LADE305 – Hard Surfaces

Module code
Module title
Hard Surfaces
The aim of this module is to develop student’s understanding of, and skill in, laying hard surfaces in landscape work.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
As per Ako: Teaching and Learning Directions – Project-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate understanding of the uses and limitations of a range of hard surfaces in landscape work
2. Prepare and lay hard surfaces in landscape work.
? Uses and limitations of hard surfaces currently in use in landscape work
? Preparation and laying of different types of hard surfaces
? Preparation of materials and equipment
? Preparing the work area, covering; setting levels and excavation
? Laying, leveling and compacting base material
? Installation of temporary or permanent edgings
? Laying hard surfaces, and application of finishing
? Wearing PPE appropriate for the task
? Working safely around other people and machinery on site
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks. Where there are only competency components, pass or fail will be awarded.
Learning and Teaching Resource
? Tutorial notes, exercises and readings, flexible, blended learning focus on content and material as projects for project based learning.
? Interactive Moodle platform.