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Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate

Professional Training In Commercial Hydroponics

  • Develop a solid foundation of knowledge in hydroponics.
  • Learn about the design and setting up of different hydroponic systems.
  • Learn about valuable horticulture crops such as cut flowers and vegetables.
  • Study nutrient composition and management.
  • Learn about planning a hydroponic operation - selecting sites and crops, and matching a system with the selected crops.
  • Learn about managing systems, water control, and nutrient control.
  • Study Core Modules in Hydroponics and select specialist Elective Modules for your chosen area of speciality.
  • Special offer - reduced online course price available today.

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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Commercial Hydroponics training - learn about site and system selection and management, and much more.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of different hydroponic techniques.
  • Develop your understanding of different standards of nutrient formulation.
  • Learn about controlling nutrient level concentrations.
  • Develop knowledge of different methods of disease and pest control.
  • Learn about site layout and system components.
  • Study 3 Core Modules in Hydroponics and select a further 3 Elective Modules in areas of particular interest - gain knowledge and a qualification attuned to your personal goals.



Students study all the Core (compulsory) Modules, shown below. Further details on each module can be accessed by following the link in the module titles.

Hydroponics I BHT224
Hydroponics Management (Hydroponics II) BHT213
Hydroponics III BHT321


Students are to select any 3 of the following modules. Further details on each module can be found by following the link in the module titles.

Aquaponic Production BHT319
Berry Production BHT309
Commercial Vegetable Production BHT222
Culinary Herbs VHT242
Cut Flower Production BHT221
Green Walls and Roofs BHT256
Growing Carnations VHT110
Horticultural Resource Management BHT203
Irrigation Management BAG303
Orchid Culture BHT232
Roses BHT231
Soil and Water Chemistry BSC307

Develop expert knowledge for working in commercial hydroponics

Study the Certificate in Commercial Hydroponics to gain knowledge that you can apply in a commercial environment.

  • Develop your knowledge of site and crop selection.
  • Learn about different systems, their components, their management and selecting the right systems for the crop being produced.
  • Learn about managing systems, environments, crop growth and much more.

You can enrol on the Certificate in Commercial Hydroponics at a specially reduced price today!

Study by distance learning with the help and support of our specialist Hydroponic tutors.

Is this the right course for you? If you have any questions or would like help in choosing the right course to meet your goals - please get in touch with our specialist Hydroponic tutors today. They will be pleased to help!



Meet some of our academics

Dr Lynette Morgan (Horticulture)Lyn worked with Rivendell Mushroom Farm between 1986 and 88; and then as a research assistant and technician for a few years while undertaking university studies. In 1991 she graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Horticultural Science (Hons) which covered broad horticultural sciences, as well as nursery vegetable and fruit production. Throughout the 90's she worked in both the nursery industry and horticultural crop production, before establishing her own business "Suntec" which has built an exceptional international reputation providing consulting services; particularly in hydroponic crop production. Dr Morgan has a broad expertise in horticulture and crop production, and a keen appreciation of the global scene. She travels widely as a partner in Suntec Horticultural Consultants, and has clients in central America, the USA, Caribbean, South East Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
John Mason (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Nurseryman, Landscaper, Garden Writer, Parks Manager and Consultant. Over 45 years experience; working in Australia and the UK. He is one of the most widely published garden writers in the world; author of more than 100 books and editor for 4 different gardening magazines. John has been recognised by his peers being made a fellow of the Institute of Horticulture in the UK, as well as by the Australian Institute of Horticulture.
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 (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Permaculturist, Landscaper, Environmentalist. Holds a Diploma in Horticulture, degree in geography, permaculture certificate and various other qualifications. Between 1985 and 94, Diana was a task leader with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Since 2001 she has been chairperson of the Friends of Mellor Park (with Stockport MDC). From 2005 she has worked exclusively in horticulture as proprietor of her own garden design and consultancy business in and around Derbyshire; and at the same time as part time manager of a small garden centre. Diana has been an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tutor with ACS since 2008.

Check out our eBooks

Food PreservingA great supplement for students of nutrition, self sufficiency or even horticulture, the Food Preserving ebook is a great introduction into all things preserving.
Nursery ManagementNursery Management is an introduction to setting up and running profitable and efficient nursery businesses. The book covers wholesale and retail nurseries, with practical aspects of nursery management from site selection, production systems, plant propagation, and materials and equipment, though to financial management, administration and marketing. Conventional as well as non-chemical biological control measures for pests, weeds and disease control are included. This essential reference book includes the major changes that have taken place in the nursery industry; particularly the roles that landscapers, gardener centres and hardwater stores now play in retailing.
Getting Work in HorticultureExplore what it is like to work in horticulture; how diverse this industry is, how to get a start, and how to build a sustainable, long term and diverse career that keeps your options broad, so you can move from sector to sector as demand and fashion changes across your working life.
Commercial HydroponicsThe Commercial Hydroponics ebook is ideal for students, professional horticulturalists and those who want to build a strong foundation knowledge in hydroponics. The commercial hydroponics ebook explains how to set up a commercial hydroponics system, including growing techniques and equipment that you will need. The topics covered in this book include an introduction to hydroponics, site considerations, alternatives, plant nutrition, nutrient film technique culture, rockwool culture, aggregate culture, other techniques, hydroponics equipment, greenhouse operation, plant culture in hydroponics, Vegetable crops, berry and other fruit crops, flower crops, other crops, managing a commercial hydroponic farm and a troubleshooting guide.