Ultimate Animal Communication Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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Get Animal Communication, Animal Care, Pet Grooming Advanced, Dog Grooming Professional, Horticulture, Floristry, Farming Management, Master Herbalist Phytotherapy, Medicinal Herbs and Environmental Waste Management in this Bundle

1. Animal Communication : Learn To Connect And Hear Animals In A Totally New Way

Animal communication is a natural ability that we all have. Through rediscovering ourselves and learning to understand animals we learn to connect and hear them in a totally new way. By communicating with animals in this way we can learn about their health, emotional and environmental problems.

The way in which the animal’s caretaker plays a role in the animal’s life can have a huge impact on both the animals physical and psychological welfare. By working jointly with the owner at the request of their animal we can help to find a happy medium allowing the relationship to become closer and happier.

Throughout this animal communication course you will learn how to talk and connect with animals and learn how to use the information that they have given you in order to help them.

Animals can feel very much that they are living in our world where they are unable to communicate their wants and needs. By understanding animals in this way we can learn to understand the cause of unwanted behaviour, health problems and other issues from their perspective.

2. Animal Care : Understand The Basic Needs Of Animals

Our Animal Care Course is designed to assist the student in understanding the basic needs of animals; from the information provided, to obtain a better understanding of animal profile and then be able to identify their needs. Students will then be able to comfortably understand animal breeds and at an early stage pass on any problems or information to vets or owners to provide a greater deal of care.

About Animal Care

The Animal Care Course is not designed as a veterinary assistants course, but rather as a possible introduction to the field of animal care and hopefully in the future encourage you to consider a career in animal management.

3. Pet Grooming Advanced : Learn Grooming Techniques For Dogs, Cats And Small Pets

The Advanced Pet Grooming course will teach you grooming techniques for dogs, cats and small pets. It provides an excellent basis on which to learn about the finer, advanced aspects of the subject. It explains the different grooming styles suitable for more challenging breeds e.g. poodles. It will provide you with the essential knowledge that you need to care for pets in a responsible, safe-conscious way.

Learn about things that will help you build a strong bond with your customers, so they will provide repeat business throughout the life of the pet.  This Pet Grooming Course also covers useful methods on how a dog groomer can expand their range of services.  

The Pet Grooming Course will also assist you to build a professional portfolio of Factsheets that you will find a useful resource, which you can use within your business or just to give to friends and family that need advice.

4. Dog Grooming Professional : Learn How to Groom Your Dog or Become a Professional Dog Groomer!

The Professional Dog Grooming course will offer you a fulfilling way of learning everything you need to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog grooming business.

About Dog Grooming

Dog grooming encompasses everything involved in caring for a dog’s hygiene, cleaning and physical appearance. The necessary frequency of dog grooming is dependent on the breed, age and health of the dog, but grooming is sure to help keep a dog healthy and comfortable.

This course includes a comprehensive look at everything you need to groom your own dog or start your own dog grooming business.  Starting with essential saftey considerations, the basics of setting up your business and location and equipment information you'll be prepared to set up the ideal dog grooming workspace before moving on to an indepth look at the various techniques and processes involved in efficient and professional level dog grooming across a variety of breeds, coat types and sizes.

What Can I Do after Taking this Dog Grooming Course?

Our Dog Grooming course is suitable for anyone, whether you are considering a career as a dog groomer or you want to gain more knowledge of dog grooming. Our Dog Grooming course will provide you with the essential information that you need to care for clients’ and/or your own pets in a responsible, welfare-conscious way.

5. Horticulture : Gain Skills And Knowledge Needed To Better Understand The Growing Of Plants

Horticulture is the growing of plants and understanding of the make-up of the soil and the best way to ensure you maximise the ground around you is a skill a lot of us want to know. Our Horticulture course provides the skills and knowledge needed to better understand this complex subject.

6. Floristry : Develop The Skills You Need To Create Varying Floristry Designs

This course can help you to gain an understanding and allow you to progress and develop the skills you need to design, source and create varying floristry designs for events, celebrations, or just for fun. It will also be a useful start should you want to progress and work as a florist.

You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

An Award, Certificate in Floristry could help you to get a job as:

  • An Assistant Florist
  • A Wedding Flower Arranger
  • A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
  • A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager

7. Farming Management : Learn How To Work Your Own Farm

Have you always wanted to work your own farm, or have the land, but not the skills? This unique course in Farming and Management will provide you with the skills needed to achieve these tasks.

Due to a number of key factors, such as cost and suitable knowledge, the people who are most likely to become farmers are those people who have been raised on or have lived on a farm. But this is not always the case, and recently there have been increasing numbers of people who are leaving urban lifestyles for a farming life.

Hobby farmers often start with a small allotment, while maintaining their mainstream work or income until they are comfortable about making a living from their "hobby". Some progress to larger properties once they have established the skills, knowledge, and financial backing to enable them to farm profitably on a larger scale.

8. Master Herbalist Phytotherapy : Learn A Broad Spectrum Of Information On Herbal Medicine

This comprehensive master herbalist course delivers a broad spectrum of information on herbal medicine, aromatherapy and the use of flower essences.

Through our Phytotherapy course, you will discover the history of herbal medicine, how to cultivate and use herbs for health, cooking, nutrition and beauty, and how to conduct a consultation and prepare external remedies specific to client needs.

The course material includes details of nearly 900 herbs, their habitat, uses and actions, and any contraindications. This herbal medicine course draws from international knowledge and includes lessons on the three main traditions of healing (Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic), as well as a full database of herbal medicine uses, properties and actions.

With this herbalism course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the theory and uses of aromatherapy oils, flower essences, Bach remedies and tissue salts.

The legal aspects of operating a herbal medicine consultancy are also disclosed in this courseware, providing you with up-to-date information on running your own business. By completing this course you will be fully conversant with modern practices relating to the use of herbal and plant remedies.

9. Medicinal Herbs : Gain Information For Making And Using Herbal Remedies At Home

For generations, families have relied on traditional herbal medicine, much of which is now recognized as scientifically correct. Too often in today's society we receive powerful drugs from our doctors for self-limiting ailments for which it may be more appropriate to call on herbal remedies and a balanced approach to living.

This course provides the necessary knowledge and information for making and using herbal remedies at home. However, professional advice should always be sought if symptoms persist.

10. Environmental Waste Management : Learn How To Manage Our Waste And Control Substances

Man is a product of nature, and like all the other creatures he has to abide by nature's rules. However, so dramatic have been the technological advances and discoveries of the last few centuries, that man's relationship with the natural world has undergone profound, and in many cases, dangerous changes.

How we manage our waste and control substances and items that we consider to just be "rubbish" is a critical factor in the way we need to protect our environment and ensure a quality of life for us and our family.

 

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Animal Communication 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Animal Communication Online Course

What is animal communication?

  • Shamanic animal communication
  • Transpersonal interspecies communication
  • Quietening the mind
  • Clearing negative thought patterns
  • The negative ego
  • Note about meditation
  • The ancient self
  • The belief system
  • Clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance

The animal/human connection

  • What we know to be true
  • How we change
  • Pure clarity
  • Going with feel
  • Selfless love
  • What animals know
  • What is the animal?
  • How animals react to request
  • How the animal receives information
  • The animal human psychology connection

When animals lie

  • The reluctant animal
  • Approaching the animal
  • How to interpret
  • When something doesn't feel right
  • Animal emotions at cellular level
  • Non violent communication/training methods
  • Conducting a session
  • All thought is energy

Taking a case study

  • Recording a session
  • When animals don't want to get well
  • Munchausen by proxy
  • When animals die
  • Lost and stolen animals
  • Disassociation
  • Body scanning

Mental tools

  • The chakras
  • The aura
  • Feeling the physical
  • Seeing the imbalances
  • Scanning animal tack and equipment
  • Symbolic signs
  • Earth energies
  • Spiritual problems
  • Behaviour problems

The owner's influence

  • The animal as a mirror
  • What are we really telling them
  • The second heart chakra
  • Animals in therapy
  • Ethics and legalities

Permission

  • Working with the medical profession
  • Business sense and balance
  • Dealing with the client
  • When clients don't like what they hear
  • The sceptic
  • The challenge
  • The animals prayer

The animals life path

  • Past-life memories and injuries
  • The animal guide
  • Giving thanks

Course 2 - Certificate in Animal Care Online Course

Module 1 – Cats

  • Discuss how important the breed of cat is as a selection criterion.
  • Describe what impact improper feeding can have on a cat's health.
  • Define whether it is possible to train a cat.

Module 2 – Dogs

  • Evaluate the dangers of inadequate feeding and overfeeding.
  • Investigate canine nutrition.
  • Discuss exercise.
  • Define grooming.
  • Analyse how a disease/illness is identified.

Module 3 – Horses

  • Discuss points you should consider when buying a horse.
  • Define conformation.
  • Describe the ideal stable.
  • List for what purposes you would use a dandy brush.
  • List for what purposes you would use a body brush.
  • Identify the symptoms of Colic.     

Module 4 – Birds

  • Describe the varieties of housing available to the bird keeper.
  • Explain how to handle a bird correctly.
  • Identify what clues you would look for if a bird seemed unwell.
  • Discuss how you would identify and treat constipation.

Module 5 – Rabbits

  • Analyse the factors that one might need to consider when choosing a rabbit.
  • Discuss suitable housing for a pet rabbit.
  • Define a healthy diet for an adult working buck and investigate why caution is necessary when feeding fresh plants to your rabbits.
  • Describe the correct way to handle a rabbit.
  • Identify some common ailments a rabbit might suffer from.  

Module 6 – Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Explain the distinguishing characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Describe how you would house reptiles or amphibians.
  • Discuss how you would generally care for reptiles/amphibians.
  • Evaluate feeding routines.

Module 7 – Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Mice                   

  • Describe suitable housing for a guinea pig.
  • Evaluate what temperature guinea pigs should be kept at and discuss what happens if the temperature drops.
  • Analyse what food should you never feed to a guinea pig and explain why.
  • Explain what can happen if a female hamster with a litter is disturbed and how can this be avoided.

