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Mushroom Growing Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

Learn How To Grow Mushrooms Effectiviely


Get Mushroom Growing, Farm Machinery Care, Ecology, Environmental Aspects and Impacts and Animal Psychology Advanced in this Bundle

1. Mushroom Growing:Learn How To Grow Mushrooms Effectiviely

Over the past 30 years the popularity and consumption of mushrooms has expanded in leaps and bounds worldwide. Mushrooms are relatively easy to grow, and with the advent of a range of home growing kits, the home mushroom farm has become a reality for many a home gardener.

This course has been written to teach mushroom growing in a way which will be relevant to any country. It puts aside regional techniques and tries to teach you principles and concepts which can be applied to anywhere. This course also teaches you the principles and not just black and white facts.

2. Farm Machinery Care:Learn To Maintain Machinery Used On Most Farms

Designed to provide a basic introduction to the skills needed for the efficient maintenance of the machinery used on most farms.

3. Ecology:Learn The Relationship Between Plants And Animals

Ecology is the study of the relationship between plants and animals and their physical and biological environment. The field of ecology is a distinct scientific discipline, it does contribute to the study and understanding of environmental problems.

Our Ecology course will provide a detailed explanation on many aspects of the eco balance in an easy to understand format and help you to understand how all parts of the environment work together.

4. Environmental Aspects and Impacts:Learn To Improve Your Organisation'S Overall Environmental Performance

The Environmental Aspects and Impacts course is intended to help you guide your organisation towards a strategy that will improve its overall environmental performance and comply with recent environmental legislation.

This course takes you through the first steps in introducing an environmental management system into your organisation. In order to accomplish this, you will explore in detail both local and global environmental issues, and how your company can reduce its contribution to these problems.

You will learn to identify those activities, products and services that can have an impact on the environment, evaluate the significance of those impacts, conduct an environmental review and to write a report of your findings.

5. Animal Psychology Advanced:Explore The Development Of Animal Behaviour

From the showing of a peacock’s tail feathers to the waggle dance of a honey bee, and from the scruff reflex in dogs to the migration of sparrows, this course examines, in depth, the development of animal behaviour.

Just as with bodily characteristics, so with behavioural ones we can get an idea of evolutionary history by comparing traits among groups of related species. An animal’s genetic makeup and the environment in which it grows up both contribute to the final behaviour it exhibits, and it is the way in which these interact that contributes to the fascinating diversity of life we see in the world around us.

Advanced animal psychology presents us with a great variety of subject matter – at one end there is the study on a cellular level, and at the other end the study of animal groups. Why does an animal have a nervous system with its own particular sensory attributes, and why would an animal have two sets of DNA?

This course examines the events, genetic or environmental, which shape the development of a wide range of animals, birds and insects, making them the unique and fascinating species we see around us. For some of us it is enough to watch in wonderment, but others of us want to be able to understand the remarkable things we see unfolding.

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  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

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Mushroom Growing 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Mushroom Growing Online Course

INTRODUCTION

  • Recognise plant names
  • Identify commonly cultivated mushrooms
  • Describe the structure of a mushroom

MUSHROOM CULTURE

  • Explain how to grow mushrooms
  • Identify the different soil types
  • Summarise why different soils are suited to different purposes
  • Explain the different types of compost and the benefits of composting

SPAWN PRODUCTION & SPAWNING

  • Explain the process of spawning
  • Describe how to make and cast a mushroom bed
  • Identify the various pests and diseases that affect mushrooms

GROWING MUSHROOMS OUTSIDE

  • Explain the ideal outdoor conditions required for growing mushrooms
  • Explain when the best time is to harvest the mushrooms
  • Outline the environmental factors that contribute to the life of the mushroom after harvesting

Course 2 - Certificate in Farm Machinery Care Online Course

Fundamentals Of Engines

  • Terminology
  • Absolute Pressure
  • Vacuum
  • Work
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Compression Ratio (Cr)
  • Difference Between A Two Stroke And Four Stroke Engine
  • Engine Efficiency
  • How Does An Engine Lose Power?
  • Imperial Measurements
  • Electricity
  • Circuits
  • Measuring Electricity
  • Ohm'S Law
  • Power
  • Electricity Supply
  • Turbines & Generators

Irrigation

  • Measuring Water Available To Plants
  • Calculating Field Capacity
  • Calculating Permanent Wilting Point
  • Available Moisture Range
  • Available Moisture Range
  • A Feel Test For Estimating Soil Moisture Level
  • Irrigation Calculations
  • Estimating Water
  • Type Of Plant
  • Rate Of Growth
  • Climate
  • Soil Conditions
  • The Water Needs Of Turf Grasses
  • Hydraulics
  • Pressure
  • Measuring Pressure
  • Calculating Discharge Or Flow
  • Bernoulli'S Equation
  • Velocity
  • Friction Loss In Systems

