Plant Science 800 Hours Advanced Diploma
Hello, I've also noticed that the description says there is 8 modules however there seems to be 5 mandatory ones and then you choose 4 optional ones making 9. Could you please clarify this?
Hello again Jack.
I have amended the course description. There are now 5 core modules and 3 elective, making 800 hours. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
I'm slightly confused why this is at A level standard but you say it's level 6 as a level is level 2 in the description and worth 80 credits?
Thank you for getting in touch and for highlighting the confusion. I have amended the answer given to a previous enquirer, as it is incorrect. Please read my amendment below.
I'm currently doing a level 3 diploma in botany, could you advise what level this is please (im a bit confused with all these levels and advanced this and professional that)
Hello Robert, The Advanced Diploma in Plant Science is deemed to be at level 6 by an independent awarding organisation, which has assessed it against the FHEQ and the EQF. Each of the modules are deemed by them to be at level 4, above the level 3 of an A level, Please note that although level 6 is at the level of a BA or BSc, a level 6 qualification should not be classified as a degree, as an Advanced Diploma and a degree are completely different. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, when applied to the real world. Many employers like Diplomas because they teach the skills they are looking for and look favourably on applicants with them. However, in some areas, only applicants with a degree will be considered.
For this reason, it is very important to do some research into the career you want to pursue, to find out what qualifications will be acceptable, before committing your self to either option. There is no point in taking a costly degree, if an Advanced Diploma recognised by an Ofqual approved Awarding Organisation through endorsement, will get you to the same place.
If you intend to use this Advanced Diploma to gain entry into University, you should also find out what the entrance criteria is before enrolling, because each one will have its own policy. That said, many of our students have used our qualification in this way and our Advanced Diploma in Medical Science is accepted by many Medical Schools, in lieu of A levels.
Please note that this answer has been updated, in order to clarify the level of this course.
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Plant Science 800 Hours Advanced Diploma
Advanced Diploma in Plant Science course online. This course provides the student with a balanced view between the two important requirements of Plant Science: Theory and Practical Application to the Commercial World. This enables students to gain an excellent all round and solid understanding of what is required to turn their knowledge into transferable skills, useful to an employer.
Students working in, or wishing to work in the following industries, who desire to undertake a course for their Continuing Professional Development, will benefit from taking this course:
- Environmental Management
- Those in Plant Industries, who want o build and enhance their career
- People preparing to do more advanced studies in science subjects
Plants play a vital part in our everyday lives. They supply us with food, fuel, medicines and other essential plant based products. In addition, plants clean our air and help to maintain warmer days and cooler nights. Therefore, there are many varied opportunities to those completing the course.
The Diploma consists of 8 individual modules and 100 hour Industry Meetings or Research Project.
This course has been endorsed by TQUK. Endorsement of our courses by TQUK sets them apart from other vocational learning programmes and is an achievement to be proud of. It further demonstrates that we are an efficient academy with excellent courses and tutorial support. It also means that potential and existing students, employers and universities can be sure of the true value of the learning we provide.
Lesson Structure: Advanced Diploma in Plant Science VSC004
There are 8 modules:
- Botany I - BSC104
- Trees for Rehabilitation - BHT205
- Biochemistry 1 - Plants - BSC102
- Professional Practice for Consultants - BBS301
- Relevant work experience(100 Hrs)* or Research Project I
Elective Modules (choose 3):
Work Experience can be satisfied by showing documentary proof of attendance at a combination of seminars, conferences, trade shows and/or meetings.
Note: that each module in this Advanced Diploma is a certificate in its own right, and may be studied separately.
WHAT'S IN THE MODULES?
- Taxonomic Classification of Plants
- Cells and Tissues
- Specific Vegetative Parts of a Plant
- Flowers and Fruit
- Seed and the Developing Embryo
- Photosynthesis and Growing Plants
- The Role of Water
- Movement of Water and Assimilates through a Plant
- The Effects of Tropisms and Other Growth Movement
- Approaches To Land Rehabilitation
- Ecology Of Soils And Plant Health
- Introduction To Seed Propagation Techniques
- Propagation And Nursery Stock.
- Dealing With Chemical Problems
- Physical Plant Effects On Degraded Sites
- Plant Establishment Programs
- Hostile Environments
- Plant Establishment Care
- Rehabilitating Degraded Sites
- Lipids and proteins
- Nitrogen and the nitrogen cycle
- Photosynthesis and respiration
- Assimilation and transpiration
- Acidity and alkalinity
- Chemical analysis
- Biochemical applications
- Determining If a Consultancy Practice is for You
- Planning a Consultancy Practice: Part 1
- Planning a Consultancy Practice: Part 2
- Knowing What to Charge
- Setting Up Your Consulting Practice
- Keeping Accounts and Records
- How to Generate Business & Keep It
- Maintaining Your Consultancy Practice
- Determining Research Needs
- Searching For Information
- Research Methods
- Using Statistics
- Research Reports
- Research Reporting
- Reporting On A Research Project
- Introductory Ecology
- Plant Communities
- Plants and their Environment
- Plants, Soils & Climate
- Plant Adaptations to Extreme Environments
- Manipulating Plant Environments
- Environmental Conservation
- Environmental Organisations, Assessment and Funding
- Introduction including a review of basic plant nutrition.
- Plant Nutrients
- The Laboratory
- Micropropagation Techniques
- Plant Hormones
- The Tissue Culture Environment
- Commercial Applications
- Taking Plants out of Culture
- Culture of Selected Species
- The Scope and Nature of the Plant Breeding Industry
- Introduction to Genetics
- Gamete Production, Pollination and Fertilisation in Plants
- Mono Hybrid and Dihybrid Inheritance in Plants
- Systematic Botany and Floral Structures
- Practical Plant Breeding Techniques
- Current Developments in Plant Genetics
- Flower physiology
- Control of flower bud initiation and development
- Effects of plant associations and competition
- Respiration and post harvest physiology
- Post harvest storage, transport, retailing and shelf life
- Endogenous and synthetic growth regulators
- Risks involved with plant growth manipulation
- Introduction to Biochemical Molecules
- Amino Acids
- Structure of Proteins
- Protein Dynamics
- Sugars and Polysaccharides
- Lipids (Fats) and Membranes
- Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones
- DNA and RNA
- Laboratory Techniques
Click on the links to the modules for details of what subjects are covered in each lesson, plus an excerpt from the course material
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