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Landscape Architecture
QQI Level 5 5M2208
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Overview

Landscape Architecture Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock, Co. Dublin we offer a one year, QQI Level 5 course in Landscape Architecture.

Are you a creative person with an interest in design, problem solving, and horticulture?  Would you like to be involved in the design of public parks, outdoor recreational spaces or green spaces? Landscape Architecture is a broad and emerging domain which centres on building an understanding of how to create functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor public spaces. It is one of the most interesting, dynamic and rewarding areas of study and career pathways to follow. This course has been tailored to provide you with a range of formative skills, knowledge and experiences needed to pursue a career as a Landscape Architect. It will be of interest to school leavers, professionals, horticulturalists, or contractors wishing to upskill and anyone with an interest in art and design wishing to broaden their skill base.

Course Code LSA
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours Per Week 25
Timetable Contact 5 Days

Assessment and Certification

  • This course is certified by QQI.
  • You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Design (5M2208).
  • Assessment is based on assignments and studio projects submitted during the year to develop design, analytical and presentation skills. There are no exams on this course. 

Is This Course For You?

Are you a creative person with an interest in design, problem solving, and horticulture? Would you like to be involved in the design of public parks, outdoor recreational spaces or green spaces? Landscape Architecture is a broad and emerging domain which centres on building an understanding of how to create functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor public spaces. It is one of the most interesting, dynamic and rewarding areas of study and career pathways to follow. This course has been tailored to provide you with a range of formative skills, knowledge and experiences needed to pursue a career as a Landscape Architect. It will be of interest to school leavers, professionals, horticulturalists, or contractors wishing to upskill and anyone with an interest in art and design wishing to broaden theirskill base

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.

What Will I Do?

  • Field Trips to sites, Museums, Conferences, and Design Projects are an integral part of the learning experience.
  • Educational Tours are organised which may include a European trip.
  • You will gain experience using Oculus Quest 2 VR Headsets.
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided by the Guidance and Career Service.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Landscape Architects Offices
  • Commercial and domestic landscape design
  • Consultancy undertaking commissions for both public authorities and private clients
  • Local Authorities/Government Departments Architects Offices

Progression

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:

  • BSc (Hons) in Landscape Architecture, University College Dublin – www.ucd.ie
  • BSc in Horticulture (Delivered in National Botanic Gardens, Dublin), Waterford Institute of Technology – www.wit.ie
  • BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology, Technological University Dublin [City] - www.tudublin.ie

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2020/2021 secured excellent CAO offers.

Other progression options such as the UCD BSc (Hons) in Landscape Architecture may be open to mature students (over 23) based on portfolio and interview.

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

Students will be required to purchase certain items including a uniform and product kits

Get in touch
+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
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