Garden Design & Landscaping Study Courses
Blackford Centre for Garden Design
Why Choose Our Garden Design Course?
Why Choose Us?
|Accredited by ABC as equivalent to Level 4 of the National Qualification Framework (NQF).||Some courses are not properly accredited. Others offer a Level 2 or 3.|
|Unlimited time to complete your course – because sometimes life gets in the way.||Many organisations require you to complete the course in a year.|
|60-day refund period. Take your time to reflect on whether you're happy with the course.||Some organisations only give you 7 days to return your course if you're not happy with it.|
|Additional end-of-course refund. If you don’t earn at least the cost of the course within 90 days of completing it, after doing some marketing, we’ll refund your course fees. Conditions apply||As far as we know, no one else offers this.|
|1:1 tutor support. All our tutors are practising garden designers, so you get real-world answers.||Some organisations get in-house people to mark the assignment using simple tick-boxes. So you never discover the deep-down insiders' information.|
|Printed materials delivered to your door. We provide both printed and multi-media materials. Plus you have full access to an online edition. It’s easier to study that way.||Some courses are online-only. That's OK if you are happy to study online. But two-thirds of our learners prefer printed course materials.|
|Easy to grasp. We provide a carefully graduated learning experience.||Some companies make their first assignment hard, so many students give up straightaway.|
|Interesting course material. Our course is fun to do.||Others provide a dry, academic course that is boring to read and time consuming. It’s harder to do a course if the material is dull.|
|NUS Extra Card. Get an NUS Extra card which gives you discounts at shops, cinemas and other places (£10 fee).||Many home-study organisations don't provide an NUS Extra Card.|
|All inclusive package. There are no hidden fees. You don't need any extras (though we include an optional reading list). And delivery by courier is included in the price.||Check that other organisations won't charge you extra for tutoring or other costs.|
|Includes detailed information on how to run a garden design business.||Many organisations don't think about including this very important information.|
|You can contact other learners, so you can learn from them and share experiences.||Some organisations have no system for letting you make contact, so you're isolated.|
|You get a free business mentor for 90 days after completing the course. Your mentor will help you to set up your business.||As far as we know, no one else offer this.|
|You receive regular Progress Reports and reminders, tailored to your individual progress. They will help you stay on track.
||You're unlikely to get this from other organisations.|
|Guaranteed pass. You can re-submit any assignment you fail until you get a pass mark. This guarantees you'll end up with a Diploma qualification. We will keep training you until you pass.
||Other colleges don't provide this guarantee.|
And finally, you get all the advantages of home study: no classroom attendance, learn from home, study at your own pace, no previous knowledge required.
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