Ultimate Property Investment Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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Get Property Investment, Eco Building Design, Business and the Environment, Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Floristry, Ecology, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance, Interior Design and Interior Plant Care in this Bundle

1. Property Investment: Learn The Fundamentals Of Property Investment

In almost every developed nation across the world, property is making the news headlines on an increasingly frequent basis. Alongside all of this we hear about the ‘property millionaires’ – people on average incomes who ‘struck it lucky’ and happened to buy a house in the right place just before the price rose miraculously, enabling them to cash up and live the life most of us can only ever dream about.

So is property investing really based on luck? Have we missed the boat now that house prices are doubling every 5 – 10 years? Is this really a good time to take the risk and enter the property market?

About Property Investment
This property investment course will help you determine your own answer to that question. Many people make a full time living at property investing. It is possible to do this however the key is to gain the information that can help you make a wise investment decision. This property investment course also focuses on ways that an individual can enter the property market without needing to spend full-time hours doing so.

2. Eco Building Design: Learn To Establish A Balance Between Technology, Culture And Biology

Building biology, bio-house design, biological architecture and ecological building all refer to the construction of a building along lines of more natural, renewable resources and health of the occupants. In other words buildings become more people-friendly. It aims to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology.

Ensuring a building is constructed to meet the environmental needs of the area takes not only construction knowledge, but also skills in the art of eco-design. This course goes a long way to help provide these added skills and knowledge.

3. Business and the Environment: Learn The Principles Underlying Environmental Management

In 1990 the concept of the environmental management system (EMS) was new to many organisations. However, it has subsequently developed very rapidly, becoming the subject of a number of international standards and schemes. The first national environmental management standard, BS7750, was published in 1992 and the European Union (or Community as it was then called) adopted the same basic approach in 1993 with the introduction of its Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). An international standard, ISO 14001, replaced BS 7750 in 1996. In this course we look at how these standards and schemes have developed, the differences between them, and what benefits an organisation can expect to gain from adopting a recognised EMS.

While neither ISO 14001 nor EMAS prescribe the level of environmental performance to be achieved, they do require a commitment to continual improvement. The extent of this improvement is for the individual organisation to decide and should be quantified in objectives and targets where practicable. At first glance, continual improvement may appear to be a particularly onerous commitment, but it is vital if the environmental management system is to be seen as credible by interested parties. This course looks at the importance and benefits of continual improvement, how it can be achieved, and how some of the barriers to its achievement can be overcome.

Any organisation undertaking a programme of continual improvement needs not only to establish procedures for its work processes but also to regard all procedures, and the processes to which they relate, as being capable of improvement. This course focuses on what is involved in improving work procedures and processes in order to reduce the environmental impacts of your organisation.

A sudden environmental crisis - such as a large fire, explosion, release of toxic gas or major water pollution incident - is probably the most feared occurrence by individuals with responsibility for an organisation's environmental performance. However, slow-acting pollution incidents can create a crisis that damages not only the environment but also the organisation, both financially and in terms of its reputation - and the reputation of its products - among the public.

Emergency planning is required to deal with any incident that could result in loss of life, ill health or damage to the environment.

By the end of the course you should be able  to:

  • Outline the basic principles underlying environmental management.
  • Describe some of the environmental management guidance, systems and schemes available to your organisation.
  • Describe the development and purpose of environmental management systems and standards.
  • Outline the main requirements and differences between ISO 14001 and the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), and explain the appropriateness of each to your organisation.
  • Describe the various methods available for implementing an environmental management system (EMS) in your organisation.
  • Outline the benefits of integrating an EMS into existing management systems within the organisation
  • Describe the importance of achieving continual improvement within the EMS.
  • Outline the benefits, risks and costs to your organisation of improving environmental performance.
  • Explain the importance of commitment at all levels in the organisation to the successful implementation of an EMS.
  • Explain the role of working methods in the environmental performance of your organisation.
  • Outline the methods available for assessing the environmental impacts of work procedures and processes.
  • Explain how changes can be successfully made to work procedures and processes.
  • Explain the environmental consequences of sudden and gradual pollution incidents.
  • Describe the measures to be taken in the event of a pollution incident occurring in your organisation.
  • Explain the importance of devising emergency plans to deal with the environmental effects of accidents.

4. Environmental Aspects and Impacts: Learn To Improve Your Organisation'S Overall Environmental Performance

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

5. Floristry: Develop The Skills You Need To Create Varying Floristry Designs

This course can help you to gain an understanding and allow you to progress and develop the skills you need to design, source and create varying floristry designs for events, celebrations, or just for fun. It will also be a useful start should you want to progress and work as a florist.

You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

An Award, Certificate in Floristry could help you to get a job as:

  • An Assistant Florist
  • A Wedding Flower Arranger
  • A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
  • A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager

6. Ecology: Learn The Relationship Between Plants And Animals

Ecology is the study of the relationship between plants and animals and their physical and biological environment. The field of ecology is a distinct scientific discipline, it does contribute to the study and understanding of environmental problems.

Our Ecology course will provide a detailed explanation on many aspects of the eco balance in an easy to understand format and help you to understand how all parts of the environment work together.

7. Garden Design: Learn To Design The Gardens Of Your Dreams

Explore the art of garden design in this comprehensive course. You will learn the fundamental elements of style, basic techniques and professional tricks necessary to design the gardens of your dreams.

Professional garden design is something that is inspirational and is essentially solving the various logistical problems associated with what you have to work with, where to position such items as pathways, swimming pools, tennis courts, water features, flower beds and which plants would be most suited. Good garden design adds these ingredients to create a style in keeping with the site, the house and your client's requirements.

The whole process of design begins long before you put pen to paper. Your initial job is to find out just what you have and then what you want to achieve based on this initial fact finding.

Once this basic analysis is completed, you can then move on to the fun job of preparing the design.

8. Garden Maintenance: Obtain a firm basis for maintaining a garden

This subject aims to provide you with a firm basis for maintaining a garden in a healthy and presentable state.

Garden maintenance is a diverse area of study, sometimes thought of as being the mundane side of horticulture, though in fact, it is today quite technical and a very critical area of concern.

9. Interior Design: Start A Career In Interior Design

Are you thinking about starting a career as an Interior Designer? Have you considered setting up your own business and making an income as an Interior Designer? Or maybe you have always wanted to study Interior Design to improve your own home? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then this is the course for you.

As an Interior Designer you will consult with your clients to plan and carry out the design of their interior and furnishings.  This course covers a whole range of aspects relating to interior design and the elements that need to be considered in the planning stages.

The objectives of the Interior Design course are to:

  • describe the history of interior design, classic design styles and the work of leading designers
  • investigate the seven design elements which contribute to a design
  • explore the room elements which influence a design effect
  • undertake an interior design project
  • develop a business plan for establishing a design business

10. Interior Plant Care: Obtain The Knowledge Needed To Ensure Your Indoor Plants Thrive

Looking after those plants in the home or office to ensure they grow and produce the best effect for the home or office environment is a skill most of us wish we had. The course helps you to gain these skills and obtain the knowledge needed to ensure your indoor plants thrive.

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The Property Investment 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Property Investment Online Course

Getting Started

  • Turning Theory Into Practice
  • Raising Money
  • Finding Properties
  • Distance Buying
  • Getting Help

Introduction

  • Introduction to the Second Income Series
  • Introduction to Property Investing

Is Property Investing for You?