Mechanisation

  • Machinery Components
  • Potting Machines
  • Planters And Drills
  • Harvesters
  • Potato Harvesters
  • Grading Machinery
  • Mowing/Grass Cutting Machinery
  • Cylinder Mower
  • Four Stroke Cylinder Mowers Rotary Mowers
  • Two Stroke
  • Maintenance Of Electric Motor Mowers
  • Engine Systems
  • The Lubrication System
  • The Fuel System
  • Chain Saws
  • Extending Chain Life
  • Chain Saw Safety
  • Brushcutters
  • Mowers
  • Deciding What You Need?
  • How To Mow - The Rules
  • After Mowing
  • Changing Mower Blades
  • Mulchers
  • Rotary Hoes
  • Hedge Trimmers

Tractors

  • Safe Operation Of A Tractor In The Agricultural Setting

Hand Tools And Power Tools

  • Manual Tools And Equipment
  • Secateurs
  • Hand Saws
  • Tree Wound Paints
  • Snap Lock Tools
  • Rakes
  • Spades And Shovels
  • Forks
  • Aeration
  • Spiking
  • Coring
  • Rollers
  • Hoes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Sprayers
  • Comparing Sprayers
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Power Tools

Equipment Maintenance And Specific Workplace Requirements

  • Maintenance Procedures And Scheduling
  • Example Chart For Equipment Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance For January
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules For Operators
  • Engine Oil Additives
  • Service Classifications
  • Specific Workplace Requirements
  • Example Machine Specifications Form
  • Machinery Specifications Detail

Course 3 - Certificate in Ecology Online Course

Ecosystems and Populations

  • Ecology
  • Biomes
  • Ecosystems
  • Major driving force of an ecosystem is solar energy
  • Interactions in the Community

The Development of Life

  • Evolution
  • Steps in Organic Evolution
  • Multicellular Organisms
  • Evolution of Sex
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Origins of Vertebrae
  • Emergence of Man
  • Population Genetics
  • Synthetic Theory
  • Trans-specific Evolution
  • Human Evolution
  • Lifespan

Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species

  • Animals
  • Origins & Relationships
  • Symmetry
  • Animals in the Human Community

Fungi, Tundra and Rain Forests

  • Fungi
  • Types of Fungi
  • Structure of Fungi
  • Reproduction of Fungi
  • Physiology of Fungus
  • Ecology of Fungus
  • Classification of Fungi
  • Tundra
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Rain Forests
  • Ecology
  • Vegetation

Mountains, Rivers and Deserts

  • Mountains
  • Formation
  • Importance of Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Formation
  • Deserts
  • Formation

Shallow Waters

  • Estuaries
  • Estuary as a Nursery
  • Estuaries and People
  • Rocky Shores
  • Sandy Shores
  • Coral Reefs

The Greenhouse Effect, The Ozone Layer, Poisons and Waste Materials

  • Global Warming
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Ozone Layer
  • Causes of Ozone Depletion
  • Waste Materials
  • Reduction of Waste

Course 4 - Certificate in Environmental Aspects and Impacts Online Course

Global Environmental Issues

  • What is the environment?
  • What is pollution?
  • Global warming
  • Ozone layer depletion
  • Air pollution
  • Loss of biodiversity and depletion of resources

Local Environmental Issues

  • Water
  • Waste
  • Local air pollution
  • Transport
  • Packaging

Energy Issues

  • Meeting the need for energy
  • Government policies to improve energy efficiency
  • Conducting an energy survey
  • Implementing energy-saving measures

Interested Parties

  • Who are your organisation's interested parties?
  • Communicating with interested parties

Conducting an Initial Environmental Review

  • What is an initial environmental review?
  • Review of background information
  • Site investigation
  • Register of aspects and impacts
  •  Writing the report

Course 5 - Certificate in Animal Psychology Advanced Online Course

Module 1:

  • Ethology
  • The Nervous System
  • Reflexes
  • Feedback Control
  • The Study of Behaviour
  • The Scruff Reflex

Module 2:

  • Instinct
  • Genetics
  • Early Experiences
  • Why Do Animals Play?
  • Canine Play Bows

Module 3:

  • Imprinting
  • Learning

Module 4:

  • Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Facial Expression
  • Auditory Communication (Vocal and Non-Vocal)
  • Touch Communication
  • Olfactory Communication
  • The Purpose of Animal Communication

Module 5:

  • Human to Animal Communication
  • Animal Linguistics
  • The Similarities and Differences Between Animal and Human Communication

Module 6:

  • Consensus Decision Making
  • Consensus in Practice
  • Consensus Versus Combined Decisions
  • Who Make's the Decision?
  • What are the Mechanisms?
  • What are the Functions of the Decision Making Process?
  • Ignorance and Democracy

Module 7:

  • Predators and Prey
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Selective Predation
  • Predator-Prey Evolution
  • Predation and Horse Psychology
  • The Mathematics of Predation

Module 8:

  • Charles Darwin
  • Spindle Neurons
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Emotions


Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 009OAMGD5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate