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Newsletter March 2009

Contents of this Newsletter

1. Association for Coaching recognition awarded
2. New affiliations
3. Course upgrades (including extracts)
4. Courses now Online
5. Warnborough's Accreditation
6. Books of the Month

 
 

  1. ASSOCIATION FOR COACHING RECOGNITION AWARDED

Become a Life Coach!
We are excited to announce that the ACS course Life Coaching is the only course in Australia to be recognised by the Association for Coaching (UK), and that ACS Distance Education is the first distance learning provider to be awarded course recognition status by the Association for Coaching (UK). For more information about the Association for Coaching, visit www.associationforcoaching.com

Horticulture Brochure

2.     NEW AFFILIATIONS

Time to Up Skill

Warwickshire

We are pleased to announce two new affiliations:

Australian College QED http://www.acq.edu.au

Australian College brings a wealth of experience to our affiliation. ACQ Principal Julia Buxton boasts 20 years experience in the education field, and we are excited by the prospects of this affiliation.
 

Warwickshire College (incorporating Pershore College) http://www.warkscol.ac.uk

We welcome aboard Warwickshire College, one of the largest general further and higher education colleges in the UK with more than 25,000 students.

 

3. These popular courses have been updated and expanded!

Online Bookshop
 

PIGS

Pig production methods are varied. This course is relevant to whatever system you choose.  A sound foundation course, it develops a broad understanding of pig biology and production; covering such things as  Breeding and Selection,  Feeding, Diseases, Managing the Boar, Managing the Sow and Litter, Fattening Pigs, Economics and Records etc 

Photography
 
SHEEP

Learn about: Breeds; Selection and Breeding; Nutrition of Sheep; Diseases of Sheep; General Management of a Commercial Flock; Care of the Lamb;  Wool and the Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Products. Click on the course link above then scroll down to see an extract taken directly from the course notes.
Digital Photography Masterclass
 
TOURISM 1

YOUR FIRST STEP TO A CAREER IN ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES TODAY!
Tourism has become a major recreation pursuit and commercial industry world wide. It is so significant today that some regions’ (even some countries’) economies, are heavily dependent upon tourism as a major source of income. The tourism industry encompasses the provision of all those services used by people when travelling away from home. The reason for travel is most obviously ‘a holiday"; but may also be "business". Click on the course link above then scroll down to see an extract taken directly from the course notes.
Domestic Animal Behaviour
 

FERNS

A detailed look at the identification and culture of ferns. You learn to propagate (spores, division, tissue culture), different groupings (e.g. epiphytes, ground ferns, tree ferns) and both common & uncommon species. Growing techniques (baskets, indoor/outdoor containers, terrariums) and cultural methods (soils, watering, pest & disease control) are also examined.  Click on the course link above then scroll down to see an extract taken directly from the course notes.


 

4. MORE UPDATED COURSES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

Biochem

Biochemistry III (Animals)

Enhance your knowledge with a deeper understanding of life processes. A course designed for people working or wishing to work in a human or animal health or science related profession, as practitioner, educator or researcher. Learn to explain a range of common biochemical processes with an emphasis upon animal and human biochemical processes.

Vis Basic

Visual Basic .NET

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Visual Basic.NET.
It assumes the student has no knowledge of Visual Basic or computer programming at all, but they must have access to a computer with either Visual Studio.NET or Visual Basic.NET installed.


5. Warnborough's Accreditation www.warnborough.ac.uk

WarwickshireWarnborough College UK (WCUK) was accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) as a Premier College in December 2008 following an inspection report of its excellent performance across all areas of its UK operation.

As an affiliate, ACS students can apply for credits and articulate into WCUK courses.


6. BOOKS OF THE MONTH

Trees
 

The Tree and Shrub Expert by Dr D G Hessayon

This bestselling book has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and is part of a popular series.  It’s a great value with hundreds of plants illustrated in colour – an ideal student reference.   best seller with over 2 million copies sold.

Sustainability
 

Photography.  The New Complete Guide To Taking Photographs

John Freeman's 'Photography' is the complete guide for all aspiring photographers.  It takes you through all the basics, from choosing the right camera to understanding key techniques.  All the popular subjects are featured, including family portraits and holiday shots, nature and landscapes, still life and action shots.

 

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