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BALI and Capel Manor launch Landscape Construction Diploma

The BALI GoLandscape initiative is supporting Capel Manor College’s Advanced Landscape Construction Diploma (Level 3) launch. Endorsement of the scheme comes from industry employers. A crucial element of this new Diploma, is the unique opportunity to develop both technical and business skills.

Capel Manor College developed the course based on the recent GoLandscape skills survey. The course is constructed from the feedback, with input directly from landscape businesses. The course will also incorporate the BALI Chalk Fund sponsored additional tickets.

Modules include:

  • Living walls
  • Water management/SUDS
  • Surveying and construction drawings
  • Business practice and project management
  • Paving, timber and brickwork
  • Water features
  • Use of plants in landscaping and a show garden build.

A block of work experience is also a crucial part of the course and supported by BALI members.

BALI’s technical officer Richard Gardiner said:

“It’s great to see a college thinking about how they can improve their offering to students and the industry they serve. Hard landscaping is usually overlooked by colleges. I am very happy that Capel Manor College has developed this qualification in response to industry feedback.”

BALI’s education officer, Stephen Ensell, who is responsible for delivering GoLandscape, said:

”Capel Manor College approaching the industry to support the qualification’s development is great. It means that the students now have an entry point to gain the very best skills and experience to help them enter the landscaping industry.”

The Diploma will be taught at Capel Manor College’s Enfield campus and can be on a full or part-time basis, with an optional unit selection. Course completiton will enable students to begin a career in landscape construction or progress to a degree level course.

Sarah Seery, head of school for horticulture and landscaping at Capel Manor College, says:

“We’re incredibly excited to have partnered with BALI in the creation of our new Advanced Landscape Construction Diploma. As one of London’s leading colleges, the opportunity to create a course with BALI has been warmly welcomed by the college community and endorsed by employers.”

Details on the course are available on Capel’s website here. The first course starts w/c 10 September, but Capel Manor College have confirmed that they will still accept entries at this stage.

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