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          PATHWAY GUIDE

 FOUNDATION DEGREE (SCIENCE)
             IN
 FLORISTRY AND FLORAL DESIGN

 FOUNDATION DEGREE (SCIENCE)
             IN
   AMENITY HORTICULTURE

         BSc (HONOURS)
               IN
AMENITY HORTICULTURE & GARDEN
             DESIGN

                        2005/6


      University of Wolverhampton and Rodbaston College
                                    CONTENTS

                                                                  Page No.

1.   Welcome to FD /BSc in Floristry and Horticulture                 1

2.   Using this Guide                                                 2

3.   Foundation Degree Pathway                                        3

     FD (Science) Floristry and Floral Design                         3

     FD (Science) Amenity Horticulture                                7

4.   BSc Pathway                                                      10

5.   Award Administration                                             13

6.   Directory of University of Wolverhampton Staff                   18

     Directory of Rodbaston College Staff                             22

7.   Quick guide to Floristry, Horticulture & Garden Design modules   23

8.   Module Descriptors

     BSc Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design                       24

     FD (Science) Floristry and Floral Design                         27

     FD (Science) Amenity Horticulture                                31

9.   Glossary of Terms                                                35
1.0 Welcome to FD (Science) Amenity Horticulture, FD (Science)
Floristry and Floral Design and BSc (Hons) Amenity Horticulture and
Garden Design

Congratulations on your successful enrolment into Higher Education, and the start of a
rewarding yet challenging journey. The staff of the School of Applied Sciences,
Wolverhampton University and the Horticulture Department, Rodbaston College wish
you every success with your studies.

Whilst the degree of success you will enjoy on the course will largely be determined by
your own efforts, the College and University staff are very approachable and
supportive, so do not hesitate to seek advice form module tutors and of course the FD
Programme Managers, (Floristry: Laura Leong, Horticulture: Linda Burke). We are
always pleased to hear your views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving
the operation of the Award.

  Our focus is to provide you with an enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding experience
to enrich and assist you in the successful completion of the FD and/or BSc (Hons)
Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design.

This Pathway guide is also intended for students who wish to progress from the
Foundation Degree to the BSc (Hons) Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design.
These qualifications are designed to give you a thorough grounding in the key
concepts and intellectual skills required by the horticulture and floristry industries.

If you find that there is something you need to know which is not dealt with in this
handbook, or if you require further clarification of any topic, please do not hesitate to
approach your tutors with your problem.

Finally, we wish you every success in your studies and hope that your time with us will
prove to be both enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding!




Nigel Foskett
Head of Department, Department of Horticulture, Rodbaston College
E-Mail address: nigel.foskett@rodbaston.ac.uk

Chris Perry
Rodbaston Links Co-ordinator for Biosciences Programmes University of Wolverhampton
e-mail: c.j.perry@wlv.ac.uk

                                                                 SEPTEMBER 2005


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2. USING THIS GUIDE

This guide contains essential information that will enable you to understand how the
Foundation Degree (FD) in Amenity Horticulture, Floristry and Floral Design, and the
BSc (Hons) in Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design operates. Some of the terms
used may be unfamiliar to you, and require further explanation. You will find a
'Glossary which explains many of these terms, at the end of this handbook.

You will also need to refer to other sources of information, which are available to you.
These include:

Module Guides. At the commencement of each module that you study you will be
provided with a module guide which will give full details of the teaching programme,
the staff team responsible for the module, guided reading, and the assessment
schedule for the module. These guides are valuable sources of information which will
help you to plan your studies.

Laboratory Safety
"CODE OF PRACTICE FOR ALL PERSONS WORKING IN THE SCHOOL OF
APPLIED SCIENCES" is issued during induction to the laboratories.

'Learning for Success'. This is a very useful guide produced by the University which
gives advice on a variety of study activities and modes of learning. Careful study of
this booklet should help you to cope more effectively with the many different modes of
assessment that you are likely to encounter. This guide can be located in the
Rodbaston College library.

In addition to this, there are a couple of other guides that you will be issued with that
are specific to Rodbaston College:

Health and Safety Induction Handbook. This covers all aspects of health and safety
whilst working and studying in the College gardens and related practical facilities. It is
an essential piece of reading and will be issued to you during induction.

In order to save yourself, and perhaps others, time, do please read this guide
carefully. The answers to many of the questions you may want to ask are contained
within it.

NOTE: In order to develop and improve the Awards operation, on occasions it may be
necessary to amend or revise the information in this handbook.




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3. 0 FOUNDATION DEGREE PATHWAY


Foundation Degrees

A Foundation Degree is a modern vocational higher education qualification, which
combines academic study with work-based learning and experience. These
Foundation Degrees have been developed closely with employers to create a highly
relevant work-related qualification, and with a programme content that has been
designed to provide the skills and knowledge required by the industry. A Foundation
Degree also provides a route into higher education with opportunities to progress
further onto BSc Degree programmes.


Foundation Degree (Science) Award

The FD Award Programme is composed of 240 credits, with 120 credits at level 2.

Terms used in this section are described in the Glossary.


3.1       FD (Science) Floristry and Floral Design Pathway

3.1.1 Educational Aims

         Widen participation into Higher Education through the provision of a vocational
          relevant learning programme

         Contribute to the closing of the sector skills gap and aid workforce development

         Enhance the career prospects of those who work in the Floristry and Floral
          Design Industries

         Provide the skills and knowledge required by Foundation graduates to progress
          further in Higher Education

         Develop the learners knowledge, skills and other attributes essential for
          successful performance in working life




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3.1.2 FD (Science) Floristry and Floral Design Pathway Scheme


                                     Year One (Level 1)

                Semester 1                                         Semester 2

      Art and Design                                    Floristry Industry


      Plant and Flower Use                              Plant and Flower Science


      Vocational Skills in Land-based                   Management for Land-based
       Management 1                                       Industries

                                         Year Long Module

                                            Work Experience 1

                                    Year Two (Level 2)

                Semester 3                                         Semester 4

      Contemporary Floristry                            International Floral Design 1


      Floriculture                                      International Floral Design 2

                                         Year Long Modules

                             Vocational Skills in Land-based Management 2


                                             Work Experience 2




3.1.3 FD (Science) Award

Progression from Year 1 to Year 2

In order to progress from one year to the next you will need to gain a minimum of 90 credits

Award of FD (Science) Floristry and Floral Design

In order to gain the FD qualification you must gain 240 credits (120 at L1 and 120 at L2)

Conditions to transfer from FD to BSc Degree programmes

To qualify for transfer from FD to the honours degree/degree programme at the end of year,
students must have obtained a minimum of 120 credits at level 2 and a minimum of 90 at level
1.




