Study self sufficiency and learn how to keep poultry.
- A home study course looking at self-sufficiency with a specialism in poultry care and breeding.
- Suitable for anyone interested in becoming self-sufficiency and focussing on the care of poultry.
- Study 2 modules on Self Sufficiency.
- Study 1 module on Poultry husbandry.
- Practice your new-found knowledge with a practical Workplace Project.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Course Duration: 500 hours.
Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.
Lessons: The course comprises three Core Modules (Self Sufficiency I, Self Sufficiency II, Poultry) plus a 200 hour Workplace Project.
THE CORE MODULES
Self Sufficiency I
A ten lesson module looking at the possibilities in self-sufficiency, health, nutrition, clothing, fruits and vegetable growing, growing herbs, poultry and bees, keeping grazing animals and pigs, earth and mud building, alternative energy, craft and country skills and making decisions in self sufficiency.
Self Sufficiency II
Self sufficiency II has ten lessons looking at diet and nutrition, how to be a vegetarian, living a well balanced life, establishing a kitchen garden, biodynamic growing, no dig growing, vegetables, fruit, establishing an orchard, cutting propagation, bottling, jam and jelly making, freezing and drying, harvesting and preserving, producing milk and eggs, poultry, herb growing, storage and harvest, egg and cheese cookery, grain types, and using grains.
Learn to manage poultry on a small or large scale, for production of eggs, meat or young birds. This course covers all aspects of poultry care and management including: Terminology, Breeds, Nutrition, Diseases in Poultry, Layers, Broilers, Incubation, Brooding, Record Keeping, Economics & Marketing; and is relevant to free range or other forms of production.
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.
HOW THE PROFICIENCY AWARD IS ASSESSED
The Proficiency Award In Self Sufficiency With Specialism In Poultry requires 500 hours of study. It is made up of three 100 hour modules and a workplace project.
To pass the course –
- Pass all assignments on the three 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
- Pass three examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.
- Complete a Workplace Project. The project should last around 200 hours. There are four options available to you to satisfy this requirement. Don’t worry if you are not sure at this stage, your tutor will be there to help you every step of the way. This includes evidence of work experience or other studies or workshops, a research project or completion of Workshop I.
THE ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING WITH ACS
- Our courses are written and taught by experienced professionals, so you know you can expect a high quality of teaching and support.
- You can start the course at any time and study at your own pace.
- Fit your studies around your own busy lifestyle - we provide full tutor support for all the time you are studying.
- Study where you want to - online studies offer the flexibility for you to determine where and when you study.
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