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QUALIFICATION - CERTIFICATE IN SELF SUFFICIENCY WITH SPECIALISM IN VEGETABLE GROWING

Course CodeVSS121
Fee CodeCT
Duration (approx)600 hours
QualificationCertificate

If you would love to be more self-sufficient and grow your own vegetables, then look no further. Learn more about the techniques of self-sufficiency and producing your own high quality vegetables for your own consumption or for sale.

Study six 100 hour modules.

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Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the QUALIFICATION - CERTIFICATE IN SELF SUFFICIENCY WITH SPECIALISM IN VEGETABLE GROWING.
 Crops I (Outdoor Plant Production) BHT112
 Home Vegetable Growing AHT102
 Self Sufficiency I ASS100
 Self Sufficiency II ASS101
 Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing VHT241
 Commercial Vegetable Production BHT222
 

Note that each module in the QUALIFICATION - CERTIFICATE IN SELF SUFFICIENCY WITH SPECIALISM IN VEGETABLE GROWING is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


If you have any questions at all about the course, please contact our self-sufficiency and horticulture tutors for more information.


Meet some of our academics

John Mason Parks Manager, Nurseryman, Landscape Designer, Garden Writer and Consultant. Over 40 years experience; working in Victoria, Queensland and the UK. He is one of the most widely published garden writers in the world; author of more than 70 books and editor for 4 different gardening magazines. John has been recognised by his peers being made a fellow of the Institute of Horticulture in the UK, as well as by the Australian Institute of Horticulture.
Maggi BrownMaggi is regarded as an expert in organic growing throughout the UK, having worked for two decades as Education Officer at the world renowned Henry Doubleday Research Association. She has been active in education, environmental management and horticulture across the UK for more than three decades. Some of Maggi's qualifications include RHS Cert. Hort. Cert. Ed. Member RHS Life Member Garden Organic (HDRA) .
Diana Cole B.A. (Hons), Dip. Horticulture, BTEC Dip. Garden Design, Diploma Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector), P.D.C. In addition to the qualifications listed above, Diana holds City & Guild construction qualifications and an NPTC pesticide spraying licence (PA1/PA6). Diana runs her own landscape gardening business (Arbella Gardens). Active in many organisations including the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.
Gavin ColeB.Sc., Cert.Garden Design. Landscape Designer, Operations Manager, Consultant, Garden Writer. He was operations manager for a highly reputable British Landscape firm (The Chelsea Gardener) before starting up his own landscaping firm. He spent three years working in our Gold Coast office, as a tutor and writer for Your Backyard (gardening magazine) which we produced monthly for a Sydney punlisher between 1999 and 2003. Since then, Gavin has contributed regularly to many magazines, co authored several gardening books and is currently one of the "garden experts" writing regularly for the "green living" magazine "Home Grown".


Check out our eBooks

AquaponicsThe Aquaponics ebook will give you a great understanding of how to start your own aquaponics production.
Bees, Beekeeping and HoneyA very comprehensive eBook about all about bees, bee health, keeping bees, and producing honey.
Commercial HydroponicsLearn to grow vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, herbs and other plants hydroponically. A classic, republished with new images, a new layout and revised text. Contains unique advice on growing 102 different plants hydroponically! 74 pages
Fruit, Vegetables and HerbsHome grown produce somehow has a special quality. Some say it tastes better, others believe it is just healthier. And there is no doubt it is cheaper! Watching plants grow from seed to harvest and knowing that the armful of vegies and herbs you have just gathered for the evening meal will be on the table within an hour or two of harvest, can be an exciting and satisfying experience.