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Qualification - Proficiency Award in Self Sufficiency with Hydroponics Specialism

Course CodeVSS123
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

Study hydroponics and self sufficiency. Hydroponics is the growth of plants without soil or in an aquatic environment. Study hydroponics and implement them into a self sufficient life style.

Study three 100 hour modules of Self Sufficiency I, II and Hydroponics. Complete a research project or workbased project.

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The course requires 500 hours of study.

Our expert and friendly tutors are there to help you throughout the course with any questions and the marking of assignments.



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Self Sufficiency with Hydroponics Specialism.
 Self Sufficiency I ASS100
 Self Sufficiency II ASS101
 Workshop I BGN103
 Hydroponics I BHT224
 Workshop II BGN203

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

If you would like to live a self-sufficient lifestyle and implement hydroponics into your life, why not study this unique course.

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Meet some of our academics

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.
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.
Timothy WalkerB.A.(Botany), RHS.M. Hort., P.G.Dip.Ed.

Check out our eBooks

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
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.
Fish for Freshwater Aquaculture and AquaponicsChoosing the most suitable fish for any fish farm or aquaponics system is a very important decision. There are a great many aspects to consider and this eBook provides a great overview of the considerations to making such decisions. Suitable for both amateurs and professionals and for large or small scale operations this is an essential resource.