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3.1.4 Subject specific outcomes


Subject knowledge and understanding of:

      Fundamental aspects of Floristry and Floral Design practices

      Detailed aspects of Art and Design principles

      Principles of Plant Science, Plant Selection and Use

      Floristry Industry structure including job roles and career opportunities

      Business Management procedures including employment and safety legislation and
       protocols


Subject-Specific Skills - able to:

      Demonstrate a range of vocational floristry skills

      Demonstrate a range of creative skills

      Demonstrate safe working methods

      Work effectively within the workplace with colleagues, managers and customers

      Contribute to business development and management




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3.1.4 Generic Academic outcomes

A Scientific and Practical Skills – students will be able to
A1.       Design experiments and procedures
Level 1 Follow detailed instructions for discrete exercises. Where appropriate briefly describe
additional work which could extend investigation
Level 2 Perform practical work, including multistage exercises, using less detailed instruction.
Demonstrate awareness of key features of experimental design and where appropriate include these in
practical design without instruction
A2. Apply and develop technical competence and skills
Level 1 Perform a range of basic techniques and acquire basic practical skills. Work safely with
instructions. Know main risk factors and take appropriate precautions. Make and record observations
and measurements
Level 2 Routinely apply techniques and skills from level 1 to new situations. Acquire more complex
practical/analytical skills with staff guidance. Develop COSHH and hazard analysis practices
A3. Interpret data
Level 1 Draw simple conclusions from results for discrete exercises and relate to existing theoretical
principles. Carry out simple numerical and statistical procedures on discrete data sets
Level 2 Interpret results from multistage or more open ended exercises and account for deviations from
theoretical expectations
A4. Record results and present reports
                                                                                           rd
Level 1 Write simple practical report (abstract, introduction, discussion, conclusion) in 3 person past
tense according to detailed guidance
Level 2 Record results in appropriate form, according to detailed guidance, with units.

B. Intellectual skills – students will be able to
B1. Acquire information
Level 1 Obtain information from a variety of directed sources. Obtain information to rectify deficiencies
in own pre-requisite knowledge base
Level 2 Obtain information from a variety of textbooks and referenced literature sources.
B2. Recall/Use information
Level 1 Apply knowledge to solve/explain structured problems that test understanding of key concepts.
Identify weaknesses/deficiencies in pre-requisite knowledge base
Level 2 Use information to explain complex facts/observations, that are more open ended, in terms of
accepted theories. Apply knowledge to new problems.
B3. Critically discuss/Evaluate/ Synthesis
Level 1 Discuss orally ideas and concepts as a basis for developing skills for evaluation/analysis.
Limited evaluation with tutor guidance.
Level 2 Examine evidence and question and challenge explanations and hypotheses.
Appreciate the limitation of forms of evidence and explanations
B4. Summarize
Level 1 Summarize information in closed situations Draw conclusions from defined information set
Level 2 Combine information from a variety of sources

C. Contextual awareness
C1. Ethical /Moral/Technological and Socio-economic contexts
Approaches emphasize awareness of personal responsibilities at level 1, developing through to the
broader implications for societies at level 2.

D. Key Skills
1. Communications
2. Application of Number
3. Information Technology
4. Improving own Learning
5. Problem Solving
6. Working with Others




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3.2       FD (Science) Amenity Horticulture Pathway Scheme

3.2.1 Educational Aims of Pathway

         Widen participation into Higher Education through the provision of vocational relevant
          learning programmes

         Contribute to the closing of the sector skills gap and aid workforce development

         Enhance the career prospects of those who work in the Floristry and Floral Design
          Industries

         Provide the skills and knowledge required by Foundation graduates to progress further
          in Higher Education

         Develop learners knowledge, skills and other attributes essential for successful
          performance in working life


3.2.1 FD (Science) Amenity Horticulture Pathway Scheme

                                       Year One (Level 1)

                  Semester 1                                         Semester 2

         Gardens and Landscapes                            Design Principles


         Plant Use                                         Plant Science


         Vocational Skills in Land-based                   Management for Land-based
          Management 1                                       Industries

                                            Year Long Module

                                               Work Experience 1

                                      Year Two (Level 2)

                  Semester 3                                         Semester 4

         Managing Plants                                   Garden Restoration


         Integrated Pest Management                        Sustainable Horticulture

                                           Year Long Modules

                               Vocational Skills in Land-based Management 2


                                                Work Experience 2




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3.2.3 FD (Science) Award

FD Progression from Year 1 to Year 2

In order to progress from one year to the next you will need to gain a minimum of 90 credits

Award of FD in Amenity Horticulture

In order to gain the FD qualification you must gain 240 credits (120 at L1 and 120 at L2)

Conditions to transfer from HND to degree programmes

To qualify for transfer from FD to the honours degree/degree programme at the end of year,
students must have obtained a minimum of 120 credits at level 2 and a minimum of 90 at level
1.


3.2.4 Subject specific outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding of:

      Fundamental aspects of amenity horticultural practices and procedures

      Detailed aspects of design principles

      Principles of plant science, selection and use

      Plans and procedures for plant establishment and maintenance

      Amenity Horticulture Industry structure including job roles and career opportunities

      Business Management procedures including employment and safety legislation and
       protocols

      Sustainable garden and landscape management processes


Subject-Specific Skills - able to:

      Demonstrate a range of vocational horticultural skills

      Demonstrate surveying and design skills

      Demonstrate safe working methods

      Work effectively within the workplace with colleagues, managers and customers

      Contribute to business development and management




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3.2.5 Generic Academic outcomes

A Scientific and Practical Skills – students will be able to
A1.       Design experiments and procedures
Level 1 Follow detailed instructions for discrete exercises. Where appropriate briefly describe
additional work which could extend investigation
Level 2 Perform practical work, including multistage exercises, using less detailed instruction.
Demonstrate awareness of key features of experimental design and where appropriate include these in
practical design without instruction
A2. Apply and develop technical competence and skills
Level 1 Perform a range of basic techniques and acquire basic practical skills. Work safely with
instructions. Know main risk factors and take appropriate precautions. Make and record observations
and measurements
Level 2 Routinely apply techniques and skills from level 1 to new situations. Acquire more complex
practical/analytical skills with staff guidance. Develop COSHH and hazard analysis practices
A3. Interpret data
Level 1 Draw simple conclusions from results for discrete exercises and relate to existing theoretical
principles. Carry out simple numerical & statistical procedures on discrete data sets
Level 2 Interpret results from multistage or more open ended exercises and account for deviations from
theoretical expectations
A4. Record results and present reports
                                                                                           rd
Level 1 Write simple practical report (abstract, introduction, discussion, conclusion) in 3 person past
tense according to detailed guidance
Level 2 Record results in appropriate form, according to detailed guidance, with units.

B. Intellectual skills – students will be able to
B1. Acquire information
Level 1 Obtain information from a variety of directed sources. Obtain information to rectify deficiencies
in own pre-requisite knowledge base
Level 2 Obtain information from a variety of textbooks and referenced literature sources.
B2. Recall/Use information
Level 1 Apply knowledge to solve/explain structured problems that test understanding of key concepts.
Identify weaknesses/deficiencies in pre-requisite knowledge base
Level 2 Use information to explain complex facts/observations, that are more open ended, in terms of
accepted theories. Apply knowledge to new problems.
B3. Critically discuss/Evaluate/ Synthesis
Level 1 Discuss orally ideas and concepts as a basis for developing skills for evaluation/analysis.
Limited evaluation with tutor guidance.
Level 2 Examine evidence and question and challenge explanations and hypotheses.
Appreciate the limitation of forms of evidence and explanations
B4. Summarise
Level 1 Summarise information in closed situations Draw conclusions from defined information set
Level 2 Combine information from a variety of sources

C. Contextual awareness
C1. Ethical /Moral/Technological and Socio-economic contexts
Approaches emphasise awareness of personal responsibilities at level 1, developing through to the
broader implications for societies at level 2.

