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Full Time FdSc Horticulture

Myerscough College

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Horticulture FdSc Horticulture Myerscough reference: 09FOHRTMYF01P UCAS Code: D451 Course Length: 2 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The Foundation Degree in Horticulture is ideal for anyone new to horticulture, landscape management or garden design who wants to work in these challenging and exciting green space industries or for those people currently working in the industry who want to progress to management positions. The course integrates both technical skills with sound management planning. In year one you will learn the fundamentals of plant biology and soil science, as well as plant utilisation and the management of green spaces. You can choose options in the science of plant production or site surveying and interpretation to suit your own interests. Additional modules cover business management and the development of technical and practical skills for the horticulture, landscape or garden design industries. These themes are developed in year two, with a more in-depth focus on horticultural management. Options can be selected in year two to further develop your interests in horticultural science or landscape and garden design. Additional modules cover Pests, Diseases and Weeds and Designing with Plants. List of Modules Year 1 ? Work Skills Development: This module provides students with first-hand experience where students will use a relevant work environment to develop practical and technical skills. Students will be encouraged to record and reflect on their own personal development during the module. ? Plant Utilisation: This module aims to enable the student to develop confidence in identifying a wide range of plant material through a basic understanding of plant taxonomy and nomenclature. ? Plant Production Science (option): All horticulture is dependent on plants and this module concentrates on how plants are propagated. Or ? Site Survey and Interpretation (option): This module aims to develop the principles of site surveying and gathering both quantitative and qualitative data. The module will develop draughting skills required in the production of an accurate scaled plan. Students will also interpret analytical information and make appropriate recommendations. ? Principles of Landscape Management and Maintenance: This module aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage the maintenance of garden and landscaped areas. Students will review the theory behind the processes, equipment and resources necessary to undertake landscape maintenance. The difference between management planning and maintenance schedules will also be discussed. The effect of maintenance activities on the wider environment will be emphasised, as will the requirements of current economic and commercial arrangements. ? Plant Cell Biology: Increasingly research into the biochemistry and intracellular functioning of plants is giving us insights into new management practices or allowing us to produce new and useful plant varieties. This module aims to give students a basic knowledge of plant biochemistry and cell function to allow them to start to interpret these new developments. ? Applied Soil Technology: This module promotes the progression of the student from an understanding of the essential principles of soil science to their application in soil management in a wide range of environments. ? Essential Soil Science: The module provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding of soil science, sufficient for students to be able to recognise soil properties (in both soil samples and in the field) and their influence on plant growth and development. ? Essential Plant Biology: This module aims to provide students with the essential knowledge of plant biology needed to allow successful management of their growth and development. Students will discover how plant form and function relates to their basic needs in terms of light, water, nutrients and reproduction. Year 2 ? Work P

Horticulture FdSc Horticulture Myerscough reference: 09FOHRTMYF01P UCAS Code: D451 Course Length: 2 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The Foundation Degree in Horticulture is ideal for anyone new to horticulture, landscape management or garden design who wants to work in these challenging and exciting green space industries or for those people currently working...

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