  • Skills required to be a successful property investor

Understanding Aspects of Property

  • Understanding Buildings
  • Understanding Property Finance
  • Understanding People

More than One Option

  • Buy to Let
  • Renovation
  • Holiday Let
  • Commercial Property
  • HMO’s
  • Off plan

Devise Your Strategy

  • Increase Your Credit Rating
  • Buying with No Money
  • Team Work
  • Contingency Planning
  • Buying at or below market value
  • Negotiation

Course 2 - Certificate in Eco Building Design Online Course

Introduction to building biology

  • Environmental considerations in a building
  • Building biology
  • Europe
  • Biology and health of buildings
  • Cleaning materials

Building materials

  • Dangerous building materials
  • Chemical effects on the body
  • Timber
  • Plastics
  • Masonry/bricks and concrete
  • Timber treatments
  • Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces

Construction

  • Roofs and roofing materials
  • Roof construction
  • Floors
  • Pests in buildings

Services

  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring electricity
  • Power and Ohm's law
  • Terminology
  • Supply systems
  • Safety with electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste water treatment using reed-beds
  • Suitable plants
  • Temperature control
  • Heaters and coolers

Temperature: heating & cooling

  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Applications and the nature of solar energy
  • Greenhouses

The internal environment: Ventilation

  • Children and the elderly
  • Controlling excess moisture
  • Mould and mildew
  • Humidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide risk
  • Radon
  • Air cleaners

Light

  • Lighting principles and terms
  • Types of lighting
  • Replacing fixtures
  • Day lighting
  • Optimising energy efficiency
  • Measuring light

Acoustics

  • Human requirements for sound insulation
  • Secondary sound transmission
  • Speech privacy
  • Reverberation time
  • Measuring sound insulation
  • Improving sound insulation

Ergonomic considerations

  • Form, shape and dimension of spaces
  • Furniture design
  • Layout of interiors
  • Potential injuries
  • Office landscaping

Psychological considerations

  • Colour
  • Psychology of building interiors
  • General principles for house design
  • Qualities of the components
  • Creating effects

Course 3 - Certificate in Business and the Environment Online Course

Environmental Management Systems, Schemes and Standards

  • 1.1 Environmental management principles
  • 1.2 Environmental management systems and standards
  • 1.3 Main elements of EMAS
  • 1.4 Main elements of ISO 14001
  • 1.5 Strategic environmental management
  • 1.6 Integrated management

Continual Improvement

  • 2.1 What is continual improvement?  
  • 2.2 Benefits of improved environmental performance
  • 2.3 Challenges to the implementation of an improvement programme
  • 2.4 The importance of commitment
  • 2.5 Implementing a continual improvement programme
  • 2.6 Sustainable development

Working Methods

  • 3.1 The importance of environmental procedures
  • 3.2 Assessment of procedures and processes
  • 3.3 Implementing changes to procedures and processes

Response to Damage to the Environment

  • 4.1 Fire, explosion  and toxic gas releases
  • 4.2 Contaminated land
  • 4.3 Pollution of surface water
  • 4.4 Emergency plans

Course 4 - Certificate in Environmental Aspects and Impacts Online Course

Global Environmental Issues

  • What is the environment?
  • What is pollution?
  • Global warming
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Air pollution
  • Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Local air pollution
  • Transport
  • Packaging

Energy Issues

  • Meeting the need for energy
  • Government policies to improve energy efficiency
  • Conducting an energy survey
  • Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

  • Who are your organisation's interested parties?
  • Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

  • What is an initial environmental review?
  • Review of background information
  • Site investigation
  • Register of aspects and impacts
  •  Writing the report

Course 5 - Certificate in Floristry Online Course

Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers

Course 6 - Certificate in Ecology Online Course

Ecosystems and Populations

  • Ecology
  • Biomes
  • Ecosystems
  • Major driving force of an ecosystem is solar energy
  • Interactions in the Community

The Development of Life

  • Evolution
  • Steps in Organic Evolution
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Evolution of Sex
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Origins of Vertebrae
  • Emergence of Man
  • Population Genetics
  • Synthetic Theory
  • Trans-specific Evolution
  • Human Evolution
  • Lifespan

Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species

  • Animals
  • Origins & Relationships
  • Symmetry
  • Animals in the Human Community

Fungi, Tundra and Rain Forests

  • Fungi
  • Types of Fungi
  • Structure of Fungi
  • Reproduction of Fungi
  • Physiology of Fungus
  • Ecology of Fungus
  • Classification of Fungi
  • Tundra
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Rain Forests
  • Ecology
  • Vegetation

Mountains, Rivers and Deserts

  • Mountains
  • Formation
  • Importance of Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Formation
  • Deserts
  • Formation

Shallow Waters

  • Estuaries
  • Estuary as a Nursery
  • Estuaries and People
  • Rocky Shores
  • Sandy Shores
  • Coral Reefs

The Greenhouse Effect, The Ozone Layer, Poisons and Waste Materials

  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Ozone Layer
  • Causes of Ozone Depletion
  • Waste Materials
  • Reduction of Waste

Course 7 - Certificate in Garden Design Online Course

Introduction – Garden Design Influences

  • British Garden Designers
  • Brown, Lancelot 
  • Crowe, (Dame) Sylvia
  • Farrer, Reginald 
  • Jekyll, Gertrude 
  • Jellicoe, Geoffrey 
  • Kent, William 
  • Le Notre 
  • London, George 
  • Lorraine, Claude 
  • Lutyen, (Sir) Edwin 
  • Mollet, Claude
  • Paxton, (Sir) Joseph 
  • Peto, Harold
  • Price, (Sir) Uvedale 
  • Repton, Humphrey 
  • Robinson, William 
  • Rose, John 
  • Sackville-West, Vita 
  • Switzer, Stephen 
  • Wise, Henry 
  • Famous American Landscape Designers
  • Church, Thomas 
  • Downing, Andrew Jackson 
  • Jefferson, Thomas 
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 
  • Steele, Fletcher 
  • London Landscape Designers
  • Abercrombie, Sir Patrick
  • Agar, Madeline
  • Bridgeman, Charles 
  • Brown, Lancelot ‘Capability’
  • Brown, Michael
  • Chamberlain, Powell and Bon
  • Chambers, Sir William 
  • Colvin, Brenda
  • Colvin and Moggridge
  • Crowe, Dame Sylvia
  • Darbourne and Darke
  • Derek Lovejoy and Partners
  • Gibberd, Sir Frederick
  • GLC Parks Department
  • Hicks, Philip
  • Holden, Robert
  • Jacobsen, Preben
  • Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey
  • Kent, William 
  • Lancaster, Michael
  • Land Use Consultants
  • Le Notre, Andre
  • Liversedge, Jamie
  • London and Wise
  • Lutyens, Edwin
  • Mawson, Thomas
  • Paxton, Joseph
  • Page, Russell
  • Pickering, Maurice
  • Repton, Humphrey
  • Rowbotham, Rick
  • Shepherd, Sir Peter
  • Tibbalds Monroe
  • Turner, Tom

The Client-Designer Relationship - The Basic Principles of Garden Design

  • Client-Designer Relationship
  • Initial Meeting
  • Follow-up Meeting
  • Budget
  • Presenting the Budget
  • Key to a Successful Job
  • Basic Principles of Garden Design
  • Unity
  • Balance
  • Colour
  • Natural Transition