Course 3 - Certificate in Pet Grooming Advanced Online Course

Lesson One - Skin Anatomy and Common Diseases

  • Anatomy

  • Skin Functions
  • Skin Structure
  • Skin Glands
  • Hair
  • Common Diseases
  • Allergies
  • Bacterial Skin Disease
  • Hormonal Skin Disease
  • Fungal Skin Disease
  • Nutritional Skin Disease
  • Tumours
  • Congenital Skin Disease

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of skin anatomy

  • Know the important functions of skin
  • Identify the different skin glands
  • Know the different types of hair and understand the functions of hair
  • Identify the different types of skin disease, understand them and know their treatments

Lesson Two - Parasites

  • Fleas

  • Lice
  • Walking Dandruff
  • Scabies
  • Mange
  • Ear Mites
  • Ticks

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of the common external parasites

  • Identify the different skin parasites
  • Know the different treatments that can be used for fleas
  • Identify the signs of parasite infection

Lesson Three – Dentistry

  • Anatomy

  • Diseases
  • Preventive Care
  • Scraping
  • Brushing
  • Diet

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of the dental anatomy pets

  • Know the important functions of the teeth
  • Identify the different ways to prevent dental disease
  • Know the two scale and brush a pet teeth
  • Have a clear knowledge of the common dental diseases found in pets

Lesson Four - Puppies

  • Why A Puppy Grooming Is So Important

  • Owners Grooming Training Program
  • Salons Grooming Training Program
  • Bathing Puppies
  • Puppy Clip
  • Useful Advice A Groomer Can Give To A New Puppy Owner

Outcomes

  • Know the important reasons for grooming puppies

  • Identify the different ways the owner can train a puppy to be groomed
  • Know how to start a salons grooming puppy training program
  • Learn the correct way to bath, dry and groom a puppy
  • Understand the meaning of a puppy clip 
  • Have an idea for how a groomer can bond and earn money from a new puppy owner

Lesson Five - Ageing Dogs

  • Why Grooming A Senior Pet Is So Important

  • Things To Look For
  • Lumps And Bumps
  • Bathing Older Dogs
  • Useful Advice A Groomer Can Give To A Senior Pet Owner

Outcomes

  • Know the importance of grooming ageing dogs

  • Have a clear knowledge of the steps that a dog grooming needs to take to keep a senior dog comfortable and safe.
  • Identify the different ways to help keep a senior dog healthy
  • Know the reasons why to clip old dogs nails
  • Have a clear knowledge of the different trims that can improve an old dogs life.

Lesson Six - Cat Grooming

  • Why And When

  • Breeds
  • Grooming
  • Clipping
  • Bathing
  • Dry Baths
  • Soft Paws
  • Cat Grooming Services

Outcomes

  • Identify the different types of coat on long haired cats.

  • Understand why and when cats need to be groomed
  • Have a clear knowledge of the how to bath, groom, and lion clip properly and safely.
  • Understand the different cat grooming services that can be offered
  • Have a clear knowledge of the common dental diseases found in pets

Lesson 7 - Small Animal Grooming

  • Why Groom Small Pets?

  • Rabbits
  • Long Haired Breeds
  • Handling
  • Grooming
  • Baths
  • Scent Glands
  • Mats 
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Breeds
  • Handling
  • Grooming
  • Baths
  • Scent Glands
  • Trimming
  • Fly Strike

Outcomes

  • Understand why small pets need to be groomed

  • Have a clear knowledge of the correct and safe way of bathing, grooming  and trimming small pets
  • Know the importance of handling small pets correctly
  • Identify the different breeds of long haired guinea pigs and rabbits
  • Understand fly strike how to prevent it and what to do about it.
  • Know how to clean small pets scent glands

Lesson Eight - Poodle

  • Poodle history

  • Preparation
  • Face
  • Beards and moustaches
  • Throat
  • Top knots
  • Ears
  • Body
  • Feet and cuffs
  • Tail
  • Banding

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge and be able to identify how to trim a poodles coat into different styles including ears, body, beards, tails, and moustaches

  • Understand how to clip poodles feet
  • Understand what banding is, why its done and how to do it.
  • Know the different treatments that can be used for fleas
  • Learn how give a poodle a nicely shaped top knot

Lesson Nine - Bichon Frise

  • Bichon Frise History

  • Preparation
  • Fluff Drying
  • Note On Techniques
  • Head
  • Ears
  • Muzzle
  • Crest And Neck
  • Body
  • Front Legs
  • Back Legs
  • Feet
  • Tail

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of how to trim a Bichon Frise’s coat into a style

  • Understand how to clip Bichon Frise’s feet
  • Understand what fluff drying is, why it is done and how to do it
  • Learn how to give a Bichon Frise a nicely rounded head       

Lesson Ten - Yorkshire Terrier

  • Yorkshire Terrier History

  • Reverse Sneezing And Collapsing Trachea
  • Preparation
  • Making Grooming Bows
  • Natural Long Coat
  • Grooming A Long Coat
  • The Clipped Short Coat
  • The Puppy Clip
  • The Modified Schnauzer Clip
  • The Modified Westie Head
  • Top-knoted Head

Outcomes

  • Understand how to clip a Yorkshire Terrier's coat and face, into 2 different  styles

  • Understand what Reverse Sneezing and Collapsing Trachea is, what it sounds like and what to do about do it
  • Have a clear knowledge of the Yorkshire Terrier's history
  • Know how to make grooming bows
  • Understand how to groom a perfect Natural Long Coated Yorkshire Terrier

Lesson Eleven – Schnauzer

  • Schnauzer History

  • Grooming
  • Stripping Off
  • Hand stripping
  • Stripping Session Patterns
  • Rolling
  • Clipping
  • Body
  • Chest, Thoat and Cheeks
  • Head and Ears
  • Eyebrows and Beard
  • Back Legs
  • Front Legs
  • Feet
  • Tummy, Tail and Rear.

Outcomes

  • Know how to groom the Schnauzer's head and face correctly

  • Have a clear knowledge of the Schnauzer's history
  • Understand how to clip a Schnauzer's coat.
  • Understand how to hand strip and roll a coat
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of stripping a coat

Lesson Twelve - West Highland White Terrier

  • West Highland White Terrier History

  • Preparation
  • Grooming
  • The West Highland Terrier Trim
  • Body
  • Stomach
  • Tail
  • Front Legs
  • Rear Legs
  • Feet
  • Throat and Chest
  • Head
  • Ears
  • Dog Massage

Outcomes

  • Understand how to do the West Highland Terrier Trim   

  • Identify the different ways of clipping a West Highland White Terrier
  • Have a clear knowledge of the West Highland White Terrier's history
  • Know how to preform dog massage and understand its advantages

Lesson Thirteen - English Springer Spaniel

  • English Springer Spaniel History

  • Working Springer Spaniels
  • Preparation
  • Body
  • Clipping
  • Raking
  • Furnishings
  • Head
  • Ears
  • Tail
  • Feet
  • Finishing
  • Docking

Outcomes

  • Understand how to clip a English Springer Spaniel

  • Identify the different ways the Springer Spaniel is used to benefit people
  • Have a clear knowledge of the English Springer Spaniel's history
  • Know how raking why and how it is done
  • Understand the technique of bulk thinning

Course 4 - Certificate in Dog Grooming Professional Online Course

1. Welcome and Safety

  • Introduction and course structure
  • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
  • Your safety
  • Pet safety

Outcomes

  • You will understand why it is important to approach and handle dogs in a manner that promotes their confidence and co-operation and the health and safety of all throughout. 
  • Understand the potential threats to health, safety and security in a bathing area (such as slippery floors/surfaces, electricity) and steps that should be taken to minimise the threats.
  • Know the importance in following manufacturers’ instructions regarding dilution of cleansing products, how to correctly interpret these instructions, and the possible consequences of not doing so. 
  • Understand how to maintain the welfare of the dog during the work.
  • Learn how to maintain health and safety for yourself, colleagues and others. 

2. Business basics

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • First Impressions
  • Advertising

Outcomes

  • Understand health, safety and welfare requirements which underpin this work.
  • Understand that businesses and the self-employed have to organise their own tax and NI payments
  • Know that your clients will evaluate first impressions, and why its important to look professional
  • Learn that advertising plays an important role in creating and growing a client base.
  • Understand different ways to advertise.

3. Getting started

  • Location
  • Equipment
  • Organisation
  • Attire

Outcomes

  • Learn which equipment used for removing knots, tangles and dead hair, the correct selection and techniques for their use.
  • Learn which equipment to use for removing excess hair, its selection and correct techniques for use.
  • Know how to clean equipment and correct storage methods
  • Know the protective equipment and clothing required when bathing a dog, its purpose and why it is important to use it correctly.
  • Know how to assess and plan the work to be done within an agreed timescale. 
  • Understand the work which the client has requested.
  • Know the types of tools and equipment for the work. 
  • Know the necessary condition of the work area for the work. 
  • Understand why it is important to use protective clothing during the drying process.
  • Know the different types of drying equipment available, their purposes and to which dog and coat types they are most suited. 
  • Understand the correct temperature and velocity of drying equipment, how to adjust them and the potential dangers of incorrect setting.

4. Anatomy and health

  • Anatomy
  • Common skin diseases and parasites
  • First aid
  • Grooming injuries

Outcomes

  • Learn what steps should be taken in the event of accidentally cutting the dog or self.
  • Know how friction burns occur and how they can be avoided. 
  • Know the normal signs of health and signs indicating the dog should be referred to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Know about abnormal conditions such as external/internal parasites and lesions. 
  • Know basic dog anatomy and physiology sufficient to be able to identify abnormalities.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of basic skin problems and infestations.
  • Know why it is important to obtain authorisation from the client or a senior colleague before using anti-parasitic products.
  • Know the limits of your role when informing clients of possible abnormalities and conditions (i.e. not diagnosing) and the importance of referring clients to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Understand the types of problems which may occur and how these should be dealt with. 
  • Know the signs of distress in dogs and the action that should be taken when these are observed.
  • Understand what heat stress and brush burn are, their signs and causes and how to prevent them happening.
  • Know how to identify abnormal conditions of the coat and skin, why it is important to do so. 

5. Pre-bath  

  • Getting ready
  • Selecting shampoos and conditioners
  • Handling and restraint
  • Pre-bath brushing
  • Pre-bath clipping

Outcomes

  • Learn why a dog’s coat should be bathed before trimming and when a dog’s coat should be removed prior to bathing.
  • Understand why the coat type and style to be achieved affect the methods of preparing coats and equipment that should be used.
  • You will know how to groom out a coat, removing knots, tangles and dead hair without injuring the dog 
  • Learn why clipping off and rough trimming are sometimes necessary and why the age of the dog may influence the decision 
  • Know how to judge the correct amount of hair to be clipped/scissored off and why it is important not to remove too much 
  • Understand the different types of cleansing products available, their purposes and the types of coat and conditions for which they are suitable 
  • Know how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the cleansing products that should be used.

