The landscape gardener is an important operator in designing and caring for our outdoor surroundings. The landscape gardening trade demands professional practitioners with an understanding of aesthetics, user-friendliness, quality and economy, and who are able to relate professionally to customers and different user groups. Requirements to universal design and development of the trade in national and international terms are distinct challenges for the professional.
This profession shall contribute to developing holistic vocational competence where the apprentice can execute his or her trade. The subject shall promote competence in terrain design, and selection and use of suitable materials and vegetation in line with requirements set by the client, current legislation and trade standards. The subject shall emphasise work with operation, maintenance and care of green and grey landscapes. The subject has a generally educative aspect, and shall lay the foundation for further learning by the individual worker.
Learning in the subject shall help the apprentice see the relationship between quality, economy and lasting results, and evaluating his or her own or others' work. Learning in the subject shall emphasise relating to conditions set by nature and the professional execution of the work, with a good balance between theory and practice. Furthermore, learning in the subject shall give the apprentice the opportunity to develop independence and the ability to cooperate with colleagues, clients and other practitioners in this and other trades. Learning in the subject shall emphasise a wide range of tasks relative to the profession, and the use of a multitude of materials while also promoting the trade's traditional craftsmanship.
Training completed and passed in the subject will lead to a Trade Certificate. The professional title is Landscape Gardener.
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