Introduction to Aquaponics Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The commercialisation of food production has led to vegetables and fish not reaching their maximum nutritional potential before they are harvested. Pesticides and other carcinogens are often used in their production and foods can travel long distances before reaching our plates. We can avoid this by growing our own, but with busy, modern lives it can be difficult to find the time to nurture our own foods to ensure our meals are fresh, nutrient-rich and chemical-free.

Aquaponics is a simple, self-sustainable ecosystem composed of fish, bacteria and plants that allows you to grow healthy, nutritious food in your own backyard without a huge investment of time. The Introduction to Aquaponics Diploma Course explains how.

The Introduction to Aquaponics Diploma Course explains the history and difference between aquaculture, hydroponics and aquaponics, and helps you to understand what your aquaponics will be – a relaxing hobby or a food oasis in your backyard.

You’ll learn of the importance of water quality and how to keep your fish and vegetables alive and healthy within an aquaponics system – knowing what to test, what to look for and how to identify any imbalances that occur with the changing climate.

You’ll be guided through the components needed to build a system, how to stock your fish, prevent disease, and let the symbiotic relationship bloom as you grow healthy, nutritious food in your backyard.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the difference between aquaculture, hydroponics and aquaponics
  • Understand the importance of water quality within an aquaponics system
  • Learn about various aquaponics systems that meets differing requirements
  • Know how to keep fish and vegetables alive and healthy
Vegetables growing an aquaponic system

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Aquaculture
  • Part 2: Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
  • Part 3: Hydroponics
  • Part 4: Aquaponics
  • Part 5: Different Designs
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Needs Determine Your Setup
  • Part 2: Hobby
  • Part 3: Fully Self-Sufficient
  • Part 4: Environment
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Small Scale
  • Part 2: What You Can Use
  • Part 3: Fish
  • Part 4: Vegetables
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Build to Cater for All Year Home Production
  • Part 2: The Bigger System Design for the Family
  • Part 3: Research Plants
  • Part 4: Research Fish
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Water Quality and pH
  • Part 2: Nitrogen Cycle
  • Part 3: Ammonia
  • Part 4: Nitrites and Nitrates
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Iron
  • Part 2: Carbonate Hardness (KH)
  • Part 3: Good Food = Enough Nutrients
  • Part 4: Bad Water Quality Kills Fish
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Fish Tank
  • Part 2: Solid Waste Remover
  • Part 3: The Growbed Filter
  • Part 4: Sump, Plumbing and Aeration
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Stress
  • Part 2: Bad Bacteria
  • Part 3: Water Quality
  • Part 4: Salt and Your System
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Hobby vs Self-Sufficiency Aquaponics
  • Part 2: Stocking Densities
  • Part 3: Feed
  • Part 4: Plants
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Design for Your Needs
  • Part 2: Cater for Your Fish
  • Part 3: Plants Look After Themselves
  • Part 4: Have Fun
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Whether you’re interested in ensuring your food is healthy, nutritious, and free of chemicals, want to get closer to nature or wish to help the environment, this course is an excellent introduction to growing food with aquaponics.

A group of Smolt fish
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The Introduction to Aquaponics Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

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The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

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