6. Bathing 

  • Protection
  • Wet down
  • Soap up and work in
  • Rinse and condition

Outcomes

  • Know the importance of preventing solutions entering the dog’s eyes, mouth and ears and why it is important to tell the client if this happens 
  • Know how to check that all residues have been rinsed from the coat and skin unless contraindicated by manufacturers’ instructions. 
  • Learn why its important to make a dog ‘squeaky clean’
  • Understand how to wet down a dog correctly
  • Know how to condition a dog

7. Drying

  • Towel
  • High velocity
  • Stretch
  • Kennel
  • Blanket

Outcomes

  • Know the methods to remove excess water from the dog prior to drying and why it is important to do this.
  • Learn how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Understand how the style that is to be achieved affects the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Know how drying technique, equipment and brushing during drying affect the finish.
  • Know how to identify when coats are completely dry and the potential consequences of not drying a dog properly. 

8. Ears, eyes, teeth, feet and bum

  • Ears and eyes
  • Teeth
  • Claws
  • Anal glands
  • Hygiene clip

Outcomes

  • Understand why particular care is required when removing excess hair from around eyes and ears
  • Learn the importance of removing excess hair for the dog’s hygiene.
  • Understand the external examination of anal sacs, what is normal, when expression may be necessary, why it is done and the possible consequences of doing it incorrectly or ignoring their poor condition.
  • Know why it is necessary to check the anal glands, eyes, ears, skin, teeth and gums
  • Learn how to clean the dogs teeth safely and efficiently
  • Know how to clip dogs’ nails and what to do if they bleed.

9. Smooth and medium coats

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming smooth coats
  • Grooming medium coats

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of smooth and medium coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for smooth and medium coated dogs 

10. Long coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of long coated dogs.
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly 
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling long coated dogs. 
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for long coated dogs.  

11.Wire coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Brushing
  • Plucking and stripping
  • Trimming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of wire coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing wire coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing wire coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling wire coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for wire coated dogs. 

12.Curly coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of curly coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing curly coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing curly coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for curly coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for curly coated dogs. 

Course 5 - Certificate in Horticulture Online Course

Basic Botany

  • Basic Botany
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Absorption
  • Function of Water
  • Water Stress
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

Plant Classification

  • Classification of Plants or Plant Taxonomy
  • Plant Families
  • Plant Names
  • Genus Name
  • Species Name
  • Subspecies, Varieties and Forms
  • Cultivars
  • Hybrids
  • Group Names (Grex)
  • Botanic Names Versus Common Names
  • Principle of Priority
  • Name Changes
  • Choice, Construction and Spelling of Names
  • Plant Classification

Soil Science

  • How Soil is Formed
  • Kinds of Parent Material
  • Weathering
  • Physical Disintegration
  • Chemical Decomposition
  • Effects of Climate
  • Effects of Land Surface Features
  • Effects of Plant and Animals
  • Effects of Time
  • Composition of Soil
  • Characteristics of Soil
  • Colour
  • Soil Structure
  • Texture
  • How to Improve Soil Structure
  • Chemical Conditions
  • Soil Degradation
  • Types of Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Manmade Causes of Erosion
  • Types of Erosion
  • Control of Soil Erosion
  • Seed Planting Techniques to Counter Erosion
  • Salinity
  • Sources of Salt
  • Control Methods for Salinity
  • Soil Acidification
  • Other Soil Problems
  • Overcoming Chemical Damage
  • Soil Tests
  • Methods of Measuring pH
  • Plant Nutrition

Nutrient Elements

  • Micronutrients
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sulphur
  • Minor Elements
  • Common Deficiencies and Their Symptoms
  • Feeding Plants
  • Inorganic Fertilisers
  • Organic Fertilisers
  • Some Types of Organic Fertilisers
  • Conditions for Making Composting
  • What Can Be Put into Compost
  • Main Reasons for Compost Failing
  • Guidelines for Using Compost

Plant Pests, Diseases and Problems

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Insect Characteristics
  • Mouthparts
  • Legs
  • Life Cycle
  • Insect Classification
  • Order of Insects
  • Other Types of Pests
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Life Cycle of a Disease
  • Plant Viruses
  • Detection
  • Control
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Controlling Pests and Diseases
  • Chemical Control Characteristics
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Soil Treatment Controls:
  • Rules for Handling Chemicals
  • Damage to the Environment
  • Main Approaches to Bio-Control
  • Advantages of Bio-Control
  • Disadvantages of Bio-Control
  • Natural Pest and Disease Control
  • To Keep Your Garden Clean
  • Physical Controls
  • Traps
  • Repellent Devices
  • Pest Predators
  • Attracting Predators and Parasites
  • Foliage Burn
  • Drainage Problems
  • Frost
  • Hail
  • Shade
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Salt
  • Organic Gardening
  • What is Organic Gardening
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Types of Mycorrhizae
  • Earthworms

Weeds

  • Main Methods of Weed Control
  • Advantages of Hand Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Hand Weeding
  • Mechanical Weeding
  • Advantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Advantages of Chemical Control
  • Disadvantages of Chemical Control
  • Shrub Management
  • Other Control Methods
  • Herbicide and Safety Measures

Basic Propagation

  • Introduction
  • Sexual Propagation
  • Hybrid Seed
  • Naturally Occurring Seed
  • Types of Seeds
  • Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination
  • Pre-germination Treatments
  • Seed-sowing Mixes must Provide:
  • Commonly Used Mixtures
  • Seed Boxes and Seed Beds
  • Preparing Seed Boxes and Trays
  • Preparing Seed Beds
  • How To Sow Seed
  • Thinning Seedlings
  • Transplanting
  • Storing Seed
  • Factors Affecting the Storage of Seed
  • Ways of Storing Seed
  • Asexual Propagation
  • Cuttings
  • Types of Cuttings
  • Cutting Treatments
  • Other Treatments
  • Grafting
  • Reasons for Budding and Grafting
  • How a Graft Forms
  • Factors Influencing the Healing of a Graft
  • What Can Be Grafted Onto What
  • Types of Grafts
  • Layering
  • Types of Layering
  • Separation and Division
  • Tissue Culture
  • Uses of Tissue Culture
  • Problems with Tissue Culture

Amenity Horticulture, Plant Groups and Families

  • Introduction
  • Plant Groups
  • Subgroups
  • Important Plant Families
  • Plants in amenity horticulture are usually chosen for the following reasons:
  • Selection Considerations
  • Environmental Influences on Plant Selection
  • Environmental Factors that Affect Plants
  • Before selecting plants inspect them carefully taking note of the following
  • Shrubs
  • Shrubs can be used for Amenity Horticulture in the following ways
  • Trees
  • Why Plant Trees
  • Problems

Planting and Plant Care

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for Containerised Plants
  • Planting Procedure for Bare-Rooted Plants
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Transplanting Established Plants
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • Ideas
  • After Care for Newly Planted Plants
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When To Feed With Fertilisers
  • Using Organic Materials
  • Protecting From Pests and Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or Diseased Wood
  • Controlling the Type of Growth
  • Controlling Shape and Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Cutting Back Herbaceous Plants
  • Pinching Back
  • Dead Heading
  • Plant Wounds Occur in Different Ways
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Plant Notes and Indigenous Plants

  • Introduction
  • Factors Influencing Plant Growth
  • Plant Origins
  • Indigenous Pla nts in Britain
  • Important Indigenous Plants
  • The Value of Indigenous Plants

Exotic Plants

  • Introduction
  • Origins of Common Exotic Garden Pants
  • Popular Garden Plants
  • Rose Groups
  • Rose Terminology
  • Conifers
  • Bulbs
  • Ferns
  • Palms

Indoor Plants

  • Conditions in Inside Environment differ from Outdoors
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Methods of Maintaining Humidity
  • Important Plant Care
  • Notes on Indoor Plants
  • Types Container Materials

Lawns

  • Introduction
  • Lawns and the Environment
  • Lawn Shapes and Design
  • Lawn and Garden Edges
  • Using Edges to the Best Effect
  • Types of Lawn Grasses
  • Common Couch or Kweek [Cynodon dactylon
  • Kikuyu [Pennisetum clandestinum]
  • Buffalo [Stenotaphrum secundum]
  • Chewing Fescue [Festuca rubra var. comutata]
  • L. M Grass [Dactyloctenium australe]
  • Browntop Bent [Agrostis tenuis]
  • Kentucky Blue Grass [Poa pratense]
  • Perennial Ryegrass [Lolium perenne]
  • Ways to Establish a Lawn
  • Preparing the Ground
  • How To Sow Lawn Seed
  • How To Lay Instant Lawn
  • How To Plants Runners
  • How To Plant Plugs
  • Watering Established Lawns
  • Feeding Established Lawns
  • Mowing
  • Lawn Care Techniques
  • Lawn Problems

Course 6 - Certificate in Floristry Online Course

Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers

Course 7 - Certificate in Farming Management Online Course

The Scope and of Nature of the Farm Industry: The Farm Site

  • Type of Farm
  • What To Produce
  • Standards and Efficiencies
  • What is Management
  • Improving an Established Farm
  • Share Farming
  • Leasing
  • The Farm Site
  • Site Characteristics
  • Soil Management
  • Advantages of Clean Cultivation
  • Disadvantages of Clean Cultivation
  • Benefits of Retaining Cover Crops
  • Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Salinity

Production Systems

  • Farms grow animals or plants
  • At a certain stage of growth, produce is obtained from the animal or plant
  • Variables
  • Choosing a Production System
  • Factors Influencing Animal Production Systems
  • Grazing Systems
  • Grazing Modifications
  • Lot Feeding
  • Managing Cattle in Lots
  • Problems with Lot-Fed Cattle
  • Pen Fattening of Cattle – One Method
  • Feed Lot Records
  • Working Out the Optimum Feeding Period
  • Pig Production
  • Poultry
  • Animal Breeding or Stud Operations
  • Cattle Semen Production
  • Cropping Systems
  • Hydroponic Production
  • Polyculture
  • Organic Farming and Gardening
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Permaculture

