RHS Cert. III - Principles of Plant Growth, Health & Applied Pr

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New - Expand your knowledge and qualifications with this new RHS course. The course will help you develop your ability to describe the principles of plant taxonomy, structure, function and growth, the management of plant health, and plant propagation. This is one of several new RHS Qualifications.

Develop your ability to describe the principles of plant taxonomy, structure, function and growth, the management of plant health, and plant propagation.

Prerequisites:

No prererquisites required for this certificate.

Lesson Structure

There are 15 lessons in this course:

  1. Taxonomic Classification of Plants
  2. Structure and Function of Cells and Tissues
  3. Role of Flowers and Fruit
  4. Photosynthesis, Resp…

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New - Expand your knowledge and qualifications with this new RHS course. The course will help you develop your ability to describe the principles of plant taxonomy, structure, function and growth, the management of plant health, and plant propagation. This is one of several new RHS Qualifications.

Develop your ability to describe the principles of plant taxonomy, structure, function and growth, the management of plant health, and plant propagation.

Prerequisites:

No prererquisites required for this certificate.

Lesson Structure

There are 15 lessons in this course:

  1. Taxonomic Classification of Plants
  2. Structure and Function of Cells and Tissues
  3. Role of Flowers and Fruit
  4. Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Movement of Water
  5. Effects of Tropisms and Plant Growth Regulators
  6. Physical Properties of Growing Media
  7. Chemical Properties of Growing Media and Role of Air and Water
  8. Biological Processes in Growing Media
  9. Nutrients and Plant Growth
  10. Organic Techniques and Soil Management
  11. Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders Part A
  12. Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders Part B
  13. Regulation of Chemicals and Storage Procedures
  14. Seed Propagation
  15. Vegetative Propagation

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the academie\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major divisions of the plant kingdom and an understanding of the taxonomic hierarchy and its relevance to horticultural practice.
  • Identify and describe the different types of plant cells and tissues, their structure, and function.
  • To understand the role and function of the reproductive parts of the plant and the seed in the plant lifecycle.
  • Understand the mechanism and role of photosynthesis and respiration in the metabolism of plants, the role of water in the plant, and the movement of water, solutes, and assimilates through the plant.
  • To develop an understanding of the effects of tropisms and other plant movements on growth and development.
  • Understand the physical properties of growing media and their significance in relation to plant growth.
  • To understand basic chemistry of soils and other growing media, and the relationship between their air and water content and plant growth.
  • To understand the role of living organisms in the biological processes of soils and other growing media.
  • To understand how nutrients affect plant growth and describe a range of fertilisers and their applications.
  • To determine appropriate management programs for different soils in horticultural situations.


To obtain the certificate, awarded by the RHS in England, the student needs to sit and pass written exams conducted under supervision, and assessed by the RHS.

Examination fees:

Plant taxonomy, structure, and function £25
The root environment, plant nutrition and growing systems £25
The management of plant health £20
Understanding applied plant propagation £20

Examination dates for February 2011

Plant taxonomy, structure, and function 17 February 2011 9:30 – 10:45
The management of plant health 17 February 2011 11:15 – 12:00
The root environment, plant nutrition and
growing systems 17 February 2011 13:30 – 14:45
Understanding applied plant propagation 17 February 2011 15:15 – 15:45

Closing date for Entries: 30 November 2010

Examination dates for June 2011

Plant taxonomy, structure, and function 29 June 2011 9:30 – 10:45
The management of plant health 29 June 2011 11:15 – 12:00
The root environment, plant nutrition and
growing systems 29 June 2011 13:30 – 14:45
Understanding applied plant propagation 29 June 2011 15:15 – 15:45

Closing date for Entries: 6 May 2011

Exams can be arranged to be sat anywhere in the world.
Exams are offered twice annually; in February and June. A separate fee applies for exams; set by and paid to the RHS.

A network of exam centres are located across the UK for students located in the UK
For students located elsewhere; a provision is made for exams to be conducted under arrangements for exceptional supervision.

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