Planning the Garden

  • Planning a Garden
  • Main Spaces
  • Garden Utilities
  • Recreation Areas
  • Structural Features
  • Storage Requirements
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Drainage
  • Pets
  • Special Places
  • Garden Ornaments
  • Glossary
  • Accent Plants
  • Annual Gardens
  • Balance

Base Map

  • Base Plan
  • Balance
  • Border Planting:
  • Bubble Diagram
  • Client or Family Interview
  • Clients
  • Commercial Grounds

Completed Landscape Design

  • Concept Lines
  • Concept Plans
  • Corner Plantings
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Draft Designs
  • Easements
  • Elements of Design
  • Emphasis
  • Foundation Plantings
  • Freestanding or Group Plantings
  • Functional
  • Hard-Goods
  • Hardscaping
  • Height and Width
  • Imaginary Lines
  • Implementation
  • Key Plants
  • Landscape
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Design Process
  • Landscape Design Program
  • Landscape Design Sequence
  • Maintainability
  • Mass Plantings
  • Micro-Manage
  • Module
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patio Garden
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Photographic View
  • Plant Groupings
  • Plan View or Plan View Drawings
  • Primary Elements of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Professional Landscape Designer
  • Public Grounds
  • Residential Grounds
  • Scale
  • Screen Plantings
  • Seasonal Interest or Colour:
  • Secondary Elements of Design

Sequence

  • Simplicity
  • Site Analysis
  • Site Plan
  • Site Survey
  • Spaces
  • Specimen Plants
  • Sub-module
  • Sustainable Landscape
  • Texture
  • Trees
  • Unity
  • Variety
  • Visualisation Exercise
  • Visually Pleasing

Taking Measurements

  • Triangulation
  • How to Measure Changes in Level or a
  • Preparing A Scale Drawing

Drawing the Plan

  • Outline Design
  • Preparing Structural Plan
  • Making a Planting Plan
  • Structural Planting
  • Ground Cover Planting
  • Ornamental Planting
  • Functional Planting
  • Design Principles
  • Style
  • Flow
  • Scale
  • Rhythm or Repetition
  • Paths
  • Focal Points

Light & Shade

  • Terminology
  • Summing up Garden Design Process
  • Initial Consultation
  • Survey
  • Analysis and Sketch Designs
  • Structure Plan

Planting Plan

  • Construction
  • Preparing the Garden
  • Aspect
  • Drainage
  • Erosion
  • Using Different Levels – Shaping &
  • Cut & Fills
  • Coping with Slopes
  • Marking Out
  • Marking Out from Offsets

Equipment, Tools, Soil and Irrigation

  • Equipment & Tools
  • Crowbar
  • Cultivator
  • Dibbers
  • Fertiliser Spreader
  • Forks
  • Gloves
  • High Pruners
  • Hoes
  • Ladder
  • Lawn Roller
  • Lines
  • Lopping Pruners
  • Mattock
  • pH Testing Equipment
  • Pick
  • Pruning Saw
  • Rakes
  • Secateurs
  • Shovel
  • Sieves
  • Spades
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Soil
  • pH Scale
  • Soil Improvers
  • Clay
  • Sandy
  • Too Alkaline Soils
  • Too Acid Soils
  • Compost
  • Irrigation
  • Pipes
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Sprays and Sprinklers
  • Moveable Sprinklers
  • Oscillator Sprays
  • Water Tractors
  • Fan Sprayers
  • Fixed Sprinklers
  • Fixed systems and micro sprays
  • Mini Sprinklers
  • Impact Sprinklers
  • Pop-up Sprinklers & Fixed Riser Spray
  • Emitter Choice

Surfaces

  • Paving The Way
  • Surfaces
  • Natural Stone
  • Granite
  • Slate
  • Marble
  • Cobbles and Boulders
  • Sand
  • Paver Bedding Sand
  • Brickies Loam
  • Washed Pit Sand
  • White Silver Sand
  • Fill Sand
  • Medium River Sand
  • Gravel & Chippings
  • Brick
  • Patio & Walks
  • Bases
  • Drainage
  • Brick Bonding Patterns
  • Stretcher Bond
  • Herringbone
  • Basket weave
  • Stack Bond Bricks
  • Diagonal Dutch
  • Quartered Stable Pavers
  • Laying a Brick Path
  • Tiles
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Concrete Laid on Site
  • Trims & Edges
  • Bricks
  • Metal Strips
  • Concrete Curb Edgings
  • Granite Sets
  • Precast Concrete Slabs
  • Tiles
  • Rope Edgings
  • Timber
  • Boards
  • Round Sawn Logs
  • Unsawn Logs
  • Heavy Logs
  • Railway Sleepers
  • Natural stone

Lawns and Steps

  • Lawns
  • Lawns Step-by-Step
  • Steps
  • Tread
  • Riser
  • Nosing
  • Pitch
  • Top & Bottom Landings
  • Intermediate Landing
  • Side Wall(s)
  • Foundation
  • Riser/Tread Ratios
  • Materials & Designs
  • Rock Steps
  • Vertical Log Steps
  • Fully Recessed Stone Steps
  • Three directional Stone Steps
  • Partially Recessed Stone Steps
  • Projecting Brick Steps
  • Sawed Wood Risers
  • Horizontal Log Risers
  • Cantilevered Steps
  • Ramps
  • Using Wood to Build Ramps
  • Tools
  • Earth Handling Tools
  • Useful Portable Power Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Bolts
  • Connectors
  • Footings
  • Railings

Planting

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for
  • Planting Procedures for Bare-rooted
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When to Feed with Fertiliser
  • Using Organic Material
  • Protection from Pests & Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or diseased Wood
  • Controlling Type of Growth
  • Flower/Fruit or Vegetative Buds
  • Controlling the Shape & Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Dead Heading
  • Special Notes on Tree Care
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Garden Features

  • Gazebos
  • Statuary
  • Gates & Arches
  • Sundials & Birdbaths
  • Garden Furniture
  • Urns, Pots & Tubs
  • Paths & Pavers
  • Traditional Water Features
  • Pergolas, Pleached Alleys & Arbours
  • Pleached Alleys
  • Bowers & Arbours
  • Lawns
  • Lawns are Beneficial
  • Lawn Shape & Design
  • Garden Edges
  • Using Edging to the Best Effect
  • Types of Edging
  • Timber
  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Use of Pavers Stone & Gravels
  • Methods of Laying Pavers
  • Concrete
  • Choosing a Water Garden
  • Location
  • Cost
  • Size
  • Ease of Setting Up
  • Moving or Still Water
  • Plants & Animals to Use
  • Keeping Water In
  • Concrete
  • Brick or Stone
  • Fibreglass
  • Pool Liners
  • Waterproofing the Ground
  • Clean Water
  • Filters
  • Hints
  • Walls
  • Brick
  • Coping
  • Expansion Joints
  • Concrete
  • Fencing
  • Close Board Fencing

Costing and Estimation

  • Irregular Areas
  • Radical Method
  • Grid Method
  • The Dot Method
  • The Planimeter
  • Working our Hourly Rates
  • Terms
  • Salary
  • Operating Costs
  • Bulk Time Rate
  • Chargeable Hours
  • Hourly Charge-Out Rate

Course 8 - Certificate in Garden Maintenance Online Course

Planning and Managing a Garden

  • A proficient gardener will plan his/her work program carefully
  • The main criteria to consider when deciding on a maintenance programme are:
  • is the area located in a prominent position
  • The major areas of parks maintenance work are outlined below
  • Departmental Organisation
  • Staffing
  • Works Programming