Managing Livestock

  • Choosing what animals to grow
  • Stages of their life to be involved in
  • Methods to use in caring for them
  • Physical facilities that are available
  • Manpower, expertise and money available
  • The market
  • Choosing What Animals To Rear
  • Stages of the Life Cycle
  • Methods of Caring for Animals
  • Animal Health
  • The Healthy Animal
  • Causes of Ill Health
  • Preventing Illness
  • Vaccination Programmes
  • First Aid Kit for Farm Animals
  • Medicines
  • Tick and Mite Preparations
  • Wormers
  • The Hospital Pen
  • Monitoring the Hospital Plant
  • Quarantine
  • Slaughter
  • Post Mortem
  • Types of Wounds
  • Treating Wounds
  • Animal Foods
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Food Groups
  • Other Terms Used
  • Food Processing Terms
  • Water
  • Factors Affecting Water Intake
  • Shelter
  • Animal Management for Wool and Meat Production

Managing Pastures

  • Every livestock farmer is first and foremost a pasture farmer
  • Understanding and managing pasture is highly complex
  • Different stock graze in a variety of ways
  • Natural pasture is also constantly changing and developing according to the environment and number and types of animals that graze it
  • Farmers rarely have one sort of pasture
  • Choosing a Pasture
  • Seed Coating
  • Growth and Development of Grasses
  • Graze Half and Leave Half
  • Major Types of Pasture Grass
  • Legumes and Their Importance in Pasture
  • The Rhizobium Bacteria
  • Major Types of Legumes
  • Other Pasture Crops
  • Site Considerations
  • Characteristics of Annual and Perennial Grass
  • Establishing New Pastures
  • Grazing the New Pasture
  • Pasture Management Principles
  • Applying Grassland Management Principles

Managing Crops

  • Tasks Involved in Crop Production
  • Crop Selection
  • How Do You Decide What to Grow
  • Where To Get Helpful Information
  • Statistics
  • Planning the Crop

Managing Crops

  • Good Management of Materials and Equipment may involve:
  • Managing Equipment and Machinery
  • Deciding What Is Good To Buy
  • Rent or Buy
  • Alternatives
  • Engineering Efficiency
  • Cost
  • Quality of Product
  • Replacement Parts and Servicing
  • Developing Engineering Solutions
  • Maintenance Procedures and Scheduling
  • Periodic Inspections
  • Routing Upkeep
  • Contingent Work
  • Scheduling Work
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules for Operators
  • Tractors
  • Tractor Safety
  • Tractor Engine Fault Finding
  • Tractor Uses
  • Manual Tools
  • Materials
  • Feed Products
  • Fertilisers
  • Fuel

Computer Applications

  • Introduction
  • What Can a Computer Do
  • systems
  • How Does It Work
  • What Is Software
  • Environmental Control
  • Guidelines

Farm Structure and Building

  • Introduction
  • Construction and Design Considerations
  • Safety Considerations
  • Animal Shelters
  • Security
  • Fencing Materials
  • Ways To Use Fences
  • Considerations When Choosing A Gate
  • Water Trough Considerations
  • Cattle Handling Facilities
  • Housing Horses
  • Layout of Stables
  • Ideal Layout
  • Layout and Design Considerations
  • Barns
  • The Feed Room
  • The Tack Room
  • The Dairy – Questions For Planning
  • Siting of Dairy Premises
  • The Milking Shed
  • Dairy Room and Wash-Up Room
  • Milker’s Wash Room and Lavatory
  • Water Supply
  • Drainage
  • Equipment
  • Poultry – Layers

Financial Aspects

  • Financial Management
  • Rural Finance Sources
  • Financial Terminology and Record Keeping
  • Banks
  • How Banks Can Help You
  • Other Sources of Funds
  • Finding Finance
  • Investing Funds
  • The Money Market
  • Stocks
  • Financial Planning
  • Superannuation
  • Annuities
  • Life Assurance
  • Family Laws and Wills
  • Financial Records
  • Setting Up A Business
  • Trusts
  • Tax

Marketing

  • Introduction
  • Increasing Produce Value
  • Intermediary Marketing Options
  • Direct To The Public Marketing Options
  • Marketing Involves
  • Supply and Demand
  • The Marketing Mix
  • marketing
  • Checklist
  • Managing Farm Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing Tasks
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Meat Marketing
  • Wool Marketing
  • Marketing Poultry
  • Beef Marketing
  • Marketing in the Horse Industry
  • Goats
  • Marketing Crops

Farm Planning

  • Plan For
  • Short Term Operations
  • Farm Business Structures
  • Managing Risk
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning Processes
  • Whole Farm Planning
  • Production Planning
  • Farm Management Plans
  • Preparing A Farm Business Plan

Staff Management

  • Interview, Recruitment and Staff Induction
  • The Interview Process
  • Interviewing Rules
  • Orders
  • Procedure for Giving Detailed Instructions
  • Procedure for Dealing with Instructions not correctly Carried out
  • Motivating Employees
  • Work Scheduling
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Farm Safety
  • Duty of Care
  • Employer Duties
  • Employee Duties
  • For Legal Protection You Need:
  • Problem Areas for Safety
  • Reduce Manual Handling
  • Protective Equipment
  • Dealing with Chemicals
  • Safety With Tools and Equipment
  • Safety Audit

Water Management

  • Major Issues
  • Water Uses on Farms
  • Sources of Water
  • Natural Water Resources
  • Water Quality
  • Water Quality Problems
  • Pollution
  • Irrigation

Diversification

  • Introduction
  • Possibilities
  • Market Produce Ideas
  • Other Ideas

Course 8 - Certificate in Master Herbalist Phytotherapy Online Course

  • History of Herbal Medicine
  • What is a Herb?
  • Botany - Understanding Plants
  • Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • Contra-Indications and Cautions
  • Phytonutrients
  • Outlines of over 850 Herbs and Practical Work to do
  • Herbs of the Bible
  • Outline of Chinese Medicine
  • Outline of Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Outline of Clinical Medicine
  • How to make Compresses, Decoctions and Tinctures etc
  • Over 60 Essential Oils and how to use them plus Index
  • Herbs used in Homeopathy and Bach Remedies
  • Flower Essences plus Index of Lessons 23 and 24
  • Outline of Nutrition, Cooking and Cultivation of Herbs
  • Spiritual Dimension

Course 9 - Certificate in Medicinal Herbs Online Course

Growing Medicinal Herbs

  • Growing From Seed
  • Growing Herbs From Cuttings
  • Root Division
  • Pruning
  • Feeding Herbs
  • Disease

Harvesting Herbs - Flowers, Leaves, Roots, Seeds, Bark, Sap

  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Bark
  • Sap
  • Alternative Preserving Methods

Herbal Infusions

  • Understand The Guidelines For Making Herbal Remedies

Preparation Of Remedies

  • Herbal First Aid
  • Outline What Equipment Is Required To Make Different Remedies
  • Explain How To Prepare Various Types Of Carrier For The Herbs, E.G. Oils, Lotions Etc.

Babies And Children

  • Prescribed Medicines For Children
  • Ear Problems
  • Skin Problems
  • Digestive Problems
  • Coughs, Colds And Respiratory Infections
  • General Childhood Ailments
  • General Advice
  • Essential Information

Adolescents And Young Adults

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments
  • Identify Common Skin Lesions

Middle Age

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments Of Middle Age

The Elderly

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments

Course 10 - Certificate in Environmental Waste Management Online Course

Conservation and Waste

  • Man and conservation
  • The "Space Ship Earth"
  • Conservation
  • Ecological and economic value
  • Overkill

Domestic Waste

  • Sewerage
  • The problem of industrial wastes
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Types of sewers

Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Refuse

  • Methods of street cleaning
  • The removal of snow
  • The disposal of refuse
  • Using refuse as a fertiliser
  • Methods of dealing with refuse

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Types of pollution
  • The effects of atmospheric pollution
  • Acid rain
  • The greenhouse effect
  • The greenhouse gases
  • Ozone
  • Urbanisation

Nuclear Fuel and Waste

  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fuel
  • Nuclear waste
  • Case Study: Nuclear waste disposal in South Africa
  • Health risks

Water and its Treatment

  • Industrial effluent
  • Impurities in water
  • Water and health
  • Prevention and the removal of pollution from water
  • Methods of purification
  • Recycled water
  • Second-hand water

Waste and Recycling

  • Waste materials
  • Dumps
  • Introduction to recycling
  • Recycling plastics
  • Recycling metal
  • Recycling glass
  • Recycling paper and rags
  • Recycling rubber
  • Gas from landfills
  • The future
  • The reduction of domestic waste

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:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Animal Communication, Animal Care, Pet Grooming Advanced, Dog Grooming Professional, Horticulture, Floristry, Farming Management, Master Herbalist Phytotherapy, Medicinal Herbs and Environmental Waste Management in this Bundle

1. Animal Communication : Learn To Connect And Hear Animals In A Totally New Way

Animal communication is a natural ability that we all have. Through rediscovering ourselves and learning to understand animals we learn to connect and hear them in a totally new way. By communicating with animals in this way we can learn about their health, emotional and environmental problems.

The way in which the animal’s caretaker plays a role in the animal’s life can have a huge impact on both the animals physical and psychological welfare. By working jointly with the owner at the request of their animal we can help to find a happy medium allowing the relationship to become closer and happier.

Throughout this animal communication course you will learn how to talk and connect with animals and learn how to use the information that they have given you in order to help them.

Animals can feel very much that they are living in our world where they are unable to communicate their wants and needs. By understanding animals in this way we can learn to understand the cause of unwanted behaviour, health problems and other issues from their perspective.

2. Animal Care : Understand The Basic Needs Of Animals

Our Animal Care Course is designed to assist the student in understanding the basic needs of animals; from the information provided, to obtain a better understanding of animal profile and then be able to identify their needs. Students will then be able to comfortably understand animal breeds and at an early stage pass on any problems or information to vets or owners to provide a greater deal of care.

About Animal Care

The Animal Care Course is not designed as a veterinary assistants course, but rather as a possible introduction to the field of animal care and hopefully in the future encourage you to consider a career in animal management.

