Qualification - Proficiency Award in Self Sufficiency (with specialism in Mushrooms)

Course CodeVSS113
Fee CodePA
Duration (approx)500 hours
QualificationProficiency Award

Learn About Growing Sustainable Food Produce for Home or Market

This course is for those who wish to manage sustainable farm production or become more self-sufficient.
Whether you want to start your own business, enhance and existing one or just lead a more self-sufficient lifestyle, this course has something to offer you. 

The specialism in growing mushrooms could also open doors for business or pleasure. This online course blends practical advice and theory. Learn more about producing optimum levels of crops through providing the best environment to grow them. 

The course consists of three core modules:

Self Sufficiency I
Self Sufficiency II
Mushroom Production

There is also a 200-hour research project where you can get to explore your own ideas. Alternatively, those with relevant industry experience may have this requirement waived.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Proficiency Award in Self Sufficiency (with specialism in Mushrooms).
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Self Sufficiency I ASS100
 Self Sufficiency II ASS101
 Mushroom Production BHT310

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

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.

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.

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