Garden Design
QQI Level 5 5M2208
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Garden Design Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 Garden Design course.

Do you enjoy gardening and want to make a business out of your passion? Have you studied Horticulture but need skills in design, and drafting? Are you interested in getting IT skills in AutoCAD and presentation graphics whilst developing your design skills? With a strong emphasis on design, this course aims to help you develop and combine technical skills with your creative ability so that you can respond to a client’s brief with a creative solution. It is project based and will offer you the opportunity to develop a portfolio in this area. Two days per week will be Work Practice

Course Code GDN
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours 20 approx
Days per WK 3 Days College Based and 2 Days Work Practice

What will I study?

The following modules are studied on the course:

Year 1 Design Skills Drawing Combined Materials Work Practice Computer Illustrated Graphics Architectural Drawing (including Construction) Computer Aided Drafting (2D) Plant Identification and Use Start Your Own Business Communications

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is mainly based on studio projects submitted on a continuous basis throughout the year to develop design, analytical, and presentation skills.

You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Design (5M2208).

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue careers in a range of areas including:

  • Garden Designer
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Design Consultant
  • Draftsperson


If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry into courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart.

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+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin, A94 X383
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