3. Pet Grooming Advanced : Learn Grooming Techniques For Dogs, Cats And Small Pets

The Advanced Pet Grooming course will teach you grooming techniques for dogs, cats and small pets. It provides an excellent basis on which to learn about the finer, advanced aspects of the subject. It explains the different grooming styles suitable for more challenging breeds e.g. poodles. It will provide you with the essential knowledge that you need to care for pets in a responsible, safe-conscious way.

Learn about things that will help you build a strong bond with your customers, so they will provide repeat business throughout the life of the pet.  This Pet Grooming Course also covers useful methods on how a dog groomer can expand their range of services.  

The Pet Grooming Course will also assist you to build a professional portfolio of Factsheets that you will find a useful resource, which you can use within your business or just to give to friends and family that need advice.

4. Dog Grooming Professional : Learn How to Groom Your Dog or Become a Professional Dog Groomer!

The Professional Dog Grooming course will offer you a fulfilling way of learning everything you need to enhance your pet care knowledge base for use in the dog grooming business.

About Dog Grooming

Dog grooming encompasses everything involved in caring for a dog’s hygiene, cleaning and physical appearance. The necessary frequency of dog grooming is dependent on the breed, age and health of the dog, but grooming is sure to help keep a dog healthy and comfortable.

This course includes a comprehensive look at everything you need to groom your own dog or start your own dog grooming business.  Starting with essential saftey considerations, the basics of setting up your business and location and equipment information you'll be prepared to set up the ideal dog grooming workspace before moving on to an indepth look at the various techniques and processes involved in efficient and professional level dog grooming across a variety of breeds, coat types and sizes.

What Can I Do after Taking this Dog Grooming Course?

Our Dog Grooming course is suitable for anyone, whether you are considering a career as a dog groomer or you want to gain more knowledge of dog grooming. Our Dog Grooming course will provide you with the essential information that you need to care for clients’ and/or your own pets in a responsible, welfare-conscious way.

5. Horticulture : Gain Skills And Knowledge Needed To Better Understand The Growing Of Plants

Horticulture is the growing of plants and understanding of the make-up of the soil and the best way to ensure you maximise the ground around you is a skill a lot of us want to know. Our Horticulture course provides the skills and knowledge needed to better understand this complex subject.

6. Floristry : Develop The Skills You Need To Create Varying Floristry Designs

This course can help you to gain an understanding and allow you to progress and develop the skills you need to design, source and create varying floristry designs for events, celebrations, or just for fun. It will also be a useful start should you want to progress and work as a florist.

You'll learn things like plant care, flower arranging and how to create floral decorations for celebrations.

An Award, Certificate in Floristry could help you to get a job as:

  • An Assistant Florist
  • A Wedding Flower Arranger
  • A Funeral Home Flower Arranger
  • A Flower Shop Supervisor/Manager

7. Farming Management : Learn How To Work Your Own Farm

Have you always wanted to work your own farm, or have the land, but not the skills? This unique course in Farming and Management will provide you with the skills needed to achieve these tasks.

Due to a number of key factors, such as cost and suitable knowledge, the people who are most likely to become farmers are those people who have been raised on or have lived on a farm. But this is not always the case, and recently there have been increasing numbers of people who are leaving urban lifestyles for a farming life.

Hobby farmers often start with a small allotment, while maintaining their mainstream work or income until they are comfortable about making a living from their "hobby". Some progress to larger properties once they have established the skills, knowledge, and financial backing to enable them to farm profitably on a larger scale.

8. Master Herbalist Phytotherapy : Learn A Broad Spectrum Of Information On Herbal Medicine

This comprehensive master herbalist course delivers a broad spectrum of information on herbal medicine, aromatherapy and the use of flower essences.

Through our Phytotherapy course, you will discover the history of herbal medicine, how to cultivate and use herbs for health, cooking, nutrition and beauty, and how to conduct a consultation and prepare external remedies specific to client needs.

The course material includes details of nearly 900 herbs, their habitat, uses and actions, and any contraindications. This herbal medicine course draws from international knowledge and includes lessons on the three main traditions of healing (Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic), as well as a full database of herbal medicine uses, properties and actions.

With this herbalism course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the theory and uses of aromatherapy oils, flower essences, Bach remedies and tissue salts.

The legal aspects of operating a herbal medicine consultancy are also disclosed in this courseware, providing you with up-to-date information on running your own business. By completing this course you will be fully conversant with modern practices relating to the use of herbal and plant remedies.

9. Medicinal Herbs : Gain Information For Making And Using Herbal Remedies At Home

For generations, families have relied on traditional herbal medicine, much of which is now recognized as scientifically correct. Too often in today's society we receive powerful drugs from our doctors for self-limiting ailments for which it may be more appropriate to call on herbal remedies and a balanced approach to living.

This course provides the necessary knowledge and information for making and using herbal remedies at home. However, professional advice should always be sought if symptoms persist.

10. Environmental Waste Management : Learn How To Manage Our Waste And Control Substances

Man is a product of nature, and like all the other creatures he has to abide by nature's rules. However, so dramatic have been the technological advances and discoveries of the last few centuries, that man's relationship with the natural world has undergone profound, and in many cases, dangerous changes.

How we manage our waste and control substances and items that we consider to just be "rubbish" is a critical factor in the way we need to protect our environment and ensure a quality of life for us and our family.

 

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Animal Communication 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Animal Communication Online Course

What is animal communication?

  • Shamanic animal communication
  • Transpersonal interspecies communication
  • Quietening the mind
  • Clearing negative thought patterns
  • The negative ego
  • Note about meditation
  • The ancient self
  • The belief system
  • Clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance

The animal/human connection

  • What we know to be true
  • How we change
  • Pure clarity
  • Going with feel
  • Selfless love
  • What animals know
  • What is the animal?
  • How animals react to request
  • How the animal receives information
  • The animal human psychology connection

When animals lie

  • The reluctant animal
  • Approaching the animal
  • How to interpret
  • When something doesn't feel right
  • Animal emotions at cellular level
  • Non violent communication/training methods
  • Conducting a session
  • All thought is energy

Taking a case study

  • Recording a session
  • When animals don't want to get well
  • Munchausen by proxy
  • When animals die
  • Lost and stolen animals
  • Disassociation
  • Body scanning

Mental tools

  • The chakras
  • The aura
  • Feeling the physical
  • Seeing the imbalances
  • Scanning animal tack and equipment
  • Symbolic signs
  • Earth energies
  • Spiritual problems
  • Behaviour problems

The owner's influence

  • The animal as a mirror
  • What are we really telling them
  • The second heart chakra
  • Animals in therapy
  • Ethics and legalities

Permission

  • Working with the medical profession
  • Business sense and balance
  • Dealing with the client
  • When clients don't like what they hear
  • The sceptic
  • The challenge
  • The animals prayer

The animals life path

  • Past-life memories and injuries
  • The animal guide
  • Giving thanks

Course 2 - Certificate in Animal Care Online Course

Module 1 – Cats

  • Discuss how important the breed of cat is as a selection criterion.
  • Describe what impact improper feeding can have on a cat's health.
  • Define whether it is possible to train a cat.

Module 2 – Dogs

  • Evaluate the dangers of inadequate feeding and overfeeding.
  • Investigate canine nutrition.
  • Discuss exercise.
  • Define grooming.
  • Analyse how a disease/illness is identified.

Module 3 – Horses

  • Discuss points you should consider when buying a horse.
  • Define conformation.
  • Describe the ideal stable.
  • List for what purposes you would use a dandy brush.
  • List for what purposes you would use a body brush.
  • Identify the symptoms of Colic.     

Module 4 – Birds

  • Describe the varieties of housing available to the bird keeper.
  • Explain how to handle a bird correctly.
  • Identify what clues you would look for if a bird seemed unwell.
  • Discuss how you would identify and treat constipation.

Module 5 – Rabbits

  • Analyse the factors that one might need to consider when choosing a rabbit.
  • Discuss suitable housing for a pet rabbit.
  • Define a healthy diet for an adult working buck and investigate why caution is necessary when feeding fresh plants to your rabbits.
  • Describe the correct way to handle a rabbit.
  • Identify some common ailments a rabbit might suffer from.  

Module 6 – Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Explain the distinguishing characteristics of reptiles and amphibians.
  • Describe how you would house reptiles or amphibians.
  • Discuss how you would generally care for reptiles/amphibians.
  • Evaluate feeding routines.

Module 7 – Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Mice                   

  • Describe suitable housing for a guinea pig.
  • Evaluate what temperature guinea pigs should be kept at and discuss what happens if the temperature drops.
  • Analyse what food should you never feed to a guinea pig and explain why.
  • Explain what can happen if a female hamster with a litter is disturbed and how can this be avoided.

Course 3 - Certificate in Pet Grooming Advanced Online Course

Lesson One - Skin Anatomy and Common Diseases

  • Anatomy

  • Skin Functions
  • Skin Structure
  • Skin Glands
  • Hair
  • Common Diseases
  • Allergies
  • Bacterial Skin Disease
  • Hormonal Skin Disease
  • Fungal Skin Disease
  • Nutritional Skin Disease
  • Tumours
  • Congenital Skin Disease

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of skin anatomy

  • Know the important functions of skin
  • Identify the different skin glands
  • Know the different types of hair and understand the functions of hair
  • Identify the different types of skin disease, understand them and know their treatments

Lesson Two - Parasites

  • Fleas

  • Lice
  • Walking Dandruff
  • Scabies
  • Mange
  • Ear Mites
  • Ticks

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of the common external parasites

  • Identify the different skin parasites
  • Know the different treatments that can be used for fleas
  • Identify the signs of parasite infection

Lesson Three – Dentistry

  • Anatomy

  • Diseases
  • Preventive Care
  • Scraping
  • Brushing
  • Diet

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of the dental anatomy pets

  • Know the important functions of the teeth
  • Identify the different ways to prevent dental disease
  • Know the two scale and brush a pet teeth
  • Have a clear knowledge of the common dental diseases found in pets

Lesson Four - Puppies

  • Why A Puppy Grooming Is So Important

  • Owners Grooming Training Program
  • Salons Grooming Training Program
  • Bathing Puppies
  • Puppy Clip
  • Useful Advice A Groomer Can Give To A New Puppy Owner

Outcomes

  • Know the important reasons for grooming puppies

  • Identify the different ways the owner can train a puppy to be groomed
  • Know how to start a salons grooming puppy training program
  • Learn the correct way to bath, dry and groom a puppy
  • Understand the meaning of a puppy clip 
  • Have an idea for how a groomer can bond and earn money from a new puppy owner

Lesson Five - Ageing Dogs

  • Why Grooming A Senior Pet Is So Important

  • Things To Look For
  • Lumps And Bumps
  • Bathing Older Dogs
  • Useful Advice A Groomer Can Give To A Senior Pet Owner

Outcomes

  • Know the importance of grooming ageing dogs

  • Have a clear knowledge of the steps that a dog grooming needs to take to keep a senior dog comfortable and safe.
  • Identify the different ways to help keep a senior dog healthy
  • Know the reasons why to clip old dogs nails
  • Have a clear knowledge of the different trims that can improve an old dogs life.

Lesson Six - Cat Grooming

  • Why And When

  • Breeds
  • Grooming
  • Clipping
  • Bathing
  • Dry Baths
  • Soft Paws
  • Cat Grooming Services

Outcomes

  • Identify the different types of coat on long haired cats.

  • Understand why and when cats need to be groomed
  • Have a clear knowledge of the how to bath, groom, and lion clip properly and safely.
  • Understand the different cat grooming services that can be offered
  • Have a clear knowledge of the common dental diseases found in pets

Lesson 7 - Small Animal Grooming

  • Why Groom Small Pets?

  • Rabbits
  • Long Haired Breeds
  • Handling
  • Grooming
  • Baths
  • Scent Glands
  • Mats 
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Breeds
  • Handling
  • Grooming
  • Baths
  • Scent Glands
  • Trimming
  • Fly Strike

Outcomes

  • Understand why small pets need to be groomed

  • Have a clear knowledge of the correct and safe way of bathing, grooming  and trimming small pets
  • Know the importance of handling small pets correctly
  • Identify the different breeds of long haired guinea pigs and rabbits
  • Understand fly strike how to prevent it and what to do about it.
  • Know how to clean small pets scent glands

Lesson Eight - Poodle

  • Poodle history

  • Preparation
  • Face
  • Beards and moustaches
  • Throat
  • Top knots
  • Ears
  • Body
  • Feet and cuffs
  • Tail
  • Banding

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge and be able to identify how to trim a poodles coat into different styles including ears, body, beards, tails, and moustaches

  • Understand how to clip poodles feet
  • Understand what banding is, why its done and how to do it.
  • Know the different treatments that can be used for fleas
  • Learn how give a poodle a nicely shaped top knot

Lesson Nine - Bichon Frise

  • Bichon Frise History

  • Preparation
  • Fluff Drying
  • Note On Techniques
  • Head
  • Ears
  • Muzzle
  • Crest And Neck
  • Body
  • Front Legs
  • Back Legs
  • Feet
  • Tail

Outcomes

  • Have a clear knowledge of how to trim a Bichon Frise’s coat into a style

  • Understand how to clip Bichon Frise’s feet
  • Understand what fluff drying is, why it is done and how to do it
  • Learn how to give a Bichon Frise a nicely rounded head       

Lesson Ten - Yorkshire Terrier

  • Yorkshire Terrier History

  • Reverse Sneezing And Collapsing Trachea
  • Preparation
  • Making Grooming Bows
  • Natural Long Coat
  • Grooming A Long Coat
  • The Clipped Short Coat
  • The Puppy Clip
  • The Modified Schnauzer Clip
  • The Modified Westie Head
  • Top-knoted Head

Outcomes

  • Understand how to clip a Yorkshire Terrier's coat and face, into 2 different  styles

  • Understand what Reverse Sneezing and Collapsing Trachea is, what it sounds like and what to do about do it
  • Have a clear knowledge of the Yorkshire Terrier's history
  • Know how to make grooming bows
  • Understand how to groom a perfect Natural Long Coated Yorkshire Terrier

Lesson Eleven – Schnauzer

  • Schnauzer History

  • Grooming
  • Stripping Off
  • Hand stripping
  • Stripping Session Patterns
  • Rolling
  • Clipping
  • Body
  • Chest, Thoat and Cheeks
  • Head and Ears
  • Eyebrows and Beard
  • Back Legs
  • Front Legs
  • Feet
  • Tummy, Tail and Rear.

Outcomes

  • Know how to groom the Schnauzer's head and face correctly

  • Have a clear knowledge of the Schnauzer's history
  • Understand how to clip a Schnauzer's coat.
  • Understand how to hand strip and roll a coat
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of stripping a coat

Lesson Twelve - West Highland White Terrier

  • West Highland White Terrier History

  • Preparation
  • Grooming
  • The West Highland Terrier Trim
  • Body
  • Stomach
  • Tail
  • Front Legs
  • Rear Legs
  • Feet
  • Throat and Chest
  • Head
  • Ears
  • Dog Massage

Outcomes

  • Understand how to do the West Highland Terrier Trim   

  • Identify the different ways of clipping a West Highland White Terrier
  • Have a clear knowledge of the West Highland White Terrier's history
  • Know how to preform dog massage and understand its advantages

Lesson Thirteen - English Springer Spaniel

  • English Springer Spaniel History

  • Working Springer Spaniels
  • Preparation
  • Body
  • Clipping
  • Raking
  • Furnishings
  • Head
  • Ears
  • Tail
  • Feet
  • Finishing
  • Docking

Outcomes

  • Understand how to clip a English Springer Spaniel

  • Identify the different ways the Springer Spaniel is used to benefit people
  • Have a clear knowledge of the English Springer Spaniel's history
  • Know how raking why and how it is done
  • Understand the technique of bulk thinning

Course 4 - Certificate in Dog Grooming Professional Online Course

1. Welcome and Safety

  • Introduction and course structure
  • Benefits of this course and getting the most out of this course
  • Your safety
  • Pet safety

Outcomes

  • You will understand why it is important to approach and handle dogs in a manner that promotes their confidence and co-operation and the health and safety of all throughout. 
  • Understand the potential threats to health, safety and security in a bathing area (such as slippery floors/surfaces, electricity) and steps that should be taken to minimise the threats.
  • Know the importance in following manufacturers’ instructions regarding dilution of cleansing products, how to correctly interpret these instructions, and the possible consequences of not doing so. 
  • Understand how to maintain the welfare of the dog during the work.
  • Learn how to maintain health and safety for yourself, colleagues and others. 

2. Business basics

  • Business Plan, Insurance and Finance
  • Law and Regulations
  • First Impressions
  • Advertising

Outcomes

  • Understand health, safety and welfare requirements which underpin this work.
  • Understand that businesses and the self-employed have to organise their own tax and NI payments
  • Know that your clients will evaluate first impressions, and why its important to look professional
  • Learn that advertising plays an important role in creating and growing a client base.
  • Understand different ways to advertise.

3. Getting started

  • Location
  • Equipment
  • Organisation
  • Attire

Outcomes

  • Learn which equipment used for removing knots, tangles and dead hair, the correct selection and techniques for their use.
  • Learn which equipment to use for removing excess hair, its selection and correct techniques for use.
  • Know how to clean equipment and correct storage methods
  • Know the protective equipment and clothing required when bathing a dog, its purpose and why it is important to use it correctly.
  • Know how to assess and plan the work to be done within an agreed timescale. 
  • Understand the work which the client has requested.
  • Know the types of tools and equipment for the work. 
  • Know the necessary condition of the work area for the work. 
  • Understand why it is important to use protective clothing during the drying process.
  • Know the different types of drying equipment available, their purposes and to which dog and coat types they are most suited. 
  • Understand the correct temperature and velocity of drying equipment, how to adjust them and the potential dangers of incorrect setting.

4. Anatomy and health

  • Anatomy
  • Common skin diseases and parasites
  • First aid
  • Grooming injuries

Outcomes

  • Learn what steps should be taken in the event of accidentally cutting the dog or self.
  • Know how friction burns occur and how they can be avoided. 
  • Know the normal signs of health and signs indicating the dog should be referred to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Know about abnormal conditions such as external/internal parasites and lesions. 
  • Know basic dog anatomy and physiology sufficient to be able to identify abnormalities.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of basic skin problems and infestations.
  • Know why it is important to obtain authorisation from the client or a senior colleague before using anti-parasitic products.
  • Know the limits of your role when informing clients of possible abnormalities and conditions (i.e. not diagnosing) and the importance of referring clients to a veterinary surgeon.
  • Understand the types of problems which may occur and how these should be dealt with. 
  • Know the signs of distress in dogs and the action that should be taken when these are observed.
  • Understand what heat stress and brush burn are, their signs and causes and how to prevent them happening.
  • Know how to identify abnormal conditions of the coat and skin, why it is important to do so. 

5. Pre-bath  

  • Getting ready
  • Selecting shampoos and conditioners
  • Handling and restraint
  • Pre-bath brushing
  • Pre-bath clipping

Outcomes

  • Learn why a dog’s coat should be bathed before trimming and when a dog’s coat should be removed prior to bathing.
  • Understand why the coat type and style to be achieved affect the methods of preparing coats and equipment that should be used.
  • You will know how to groom out a coat, removing knots, tangles and dead hair without injuring the dog 
  • Learn why clipping off and rough trimming are sometimes necessary and why the age of the dog may influence the decision 
  • Know how to judge the correct amount of hair to be clipped/scissored off and why it is important not to remove too much 
  • Understand the different types of cleansing products available, their purposes and the types of coat and conditions for which they are suitable 
  • Know how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the cleansing products that should be used.

6. Bathing 

  • Protection
  • Wet down
  • Soap up and work in
  • Rinse and condition

Outcomes

  • Know the importance of preventing solutions entering the dog’s eyes, mouth and ears and why it is important to tell the client if this happens 
  • Know how to check that all residues have been rinsed from the coat and skin unless contraindicated by manufacturers’ instructions. 
  • Learn why its important to make a dog ‘squeaky clean’
  • Understand how to wet down a dog correctly
  • Know how to condition a dog

7. Drying

  • Towel
  • High velocity
  • Stretch
  • Kennel
  • Blanket

Outcomes

  • Know the methods to remove excess water from the dog prior to drying and why it is important to do this.
  • Learn how coat type and the condition of the coat and skin affect the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Understand how the style that is to be achieved affects the drying techniques and equipment that can be used. 
  • Know how drying technique, equipment and brushing during drying affect the finish.
  • Know how to identify when coats are completely dry and the potential consequences of not drying a dog properly. 

