This course is intended for students who passed a National Diploma in landscape gardening or A levels.
Its aim is to be in line with the recent evolutions of the craft. Professionals now manage private or public gardens as well as wide landscaped areas.
Possible jobs after a HND in landscape gardening :
Landscape foreman : technical and financial management of works
Technician in a landscape gardening company (garden maintenance)
Landscape designer assistant
Maintenance and development of places of historical interest
Further studies :
BSC in landscape gardening
Specific advanced maths and physics classes towards competitive admission into French engineering colleges
- INA College in Angers
- ENSP in Versailles
- ITIAPE in Lille
HND landscape gardening curriculum
Two-year full time course. Technical, scientific and humanities such as foreign languages, economics and French.
The practicals are carried out around the college and in different companies.
- Maths : 70 hours
- Computer science : 50
- French, communication : 245
- Economics, employment law : 205
- Landscape gardening techniques : 515
- Agronomy : 30
- Machinery and mechanisation : 75
- Biology and ecology : 135
Cultural and historical approach
of the landscape : 85
Plastic arts : 20
Second-year studies from practical examples leading to written reports :
Landscape gardening, study of works from beginning to end : 90 hours
Garden design : 90 hours
Sport : 90 hours
One-week special studies : water resources, terraces…120 hours
Work placements :
Three months in a landscape gardening company, garden design company.
Placements abroad are very appreciated in the curriculum. The students will be asked to write a report as an important part of their exam (oral presentation)