Furnishings and Machinery

  • A broad overview of Machinery for Parks Maintenance
  • Mowers
  • Aerators/Power Rakes
  • Fertiliser Spreaders
  • Chippers
  • Leaf Rakes/Vacuums
  • Seeders
  • Hydraulic Pruners
  • Spray Units
  • Irrigation
  • Power Tools – Tool Maintenance
  • Bush Cutters
  • Mowers
  • Manual (Push) Mowers
  • 2 Stroke Petrol Mowers
  • Electric Mowers
  • Hover Mowers
  • Ride On Mowers
  • How to Mow – the Rules
  • Mulchers
  • Outdoor Furniture

Feeding Plants

  • Plant Care – Nutrition
  • Nutrition of Plants in Containers
  • Fertilizers
  • Solid Fertilizers in the Mixture
  • Top Dressing
  • Foliar Sprays
  • Rates of Application
  • Ways of Improving Soils
  • Cation Exchange Capacity
  • Soil pH
  • Nutrient availability and pH

Weed Control

  • Introduction
  • Weed Control Methods
  • Plant Competition
  • Weed Control with Fire
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Chemical Classification of Weedicides
  • Mulching
  • Some Common Groups of Weeds
  • Weed Control in Greenhouses

Commonly used Chemicals

  • Pesticides
  • Fungicides
  • Types of Herbicide Chemicals
  • Treating Problems

Natural Pest Control

  • Natural Sprays
  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Soapy Water
  • Companion Planting (examples of unfavourable combinations)
  • The following examples perform well together
  • Ways to Control Pests and Diseases
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Plant Viruses
  • Virus Control
  • Pests

Safety Procedures and Chemicals

  • Golden Rules
  • Keeping Records
  • What Information should be kept
  • Steps involved in Chemical Treatments
  • Summary of Pesticides
  • Read Labels thoroughly
  • Toxicity
  • Spectrum of Activity
  • LD50
  • Persistence
  • Volatility
  • Repellency
  • Flushing Action
  • Knockdown Action
  • Phytotoxicity
  • Systemic or Not

Turf Care

  • Turf Varieties in Parks and their Maintenance
  • Turf Grass Varieties
  • Lawn Grass Mixtures
  • Environmental Problems
  • Methods of Controlling Weed Problems
  • Some Turf Weedicides

Irrigation Systems

  • Irrigation systems for broadacre and landscaped areas can be classified under five basic types
  • Travelling Sprinkler Systems
  • Quick Coupling Valve System
  • Manually Operated
  • Semi Automatic
  • When selecting any of the above mentioned systems, consideration should be given to the following
  • Once these questions have been answered, selection of the type of system should be possible, other factors that then need to be considered are
  • Types of Sprinkler Equipment
  • Irrigation
  • Properly Planning your Irrigation System
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Trickle System
  • How to use a Watering System
  • Automatic Systems
  • Maintenance of Watering Systems
  • Watering Plants

Maintenance of Plants

  • Plants, which are attended to, and have routine maintenance carried out on them w ill maintain good health and live longer
  • Plant Care – General: Pruning
  • Bonsai
  • Topiary
  • Physical Plant Protection Methods
  • Layout of Drains
  • Outlet
  • Gradients
  • Distance between Drainage Pipes
  • Types of Drains

Course 9 - Certificate in Interior Design Online Course

The Background

  • The origins of Interior design
  • Influences through the ages

The Background cont.

  • Great Designers of our recent past
  • Defining a style

Design Elements

  • Space
  • Colour
  • Balance

Design Elements cont.

  • Texture & Pattern
  • Scale
  • Line
  • Form

Room Elements

  • Furniture
  • Flooring

Room Elements cont.

  • Lighting
  • Walls
  • Windows

Room Elements cont.

  • Doors
  • Fabrics
  • Accessories

The Project

  • Planning the project
  • Space planning
  • Choosing a colour scheme
  • Choosing flooring
  • Choosing wall treatments

The Project cont.

  • Choosing lighting
  • Choosing furniture
  • Choosing window dressings
  • Arranging the furniture
  • Choosing accessories
  • The results
  • Tools of the trade

Making a living from Interior design

  • Have you got what it takes to be an Interior Designer?
  • Setting up a small business
  • Business plan

Making a living from Interior design cont.

  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Insurance
  • Health & safety

Course 10 - Certificate in Interior Plant Care Online Course

Introduction

  • Plant Names
  • A Review Of Some Important Indoor Plant Families
  • Pronunciation Of Plant Names

Culture

  • Indoor Plants
  • Potting
  • Punt Containers
  • Comparing Materials
  • Aesthetics
  • When You Go Away
  • Preventing Moss And Algae In Pots
  • Potting Up Plants
  • Soils
  • Naming The Soil
  • Improving Soils
  • Soil Mixes
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Deficiencies And Toxicities
  • Indicators Of Deficiency And Toxicity
  • Plant Health
  • Avoiding Frost
  • Avoiding Wet
  • Avoiding Wind
  • Pruning Indoor Plants
  • Basic Rules Of Pruning
  • Watering Your Plants
  • Symptoms Of Water Deficiency
  • Symptoms Of Water Excess
  • Maintaining Appropriate Water Levels
  • Soil Type
  • Drainage
  • Fertiliser Type
  • Ideal Temperature Range
  • Ideal Light Conditions
  • Pruning Requirements
  • Choosing A Container
  • Caring For Plants In Containers
  • Potting Up
  • Indoor Plants

Propagation

  • Methods Of Propagating Plants
  • Equipment And Materials
  • Seed Propagation
  • Sowing Seeds
  • Pregermination Treatments
  • Cutting Propagation
  • Factors Affecting Rooting Of Cuttings
  • Striking Cuttings

Foliage Plants

  • Some Commonly Grown Foliage Plants
  • Caladium
  • Calathea
  • Codiaeum (Syn. Croton)
  • Coleus
  • Cordyline
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dracaena
  • Iresine
  • Philodendron
  • Sansevieria
  • Growing Ferns
  • Ferns As Indoor Plants
  • Getting To Know Your Ferns
  • Terrestrial Tree Ferns
  • Rock Ferns
  • Epiphytes
  • Other Ferns
  • Palms
  • Simple Culture Requirements
  • Common Problems With Palms
  • Palm Genera For Indoors
  • Some Of The Best Palms For Indoor Plants

Flowering Plants

  • Anthurium
  • Heliconia
  • Hippeastrum
  • Impatiens (Balsam)
  • Spathiphyllium
  • Orchids
  • Fertilisers
  • Potting Mix
  • Pests And Diseases
  • Orchid Varieties
  • Cattleya
  • Crucifix Orchids (Epidendrum Sp.)
  • Cymbidiums
  • Dendrobium
  • Odontoglossum
  • Oncidium
  • Paphiopedilum (Slipper Orchids)
  • Phalaenops1S (Moth Orchids)
  • Pleione (Indian Crocus)
  • Vanda
  • General Rules For Growing Orchids
  • Varieties Which Will Grow In An Unheated Greenhouse In Melbourne
  • Varieties That Will Grow Outdoors In S.E.Qld

Other Indoor Plants

  • Rainforest Trees

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Property Investment, Eco Building Design, Business and the Environment, Environmental Aspects and Impacts, Floristry, Ecology, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance, Interior Design and Interior Plant Care in this Bundle

1. Property Investment: Learn The Fundamentals Of Property Investment

In almost every developed nation across the world, property is making the news headlines on an increasingly frequent basis. Alongside all of this we hear about the ‘property millionaires’ – people on average incomes who ‘struck it lucky’ and happened to buy a house in the right place just before the price rose miraculously, enabling them to cash up and live the life most of us can only ever dream about.

