Playground Design Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks

Duration

100 hrs (12 months)

Exam

Optional

Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email

Qualification

Certificate

Careerline’s online Playground Design course is ideal for landscapers, childcare managers, early childhood and primary educators, town planners, gardeners, and builders who want to improve their professional skills. It is also ideal for parents and guardians of young children who hope to build their own backyard playground. You will learn skills that will improve the quality of your playground designs, as well as improve your career prospects.

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About this Course

  • Explore opportunities to work in the play industry, as a designer, consultant, playground builder, materials and equipment supplier, etc.
  • Understand how to create environments sympathetic to a childs development.

This course develops a sound understanding of the design and construction of small community parks and playgrounds.  A valuable course for parks managers or designers, the course covers playground philosophy, design of play structures (for function and safety), materials selection, community participation and park design.

Why study this Playground Design course?

Do you dream of building a backyard playground that is the envy of the neighbourhood? Or, do you want to ensure the community park you are designing is loved by the locals? Then Careerline’s online Playground Design course is for you. You will develop valuable knowledge that will help you design playground and park facilities that are appreciated by your family or local community.

Whether you hope to upskill, get a head start on future studies, or expand your career opportunities, studying with Careerline will have a positive impact on your future. Whether you are a parent or educator, or an aspiring town planner or construction worker, you will be able to put the knowledge you develop during your studies to good use. Your new skills will help you to feel prepared and informed as you design your next playground.

What will you learn?

Careerline’s online Playground Design course will introduce you to the basics of designing play areas that are entertaining, educational, and safe. You will study the different types of playgrounds, and the planning theories that are used when designing them. Students learn about the philosophy of play and playgrounds, and how children learn by interacting with their environment. In addition, you will develop an understanding of preparing a concept plan for a playground.

Playground Design students learn about the materials typically used in playgrounds for safety, durability, and sensory reasons. You will study the components of a playground, including buildings and structures, floors, and plants. Finally, you will develop an awareness of the importance of community participation and consultation in the design of parks and playgrounds. You will learn to design for the needs of local residents and evaluate the importance of fitness and environmental facilities to a community.

Who is this online Playground Design course for?

Careerline’s online Playground Design course is ideal for landscapers, childcare managers, early childhood and primary educators, town planners, gardeners, and builders who want to improve their professional skills. It is also ideal for parents and guardians of young children who hope to build their own backyard playground. You will learn skills that will improve the quality of your playground designs, as well as improve your career prospects.

This course is also designed for anyone hoping to pursue further studies in landscaping, education, childcare, garden maintenance, or construction.

Course Aims:

  • Determine the procedure to plan a park development, including a playground and other facilities.
  • Prepare a concept plan for a park or playground.
  • Assess the design of park components, including materials and equipment used in parks and playgrounds.
  • Determine appropriate design characteristics for a local or neighbourhood parks.
  • Determine legal implications involved in the design of a playground.
  • Design facilities to cater for movement throughout a park or playground.
  • Manage appropriate community participation in development of a park or playground.

 

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Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.