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Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Self Sufficiency

Course CodeVSS118
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)1000 hours
QualificationFoundation Diploma

Study self sufficiency in the comfort of your own home.

If you are ready for a change or already self-sufficient but would like to learn more, this is the course for you.

Study the course by distance learning and learn more about self sufficiency skills, permaculture, berry production and much more.

Work through the course supported by our excellent and enthusiastic tutors.

ACS Distance Education has been running distance learning courses since 1979. We are experts in distance learning and have helped thousands of students to study.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Self Sufficiency.
 Home Fruit Growing AHT104
 Home Vegetable Growing AHT102
 Self Sufficiency I ASS100
 Self Sufficiency II ASS101
 Goat Husbandry BAG223
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Pig Husbandry BAG209
 Poultry BAG208
 Berry Production BHT309
 Mushroom Production BHT310
 

Note that each module in the Qualification - Foundation Diploma in Self Sufficiency is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask.

Our tutors are keen, enthusiastic and happy to help with any questions about the course.



Meet some of our academics

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".
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) .
Timothy WalkerB.A.(Botany), RHS.M. Hort., P.G.Dip.Ed.
Yvonne SharpeRHS Cert.Hort, Dip.Hort, M.Hort, Cert.Ed., Dip.Mgt. Over 30 years experience in business, education, management and horticulture. Former department head at a UK government vocational college. Yvonne has traveled widely within and beyond Europe, and has worked in many areas of horticulture from garden centres to horticultural therapy. She has served on industry committees and been actively involved with amateur garden clubs for decades.


Check out our eBooks

Food PreservingIdeal for students of nutrition, self sufficiency or horticulture, the food preservation ebook is a great introduction to preserving food.
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.
Growing & Using Capsicums & ChilliesGet to know more about Capsicums and Chillies with brightly illustrated ebook- Growing and Using Capsicums and Chillies. With 71 pages of wonderful facts about capsicums and chillies, this ebook will have you growing, knowing and cooking your own delicious home grown capsicums.
Growing StrawberriesStrawberries are a significant large crop in many countries and a popular crop for home gardeners the world over. More than 3.5 million tonnes of strawberries were produced in 75 countries in 2005 and by 2010 the world’s top 10 producers harvested almost 3 million metric tonnes, this extended to global production of over 4.5 million tonnes by 2012; a growth of almost 13% in 5 years. Although the United States, Turkey, Spain, Mexico the Netherlands, remain amongst the top producers, other countries are steadily increasing their production with Greece and Egypt increasing their production level by over 30% between 2007 and 2014, Chile too is an emerging and increasing producer.