So is property investing really based on luck? Have we missed the boat now that house prices are doubling every 5 – 10 years? Is this really a good time to take the risk and enter the property market?

About Property Investment
This property investment course will help you determine your own answer to that question. Many people make a full time living at property investing. It is possible to do this however the key is to gain the information that can help you make a wise investment decision. This property investment course also focuses on ways that an individual can enter the property market without needing to spend full-time hours doing so.

2. Eco Building Design: Learn To Establish A Balance Between Technology, Culture And Biology

Building biology, bio-house design, biological architecture and ecological building all refer to the construction of a building along lines of more natural, renewable resources and health of the occupants. In other words buildings become more people-friendly. It aims to establish a balance between technology, culture and biology.

Ensuring a building is constructed to meet the environmental needs of the area takes not only construction knowledge, but also skills in the art of eco-design. This course goes a long way to help provide these added skills and knowledge.

3. Business and the Environment: Learn The Principles Underlying Environmental Management

In 1990 the concept of the environmental management system (EMS) was new to many organisations. However, it has subsequently developed very rapidly, becoming the subject of a number of international standards and schemes. The first national environmental management standard, BS7750, was published in 1992 and the European Union (or Community as it was then called) adopted the same basic approach in 1993 with the introduction of its Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). An international standard, ISO 14001, replaced BS 7750 in 1996. In this course we look at how these standards and schemes have developed, the differences between them, and what benefits an organisation can expect to gain from adopting a recognised EMS.

While neither ISO 14001 nor EMAS prescribe the level of environmental performance to be achieved, they do require a commitment to continual improvement. The extent of this improvement is for the individual organisation to decide and should be quantified in objectives and targets where practicable. At first glance, continual improvement may appear to be a particularly onerous commitment, but it is vital if the environmental management system is to be seen as credible by interested parties. This course looks at the importance and benefits of continual improvement, how it can be achieved, and how some of the barriers to its achievement can be overcome.

Any organisation undertaking a programme of continual improvement needs not only to establish procedures for its work processes but also to regard all procedures, and the processes to which they relate, as being capable of improvement. This course focuses on what is involved in improving work procedures and processes in order to reduce the environmental impacts of your organisation.

A sudden environmental crisis - such as a large fire, explosion, release of toxic gas or major water pollution incident - is probably the most feared occurrence by individuals with responsibility for an organisation's environmental performance. However, slow-acting pollution incidents can create a crisis that damages not only the environment but also the organisation, both financially and in terms of its reputation - and the reputation of its products - among the public.

Emergency planning is required to deal with any incident that could result in loss of life, ill health or damage to the environment.

By the end of the course you should be able  to:

  • Outline the basic principles underlying environmental management.
  • Describe some of the environmental management guidance, systems and schemes available to your organisation.
  • Describe the development and purpose of environmental management systems and standards.
  • Outline the main requirements and differences between ISO 14001 and the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), and explain the appropriateness of each to your organisation.
  • Describe the various methods available for implementing an environmental management system (EMS) in your organisation.
  • Outline the benefits of integrating an EMS into existing management systems within the organisation
  • Describe the importance of achieving continual improvement within the EMS.
  • Outline the benefits, risks and costs to your organisation of improving environmental performance.
  • Explain the importance of commitment at all levels in the organisation to the successful implementation of an EMS.
  • Explain the role of working methods in the environmental performance of your organisation.
  • Outline the methods available for assessing the environmental impacts of work procedures and processes.
  • Explain how changes can be successfully made to work procedures and processes.
  • Explain the environmental consequences of sudden and gradual pollution incidents.
  • Describe the measures to be taken in the event of a pollution incident occurring in your organisation.
  • Explain the importance of devising emergency plans to deal with the environmental effects of accidents.

4. Environmental Aspects and Impacts: Learn To Improve Your Organisation'S Overall Environmental Performance

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

5. Floristry: Develop The Skills You Need To Create Varying Floristry Designs

This course can help you to gain an understanding and allow you to progress and develop the skills you need to design, source and create varying floristry designs for events, celebrations, or just for fun. It will also be a useful start should you want to progress and work as a florist.

You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

An Award, Certificate in Floristry could help you to get a job as:

  • An Assistant Florist
  • A Wedding Flower Arranger
  • A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
  • A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager

6. Ecology: Learn The Relationship Between Plants And Animals

Ecology is the study of the relationship between plants and animals and their physical and biological environment. The field of ecology is a distinct scientific discipline, it does contribute to the study and understanding of environmental problems.

Our Ecology course will provide a detailed explanation on many aspects of the eco balance in an easy to understand format and help you to understand how all parts of the environment work together.

7. Garden Design: Learn To Design The Gardens Of Your Dreams

Explore the art of garden design in this comprehensive course. You will learn the fundamental elements of style, basic techniques and professional tricks necessary to design the gardens of your dreams.

Professional garden design is something that is inspirational and is essentially solving the various logistical problems associated with what you have to work with, where to position such items as pathways, swimming pools, tennis courts, water features, flower beds and which plants would be most suited. Good garden design adds these ingredients to create a style in keeping with the site, the house and your client's requirements.

The whole process of design begins long before you put pen to paper. Your initial job is to find out just what you have and then what you want to achieve based on this initial fact finding.

Once this basic analysis is completed, you can then move on to the fun job of preparing the design.

8. Garden Maintenance: Obtain a firm basis for maintaining a garden

This subject aims to provide you with a firm basis for maintaining a garden in a healthy and presentable state.

Garden maintenance is a diverse area of study, sometimes thought of as being the mundane side of horticulture, though in fact, it is today quite technical and a very critical area of concern.

9. Interior Design: Start A Career In Interior Design

Are you thinking about starting a career as an Interior Designer? Have you considered setting up your own business and making an income as an Interior Designer? Or maybe you have always wanted to study Interior Design to improve your own home? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then this is the course for you.

As an Interior Designer you will consult with your clients to plan and carry out the design of their interior and furnishings.  This course covers a whole range of aspects relating to interior design and the elements that need to be considered in the planning stages.

The objectives of the Interior Design course are to:

  • describe the history of interior design, classic design styles and the work of leading designers
  • investigate the seven design elements which contribute to a design
  • explore the room elements which influence a design effect
  • undertake an interior design project
  • develop a business plan for establishing a design business

10. Interior Plant Care: Obtain The Knowledge Needed To Ensure Your Indoor Plants Thrive

Looking after those plants in the home or office to ensure they grow and produce the best effect for the home or office environment is a skill most of us wish we had. The course helps you to gain these skills and obtain the knowledge needed to ensure your indoor plants thrive.

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The Property Investment 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Property Investment Online Course

Getting Started

  • Turning Theory Into Practice
  • Raising Money
  • Finding Properties
  • Distance Buying
  • Getting Help

Introduction

  • Introduction to the Second Income Series
  • Introduction to Property Investing

Is Property Investing for You?

