Hydroponics Courses Online
Hydroponics are the world's biggest business and the demand for job opportunities is enormous. It is predicted there will be a need for 50,000 additional agricultural professionals in this industry over the next 5-10 years. Demand for professionals will exceed the supply. Whether your interest in agriculture is hobby based or you\'re looking for more formal qualifications such as certificates, advanced certificates, diplomas and advanced diplomas there is a course for you. Now is the time to train for a career in agriculture. Choose from our wide selection of Online Hydroponics courses.
Many of us may not realise that hydroponics is not a modern invention – growing plants without soil sounds rather ingenious after all. But it all started a very long time ago, during the last Babylonian empire, where Nebuchadnezzar’s ‘hanging gardens’ (or terraces) became renowned as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Although hydroponics is not a contemporary innovation, it is only since the 1930s that large crops have begun to be grown by this method. The plants are cultivated in solutions of mineral salts – giving hydroponics its other name: aquaculture. Aquaculture involves the culture of aquatic organisms (such as crustaceans and fish) for commercial purposes under partly controlled conditions.
Could this mean that we could eventually become less reliant on soil to grow our food, and, paradoxically, less reliant on water too? This is because the water used in hydroponics can be re-used, and the overall quantity of water utilised is less than would be needed to irrigate soil-grown crops.
Get a Hydroponics Qualification: Academy for Distance Learning offer a variety of courses in hydroponics and aquaponics – and all from the convenience of your own home.
Get a career working with Hydroponics: If you want to look at a completely different way of making a living, why not begin with Academy for Distance Learning's Hydroponics I online course. This programme looks at production systems and commercial growing and will help to get you started.
Learn the right way with Hydroponics: If you want to learn more about the brilliance of hydroponics, sign up to one of Academy for Distance Learning’s home study courses, such as Home Hydroponics – a very popular course that will teach you to grow healthy food at home with your own hydroponic system.
Already work with Hydroponics and want to know more? Academy for Distance Learning run an Advanced Certificate in Hydroponics, which will teach you how to grow plants without soil, while providing you with an understanding of modern technology and its application to hydroponic production. For those who already have some experience and understanding of hydroponics, Academy for Distance Learning run more in-depth, distance-learning courses, such as Hydroponic Management and Hydroponics III (which covers, amongst other things, hydroponic systems and equipment).
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advicecontact us. Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
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Home Hydroponics course online. Want to grow healthy food at home by using your own hydoponic system - look no further? This is one of our biggest selling courses, and has been studied by many happy hydroponic food growers.
Create a foundation of skills that enable you to to confidently advise consumers on buying hydroponic supplies and provide support by creating guidelines that will ensure the successful cultivation of plants.
Understand how to grow plants without soil. This course provides an understanding of modern technology and its application to growing plants, with emphasis on hydroponic production.
Understand how to grow plants without soil. This course provides an understanding of modern technology and its application to growing plants, with emphasis on hydroponic production. This course comes with a complimentary copy of Commercial Hydroponics EBook.
This course is the next step for those who want to start making a living from Hydroponics. It takes you into production systems and commercial growing, which is perfect for the person who wants to start earning income from this method of horticulture.
Even more in - depth than Hydroponics I, Hydroponics II takes a closer look at a few plant species in particular. Hydroponic grower trials attempt to simulate conditions under which a crop might be grown commercially, but on a much smaller, and less costly scale.
Learn to manage hydroponic systems and equipment. This course has been developed to complement Hydroponics I and II; and is intended for people who already have some experience and understanding of hydroponics.
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