Social and Therapeutic Horticulture DiplomaCoventry University
£ 1.888 - (2.121 €)
- Vocational qualification
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
Skills and Training
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Social and therapeutic horticulture is the purposeful use of horticultural activities to promote health and well being and facilitate social inclusion. This course is designed to offer people, usually with a background in horticulture or therapy, the opportunity to develop skills in social and therapeutic horticulture, and to reflect on, review and refine current practice.
It aims to provide you with the opportunity to deepen your understanding of disability and disadvantage and further your knowledge and skills of meaningful therapeutic intervention, horticulture, horticultural site analysis and drawing. You will also develop the skills necessary for effective management of a social and therapeutic horticulture unit.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
If you have an enthusiasm for the use of horticulture as a therapeutic medium to enable and promote peoples’ health and wellbeing, a professional development diploma in social and therapeutic horticulture may be the ideal course for you.
Social and therapeutic horticulturalists are creative, empathic individuals who engage with disabled and disadvantaged people to enhance their quality of life and independence.
The professional development diploma is a one-year, part-time course providing a high quality programme which prepares you for evidence based social and therapeutic horticulture practice. Participating students will have a background in a therapeutic or horticultural area. The course provides opportunity for continuing professional development of practitioners extending their knowledge, refining skills, and evaluating their practice.WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The course will facilitate your contribution to the growing body of knowledge that underpins social and therapeutic horticulture.
Students are encouraged to collaboratively share skills and expertise to create a community of learning that will be transferred to practice on completion of the course. Students attend the course from across the UK and internationally. The course is recognised by the Association of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioners.
Typically, candidates will have experience of working in the field of social and therapeutic horticulture as a practitioner or volunteer and have previously attained studies in higher or other education. Each candidate application is dealt with on an individual basis.
The course content is organised so that prior learning or previous experience may be recognised and students may pursue a route through the course, subject to individual circumstances.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
The course is structured around skills to develop and manage therapeutic interventions and services, embedding horticulture and horticultural design. The programme is divided in to 5 modules:
- Social and Therapeutic Horticulture: Theory and Practice;
- Developing a Social and Therapeutic Project;
- Horticulture: Skills for Practice;
- Planning and Design in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture;
- Managing a Social and Therapeutic Project.
Teaching and learning encourages cooperation and team work and consists of a combination of face to face, workshops, online, distance and independent study. The programme is delivered across three sites and embeds an experiential practice based approach to develop oral written and digital presentation skills.
Although based at Coventry University, some modules take place at Pershore College, Worcestershire, Warwickshire College and Thrive (the national charity for social and therapeutic horticulture based in Reading).
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
You are assessed in a variety of ways – both in groups and individually. You will have a combination of practical, presentation and written assessment through group facilitation, conference style presentations, reflective critiques, short answer questions, drawing designs and project writing.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
Teaching on this course is a combination of clustered face to face contact, guided online learning and self directed study. You usually attend for 37 days spread across the course. You will be expected to actively contribute to discussions face to face and online. Each 20 credit module expects 200 hours of study which comprises of face to face, guided and self-directed study and included tutorial time. This course has 3 x 20 credit modules and 2 x 10 credit modules so the expected study will be 800 hours.
The course offers two Taster Days throughout the year. Please contact the Course Director (Imogen Gordon) or the admissions team for the dates."