Design your own garden, become a garden designer or start your own successful garden design business.

Our home study courses offer you the flexibility to complete your assignments when it is convenient for you. You can work at your own pace and spend as much or as little time on an assignment as you need.

Our Classroom-based courses cover the same material as home study, either every other Saturday or one evening a week. It’s up to you. Whatever option you choose you’ll receive the guidance and support of our expert tutors.

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The British Academy of Garden Design has earned recognition from the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC).

The IARC plays a role in ensuring our quality standards relating to course content, delivery, assessment and administration are maintained. IARC's role as an independent recognition association gives reassurance the Academy has undergone checks relevant to the post-secondary education industry in general terms.

BTEC Approved Centre

The British Academy of Garden Design, as part of the Further Learning Group, is a BTEC approved learning centre.

BTEC has been the most successful applied learning brand for over twenty-five years. BTEC is administered by Edexcel and owned by Pearson Education, the world's largest education company. BTEC courses are offered exclusively by approved learning centres which have been thoroughly vetted.

Home study gave me great flexibility. I always felt supported on the course. If I had a question I could always email the tutors who were always friendly and engaging. Knowing they were available if I needed to contact them was great.

Mark Soanes

As you progress through the assignments your confidence builds. I’ve now completed my work placement with a top end garden design company and I am currently setting up my own garden design practice.

Jon Gower

The course itself is very, very well organised - everything in terms of the contact you get from the team, the turnaround of assignments, the support you can get by email. The tutors were brilliant - really supportive.

Sharon Eaton

The last few assignments were really helpful for starting my own business. The feedback given by the tutors is really helpful as well. I graduated with a distinction so I'm feeling like I'm on cloud nine.

Anosh Nadeem Butt

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