  • Skills required to be a successful property investor

Understanding Aspects of Property

  • Understanding Buildings
  • Understanding Property Finance
  • Understanding People

More than One Option

  • Buy to Let
  • Renovation
  • Holiday Let
  • Commercial Property
  • HMO’s
  • Off plan

Devise Your Strategy

  • Increase Your Credit Rating
  • Buying with No Money
  • Team Work
  • Contingency Planning
  • Buying at or below market value
  • Negotiation

Course 2 - Certificate in Eco Building Design Online Course

Introduction to building biology

  • Environmental considerations in a building
  • Building biology
  • Europe
  • Biology and health of buildings
  • Cleaning materials

Building materials

  • Dangerous building materials
  • Chemical effects on the body
  • Timber
  • Plastics
  • Masonry/bricks and concrete
  • Timber treatments
  • Gas appliances, heaters and fireplaces

Construction

  • Roofs and roofing materials
  • Roof construction
  • Floors
  • Pests in buildings

Services

  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring electricity
  • Power and Ohm's law
  • Terminology
  • Supply systems
  • Safety with electricity
  • Waste disposal
  • Waste water treatment using reed-beds
  • Suitable plants
  • Temperature control
  • Heaters and coolers

Temperature: heating & cooling

  • Energy conservation
  • Solar energy
  • Applications and the nature of solar energy
  • Greenhouses

The internal environment: Ventilation

  • Children and the elderly
  • Controlling excess moisture
  • Mould and mildew
  • Humidifiers
  • Carbon monoxide risk
  • Radon
  • Air cleaners

Light

  • Lighting principles and terms
  • Types of lighting
  • Replacing fixtures
  • Day lighting
  • Optimising energy efficiency
  • Measuring light

Acoustics

  • Human requirements for sound insulation
  • Secondary sound transmission
  • Speech privacy
  • Reverberation time
  • Measuring sound insulation
  • Improving sound insulation

Ergonomic considerations

  • Form, shape and dimension of spaces
  • Furniture design
  • Layout of interiors
  • Potential injuries
  • Office landscaping

Psychological considerations

  • Colour
  • Psychology of building interiors
  • General principles for house design
  • Qualities of the components
  • Creating effects

Course 3 - Certificate in Business and the Environment Online Course

Environmental Management Systems, Schemes and Standards

  • 1.1 Environmental management principles
  • 1.2 Environmental management systems and standards
  • 1.3 Main elements of EMAS
  • 1.4 Main elements of ISO 14001
  • 1.5 Strategic environmental management
  • 1.6 Integrated management

Continual Improvement

  • 2.1 What is continual improvement?  
  • 2.2 Benefits of improved environmental performance
  • 2.3 Challenges to the implementation of an improvement programme
  • 2.4 The importance of commitment
  • 2.5 Implementing a continual improvement programme
  • 2.6 Sustainable development

Working Methods

  • 3.1 The importance of environmental procedures
  • 3.2 Assessment of procedures and processes
  • 3.3 Implementing changes to procedures and processes

Response to Damage to the Environment

  • 4.1 Fire, explosion  and toxic gas releases
  • 4.2 Contaminated land
  • 4.3 Pollution of surface water
  • 4.4 Emergency plans

Course 4 - Certificate in Environmental Aspects and Impacts Online Course

Global Environmental Issues

  • What is the environment?
  • What is pollution?
  • Global warming
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Air pollution
  • Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Local air pollution
  • Transport
  • Packaging

Energy Issues

  • Meeting the need for energy
  • Government policies to improve energy efficiency
  • Conducting an energy survey
  • Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

  • Who are your organisation's interested parties?
  • Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

  • What is an initial environmental review?
  • Review of background information
  • Site investigation
  • Register of aspects and impacts
  •  Writing the report

Course 5 - Certificate in Floristry Online Course

Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers

Course 6 - Certificate in Ecology Online Course

Ecosystems and Populations

  • Ecology
  • Biomes
  • Ecosystems
  • Major driving force of an ecosystem is solar energy
  • Interactions in the Community

The Development of Life

  • Evolution
  • Steps in Organic Evolution
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Evolution of Sex
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Origins of Vertebrae
  • Emergence of Man
  • Population Genetics
  • Synthetic Theory
  • Trans-specific Evolution
  • Human Evolution
  • Lifespan

Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species

  • Animals
  • Origins & Relationships
  • Symmetry
  • Animals in the Human Community

Fungi, Tundra and Rain Forests

  • Fungi
  • Types of Fungi
  • Structure of Fungi
  • Reproduction of Fungi
  • Physiology of Fungus
  • Ecology of Fungus
  • Classification of Fungi
  • Tundra
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Rain Forests
  • Ecology
  • Vegetation

Mountains, Rivers and Deserts

  • Mountains
  • Formation
  • Importance of Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Formation
  • Deserts
  • Formation

Shallow Waters

  • Estuaries
  • Estuary as a Nursery
  • Estuaries and People
  • Rocky Shores
  • Sandy Shores
  • Coral Reefs

The Greenhouse Effect, The Ozone Layer, Poisons and Waste Materials

  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Ozone Layer
  • Causes of Ozone Depletion
  • Waste Materials
  • Reduction of Waste

Course 7 - Certificate in Garden Design Online Course

Introduction – Garden Design Influences

  • British Garden Designers
  • Brown, Lancelot 
  • Crowe, (Dame) Sylvia
  • Farrer, Reginald 
  • Jekyll, Gertrude 
  • Jellicoe, Geoffrey 
  • Kent, William 
  • Le Notre 
  • London, George 
  • Lorraine, Claude 
  • Lutyen, (Sir) Edwin 
  • Mollet, Claude
  • Paxton, (Sir) Joseph 
  • Peto, Harold
  • Price, (Sir) Uvedale 
  • Repton, Humphrey 
  • Robinson, William 
  • Rose, John 
  • Sackville-West, Vita 
  • Switzer, Stephen 
  • Wise, Henry 
  • Famous American Landscape Designers
  • Church, Thomas 
  • Downing, Andrew Jackson 
  • Jefferson, Thomas 
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law 
  • Steele, Fletcher 
  • London Landscape Designers
  • Abercrombie, Sir Patrick
  • Agar, Madeline
  • Bridgeman, Charles 
  • Brown, Lancelot ‘Capability’
  • Brown, Michael
  • Chamberlain, Powell and Bon
  • Chambers, Sir William 
  • Colvin, Brenda
  • Colvin and Moggridge
  • Crowe, Dame Sylvia
  • Darbourne and Darke
  • Derek Lovejoy and Partners
  • Gibberd, Sir Frederick
  • GLC Parks Department
  • Hicks, Philip
  • Holden, Robert
  • Jacobsen, Preben
  • Jellicoe, Sir Geoffrey
  • Kent, William 
  • Lancaster, Michael
  • Land Use Consultants
  • Le Notre, Andre
  • Liversedge, Jamie
  • London and Wise
  • Lutyens, Edwin
  • Mawson, Thomas
  • Paxton, Joseph
  • Page, Russell
  • Pickering, Maurice
  • Repton, Humphrey
  • Rowbotham, Rick
  • Shepherd, Sir Peter
  • Tibbalds Monroe
  • Turner, Tom

The Client-Designer Relationship - The Basic Principles of Garden Design

  • Client-Designer Relationship
  • Initial Meeting
  • Follow-up Meeting
  • Budget
  • Presenting the Budget
  • Key to a Successful Job
  • Basic Principles of Garden Design
  • Unity
  • Balance
  • Colour
  • Natural Transition

