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Roses - 100 Hours Certificate Course
Roses 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Roses - 100 Hours Certificate Course
Roses course online.
If your passionate about growing Roses successfully and want to know more about the varieties and styles available in today’s market, then this online distance learning course is the right choice.
There are so many varieties to choose from; all having different, styles, colours and growth habits. The first step is to be begin by considering the style of rose that would best suit your situation. Styles of roses include bush roses, climbers, ramblers, miniatures, standards and weeping roses.
Roses come in a number of colours, including many scented varieties and are one of the most popular of all the garden flowers. They are easy to grow, have a good shelf life when well cared for and are designed and grown in borders, containers, over arches, pergolas and as ground plants. It is best to plant roses in the late Autumn and early Spring, because they are normally very hardy and many are resistant to the effects of frost. They can be grown in most soil types and once they are well bedded in can survive on existing moisture in the soil, although better blooms will depend on appropriate feeding.
In this Rose Growing course you’ll learn to do all of the above and to:
- grow roses, as cut flowers, garden plants, landscape features
- identify different rose species and varieties
- understand about rose propagation, pruning, pest control, soil management and more
- discover opportunities to work with roses -as a hobbyist, tradesman, professional horticulturist or small business operator
The value of their blooms however extends beyond the ornamental garden. Roses are grown for many reasons including: the cut flower trade, for perfume extraction, to harvest the hips and for rose oil. This course covers all these aspects and much more.
Learn the history of the rose, the confusing rose classification system, how to identify the different species, their general cultural needs (soils, pests and disease management and pruning), how to use roses in garden design and how to produce a commercial rose crop.
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Lesson Structure: Roses BHT231
There are 8 lessons:
- Naming Plants
- Genus Rosa
- Pronunciation of Plant Names
- Choosing the Right Rose
- Plant Review Worksheets
- Understanding Soils
- Improving Soils
- Plant Nutrition
- Deficiences and Toxicities
- Preventing Rose Health Problems
- Planting – Basic Procedures
- Rose Pruning
- Selecting Your Secateurs
- Watering Roses
- Growing Roses from Seed
- Hybrizing Roses
- Propagating Roses from Cuttings
- Rockwool Propagation
- Budding and Grafting Roses
- Propagating Aids
- Simple Structures for Propagating Plants
4 Hybrid Teas and Floribundas
- Roses by Colour
- Set Reading
5 Old world, species and lesser known varieties
- Old Roses
- Set Reading
6 Climbers, Miniatures, Standards and Weepers
- Pruning Ramblers, Climbers and Weepers
- Set Reading
7 Making the Best Use of these Plants
- Designing Rose Gardens
- Producing Drawings to Scale
- Principles and Elements of Landscaping Design
- Using Roses
- Rose Crafts and Reciples
8 Growing A Commercial Rose Crop
- Greenhouse Roses
- Hydroponic Rose Culture
- Plant Containers
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: Roses BHT231
- Distinguish between characteristic plant features in order to identify different types of roses.
- Determine cultural practices for growing roses in different situations.
- Perform all operations associated with pruning roses.
- Distinguish between the culture of different types of roses, including hybrid teas, floribundas and species rose groups.
- Plan the establishment of a rose garden.
- Plan the production of a commercial rose crop.
Practical (Set Tasks)
- Distinguish between the morphology of different groups of roses.
- Compile a resource collection of thirty contacts to assist with identification of roses.
- Prepare a collection of 32 photographs or illustrations of rose varieties.
- Determine how to grow roses in your locality, detailing:
- soil preparation
- watering in
- Describe how to propagate roses, using various techniques including:
- Identify the pests and diseases afflicting rose plants.
- Differentiate between the culture and use in the garden of different types of roses, including:
- bush roses
- Differentiate between the culture of roses in a greenhouse, and in the open ground.
- Distinguish between the pruning of climbing, ramblers, bush, miniature and standard roses,
- Compare the culture and application of Hybrid Teas, Floribundas and Polyanthas in a garden or nursery visited by you.
- Determine appropriate rose varieties to be included in a proposed rose garden, in accordance with given specifications.
- Prepare a plan for a rose garden including:
- Scale drawings
- Plant lists
- A materials list
- Cost estimates.
- Develop criteria for selecting rose varieties to grow as a commercial crop, for a specified purpose.
- Evaluate rose flowers offered for sale.
- Determine factors which are critical to the production of various rose products, such as:
- Cut flower roses
- Rose hip syrup
- Rose oil
- Dried rose petals
- Nursery stock roses.
Your tutor for this course is:
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here is a list of the most often asked FAQ’s.
Q. Why should I enrol with the Academy for Distance Learning?
A. Here at ADL, our students are our priority – we treat everyone as a unique individual.
Q. Do I need to buy text books?
A. No, as each module has been written by highly qualified industry professionals. The content of the material is presented in such a way that text books are not required. However, if you require additional reading your tutor will be able to supply a list.
Q. What happens if I have to stop studying for a while? (eg. become sick, go on holidays, have a baby, move house, etc)
A. It’s OK to take a break and start up your study at a later point in time. Just let us know.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. There is no maximum age limit. We do however, have a minimum age limit of 18 years. Below that age parental consent would be required.