D. Key Skills
1. Communications
2. Application of Number
3. Information Technology
4. Improving own Learning
5. Problem Solving
6. Working with Others




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4.0 BSc (Hons) AMENITY HORTICULTURE AND GARDEN DESIGN

The award has been designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills
to pursue a career in the Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design industry, following
either an education, scientific or business route or to further your education.
The BSc (Hons) top up programme is composed of five core modules and three core
option/elective modules.
Terms used in this section are described in the Glossary.

4.1       Educational Aims

The programme aims to

         Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of advanced principles in
          Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design appropriate to degree level to either
          enter employment or pursue a higher degree

         Apply knowledge and understanding within the context of a vocational setting

         Demonstrate the techniques and strategies involved in academic enquiry by
          reviewing and using scientific literature

         Demonstrate autonomous learning

         Demonstrate such higher level intellectual skills as problem solving, analysis,
          interpretation, evaluation, synthesis, discussion etc.

         Demonstrate personal qualities necessary for employment in situations
          requiring personal responsibility and decision making

         Apply those aspects of safety legislation relevant to the subject of study

         Demonstrate an understanding of research processes by undertaking an
          independent investigation to include the development of protocols, statistical
          analysis, interpretation and discussion of observations, production of which is to
          be to the given format (honours students only)

         Demonstrate competence in a range of key transferable skills to allow future
          development in a changing industry or career role




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4.2 BSc (Hons) Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design (top-up) Pathway
    Scheme

                                      EA2036 Ecology Field Skills
(This is the only level 2 module required for ALL students who do not have previous ecology fieldwork
             experience. To be delivered in September prior to start of Level 3 programme

                                                 Core Modules
                   Semester 1                                             Semester 2

                            AB 3015/EA3021 Honours Project (30 Credits)
                                          (Year Long)

                  AB 3017 Science Communication and Graduate Skills (15 Credits)
                                        (Year Long)

AB3032 Plants People and Design (15 Credits)             AB3033 Landscape Design and Construction
                                                                      (15 Credits)

  AB3031 Ornamental Plant Improvement (15
                Credits)

                                    Elective Modules (Choose Two)

      EA3010 Conservation studies (15 Credits)             EA3006 Advanced Topics: Habitat Creation and
                                                                 Vegetation Ecology (15 Credits)


                                 AB3030 Work Placement (15 Credits)
                                          (Year Long)



Award of Ordinary Degree in Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design

In order for you to gain the ordinary degree qualification you must pass a minimum of 90
credits at level 1, a minimum of 120 at level 2 and a minimum of 60 at level 3 (Total 300)

Award of Honours Degree in Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design

In order for you to gain the ordinary degree qualification you must pass a minimum of 90
credits at level 1, a minimum of 120 at level 2 and a minimum of 120 at level 3 (Total 360)


4.3     Subject specific outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding of advanced aspects of horticultural science
applied to amenity areas and to garden and landscape designs

Be able to carry out subject specific skills including:
    the identification, propagation and management of a range of ornamental
      species
    the production of garden designs and plans
    a range of practical horticultural and design techniques




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4.4    Generic Academic outcomes

A. Scientific and Practical Skills – students will be able to
A1.       Design experiments and procedures
Level 3
Design experiments/procedures for project or to extend investigation with minimum guidance
Use published methods as a basis for designing procedures and select materials/equipment
as appropriate
A2. Apply and develop technical competence and skills
Level 3
Identify weaknesses/deficiencies in technical competence and seek to remedy from
appropriate sources
Carry out full COSHH and hazard analysis
A3. Interpret data
Level 3
With guidance use appropriate advanced methods of data analysis e.g. t tests, regression etc
Discuss/analyze observation based on current theory or postulated hypothesis
A4. Record results and present reports
Level 3
Select most effective method for presentation of results
Report information in the form of a scientific paper with limited guidance.
Routinely support analysis/discussion with literature references where appropriate. Oral
presentation of research topic
B. Intellectual skills – students will be able to
B1. Acquire information
Level 3
Acquire information from sources of own choosing including primary literature using key word
and other search strategies
Carry out systematic literature search on a discrete topic
Identify limitations of own knowledge in specialist area and remedy this from appropriate
sources
B2. Recall/Use information
Level 3
Use and extend current knowledge base to allow understanding of primary sources of
information
Use knowledge base to inform decision making regarding new areas of study
B3. Critically discuss/Evaluate/ Synthesis
Level 3
Discuss/evaluate conflicting ideas and data and justify or substantiate an interpretation or
point of view
B4. Summarise
Level 3 Integrate and summarise information from a variety of sources about the current state
of knowledge on a defined topic
C. Contextual awareness
C1. Ethical /Moral/Technological and Socio-economic contexts
Approaches emphasise awareness of personal responsibilities at level 1, developing through
to the broader implications for societies at level 2 and 3
D. Key Skills
    1. Communication
    2. Application of Number
    3. Information Technology
    4. Improving Own Learning
    5. Problem Solve
    6. Working with Others



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5.0     AWARD ADMINISTRATION

The Award is operated under the overall control of the Award Management
Committee, which will be administered by the college. The HE Area Curriculum
Manager is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the award programme.

5.1 Horticulture Committee

The Award Management Committee consists of the Associate Dean of SAS (School of
Applied Sciences), two Award Managers, all members of the Horticulture Team, and
one University Representative. In addition to this, you will be able to elect four student
representatives to take part in meetings. The Committee usually meets at least once
a semester.

The Award Management Committee is responsible for monitoring, reviewing and
developing the programme. It receives and recommends action to be taken on items
raised by student representatives, and is the formal interface with industry.

The role of the student representative is an important one. The work is interesting, not
too onerous, and will give you a useful insight into how award programmes are
managed. Student Representatives attend the meetings held once a semester and
are asked to produce a report at the end of the year for inclusion in the Annual Award
Report.

5.2 Staff-student liaison committee

This committee is consists of the course team and elected student representatives.
Meetings are held at least 3 times a year. Student representatives raise issues for
discussion at the Committee and other students should inform their representatives
about academic items they want included. The aim of the meetings is to identify both
good practice and problems. We attempt to resolve the problems by deciding on what
action to take and the outcomes are reported in the notes of the meeting which are
posted on notice boards.

