Practicals and Workshops Courses

Duration icon 400 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

The purpose of the dissertation is to show that you are able to write (AND PRESENT) in an academic way, carry out research into the relevant academic literature and write about the research in a logical and clear way.

To complete your dissertation, you have to show your marker that you can –

  • Set a relevant title for your research.

  • Decide on aims for your research.

  • Carry out a background research relevant to your dissertation.

  • Summarise and clearly explain the research.

  • Discuss relevant points.

  • Argue relevant points related to your dissertation title.

  • Follow the correct format for the dissertation.

  • Write within the appropriate word limits.

  • Use academic language.

  • Write references.

  • Remember that this is an academic piece of writing. You may choose to study something practical eg. The Development of a Cottage Garden. That is a suitable title, but you must write academically about what is a cottage garden, the plants that are suitable, soil composition, garden designs and so on.

  • Present your Dissertation to an audience

NOTE: All enrolments in this course must be approved by an ACS Tutor


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
Get published!!!

Gain valuable journalism experience by writing for a student publication.
 
This course takes you through the processes of writing for a specific online publication, submitting work for publication, and meeting the requirements of an editor and publisher.
 
Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing/editing tutor), you will learn to write according to specific criteria, deal with a publisher, and communicate effectively with others involved in the publishing process. You will also come away with at least one published work (maybe more), which will set you on the path to a career as a writer.
 
No matter what you want to write, you will find this a great learning experience.

 

Prerequisites

  • Freelance Writing, Publishing I, and Editing I, or equivalent
  • Medium level computer skills, or higher.

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
A course to develop all the practical skills that you learn when working under the supervision of an horticultural expert. The course contains all the tips to develop excellent practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations.

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Learn Practical Skills by Home Study: Distance education IS Practical -more than most people think!

How do you learn the practical side of horticulture by distance education? This course is the ANSWER! It really does work, particularly if done online, or on CD, where you can make full use of interactive learning tasks and coloured photography on the computer. This course has been written to satisfy curriculum developed by the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK (Advanced Certificate and Diploma level)


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Develop your capacity to identify, select and apply knowledge and skills to appropriate perform workplace tasks in any industry. Through a PBL (problem-based learning) study program this and other workshop projects will develop a "real world" relevance in your overall learning experience.

These Workshop modules/courses provide the same outcomes as would normally be achieved by attending face to face or residential workshops. By utilising a PBL approach to learning which has been tried and proven over many years, we have been able to refine this module to create a very effective program that can relate to any discipline in a specific and very practical way. In short, it works and it can be undertaken from anywhere in the world, with the student working in one to one liaison with an academic member of our staff.


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
Develop your ability to perform a variety of scientific or technical procedures, using problem based learning strategies (PBL).

What is PBL?    Problem-based learning has been defined as: “A learning method based on using problems as a starting point for acquisition and integration of new knowledge.”  PBL involves working through a problem in communication with one or more other people, to find and report on possible solutions. The project is well structured and the final report is highly specified. The student learns not only about the subject, but also how to work to specification, and by following the specified pathway set down, they strengthen many valuable generic life skills in a way that relates to the discipline concerned.


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

Develop your ability to plan, implement and assess management strategies, applicable to your industry sector.

This course provides the same outcomes as would normally be achieved by attending face to face or residential workshops. By utilising a PBL approach to learning which has been tried and proven over many years, we have been able to refine this module to create a very effective program that can relate to any discipline in a specific and very practical way. In short, it works and it can be undertaken from anywhere in the world, with the student working in one to one liaison with an academic member of our staff.


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