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Qualification - Proficiency Award in Hydroponics

Course CodeVHT062
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

Become a hydroponics expert!

Would you like to be an expert in hydroponics? If the answer is yes, then this is the course for you. Enrol at any time to suit you and work with our friendly and highly experienced tutors to gain an in depth knowledge of hydroponics. 

Study three core modules of Hydroponics I, II and III and complete a 200 hour industry project, studying an area of hydroponics that is of interest to you.



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Hydroponics.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Hydroponics I BHT224
 Hydroponics II - Hydroponic Management BHT213
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 1 of the following 4 modules.
 Greenhouse Management BHT257
 Aquaponic Farming BHT319
 Hydroponics III BHT321
 Soil and Water Chemistry BSC307

Note that each module in the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Hydroponics is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

You can start the course at any time.

It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.  Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.

How the Proficiency Award is Assessed

The Proficiency Award requires 500 hours of study. It is made up of three 100 hour modules and a workplace project.

To pass the course –

  1. Pass all assignments on the three 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass three examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.
  3. Complete a Workplace Project.  To complete this qualification, you are also required to complete a workplace project lasting 200 hours.  

    There are 4 options available to you to satisfy this requirement.  The options will be different dependent upon whether or not you currently work within the industry. The project can be work experience, voluntary experience, a project you carry out, other training you have already undertaken and there are other options. Don’t worry if you are not sure how to proceed at this stage, as your tutor will be there to discuss how to proceed and help you every step of the way.


If you want to learn more about hydroponics. If you want to be a hydroponics expert. If you need to know more for your existing job. Then this is the course for you. Enrol today and get started on a journey of knowledge to learn more about hydroponics.