5.3    Communication

One of the most important ingredients contributing to the success of any organisation is an
effective system of communication. At any time we may need to contact you on important
matters relating to your work or personal life. You too from time to time, will want to consult
us, possibly urgently.
It is important that you follow some of the guidelines below:
Regularly check the notice boards on a regular basis, preferably daily. If you are unable to do
this yourself, ask some to check for you. There are separate panels for each year of the
course.
Ensure that your tutor has your e-mail address; get used to the idea of checking your
e-mail on a regular basis.

5.4    Contacting Staff

The staff try to be as helpful as possible and you should not feel inhibited about approaching
any member of our staff that you think may be able to help you at any time. Clearly, staff
have a large number of commitments, and it is sensible, except in extreme emergency, to try
to make an appointment to ensure that the person you wish to consult is available to talk with
you.
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If the member of staff that you wish to contact is not there, leave a message or e-mail
explaining briefly your query and problem and giving times when you could meet. Similarly
you are expected to attend counselling and cohort meetings whenever arranged.

As part of your experience at the University it is important for you to develop evaluative and
critical skills. Accordingly, you will be given many opportunities to feed back your opinions on
the content of your course, and on the methods of teaching delivery and assessment. The
feedback will be achieved in various ways: by Award Committee representatives, by direct
contact with the staff teaching the module, through year tutors and by questionnaires. Please
don’t hesitate to avail yourself of this feature of our Award - it can be a useful learning process
for both parties!

5.5    Notification of Address

Do please make sure that the student registries has your up to date home and term time
address (and ‘phone no.). It may be necessary to contact you urgently and this can only be
done if we have both your current addresses correctly recorded.
We also need your address to contact you about your end of Semester/Year results.

5.6    Solving Your Problems
This section is designed to save the time of both you and academic staff. Listed below are the
initial points of contact for the different questions and problems that you might encounter.
Please train yourself to look things up in this guide before you approach someone for help.

Questions or problems                                 Contact
Approval for transfer to other schemes
or Awards
Permission for leave of absence
Withdrawal from the University           Course Leader, Linda Burke(Horticulture),
                                   Laura Leong (Floristry)
Regulations
Programme Registration/Amendment
Discussion of academic performance

Timetable                                     Notice Board/College Intranet
Examination timetable                         Notice Board
Enrolment                                     Student Access Point

Careers                                       University Graduate Careers Service/
                                              Divisional Careers Officer (Dr Reynolds)
Projects                                      Relevant Subject Project co-ordinator
Course Committee                              Student representative/ Course Leader

Personal or domestic problems                 University Counseling and Guidance Service
                                              or Course Leader
Absence through ill health.                   Student Access Point/ Course Leader
Extension for course work assignment. Student Access Point / Course Leader

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Content of a specific module                     Module Leader
APA (Accreditation of Prior Achievement)         Pathway Leader
Matters relating to appeals               Pathway Leader/ Dean of School


5.7     Tutorials

During your time at Rodbaston, it is essential to be able to communicate at all levels.
You are expected to communicate effectively in the following areas:

     Written work (assignments and exams)
     Presentations
     Information
     Navigate and use information technology (electronic mail)

One of the tools used to facilitate communication skills is a tutorial. Your ability to
organise yourself to attend an agreed tutorial is a basic but necessary element of your
personal development and progression. You will receive a minimum of one individual
tutorial per semester along with group tutorials to discuss and resolve generic issues.

5.8      Grade points and performance

Grade Point                               Performance
A16
A15
A14                                       OUTSTANDING

B13                                       ABOVE AVERAGE – VERY GOOD
B12
B11

C10                                       AVERAGE –GOOD
C9
C8

D7                                        SATISFACTORY
D6
D5

E4                                        COMPENSATABLE FAIL

F3                                        UNCOMPENSATABLE FAIL
F2
Fl
FO                                        DID NOT ATTEND/COMPLETE

A wide range of assessment methods are used throughout the programme including
practical tests, oral presentations, phase tests, essay questions, case studies, staff
observation, and assignments. These assessments provide you and staff information
on successful learning, and the need, where appropriate, for further study or practice.
Assignments encourage you to be actively involved in the learning process, and allow


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skills and knowledge from a number of disciplines to be integrated, thus enabling you
to develop your personal skills.

Essay questions are used to test your ability to recall information and present a
coherent argument with conclusions.

The Key Skills are assessed continuously and you are required to keep and manage a
portfolio of evidence which is reviewed by your Personal Tutor.

Individual components and overall module grades are expressed in terms of the grade
point system ranging from A16 to FO.

Within the assessment of a module, priorities are reflected by weighting assessment
components and by setting up 'hurdles' which require students to achieve a defined
standard of performance in particular components of study. Details of the weighting of
components are included in all module guides issued to each student attending a
given module.

Submission of Coursework

You should note carefully all details given to you in your module guide and by module
leaders/staff with regard to deadlines and venues for submission of work to be
assessed, and follow these instructions to the letter. Your grades are naturally very
important to you and work not submitted according to instructions can and
occasionally does go astray.


Late Submission of Coursework and Extensions

Late submission of work is not appreciated by the teaching staff, nor apparently by
other students who have worked hard to meet a deadline. Late submissions are not
allowed except in exceptional circumstances. You need to contact the Award
Manager who will liase with the Module Leader. If you have a valid cause (normally
covered, for example, by a medical certificate) an extension may be granted and the
request will have to be submitted on an official form (recorded on standard University
paper) in advance of the deadline for submission.

Academic Misconduct

The University 'Learning for Success' guide offers good advice on how to use other
people's work (published or unpublished) to find out information and support your own
arguments and analysis, in essays, seminar papers and projects. The use of available
literature is an essential part of demonstrating your knowledge of a particular field but
you must take care to acknowledge it properly. Citing the authors you have read will
show how thoroughly you have researched your topic and will earn you credit. On the
other hand, not citing the authors whose work you have drawn on might leave you
open to an accusation of plagiarism - stealing some else's work and passing it off as
your own.

The University's procedure for investigating allegations of cheating of plagiarism
defines plagiarism as 'incorporating a meaningful amount of unattributed direct

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quotation from, or unattributed substantial paraphrasing of, the work of another
individual or individuals.

That other individual might be a published author or an unpublished authority (e.g. a
private report, dissertation or thesis lodged in the University library or some other
library) or it might be a fellow student or past student of your acquaintance. If you
steal their work, their words or their ideas and fail to acknowledge them properly, you
are guilty of intellectual theft.

You might think that forgetting to record or cite a reference or omitting quotation marks
when quoting directly from someone else's work is not really important in a student
essay or project. However, Academic communities such as Universities deal in ideas
and words, and to them the theft of other people's ideas and or words and allowing
them to be thought of as your own is the equivalent of theft of physical property.

The University's procedure for investigating allegations of plagiarism involves the
setting up of an investigating panel (see Student Code of Conduct lodged in the
School Office or library for details). If found guilty, the perpetrator will be penalised,
not only by cancellation of the grade for the offending piece of work but possibly by
having to repeat an entire semester or year.

Standard regulations apply for collusion.




