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Deciduous Trees 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Deciduous Trees
Deciduous Trees course online. Learn to classify, identify and culture deciduous trees. To develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of Deciduous Trees in different situations.Deciduous plants shed their leaves in autumn or early winter, and are fully or partially devoid of foliage over the colder months of the year. This is an adaptation that allows the plant to better survive unfavourable conditions (such as extreme cold).
Lesson Structure: Deciduous Trees BHT244
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Plant Selection
- Nutrition and Fertilisers
- Maple (Acer)
- Pest and Diseas
- Species and Cultivars
- Growing Acers in Pots
- What affects foliage Colour Changes
- Birch (Betula)
- Characteristics of the Betulaceae Family
- Betula genus overview
- Commonly Cultivated Betula species and cultivars
- Betula species not commonly grown
- Birch Propagation; cuttings, layering, seed, grafting
- Ash (Fraxinus)
- Fraxinus sub groups; sub genus Ornus, sub genus Fraxinaster
- Variations in leaf colour
- Selected cultivars
- Less commonly cultivated species
- Culture; pests, disease, propagation, etc
- Oak (Quercus)
- Overview of genus Quercus
- Species and Cultivars
- Overview of the genus Prunus
- Cultivars and Species
- Prunus persicae (Peach and Nectarine)
- Prunus Propagation
- Other Deciduous Trees
- Pyrus (Pear)
- Ulmus (Elm)
- Special Project
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Learning Goals: Deciduous Trees BHT244
- Review foundation knowledge in plant identification and culture as needed to properly build expertise specific to deciduous trees
- Develop knowledge in classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Acer.
- Develop knowledge in classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Betula
- Develop knowledge in classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Fraxinus.
- Develop knowledge in classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Quercus.
- Develop knowledge in classification, identification and culture of plants, from the genus Prunus.
- Review a range of other significant deciduous tree genera not covered previously in this course.
- Plan the establishment of a collection of different cultivars of deciduous trees suited to growing in a specified locality.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice