Next Course Date: Thursday 9th & Thursday 16th November

Welcome to Nicholsons Vectorworks training.

We provide bespoke courses for practising Garden Designers and Garden Design Students – but the skills are equally applicable to other professions using Vectorworks and all are welcome!

Vectorworks software is a powerful tool which enables you to present and run your projects efficiently and successfully, saving time and increasing your professionalism.

Our course is ideal if you are starting to learn Vectorworks or require a refresher of your skills – do speak to us and let us see where we can help.

How the day works

The course takes 2 days. Each day consists of 2 x 2.5-hour-sessions. There is a 60-min lunch break when you will be able to visit our new Yurt Café and look around our Plant Centre and Rosara showroom. Teas and coffees will be provided during regular breaks throughout the day.

The course runs from our design offices in North Aston – an idyllic rural village located centrally, with the M40 only minutes away. See here for location details.

The course fees are £490 ex vat per person, payable in full at the time of booking.

The fee is non-refundable, but if 24hrs notice is given, it may be possible to re-schedule for another training date.

Please note: we reserve the right to cancel the course (with a full refund) subject to minimum number of attendees.

Course Description

This is a beginner course and will lead you through from the introduction of Vectorworks to the basic 2D drawing & editing tools.
We recommend this course if….

  • You are new to Vectorworks.
  • You have learned the basics before, but you need to refresh your memory.

We will cover the following topics:

DAY 1:
Introduction to the software
Essential 2D drawing techniques
Essential 2D object editing techniques
Setting up a template

DAY 2:
Drawing up a layout plan
Using Layers & Classes
Importing DWG files
Saving as PDF


You will need your own laptop with a working copy of Vectorworks already installed prior to the day of the course.

This could be a full version or a 30-day trial.


David-Kurita-May-120x130David Kurita-May personally runs all the training courses. One of the team of award-winning garden designers working for Nicholsons, David has over 10 years of experience of teaching Garden Design and CAD at all the leading London design institutions, including Inchbald School of Design, KLC Hampton Court and Chelsea Harbour. David holds a BA Hons (First Class) Degree in Garden Design and through his expert tuition, Vectorworks will come alive for you.


2017 Course Dates

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE: Thursday 9th & Thursday 16th November

Ring 01869 340342 to book with Ruby, or email


Please email to book a session or contact if you have any queries about the course content and whether it is the right thing for you.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Our Trainers

  •    01869 340342