business in and around Derbyshire; and at the same time as part time manager of a small garden centre. Diana has been an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tutor with ACS since 2008.


Check out our eBooks

Landscaping & Gardening in the ShadeLandscaping and Gardening in the Shade will involve many considerations including buildings, plants and care of plants.
Food PreservingA great supplement for students of nutrition, self sufficiency or even horticulture, the Food Preserving ebook is a great introduction into all things preserving.
Starting a BusinessBusinesses don't need to fail! This is concise, easy to read, and alerts you to all of the things that commonly make a difference to business success or failure. Seven chapters are: “A Reality Check”, “The Product or service”, “Managing a Business”, “How to Find Customers”, “How to Make a Sale”, “Delivering the Product or Service”, “Pitfalls to Avoid”.
Garden Design Part 2Part 2 of the Garden Design Series is an inspiring accompaniment to the first book, but works equally well in its own right. The Garden Design Part 2 ebook is ideal for students and landscaping professionals. Brimming with ideas and practical advice for designing a wide variety of different gardens. You will learn about different styles of gardens and how to create a style to suit a site or client. Topics covered in this ebook include 18/ (Continuing on from Garden Design 1) Surfacing ideas, 19/ Garden arches, pergolas & pavilions, 20/ Dealing with confined spaces, 21/ Water gardens, 22/ Using plants in the garden, 23/ Formal gardens, 24/ Natural gardens, 25/ Rainforest gardens, 26/ Coastal gardens, 27/ Cottage gardens, 28/ Late Victorian/Edwardian gardens, 29/ Oriental gardens, 30/ Mediterranean gardens, 31/ Mexican style, 32/ Minimalist landscape design and 33/ Eclectic gardens.