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6.       Directory of Full-time Bioscience Division Teaching Staff 2004-2005

Personal contact should be made with those senior staff members (identified below) with
specific management responsibilities

Prof T J Hocking         MA118             Head of Division

Tele No: 01902 322375                      Email: bs2915@wlv.ac.uk



Dr D J Hill              MA107             Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator

Tele No: 01902 322161                      Email: cs1963@wlv.ac.uk


Dr R Sutton              MA125d            Divisional Awards Manager

Tele No: 01902 322167                      Email: cs1952@wlv.ac.uk


Prof Trevor HOCKING          Room No. MA118 01902 322375

Group Role           :       Head of Biosciences Division

Subject Specialism :         Crop Physiology

Research expertise :         Environmental Plant Physiology/Crop Science



Dr E Trevor HITCHEN          Room No. MA145 01902 322166

Group Role           :       Schools Liaison/External Promotions

Subject Specialisms :        Cell Motility/Protozoology
Research Expertise :         Electron microscopy/cytoskeleton function



Dr Chris J. PERRY :          Room No. MA005 01902 322152

Group Role           :       Equine Studies, Animal Care & FE Links

Subject Specialism :         Biochemistry/Org.Chem./Pharm.Sci.

Research Expertise :         Molluscan enzymology/Functional Foods




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Dr Duncan SUNDERLAND            Room No. MA147a 01902 322197

Group Role            :   Marketing/Multimedia Developments

Subject Specialism :      Applied Microbiology/Virology

Research Expertise :      Fermenter technology/Teaching methods

                          Plant Virology



Dr Raul SUTTON        :   Room No. MA125d 01902 322167

Group Role        :       Principal Lecturer/Awards Manager

Subject Specialisms :     Biochemistry

Research Expertise :      Anti-oxidants in food




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Directory of Full-time Environmental & Analytical Sciences Division Teaching Staff 2004-
                                          05


Dr John P Smith         MA123b          Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning

Tele No: 01902 322722                   Email: ar1902@wlv.ac.uk



Dr John P SMITH           Room No. MA123b             01902 322722

Group Role          :     Dean of Teaching and Learning

Subject Specialism :      Environmental Science

Research expertise :      Environmental change


Dr Eleanor VJ COHN        Room No. MA205a             01902 322162

Group Role          :     Senior Lecturer/Award Manager/Student &
                          Development Co-ordinator

Subject Specialism :      Habitat Studies

Research expertise :      Habitat creation, urban forestry, woodland ecology



Dr Peter J JARVIS         Room No. MA125a             01902 322177

Group Role          :     Principal Lecturer, School & University Research

Committee

Subject Specialism :      Ecosystem studies, nature conservation and animal

behaviour

Research expertise :      Ecology, conservation and management of the urban

environment



Prof Ian C TRUEMAN        Room No. MA205a             01902 322162

Group Role          :     Principal Lecturer, Research Co-ordinator

Subject Specialism :      Environmental Management, habitat creation

Research expertise :      Habitat Creation, Ecology and Management




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Mr K OLIVER             Room No. MA125a

Group Role         :    Lecturer in Ecology


Dr C M TOBIN            Room No. MA204b

Group Role         :    Lecturer in Ecology


RESEARCHERS/PART TIME STAFF (DEMONSTRATORS)

TECHNICAL AND SUPPORT STAFF

Demonstrators

Ms Lynda Green          Room MA118

Biosciences Technical Staff

Mrs Fiona BOWERS        Laboratory Manager (Room No. MA137)

Mr Balbir BAINS         Microbiology

Mr Andrew BROOK         Senior Technician Microbiology

Mrs Ann DAWSON          Senior Technician Microbiology

Mrs Barbara HODSON      Cell Biology & Genetics

Mr Robert HOOTON        Senior Technician Agricultural Unit

Mr Malcolm INMAN        Senior Technician Plant Biology

Mr Nick SKIDMORE        Senior Technician Biochemistry

Ms Lesley BATES         Biochemistry

Mrs Doreen BENNETT      Assist Technician

Mrs Ivy PARKES          Assist Technician




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    Directory of Full-time Horticulture Teaching Staff (RODBASTON) 2004-2005

Personal contact should be made with those senior staff members (identified below)
with specific management responsibilities

Mr Nigel Foskett         Horticulture Department Manager

Tele No: 01785 712209                    Email: nigel.foskett@rodbaston.ac.uk

Mrs Shirley Fletcher     Floristry Section Leader

Tele No: 01785 712209                    Email: shirley.fletcher@rodbaston.ac.uk

Mr Nigel Foskett           01785 712209

Group Role           :     Horticulture Department Manager/Lecturer

Subject Specialism :       Gardens Design and Management, Turf Culture
Mrs Shirley Fletcher       01785 712209

Group Role           :     Floristry Section Manager

Subject Specialism :       Floristry Vocational Skills

Ms Linda Burke       01785 712209

Group Role           :     HE Horticulture Pathway Leader/Lecturer

Subject Specialism :       Plant Science, Plant Use, Managing Plants

Mrs Laura Leong 01785 712209

Group Role           :     HE Floristry Pathway Leader

Subject Specialism ;       Floristry and Floral Design

Mrs Cath Hughes 01785 712209

Subject Specialism         Business Studies

Mr Chris Murphy      01785 712209

Subject Specialism         Horticultural Vocational Skills, Biodiversity



TECHNICAL AND SUPPORT STAFF

Demonstrators

Ms Yoke van der Meer              Head Gardener and Unit Manager

Mrs Kath Haynes                   Floristry Technician

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7.       QUICK GUIDE TO PROGRAMME MODULES

FD (science) Amenity Horticulture
Year One
Gardens and Landscapes                                  N. Foskett
Plant Science                                           L. Burke
Plant Use                                               L. Burke
Design Principles                                       L. Leong
Management for Land-based Industries                    C. Hughes
Vocational Skills in Land-based Manangement             C. Murphy
Work Experience 1                                       L. Burke
Year Two
Managing Plants                                         L. Burke
Integrated Pest Management                              N. Foskett
Garden Restoration                                      L. Burke
Sustainable Horticulture                                N. Foskett
Vocational Skills in Land-based Management 2            C. Murphy
Work Experience 2                                       L. Burke

FD (Science) Floristry and Floral Design
Year One
Art and Design                                          L. Leong
Plant and Flower Use                                    L. Burke
Floristry Industry                                      S. Fletcher
Plant and Flower Science                                L. Leong
Management for Land-based Industries                    C. Hughes
Vocational Skills in Land-based Management              S. Fletcher
Work Experience 1                                       L. Leong
Year Two
Contemporary Floristry                                  L. Leong
Floriculture                                            N. Foskett
International Floral Design 1                           L. Leong
International Floral Design 2                           L. Leong
Vocational Skills in Land-based Management 2            S. Fletcher
Work Experience 2                                       L. Leong

BSc (Hons) Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design (Level three)

Semester One
AB3031     Ornamental Plant Improvement               Prof F. Stoddard
AB3032     Plants, People and Design                  L. Burke
EA3010     Conservation Studies                       Dr P. Jarvis
Year Long Modules
AB3015/EA3021     Honours Project                             Dr E. T. Hitchen
AB3017            Science, Communication & Graduate Skills    Prof T. Hocking
AB3030            Work Placement                              L. Burke
Semester Two
AB3033     Landscape Design & Construction            N. Foskett
EA3000     Advanced Topics 2: Habitat Creation        Prof I. C. Trueman



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8. MODULE DESCRIPTIONS

BSc (Hons) Amenity Horticulture and Garden Design

Module Title                   Ornamental Plant Improvement
Module Code                    AB3031
Module Leader                  Prof T. Hocking
Module Team Members
Availability                   Semester 1
Pre-requisites                 None
Location                       Wolverhampton University
Assessment                     Case Study 70%, Poster 30%
Brief Description             This module considers the processes involved in ornamental
plant breeding and how the industry uses advanced propagation techniques to bring new
cultivars to the market. Included to support these studies are aspects of reproductive biology
and plant morphology.