Planning the Garden

  • Planning a Garden
  • Main Spaces
  • Garden Utilities
  • Recreation Areas
  • Structural Features
  • Storage Requirements
  • Plumbing, Electrical, Drainage
  • Pets
  • Special Places
  • Garden Ornaments
  • Glossary
  • Accent Plants
  • Annual Gardens
  • Balance

Base Map

  • Base Plan
  • Balance
  • Border Planting:
  • Bubble Diagram
  • Client or Family Interview
  • Clients
  • Commercial Grounds

Completed Landscape Design

  • Concept Lines
  • Concept Plans
  • Corner Plantings
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Draft Designs
  • Easements
  • Elements of Design
  • Emphasis
  • Foundation Plantings
  • Freestanding or Group Plantings
  • Functional
  • Hard-Goods
  • Hardscaping
  • Height and Width
  • Imaginary Lines
  • Implementation
  • Key Plants
  • Landscape
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Design Process
  • Landscape Design Program
  • Landscape Design Sequence
  • Maintainability
  • Mass Plantings
  • Micro-Manage
  • Module
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patio Garden
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Photographic View
  • Plant Groupings
  • Plan View or Plan View Drawings
  • Primary Elements of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Professional Landscape Designer
  • Public Grounds
  • Residential Grounds
  • Scale
  • Screen Plantings
  • Seasonal Interest or Colour:
  • Secondary Elements of Design

Sequence

  • Simplicity
  • Site Analysis
  • Site Plan
  • Site Survey
  • Spaces
  • Specimen Plants
  • Sub-module
  • Sustainable Landscape
  • Texture
  • Trees
  • Unity
  • Variety
  • Visualisation Exercise
  • Visually Pleasing

Taking Measurements

  • Triangulation
  • How to Measure Changes in Level or a
  • Preparing A Scale Drawing

Drawing the Plan

  • Outline Design
  • Preparing Structural Plan
  • Making a Planting Plan
  • Structural Planting
  • Ground Cover Planting
  • Ornamental Planting
  • Functional Planting
  • Design Principles
  • Style
  • Flow
  • Scale
  • Rhythm or Repetition
  • Paths
  • Focal Points

Light & Shade

  • Terminology
  • Summing up Garden Design Process
  • Initial Consultation
  • Survey
  • Analysis and Sketch Designs
  • Structure Plan

Planting Plan

  • Construction
  • Preparing the Garden
  • Aspect
  • Drainage
  • Erosion
  • Using Different Levels – Shaping &
  • Cut & Fills
  • Coping with Slopes
  • Marking Out
  • Marking Out from Offsets

Equipment, Tools, Soil and Irrigation

  • Equipment & Tools
  • Crowbar
  • Cultivator
  • Dibbers
  • Fertiliser Spreader
  • Forks
  • Gloves
  • High Pruners
  • Hoes
  • Ladder
  • Lawn Roller
  • Lines
  • Lopping Pruners
  • Mattock
  • pH Testing Equipment
  • Pick
  • Pruning Saw
  • Rakes
  • Secateurs
  • Shovel
  • Sieves
  • Spades
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Soil
  • pH Scale
  • Soil Improvers
  • Clay
  • Sandy
  • Too Alkaline Soils
  • Too Acid Soils
  • Compost
  • Irrigation
  • Pipes
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Sprays and Sprinklers
  • Moveable Sprinklers
  • Oscillator Sprays
  • Water Tractors
  • Fan Sprayers
  • Fixed Sprinklers
  • Fixed systems and micro sprays
  • Mini Sprinklers
  • Impact Sprinklers
  • Pop-up Sprinklers & Fixed Riser Spray
  • Emitter Choice

Surfaces

  • Paving The Way
  • Surfaces
  • Natural Stone
  • Granite
  • Slate
  • Marble
  • Cobbles and Boulders
  • Sand
  • Paver Bedding Sand
  • Brickies Loam
  • Washed Pit Sand
  • White Silver Sand
  • Fill Sand
  • Medium River Sand
  • Gravel & Chippings
  • Brick
  • Patio & Walks
  • Bases
  • Drainage
  • Brick Bonding Patterns
  • Stretcher Bond
  • Herringbone
  • Basket weave
  • Stack Bond Bricks
  • Diagonal Dutch
  • Quartered Stable Pavers
  • Laying a Brick Path
  • Tiles
  • Concrete Blocks
  • Concrete Laid on Site
  • Trims & Edges
  • Bricks
  • Metal Strips
  • Concrete Curb Edgings
  • Granite Sets
  • Precast Concrete Slabs
  • Tiles
  • Rope Edgings
  • Timber
  • Boards
  • Round Sawn Logs
  • Unsawn Logs
  • Heavy Logs
  • Railway Sleepers
  • Natural stone

Lawns and Steps

  • Lawns
  • Lawns Step-by-Step
  • Steps
  • Tread
  • Riser
  • Nosing
  • Pitch
  • Top & Bottom Landings
  • Intermediate Landing
  • Side Wall(s)
  • Foundation
  • Riser/Tread Ratios
  • Materials & Designs
  • Rock Steps
  • Vertical Log Steps
  • Fully Recessed Stone Steps
  • Three directional Stone Steps
  • Partially Recessed Stone Steps
  • Projecting Brick Steps
  • Sawed Wood Risers
  • Horizontal Log Risers
  • Cantilevered Steps
  • Ramps
  • Using Wood to Build Ramps
  • Tools
  • Earth Handling Tools
  • Useful Portable Power Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Bolts
  • Connectors
  • Footings
  • Railings

Planting

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for
  • Planting Procedures for Bare-rooted
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When to Feed with Fertiliser
  • Using Organic Material
  • Protection from Pests & Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or diseased Wood
  • Controlling Type of Growth
  • Flower/Fruit or Vegetative Buds
  • Controlling the Shape & Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Dead Heading
  • Special Notes on Tree Care
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Garden Features

  • Gazebos
  • Statuary
  • Gates & Arches
  • Sundials & Birdbaths
  • Garden Furniture
  • Urns, Pots & Tubs
  • Paths & Pavers
  • Traditional Water Features
  • Pergolas, Pleached Alleys & Arbours
  • Pleached Alleys
  • Bowers & Arbours
  • Lawns
  • Lawns are Beneficial
  • Lawn Shape & Design
  • Garden Edges
  • Using Edging to the Best Effect
  • Types of Edging
  • Timber
  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Use of Pavers Stone & Gravels
  • Methods of Laying Pavers
  • Concrete
  • Choosing a Water Garden
  • Location
  • Cost
  • Size
  • Ease of Setting Up
  • Moving or Still Water
  • Plants & Animals to Use
  • Keeping Water In
  • Concrete
  • Brick or Stone
  • Fibreglass
  • Pool Liners
  • Waterproofing the Ground
  • Clean Water
  • Filters
  • Hints
  • Walls
  • Brick
  • Coping
  • Expansion Joints
  • Concrete
  • Fencing
  • Close Board Fencing

Costing and Estimation

  • Irregular Areas
  • Radical Method
  • Grid Method
  • The Dot Method
  • The Planimeter
  • Working our Hourly Rates
  • Terms
  • Salary
  • Operating Costs
  • Bulk Time Rate
  • Chargeable Hours
  • Hourly Charge-Out Rate