Q. Are your courses up-to date?
A. Our courses are revised and updated on a rotation system.
Q. Do you have a Cancellation policy?
A. Yes. We have a cancellation policy that is fair and equitable. For further details please click here.
Q. Will I have any opportunity to engage with other students?
A. We have a Student Community group based on facebook! If you don’t have a facebook account already, you could make one just for talking with fellow students on the group.
Q. When can I enrol/start?
A. You may enrol and start at any time of the year – it’s all self- paced.
Q. Can I study from anywhere in the world?
A. Our courses are available to anyone, anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. The course content is relevant to any country, culture or economy.
Q. How long do I have to complete the course?
A. You complete the course at any time that is convenient for you.
Q. Completing a 100 hour module – how long will it take?
A. For some students a 100 hour module will take approximately to 3- 6 months to complete. Others take less time and some even longer.
Q. Assessment – how does it work?
A. For each 100 hour module you are assessed by assignments (at the end of each lesson) and a final one and a half hour exam (or you may elect to complete a Project, instead of sitting the exam) – the choice is yours – you sit for the exam in your own location.
Q. I don’t cope well with exams – what can I do?
A. You may elect to undertake a Project (set by your tutor) instead of sitting the exam. Projects are completed from your home and can usually take a couple of weeks to complete.
Q. If my assignment is not up to standard is there an opportunity to resubmit my work?
A. Yes –
Q. How many assignments do I need to complete for each module?
A. At the end of each lesson, there is an assignment – so if a course has say, 10 lessons, there would be 10 assignments.
Q. I am having difficulty attending workshops/industry meetings, what can be done?
A. If your course requires attendance at workshops, conferences, or industry meetings; alternative arrangements can be made in your country.
Q. What qualification will I receive?
A. For individual modules, you would be awarded a Certificate endorsed by TQUK (Training Qualifications, UK), providing you complete all assignments and the exam. If you just want to complete only the assignments and not sit for the exam or finish a Project, then a Letter of Achievement would be awarded. For more details on qualifications available please click here.
Q. Can I customize my diploma/higher qualification?
A. Not all educational institution’s certificates /diplomas meet everyone’s needs. The opportunity to Design Your Own Diploma at the Academy (subject to our approval) is an added bonus, not found at other colleges. You choose modules that you think will help you in achieving your goal.
Q. What do I get when I complete the course? Will I receive a transcript?
A. At the completion of all courses and providing all assignments and exam requirements have been met, you will receive your Award and a Transcript.
Q. Our tutors – who are they?
A. We appoint Tutors and require that they must be currently active in their industry, with at least 5 years’ experience in their chosen profession.
Q. Can I contact my tutor at any time?
A. Yes – you have unlimited access to your tutor via email through our Online Classroom. You can always leave a message with ADL requesting your tutor to contact you. You decide on how much or how little contact you wish to have.
Q. Practical work – How is this done?
A. To find out more about this part of the course please visit the section on How Our Courses Work here.
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
- 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
There are no hidden extras
FAQ - RHS Theory Qualifications
If you require further details about any of the RHS industry recognised qualifications please, call one of our friendly RHS Course Advisors on +44 (0)1227 789 649 or email: [email protected]
Q: When can I Enrol/Start My RHS Course With ADL?
A: Anytime, Anywhere. There are no enrolment deadlines.
Q: I live Overseas. Can I Study From Overseas?
A: You can study any of the RHS theory qualifications overseas. All courses are offered in English. You will need to email RHS Qualifications direct to arrange sitting for your examination overseas.
Q: Is There a Time Limit for Completing an RHS Qualification?
A: At present there are no time limits. However, RHS is contemplating in the future, the introduction of course time-lines.
Q: Are There Any Entry Requirements (Pre-Requisites)?
A: The RHS Theory courses do not require prerequisites, previous experience or any knowledge of horticulture. You just need passion for all things horticulture.
Q: What Course Should I Start With First? I Am New To RHS Qualifications.
A: We highly recommend that you start with Level 2 – Principles of Garden Planning, Establishment and Maintenance.
Q: What Does ADL Course Material Include?
A: Includes Power Point Presentations, Videos and written course lessons.
Q: When Do Exams Take Place?
A: Exams are held on fixed dates in February and June of each year. You should register as a candidate at least 3 months before these dates, so please do not leave exam registration to the last minute
Q: Where Do I Take My Exams?
A: UK: You take the exams at the RHS Wisley Centre, located between Cobham and Ripley in Surrey or at other authorised RHS centres around the UK.
Overseas: please email RHS qualifications direct for centre information.
Q: Exam Pass Marks?
A: Module – pass 50%. Commendation 70%.
Qualification: 50% pass for all modules.
Commendation awarded for all modules.
Each question carries a value of 10 marks.
Q: I’m Not Happy With My Exam Results?
A: You have the opportunity to re-sit your exam at the next opportunity.
There are no restrictions on the number of re-sits you can take. The highest mark you achieve will remain.,