Module Title                  Plants, People and Design
Module Code                   AB3032
Module Leader                 L. Burke
Module Team Members           N. Foskett,
Availability                  Semester 1
Pre-requisites                None
Location                      Rodbaston College
Assessment                    Portfolio 50%, Presentation and Report 50%
Brief Description:           This module reviews the principles of design within UK,
European and International contexts. The impact of historical, social, economic and political
factors are considered. The role and use of plants is a strong theme throughout the module.


Module Title                   Landscape Design & Construction
Module Code                    AB3033
Module Leader                  N. Foskett
Module Team Members            L. Burke
Availability                   Semester 2
Pre-requisites                 Gardens and Landscape
Location                       Rodbaston College
Assessment                     Report 60%, Presentation 20%, Project Plan 20%
Brief Description            This module reviews the range of hard landscape features
typically used in gardens and landscapes. The selection and use of construction materials are
evaluated. The module includes the use of technologies such as CAD to aid the design
process. The management of construction sites is included to illustrate the vital factors in the
successful completion of a project.




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Module Title:                   Work Placement
Module Code:                    AB3030
Module Leader:                  L. Burke
Module Team Members             N. Foskett
Availability:                   Year
Pre-requisites:                 None
Location:                       Rodbaston
Assessment:                     Placement Diary 40% Final Report 60%
Brief Description:        The module aims to allow students to acquire experience of the day-
to-day ‘workings’ of a particular field of Horticultural employment that is relevant to the award.
Students will gain knowledge of the duties performed within this field of employment, the
constraints upon this job, and the wider context of the employment. The student is required to
liaise with their work place supervisor, interact with other staff and members of the public to
increase their interpersonal and communication skills.


Module Title:                  Honours Project
Module Code:                   AB 3015
Module Leader.                 Dr E. T. Hitchen
Module Team Members:           Biosciences staff
Availability:                  Year
Pre-requisites:                Successful progression into latter stages of programme
Location:                      Rodbaston College
Assessment:                    Viva voce Exam 10%, Practical Work and Report 90%
Brief Description:            This module provides an opportunity to undertake an
experimental project related to a students work/programme. It affords the possibility for
independent study and the development of your own ideas, initiative and evaluating skills.
Workshops are included on experimental design, statistical analysis, and presentation of the
report.


Module Title                   Science Communication and Graduate skills
Module Code                    AB 3017
Module Leader                  Prof T. Hocking
Module Team Members            Biosciences staff
Availability                   Year
Pre-requisites                 None
Location                       Wolverhampton
Assessment                     Dissertation abstract 100%
Brief Description:
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate key skills to a
level expected of graduates. It covers a dissertation component linked to the honours project,
which develops literature review, scientific writing and abstracting skills, oral communications,
personal and career development, time and team management skills.




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Module Title                     Habitat Creation and Vegetation Ecology
Module Code                      EA 3006
Module Leader                    Prof I. C. Trueman
Module Team Members              Dr E. Cohn, Dr L. Besenyei
Availability                     Semester 2
Pre-requisites                   Ecology Field Skills (Recommended)
Location                         Wolverhampton
Assessment                       Visit reports 30%, Assignment 20%, Exam 50%
Brief Description:              This module will develop skills in recording, analysis and
classification of vegetation. It develops understanding of the characteristics and process of UK
grasslands, woodland and related vegetation types. It examines the methods used in the
artificial reconstruction of these vegetation types.


Module Title                  Conservation Studies
Module Code                   EA 3010
Module Leader                 Dr P. Jarvis
Module Team Members           Dr K Addison, Dr l Besenyei
Availability                  Semester 2
Pre-requisites                Ecology Field Skills (Recommended)
Location                      Wolverhampton
Assessment                    Site Report 40%, Management Plan 60%
Brief Description:           The module aims to develop a knowledge of the agencies
responsible for conservation at national and international level. It reviews the conservation and
management needs of a range of natural and semi natural sites and considers relevant
management practices such as grazing, coppicing and visitor management.




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Module Descriptions: FD (Science) Floristry and Floral Design


Module Title                   Art and Design
Module Code                    HC1000
Module Leader                  L. Leong
Module Team                    S. Fletcher
Availability                   Semester 1
Pre requisites                 None
Location                       Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to deliver a study of art and design principles and
techniques, and their translation into three-dimensional works constructed from plant material.
The study is founded on a core of practical activity and theory that underpins the following
design work including: mark making techniques, experiment with traditional and non traditional
material, character of line, studies of texture, colour theory, health and safety aspects, and
contextual studies of specific works. Research into the works of specific artists will enable the
discussion and development work based on the concept of ” translation.”


Module Title                    Plant and Flower Science
Module Code                     HC1001
Module Leader                   L. Burke
Module Team                     L. Leong
Availability                    S2
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description This module explores the scientific principles that underpin floristry
practices and operations. Aspects of botany, physiology and genetics – breeding issues
include introduction of viruses for aesthetic purposes, vase life, scent and new colours - are
reviewed and considered across a range of practical applications. Factors underpinning plant
health are considered, including reference to plants and their environment. The use and
management of hydroponics and other growing media, in the mass production of flowers
across the commercial cut flower industry will be explored


Module Title                    Plant and Flower Use
Module Code                     HC1005
Module Leader                   L. Burke
Module Team                     L. Leong
Availability                    Semester 1
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description This unit is concerned with the development of an effective working plant
knowledge. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of identification skills and the ability to
select plants for appropriate situations and uses. e.g. interior plant displays. These skills form
a bedrock for a wide range of effective floristry practices and are highly valued across the
industry.




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Module Title                      Work Experience 1
Module Code                       EA1012
Module Leader                     S. Fletcher
Module Team                       L. Leong
Availability                      S1 & 2
Pre requisites                    None
Location                          Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description
The module aims to allow the student to acquire experience of the day-to-day ‘working’ of a
particular field of floristry employment that is relevant to your award. The module requires that
the student contribute to the implementation of a project that meets the outcomes of this
module and is mutually beneficial to both the employer and the student.