Course 8 - Certificate in Garden Maintenance Online Course

Planning and Managing a Garden

  • A proficient gardener will plan his/her work program carefully
  • The main criteria to consider when deciding on a maintenance programme are:
  • is the area located in a prominent position
  • The major areas of parks maintenance work are outlined below
  • Departmental Organisation
  • Staffing
  • Works Programming

Furnishings and Machinery

  • A broad overview of Machinery for Parks Maintenance
  • Mowers
  • Aerators/Power Rakes
  • Fertiliser Spreaders
  • Chippers
  • Leaf Rakes/Vacuums
  • Seeders
  • Hydraulic Pruners
  • Spray Units
  • Irrigation
  • Power Tools – Tool Maintenance
  • Bush Cutters
  • Mowers
  • Manual (Push) Mowers
  • 2 Stroke Petrol Mowers
  • Electric Mowers
  • Hover Mowers
  • Ride On Mowers
  • How to Mow – the Rules
  • Mulchers
  • Outdoor Furniture

Feeding Plants

  • Plant Care – Nutrition
  • Nutrition of Plants in Containers
  • Fertilizers
  • Solid Fertilizers in the Mixture
  • Top Dressing
  • Foliar Sprays
  • Rates of Application
  • Ways of Improving Soils
  • Cation Exchange Capacity
  • Soil pH
  • Nutrient availability and pH

Weed Control

  • Introduction
  • Weed Control Methods
  • Plant Competition
  • Weed Control with Fire
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Chemical Classification of Weedicides
  • Mulching
  • Some Common Groups of Weeds
  • Weed Control in Greenhouses

Commonly used Chemicals

  • Pesticides
  • Fungicides
  • Types of Herbicide Chemicals
  • Treating Problems

Natural Pest Control

  • Natural Sprays
  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Soapy Water
  • Companion Planting (examples of unfavourable combinations)
  • The following examples perform well together
  • Ways to Control Pests and Diseases
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Diseases
  • Plant Viruses
  • Virus Control
  • Pests

Safety Procedures and Chemicals

  • Golden Rules
  • Keeping Records
  • What Information should be kept
  • Steps involved in Chemical Treatments
  • Summary of Pesticides
  • Read Labels thoroughly
  • Toxicity
  • Spectrum of Activity
  • LD50
  • Persistence
  • Volatility
  • Repellency
  • Flushing Action
  • Knockdown Action
  • Phytotoxicity
  • Systemic or Not

Turf Care

  • Turf Varieties in Parks and their Maintenance
  • Turf Grass Varieties
  • Lawn Grass Mixtures
  • Environmental Problems
  • Methods of Controlling Weed Problems
  • Some Turf Weedicides

Irrigation Systems

  • Irrigation systems for broadacre and landscaped areas can be classified under five basic types
  • Travelling Sprinkler Systems
  • Quick Coupling Valve System
  • Manually Operated
  • Semi Automatic
  • When selecting any of the above mentioned systems, consideration should be given to the following
  • Once these questions have been answered, selection of the type of system should be possible, other factors that then need to be considered are
  • Types of Sprinkler Equipment
  • Irrigation
  • Properly Planning your Irrigation System
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Trickle System
  • How to use a Watering System
  • Automatic Systems
  • Maintenance of Watering Systems
  • Watering Plants

Maintenance of Plants

  • Plants, which are attended to, and have routine maintenance carried out on them w ill maintain good health and live longer
  • Plant Care – General: Pruning
  • Bonsai
  • Topiary
  • Physical Plant Protection Methods
  • Layout of Drains
  • Outlet
  • Gradients
  • Distance between Drainage Pipes
  • Types of Drains

Course 9 - Certificate in Interior Design Online Course

The Background

  • The origins of Interior design
  • Influences through the ages

The Background cont.

  • Great Designers of our recent past
  • Defining a style

Design Elements

  • Space
  • Colour
  • Balance

Design Elements cont.

  • Texture & Pattern
  • Scale
  • Line
  • Form

Room Elements

  • Furniture
  • Flooring

Room Elements cont.

  • Lighting
  • Walls
  • Windows

Room Elements cont.

  • Doors
  • Fabrics
  • Accessories

The Project

  • Planning the project
  • Space planning
  • Choosing a colour scheme
  • Choosing flooring
  • Choosing wall treatments

The Project cont.

  • Choosing lighting
  • Choosing furniture
  • Choosing window dressings
  • Arranging the furniture
  • Choosing accessories
  • The results
  • Tools of the trade

Making a living from Interior design

  • Have you got what it takes to be an Interior Designer?
  • Setting up a small business
  • Business plan

Making a living from Interior design cont.

  • Tax
  • VAT
  • Insurance
  • Health & safety

Course 10 - Certificate in Interior Plant Care Online Course

Introduction

  • Plant Names
  • A Review Of Some Important Indoor Plant Families
  • Pronunciation Of Plant Names

Culture

  • Indoor Plants
  • Potting
  • Punt Containers
  • Comparing Materials
  • Aesthetics
  • When You Go Away
  • Preventing Moss And Algae In Pots
  • Potting Up Plants
  • Soils
  • Naming The Soil
  • Improving Soils
  • Soil Mixes
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Deficiencies And Toxicities
  • Indicators Of Deficiency And Toxicity
  • Plant Health
  • Avoiding Frost
  • Avoiding Wet
  • Avoiding Wind
  • Pruning Indoor Plants
  • Basic Rules Of Pruning
  • Watering Your Plants
  • Symptoms Of Water Deficiency
  • Symptoms Of Water Excess
  • Maintaining Appropriate Water Levels
  • Soil Type
  • Drainage
  • Fertiliser Type
  • Ideal Temperature Range
  • Ideal Light Conditions
  • Pruning Requirements
  • Choosing A Container
  • Caring For Plants In Containers
  • Potting Up
  • Indoor Plants

Propagation

  • Methods Of Propagating Plants
  • Equipment And Materials
  • Seed Propagation
  • Sowing Seeds
  • Pregermination Treatments
  • Cutting Propagation
  • Factors Affecting Rooting Of Cuttings
  • Striking Cuttings

Foliage Plants

  • Some Commonly Grown Foliage Plants
  • Caladium
  • Calathea
  • Codiaeum (Syn. Croton)
  • Coleus
  • Cordyline
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dracaena
  • Iresine
  • Philodendron
  • Sansevieria
  • Growing Ferns
  • Ferns As Indoor Plants
  • Getting To Know Your Ferns
  • Terrestrial Tree Ferns
  • Rock Ferns
  • Epiphytes
  • Other Ferns
  • Palms
  • Simple Culture Requirements
  • Common Problems With Palms
  • Palm Genera For Indoors
  • Some Of The Best Palms For Indoor Plants

Flowering Plants

  • Anthurium
  • Heliconia
  • Hippeastrum
  • Impatiens (Balsam)
  • Spathiphyllium
  • Orchids
  • Fertilisers
  • Potting Mix
  • Pests And Diseases
  • Orchid Varieties
  • Cattleya
  • Crucifix Orchids (Epidendrum Sp.)
  • Cymbidiums
  • Dendrobium
  • Odontoglossum
  • Oncidium
  • Paphiopedilum (Slipper Orchids)
  • Phalaenops1S (Moth Orchids)
  • Pleione (Indian Crocus)
  • Vanda
  • General Rules For Growing Orchids
  • Varieties Which Will Grow In An Unheated Greenhouse In Melbourne
  • Varieties That Will Grow Outdoors In S.E.Qld

Other Indoor Plants

  • Rainforest Trees

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

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  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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