There's a lot misconception regarding the word online. Our new course is not a correspondence course you download from the web; it truly is online.
All lectures will be watched as on-line video tutorials. There will be interactive online exercises and students will talk to their tutors using web chat and classes will be given via webinars.
This is the closest you can get to being in the classroom attending the lectures in person!Unlike other colleges, we have refused to offer a correspondence course in garden design as we didn’t believe you could teach art through the post.
Statistically only 3% of people who start a traditional correspondence course, finish them and most courses are little more than very expensive books with telephone support.
Our whole design program has been specially rewritten to make the best use of this new technology and consequently you benefit from a 50% increase in course content.
You will be allocated your own tutor and will follow the course timetable along side the other full time students, participating via the forum, online gallery, monthly webinars and with 1-2-1 tutor feedback.
Our interactive online garden design course is also available to existing classroom taught students, allowing them to revisit lecturers online all the time, as well as overseas students, or those unable to travel, giving them the next best thing to live studio lectures via interactive video tutorials delivered via the internet.
You will be able as listen to your lectures as many times as you wish so as to maximise your learning potential, and you will even be able to listen to the lectures on your iPod/phone/MP3 player while out and about or in the car.
Lectures will be time released to co-inside with the classroom taught program, so both online and face to face students will learn together.
You need to consider your online garden design course as a full time course, requiring a minimum of 25 hours of study a week.
Hand-in dates are strictly enforced. Student who fail to submit work on time are subject to the same rules and regulations as the full time students. (see terms and conditions)
All online material including tutored support is available to students for a period of 24 months from the course start date, after which students have the option a paying an annual subscription if you wish to maintain access to updated course content.
Next Course Start date
30th September 2010
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