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Qualification - Proficiency Award in Self-Sufficiency and Berry Production

Course CodeVSS114
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

Study Self Sufficiency and Berry Production with this great 500 hour course.

Study by distance learning and learn more about self-sufficiency and berry production. Becoming self-sufficient or partly self-sufficient can bring a great sense of achievement to you. Learn to grow your own berries and live in a more self-sufficient way. The course has three 100 hour modules of Self Sufficiency I and II and Berry Production.

Our tutors are there to help you every step of the way in your journey towards self-sufficiency.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Self-Sufficiency and Berry Production.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Self Sufficiency I ASS100
 Self Sufficiency II ASS101
 Berry Production BHT309

Note that each module in the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Self-Sufficiency and Berry Production 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.

After completing Self Sufficiency I and II, and Berry Production, you will work on a workplace project.

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.

Any questions?

If you would like to learn about self-sufficiency and specialise in berry production, this could be the course for you.  Our tutors are ready to help with any questions, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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