8. Ears, eyes, teeth, feet and bum

  • Ears and eyes
  • Teeth
  • Claws
  • Anal glands
  • Hygiene clip

Outcomes

  • Understand why particular care is required when removing excess hair from around eyes and ears
  • Learn the importance of removing excess hair for the dog’s hygiene.
  • Understand the external examination of anal sacs, what is normal, when expression may be necessary, why it is done and the possible consequences of doing it incorrectly or ignoring their poor condition.
  • Know why it is necessary to check the anal glands, eyes, ears, skin, teeth and gums
  • Learn how to clean the dogs teeth safely and efficiently
  • Know how to clip dogs’ nails and what to do if they bleed.

9. Smooth and medium coats

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming smooth coats
  • Grooming medium coats

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of smooth and medium coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing smooth and medium coated dogs 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for smooth and medium coated dogs
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for smooth and medium coated dogs 

10. Long coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of long coated dogs.
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly 
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing long coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling long coated dogs. 
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for long coated dogs.  

11.Wire coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Brushing
  • Plucking and stripping
  • Trimming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of wire coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing wire coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing wire coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling wire coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for wire coated dogs. 

12.Curly coat

  • Breeds
  • Equipment
  • Grooming

Outcomes

  • Know the necessary appearance and condition of curly coated dogs. 
  • Know the type of equipment used for styling and finishing curly coated dogs.  
  • Learn how to use the equipment correctly
  • Understand techniques for styling and finishing curly coated dogs. 
  • Understand the client’s requests for styling for curly coated dogs.
  • Know different types of breeds and how styling is achieved for curly coated dogs. 

Course 5 - Certificate in Horticulture Online Course

Basic Botany

  • Basic Botany
  • Roots
  • Stems
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Diffusion
  • Osmosis
  • Absorption
  • Function of Water
  • Water Stress
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

Plant Classification

  • Classification of Plants or Plant Taxonomy
  • Plant Families
  • Plant Names
  • Genus Name
  • Species Name
  • Subspecies, Varieties and Forms
  • Cultivars
  • Hybrids
  • Group Names (Grex)
  • Botanic Names Versus Common Names
  • Principle of Priority
  • Name Changes
  • Choice, Construction and Spelling of Names
  • Plant Classification

Soil Science

  • How Soil is Formed
  • Kinds of Parent Material
  • Weathering
  • Physical Disintegration
  • Chemical Decomposition
  • Effects of Climate
  • Effects of Land Surface Features
  • Effects of Plant and Animals
  • Effects of Time
  • Composition of Soil
  • Characteristics of Soil
  • Colour
  • Soil Structure
  • Texture
  • How to Improve Soil Structure
  • Chemical Conditions
  • Soil Degradation
  • Types of Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Manmade Causes of Erosion
  • Types of Erosion
  • Control of Soil Erosion
  • Seed Planting Techniques to Counter Erosion
  • Salinity
  • Sources of Salt
  • Control Methods for Salinity
  • Soil Acidification
  • Other Soil Problems
  • Overcoming Chemical Damage
  • Soil Tests
  • Methods of Measuring pH
  • Plant Nutrition

Nutrient Elements

  • Micronutrients
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sulphur
  • Minor Elements
  • Common Deficiencies and Their Symptoms
  • Feeding Plants
  • Inorganic Fertilisers
  • Organic Fertilisers
  • Some Types of Organic Fertilisers
  • Conditions for Making Composting
  • What Can Be Put into Compost
  • Main Reasons for Compost Failing
  • Guidelines for Using Compost

Plant Pests, Diseases and Problems

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Insect Characteristics
  • Mouthparts
  • Legs
  • Life Cycle
  • Insect Classification
  • Order of Insects
  • Other Types of Pests
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Life Cycle of a Disease
  • Plant Viruses
  • Detection
  • Control
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Controlling Pests and Diseases
  • Chemical Control Characteristics
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Soil Treatment Controls:
  • Rules for Handling Chemicals
  • Damage to the Environment
  • Main Approaches to Bio-Control
  • Advantages of Bio-Control
  • Disadvantages of Bio-Control
  • Natural Pest and Disease Control
  • To Keep Your Garden Clean
  • Physical Controls
  • Traps
  • Repellent Devices
  • Pest Predators
  • Attracting Predators and Parasites
  • Foliage Burn
  • Drainage Problems
  • Frost
  • Hail
  • Shade
  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Salt
  • Organic Gardening
  • What is Organic Gardening
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Types of Mycorrhizae
  • Earthworms

Weeds

  • Main Methods of Weed Control
  • Advantages of Hand Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Hand Weeding
  • Mechanical Weeding
  • Advantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Disadvantages of Mechanical Weeding
  • Chemical Weed Control
  • Advantages of Chemical Control
  • Disadvantages of Chemical Control
  • Shrub Management
  • Other Control Methods
  • Herbicide and Safety Measures

Basic Propagation

  • Introduction
  • Sexual Propagation
  • Hybrid Seed
  • Naturally Occurring Seed
  • Types of Seeds
  • Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination
  • Pre-germination Treatments
  • Seed-sowing Mixes must Provide:
  • Commonly Used Mixtures
  • Seed Boxes and Seed Beds
  • Preparing Seed Boxes and Trays
  • Preparing Seed Beds
  • How To Sow Seed
  • Thinning Seedlings
  • Transplanting
  • Storing Seed
  • Factors Affecting the Storage of Seed
  • Ways of Storing Seed
  • Asexual Propagation
  • Cuttings
  • Types of Cuttings
  • Cutting Treatments
  • Other Treatments
  • Grafting
  • Reasons for Budding and Grafting
  • How a Graft Forms
  • Factors Influencing the Healing of a Graft
  • What Can Be Grafted Onto What
  • Types of Grafts
  • Layering
  • Types of Layering
  • Separation and Division
  • Tissue Culture
  • Uses of Tissue Culture
  • Problems with Tissue Culture

Amenity Horticulture, Plant Groups and Families

  • Introduction
  • Plant Groups
  • Subgroups
  • Important Plant Families
  • Plants in amenity horticulture are usually chosen for the following reasons:
  • Selection Considerations
  • Environmental Influences on Plant Selection
  • Environmental Factors that Affect Plants
  • Before selecting plants inspect them carefully taking note of the following
  • Shrubs
  • Shrubs can be used for Amenity Horticulture in the following ways
  • Trees
  • Why Plant Trees
  • Problems

Planting and Plant Care

  • Planting
  • Basic Planting Procedures for Containerised Plants
  • Planting Procedure for Bare-Rooted Plants
  • Pre-Planting Fertiliser
  • Transplanting Established Plants
  • Staking
  • Time of Planting
  • Ideas
  • After Care for Newly Planted Plants
  • General Plant Care
  • Watering
  • Feeding
  • Foliar Feeding
  • When To Feed With Fertilisers
  • Using Organic Materials
  • Protecting From Pests and Diseases
  • Pruning
  • Removing Dead or Diseased Wood
  • Controlling the Type of Growth
  • Controlling Shape and Size
  • Pollarding
  • Rejuvenating
  • Basic Rules of Pruning
  • Time of Pruning
  • Cutting Back Herbaceous Plants
  • Pinching Back
  • Dead Heading
  • Plant Wounds Occur in Different Ways
  • Keeping Trees Healthy

Plant Notes and Indigenous Plants

  • Introduction
  • Factors Influencing Plant Growth
  • Plant Origins
  • Indigenous Pla nts in Britain
  • Important Indigenous Plants
  • The Value of Indigenous Plants

Exotic Plants

  • Introduction
  • Origins of Common Exotic Garden Pants
  • Popular Garden Plants
  • Rose Groups
  • Rose Terminology
  • Conifers
  • Bulbs
  • Ferns
  • Palms

Indoor Plants

  • Conditions in Inside Environment differ from Outdoors
  • Light
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Methods of Maintaining Humidity
  • Important Plant Care
  • Notes on Indoor Plants
  • Types Container Materials

Lawns

  • Introduction
  • Lawns and the Environment
  • Lawn Shapes and Design
  • Lawn and Garden Edges
  • Using Edges to the Best Effect
  • Types of Lawn Grasses
  • Common Couch or Kweek [Cynodon dactylon
  • Kikuyu [Pennisetum clandestinum]
  • Buffalo [Stenotaphrum secundum]
  • Chewing Fescue [Festuca rubra var. comutata]
  • L. M Grass [Dactyloctenium australe]
  • Browntop Bent [Agrostis tenuis]
  • Kentucky Blue Grass [Poa pratense]
  • Perennial Ryegrass [Lolium perenne]
  • Ways to Establish a Lawn
  • Preparing the Ground
  • How To Sow Lawn Seed
  • How To Lay Instant Lawn
  • How To Plants Runners
  • How To Plant Plugs
  • Watering Established Lawns
  • Feeding Established Lawns
  • Mowing
  • Lawn Care Techniques
  • Lawn Problems

Course 6 - Certificate in Floristry Online Course

Module 1 – Introduction and care

  • Introduction to Floral Design and Flowers
  • Identifying most popular plants and flowers used in displays
  • General flower and plant care
  • Maintaining the condition of plants and planted designs

Module 2 – Identification and cutting

  • Botanical concepts and practices for floristry
  • Explore a variety of flowers and learn their characteristics and how to handle them
  • The best time to pick flowers and how to cut flowers
  • How long cut flowers will last and how to prolong their life

Module 3 - Design Style and Techniques

  • Various architectural flowers and stems
  • Which flowers complement different types of vases and containers, like glass, pottery, metal, etc
  • Larger flowers or stems used to form structure in a design or decoration

Module 4 - Elements and Principles of Design

  • Design concepts in floristry- Ikebana, western line, Hogarth, formal linear, crescent, Mille Fleur, Biedermeier and parallel design styles
  • Colour theory as it applies to floral design

Module 5 - Displays

  • The creative design process
  • The basic rules of flower arranging
  • The principles of creating floral decorations

Module 6 – Designs

  • Flowers and stems suitable for tied designs
  • What equipment and materials are required for designs
  • How to assemble tied and wired floristry designs 

Module 7 – Wedding functions

  • Considerations when designing  bouquets and floral accessories
  • How to design and create personal adornment flowers
  • How to create floral arrangements for both the wedding and the reception

Module 8 – Other occasions

  • What considerations are necessary when designing a display or a hospital
  • Appropriate displays for funerals
  • Constructing the display
  • Decorating a function suite / room using floral displays