Module Title                    Floristry Industry
Module Code                     HC1002
Module Leader                   Shirley Fletcher
Module Team                     Laura Leong
Availability                    S2
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description At the completion of the module the student is expected to be able to
demonstrate an understanding of the possible career pathways available in the floristry
industry, providing a detailed picture of what these careers entail. Appropriate research tools
will be introduced and developed in order to produce a case study based on one particular
aspect of the industry. Suitable visual materials will be generated to enable an illustrated oral
presentation of the case study.



Module Title                    Management for Land-based Industries
Module Code                     EA1017
Module Leader                   Catherine Hughes
Module Team                     L. Leong
Availability                    S2
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description
This module will provide an insight into the basic management of the land based industries
such as the Floristry Industries. The students will develop management account skills and will
be required to investigate sources of finance. The students will begin to look at the person
within the workplace and basic psychological principles.




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Module Title                    Vocational Skills in Land-based Management 1
Module Code                     EA1020
Module Leader                   S. Fletcher
Module Team                     L. Leong
Availability                    S1
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to provide a range of established techniques and skills
that will enable the students to initiate and undertake analysis of information and understand
appropriate solutions to problems arising from or encountered during practical field work,
employment or work placement.


Module Title                    Floriculture
Module Code                     HC2003
Module Leader                   Nigel Foskett
Module Team                     L. Leong
Availability                    S1
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to give an understanding of the commercial production
and marketing of florist plants including cut flowers, florist greens and pot plants.


Module Title                   Contemporary Floristry
Module Code                    HC2001
Module Leader                  L. Leong
Module Team                    S. Fletcher
Availability                   S1
Pre requisites                 None
Location                       Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description     The module aims to deliver a study of trend / inspiration forecasting and
analysis, and its impact on the cyclical development of contemporary floristry.


Module Title                   International Floral Design 1
Module Code                    HC2000
Module Leader                  L. Leong
Module Team                    S. Fletcher
Availability                   S2
Pre requisites                 None
Location                       Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description      The module aims to deliver a study of the most important underlying
principles of international floral design, encouraging a deeper understanding of design
philosophy and its place within the history of art and design.




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Module Title                  International Floral Design 2
Module Code                   HC2002
Module Leader                 L. Leong
Module Team                   S. Fletcher
Availability                  S2
Pre requisites
Location                      Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to deliver a study of international design, both in terms
of theoretical underpinning and advanced competition level practice, focusing in on the
customs, aesthetics, folklore, traditions, and use of indigenous plant material. Five specific
areas that have particular prominence within the industry will be focused on and discussed in
some depth.


Module Title                 Vocational Skills in Land-based Management 2
Module Code                  EA2034
Module Leader                S. Fletcher
Module Team                  L. Leong
Availability                 S1 & 2
Pre requisites
Location                     Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to: provide a range of established techniques and skills
that will enable the students to initiate and undertake critical analysis of information and
propose appropriate solutions to problems arising from or encountered during practical work,
employment or work placement.


Module Title                     Work Experience 2
Module Code                      EA2035
Module Leader                    S. Fletcher
Module Team                      L. Leong
Availability                     S1 & 2
Pre requisites                   None
Location                         Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to allow the student to acquire experience of the
unsupervised day-to-day ‘working’ of a particular field of floristry employment, whilst gaining
limited responsibility for the supervision of staff assigned to a particular task.




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Module Descriptions: FD (Science) Amenity Horticulture

Module Title                 Gardens and Landscapes
Module Code                  HC1003
Module Leader                N. Foskett
Module Team                  L. Burke
Availability                 S1
Pre requisites               None
Location                     Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to provide a historical perspective on the development of
gardens and landscapes within the UK, from medieval times to the present day. The main
gardens and landscape features are reviewed and evaluated in terms of functionality and
purpose. The establishment and maintenance regimes for the plantings contained within such
features are considered and developed.


Module Title                   Design Principles
Module Code                    HC1004
Module Leader                  N. Foskett
Module Team                    L. Burke
Availability                   S2
Pre requisites                 None
Location                       Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to: evaluate the visual and aesthetic principles
underlying a successful garden design. It considers the range of hard and soft landscape
materials available to the designer and evaluates their use in existing situations. It covers the
procedures involved in the survey and analysis of new sites and how this information is utilised
in the development of a design proposal.


Module Title                   Management for Land-based Industries
Module Code                    EA1017
Module Leader                  C. Hughes
Module Team                    L. Burke
Availability                   S2
Pre requisites                 None
Location                       Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description This module will provide an insight into the basic management of the land
based industries such as Horticultural Industries. The students will develop management
account skills and will be required to investigate sources of finance. The students will begin to
look at the person within the workplace and basic psychological principles.




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Module Title                     Plant Science
Module Code                      HC1007
Module Leader                    L. Burke
Module Team                      N. Foskett
Availability                     S2
Pre requisites                   None
Location                         Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description       This module explores the scientific principles that underpin horticultural
practices and operations. Aspects of botany, physiology and genetics are reviewed and
considered across a range of practical applications. Factors underpinning plant health are
considered, including reference to plants and their environment. Edaphic factors are reviewed,
including the establishment and management of a range of growing media. The underlying
principles of soil formation, soil life, water and nutrition are evaluated.


Module Title                      Plant Use
Module Code                       HC1006
Module Leader                     L. Burke
Module Team                       N. Foskett
Availability                      S1
Pre requisites                    None
Location                          Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description This unit is concerned with the development of an effective working plant
knowledge. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of identification skills and the ability to
select plants for appropriate situations and uses. These skills form a bedrock for a wide range
of effective horticultural practices and are highly valued across the industry.
Plant classification and nomenclature studies are included to allow a systematic approach to
be taken and to ensure that those involved in the management of horticultural operations will
be able to contextualise their knowledge of the subject and spread good practice accordingly.


Module Title                    Vocational Skills in Land-based Management 1
Module Code                     EA1020
Module Leader                   C. Murphy
Module Team                     L. Burke
Availability                    S1
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to: provide a range of established techniques and skills
that will enable the students to initiate and undertake analysis of information and understand
appropriate solutions to problems arising from or encountered during practical field work,
employment or work placement.




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Module Title                    Work Experience 1
Module Code                     EA1012
Module Leader                   L. Burke
Module Team                     N. Foskett
Availability                    S1 & 2
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to allow the student to acquire experience of the day-
to-day ‘working’ of a particular field of horticultural employment that is relevant to your award.
The module requires that the student contribute to the implementation of a project that meets
the outcomes of this module and is mutually beneficial to both the employer and the student.



Module Title                 Garden Restoration
Module Code                  HC2007
Module Leader                L. Burke
Module Team                  N. Foskett
Availability                 S2
Pre requisites               None
Location                     Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module is concerned with the restoration and development of
gardens and landscapes. Key issues include restoration policy review, project and site
management, including the presentation and establishment of suitable aims and objectives
alongside robust monitoring and evaluative systems. Legislation, funding issues and user
groups are highlighted.

Module Title                    Integrated Pest Management
Module Code                     HC2006
Module Leader                   N. Foskett
Module Team                     L. Burke
Availability                    S1
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to introduce and explore the range of diseases,
physiological disorders, insect and macro pests commonly affecting garden plants and
protected horticultural crops. Practical diagnoses are pursued along with an understanding of
the underlying causes of plant problems. A range of control measures and organic solutions
are considered in relation to individual and industrial users in the industry.




