Landscaping Course

This course equips the learner with skills and knowledge in hard and soft landscaping with practical experience-based learning from garden designers and landscape professionals. It provides more study choices, flexibility and great service.

The course is designed specifically as training for people who want to work in landscaping as a designer, contractor or in landscape construction. It is suitable both for people who want to commence their own business; or for anyone seeking work with an established landscape enterprise. This course covers important aspects of Horticulture, as well as the basis for good landscape design.


  • Course Duration:  3 Months
  • Exam Body: Tufaha Africa
  • Entry requirements: Open.

Course structure and modules

Part I

  • Introduction to Plants
  • Parts of the Plant
  • Plant Culture – Planting
  • Plant Culture – Pruning
  • Plant Culture – Irrigation and Machinery
  • Soils & Media
  • Soils & Nutrition
  • Propagation – Seeds & Cuttings
  • Propagation – Other Techniques
  • Identification and Use of Plants
  • Identification and Use of Plants
  • Identification and Use of Plants
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Weeds

Part II

  • History of Landscaping/li>
  • Principles of Design and Planning Information/li>
  • Drawing and Costs/li>
  • Irrigation/li>
  • Garden Designs/li>
  • Earth moving and Drainage/li>
  • Materials/li>
  • Paths, Walls and Fences/li>
  • Equipment/li>
  • Water Features/li>
  • Garden Art: Statues, Sundials and Figurines/li>
  • Landscaping for Sports and Games/li>
  • Landscape Management/li>
  • Industrial Relations: Unions and Workers/li>
  • Maintenance of a New Landscape/li>

Mode of study

  • Online
  • Part time
  • Regular

Career opportunities

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Food Scientist
  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Agricultural Manager
  • Agricultural Specialist
  • Agronomist
  • Aquatic Ecologist
  • Arborist

You will be taught by enthusiastic staff with vast experience in their fields, experts who place great emphasis on preparing you for success in further study, in your career, and in life.