Module 9 - Flowers for Festive Events

  • Floral arrangements for Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, Mother's Day and other holidays and special occasions
  • Artificial arrangements and arrangements that combine both artificial and fresh materials
  • Floral relay services  

Module 10 - Business practices

  • Managing marketing and promotion in the floristry industry
  • Building good relationships with customers

Course 7 - Certificate in Farming Management Online Course

The Scope and of Nature of the Farm Industry: The Farm Site

  • Type of Farm
  • What To Produce
  • Standards and Efficiencies
  • What is Management
  • Improving an Established Farm
  • Share Farming
  • Leasing
  • The Farm Site
  • Site Characteristics
  • Soil Management
  • Advantages of Clean Cultivation
  • Disadvantages of Clean Cultivation
  • Benefits of Retaining Cover Crops
  • Soil Degradation
  • Erosion
  • Salinity

Production Systems

  • Farms grow animals or plants
  • At a certain stage of growth, produce is obtained from the animal or plant
  • Variables
  • Choosing a Production System
  • Factors Influencing Animal Production Systems
  • Grazing Systems
  • Grazing Modifications
  • Lot Feeding
  • Managing Cattle in Lots
  • Problems with Lot-Fed Cattle
  • Pen Fattening of Cattle – One Method
  • Feed Lot Records
  • Working Out the Optimum Feeding Period
  • Pig Production
  • Poultry
  • Animal Breeding or Stud Operations
  • Cattle Semen Production
  • Cropping Systems
  • Hydroponic Production
  • Polyculture
  • Organic Farming and Gardening
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Permaculture

Managing Livestock

  • Choosing what animals to grow
  • Stages of their life to be involved in
  • Methods to use in caring for them
  • Physical facilities that are available
  • Manpower, expertise and money available
  • The market
  • Choosing What Animals To Rear
  • Stages of the Life Cycle
  • Methods of Caring for Animals
  • Animal Health
  • The Healthy Animal
  • Causes of Ill Health
  • Preventing Illness
  • Vaccination Programmes
  • First Aid Kit for Farm Animals
  • Medicines
  • Tick and Mite Preparations
  • Wormers
  • The Hospital Pen
  • Monitoring the Hospital Plant
  • Quarantine
  • Slaughter
  • Post Mortem
  • Types of Wounds
  • Treating Wounds
  • Animal Foods
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Food Groups
  • Other Terms Used
  • Food Processing Terms
  • Water
  • Factors Affecting Water Intake
  • Shelter
  • Animal Management for Wool and Meat Production

Managing Pastures

  • Every livestock farmer is first and foremost a pasture farmer
  • Understanding and managing pasture is highly complex
  • Different stock graze in a variety of ways
  • Natural pasture is also constantly changing and developing according to the environment and number and types of animals that graze it
  • Farmers rarely have one sort of pasture
  • Choosing a Pasture
  • Seed Coating
  • Growth and Development of Grasses
  • Graze Half and Leave Half
  • Major Types of Pasture Grass
  • Legumes and Their Importance in Pasture
  • The Rhizobium Bacteria
  • Major Types of Legumes
  • Other Pasture Crops
  • Site Considerations
  • Characteristics of Annual and Perennial Grass
  • Establishing New Pastures
  • Grazing the New Pasture
  • Pasture Management Principles
  • Applying Grassland Management Principles

Managing Crops

  • Tasks Involved in Crop Production
  • Crop Selection
  • How Do You Decide What to Grow
  • Where To Get Helpful Information
  • Statistics
  • Planning the Crop

Managing Crops

  • Good Management of Materials and Equipment may involve:
  • Managing Equipment and Machinery
  • Deciding What Is Good To Buy
  • Rent or Buy
  • Alternatives
  • Engineering Efficiency
  • Cost
  • Quality of Product
  • Replacement Parts and Servicing
  • Developing Engineering Solutions
  • Maintenance Procedures and Scheduling
  • Periodic Inspections
  • Routing Upkeep
  • Contingent Work
  • Scheduling Work
  • Training Equipment Operators
  • Rules for Operators
  • Tractors
  • Tractor Safety
  • Tractor Engine Fault Finding
  • Tractor Uses
  • Manual Tools
  • Materials
  • Feed Products
  • Fertilisers
  • Fuel

Computer Applications

  • Introduction
  • What Can a Computer Do
  • systems
  • How Does It Work
  • What Is Software
  • Environmental Control
  • Guidelines

Farm Structure and Building

  • Introduction
  • Construction and Design Considerations
  • Safety Considerations
  • Animal Shelters
  • Security
  • Fencing Materials
  • Ways To Use Fences
  • Considerations When Choosing A Gate
  • Water Trough Considerations
  • Cattle Handling Facilities
  • Housing Horses
  • Layout of Stables
  • Ideal Layout
  • Layout and Design Considerations
  • Barns
  • The Feed Room
  • The Tack Room
  • The Dairy – Questions For Planning
  • Siting of Dairy Premises
  • The Milking Shed
  • Dairy Room and Wash-Up Room
  • Milker’s Wash Room and Lavatory
  • Water Supply
  • Drainage
  • Equipment
  • Poultry – Layers

Financial Aspects

  • Financial Management
  • Rural Finance Sources
  • Financial Terminology and Record Keeping
  • Banks
  • How Banks Can Help You
  • Other Sources of Funds
  • Finding Finance
  • Investing Funds
  • The Money Market
  • Stocks
  • Financial Planning
  • Superannuation
  • Annuities
  • Life Assurance
  • Family Laws and Wills
  • Financial Records
  • Setting Up A Business
  • Trusts
  • Tax

Marketing

  • Introduction
  • Increasing Produce Value
  • Intermediary Marketing Options
  • Direct To The Public Marketing Options
  • Marketing Involves
  • Supply and Demand
  • The Marketing Mix
  • marketing
  • Checklist
  • Managing Farm Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing Tasks
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Meat Marketing
  • Wool Marketing
  • Marketing Poultry
  • Beef Marketing
  • Marketing in the Horse Industry
  • Goats
  • Marketing Crops

Farm Planning

  • Plan For
  • Short Term Operations
  • Farm Business Structures
  • Managing Risk
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning Processes
  • Whole Farm Planning
  • Production Planning
  • Farm Management Plans
  • Preparing A Farm Business Plan

Staff Management

  • Interview, Recruitment and Staff Induction
  • The Interview Process
  • Interviewing Rules
  • Orders
  • Procedure for Giving Detailed Instructions
  • Procedure for Dealing with Instructions not correctly Carried out
  • Motivating Employees
  • Work Scheduling
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Farm Safety
  • Duty of Care
  • Employer Duties
  • Employee Duties
  • For Legal Protection You Need:
  • Problem Areas for Safety
  • Reduce Manual Handling
  • Protective Equipment
  • Dealing with Chemicals
  • Safety With Tools and Equipment
  • Safety Audit

Water Management

  • Major Issues
  • Water Uses on Farms
  • Sources of Water
  • Natural Water Resources
  • Water Quality
  • Water Quality Problems
  • Pollution
  • Irrigation

Diversification

  • Introduction
  • Possibilities
  • Market Produce Ideas
  • Other Ideas

Course 8 - Certificate in Master Herbalist Phytotherapy Online Course

  • History of Herbal Medicine
  • What is a Herb?
  • Botany - Understanding Plants
  • Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • Contra-Indications and Cautions
  • Phytonutrients
  • Outlines of over 850 Herbs and Practical Work to do
  • Herbs of the Bible
  • Outline of Chinese Medicine
  • Outline of Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Outline of Clinical Medicine
  • How to make Compresses, Decoctions and Tinctures etc
  • Over 60 Essential Oils and how to use them plus Index
  • Herbs used in Homeopathy and Bach Remedies
  • Flower Essences plus Index of Lessons 23 and 24
  • Outline of Nutrition, Cooking and Cultivation of Herbs
  • Spiritual Dimension

Course 9 - Certificate in Medicinal Herbs Online Course

Growing Medicinal Herbs

  • Growing From Seed
  • Growing Herbs From Cuttings
  • Root Division
  • Pruning
  • Feeding Herbs
  • Disease

Harvesting Herbs - Flowers, Leaves, Roots, Seeds, Bark, Sap

  • Roots
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Fruits
  • Bark
  • Sap
  • Alternative Preserving Methods

Herbal Infusions

  • Understand The Guidelines For Making Herbal Remedies

Preparation Of Remedies

  • Herbal First Aid
  • Outline What Equipment Is Required To Make Different Remedies
  • Explain How To Prepare Various Types Of Carrier For The Herbs, E.G. Oils, Lotions Etc.

Babies And Children

  • Prescribed Medicines For Children
  • Ear Problems
  • Skin Problems
  • Digestive Problems
  • Coughs, Colds And Respiratory Infections
  • General Childhood Ailments
  • General Advice
  • Essential Information

Adolescents And Young Adults

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments
  • Identify Common Skin Lesions

Middle Age

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments Of Middle Age

The Elderly

  • Recognise The Most Common Ailments

Course 10 - Certificate in Environmental Waste Management Online Course

Conservation and Waste

  • Man and conservation
  • The "Space Ship Earth"
  • Conservation
  • Ecological and economic value
  • Overkill

Domestic Waste

  • Sewerage
  • The problem of industrial wastes
  • The nitrogen cycle
  • Types of sewers

Street Cleaning and the Disposal of Refuse

  • Methods of street cleaning
  • The removal of snow
  • The disposal of refuse
  • Using refuse as a fertiliser
  • Methods of dealing with refuse

The Effects of Industry on the Environment

  • Types of pollution
  • The effects of atmospheric pollution
  • Acid rain
  • The greenhouse effect
  • The greenhouse gases
  • Ozone
  • Urbanisation

Nuclear Fuel and Waste

  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fuel
  • Nuclear waste
  • Case Study: Nuclear waste disposal in South Africa
  • Health risks

Water and its Treatment

  • Industrial effluent
  • Impurities in water
  • Water and health
  • Prevention and the removal of pollution from water
  • Methods of purification
  • Recycled water
  • Second-hand water

Waste and Recycling

  • Waste materials
  • Dumps
  • Introduction to recycling
  • Recycling plastics
  • Recycling metal
  • Recycling glass
  • Recycling paper and rags
  • Recycling rubber
  • Gas from landfills
  • The future
  • The reduction of domestic waste

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:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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