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Module Title                   Managing Plants
Module Code                    HC2005
Module Leader                  L. Burke
Module Team                    N. Foskett
Availability                   S1
Pre requisites                 None
Location                       Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description          The module aims to deliver intermediate level study of plant
groups/collections across a range of environments, including existing or proposed plant
collections. These will be evaluated with reference to user groups, ecology, research and
archive provision. Maintenance, management and presentation strategies will be
developed/considered. Education and conservation aims will be reviewed and strategies
considered in terms of plant function and presentation.

Module Title                     Sustainable Horticulture
Module Code                      HC2004
Module Leader                    N. Foskett
Module Team                      L. Burke
Availability                     S2
Pre requisites                   None
Location                         Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description The module aims to review the impact of current horticultural practices
upon the environment and covers the processes involved in the development and application
of realistic strategies for sustainable horticulture.


Module Title                    Vocational Skills in Land-based management 2
Module Code                     EA2034
Module Leader                   C. Murphy
Module Team                     L. Burke
Availability                    S1 & 2
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description       The module aims to provide a range of established techniques and skills
that will enable the students to initiate and undertake critical analysis of information and
propose appropriate solutions to problems arising from or encountered during practical work,
employment or work placement.




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Module Title                    Work Experience 2
Module Code                     EA2035
Module Leader                   L. Burke
Module Team                     C. Murphy
Availability                    S1 & 2
Pre requisites                  None
Location                        Rodbaston
Assessment
Brief Description       The module aims to allow the student to acquire experience of the
unsupervised day-to-day ‘working’ of a particular field of employment, whilst gaining limited
responsibility for the supervision of staff assigned to a particular task. The module requires
that the supervision and implementation of a project be undertaken, that meets the outcomes
of this module and is mutually beneficial to both the employer and the student.




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9.   GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Assessment Requirements for a Module: the total range of coursework
assignments and/or examinations that must be passed to be awarded credits for the
module.

Assignments: an item of coursework; the form of the assignment should be specified
in the module guide.

Award: the final or intermediate qualification for which a student has registered and/or
is considered by the Award Assessment Board.

Award Assessment Board: the body responsible for making decisions about student
performance in the modules that they have studied. Boards meet at the levels of
Subject and Award.

Awards Committee: a committee which meets once each semester to consider
issues and problems raised by students and staff. Its membership includes the Award
Teams, student representatives, and representatives from industry.

Award Leader: a member of Academic staff responsible for the management of the
named Award.

Co-requisite:       a module which must be studied in the same semester as, and
together with, another module with which it is co-requested. Separate credits are
awarded for the co-requisites.

Coursework:       assessed work undertaken during a semester as part of the
teaching programme of a module. This may or may not count towards your final grade
for the module.


Credit Rating of a Module: The credit rating of a module is the number of credits
obtained by passing the assessment requirements of the module. A full-time student
normally studies modules to the value of 120 credits per year. (This is the same at
most Universities). Because the University of Wolverhampton standard modular
pattern for full-time undergraduate students is that they study four equal modules in
each of two semesters, this means that the credit value for a standard module is 120 /
8 = 15 credits.

Credit Requirements for an Award: The minimum number of credits that must be
gained to obtain an Award.

Deferral: The delaying to a later date of an examinations board decision on a student
as a result of incomplete assessment or other cause.

Examination: A timed assessment most usually taken at the end of the module. The
form of the examination(s) should be specified in the module guide.




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Grades: The marks awarded for assignments, coursework, examinations and the
overall assessment (final grade) of a module. A system of combined letters and
numbers is used to indicate the final grade received for each module.

A16, A15, A14, B13, B12, B11, C10, C9, C8, D7, D6 AND D5 ARE ALL PASS

GRADES

E4, F3, F2 AND Fl ARE ALL FAIL GRADES

FO IS GIVEN FOR NON ATTENDANCE WITHOUT CERTIFIED CAUSE OF ALL OR
ANY COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Modules for which assessment is incomplete for medical or other extenuating
circumstances are allocated an I grade. Z indicates cancellation of a grade for
cheating of plagiarism.

Level: there are five levels of study recognised by the University but only two are in
common use for diploma programmes.

Level 1: This is the introductory or foundation level for higher education study. It
provides an orientation or balancing phase for students on entry, as well as
introducing students to the basic methodologies and concepts of their chosen
subject(s) or disciplines(s).

Level 2: this is the intermediary level which develops students intellectual and
imaginative powers, understanding, judgement, problem-solving, and communication
skills, as well as giving a deepening awareness of their chosen discipline or
disciplines.

Level 3: This is the advanced level which extends students intellectual and
imaginative powers, understanding, judgement, problem-solving, and communication
skills as well as integrating information and concepts from level 1 and 2. There is an
emphasis on independent learning and critical evaluation of information.

Module: a separately assessed fraction or component of a programme of study. A
standard module is worth 15 credits and involves a notional 150 hours of total study
time i.e. lectures, seminars etc. + practical work (where applicable) + private study +
assessment, over a period of 15 study weeks. 'Notional' means that the University
assumes that most students Will take 150 hours over 15 weeks to complete all the
module requirements for a 1 5 credit module (i.e 10 hours per module per week).

Module Registration and Amendments Forms: the forms that you are required to
complete to register (or to modify a previous registration) for a module. FAILURE TO
REGISTER CORRECTLY MAY AFFECT YOUR PROGRESS ON THE SCHEME OR
AWARD,

Personal/Year Tutor: the member of staff allocated to the student to advise on
matters
academic and non-academic.



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Pre-requisite:      a module which must normally be studied and passed, in order
that a student may study a subsequent module. If you have not taken a specified
prerequisite module, you should discuss this with the module leader of the subsequent
module. You may be able to offer an acceptable alternative prerequisite module or
you may have undertaken prior teaming elsewhere which is acceptable in lieu of the
prerequisite module.

Progress: qualification to proceed to the next semester or year of an Award
programme. Progress normally depends on obtaining a specified number of credits.
See University Regulations for specific details.


Re-assessment of Coursework: the requirements following failure of a module with
an E grade to represent all or part of the module's coursework assignments. The
maximum grade that you can be awarded on re-assessment is D5.

Referral: the delaying to a later date of an examinations board decision on a student
until the results re-assessed or re-sat modules are known.

Repeat: the requirement following failure of a module with an F grade to restudy all of
the module in a subsequent semester. A maximum grade is not imposed on a
repeated module.

Resit: the requirement following failure of a module with an E grade to retake the
examination(s) or other specified assessments. The maximum grade that can be
awarded after a resit is D5.

Semester: a period of 16 weeks currently comprising one week for induction and at
least one week for examinations.

School Office: administrative base of a School's operation.

Study time: this is the total amount of time that should be devoted to any module per
semester. The time includes all class contact and private study. Each 15 credit
module involves a total of 150 hours study time.




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