Self Sufficiency & Alternative Living Courses

Course Listings

Alternative Energy

 
LEARN ENERGY MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION & STORAGE PLUS SOLAR, HYDRO POWER ETC.

Learn to become energy self sufficient and to understand different methods of generating, storing and using electricity, from hydro and solar to wind generators.

  • Save money through making homes more efficient and renewable energy
  • Learn about energy management
  • Learn about energy generation, storage and management
  • Become aware of domestic energy usage

Explore ways to better manage energy consumption, and how to convert a building’s energy supply to an alternative system.

Aromatherapy

HOME STUDY - AROMATHERAPY COURSE - ONLINE & DISTANCE EDUCATION

LEARN AROMATHERAPY FROM HOME

A great course for anyone wishing to learn more about the safe use of aromatherapy essential oils for healing and relaxation. This course provides an introduction to the safe use of Aromatherapy oils. Essential oils are the backbone of Aromatherapy. Their effectiveness is dependent on their safe and proper use, as well as on the quality of the oil used. Oils work in a much more subtle way than many commercially prepared products and in many situations are more suitable for preventative treatment rather than cure.

All this and much more is explained in detail and with practical tasks in the course.

One of our Aromatherapy students said about the course: "This course was very interesting, challenging and very worthwhile" N. Mills


Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health)

Your Environment can Heal You, or Make You Sick!
Learn about building materials, construction techniques, electrical wiring, temperature & light control, ventilation, plumbing, ergonomics and psychological factors; and how all of these things impact upon human health and wellbeing.

This course develops skills to determine the impact of building construction characteristics upon human health, and to recommend innovations in building design to improve habitability.

Organic Farming Practices

Learn How Organic Farms are Run.
 
Organic farms may grow either plants or animals (or both); and this course is relevant to both.
As with any type of farming; there are two aspects to being successful; one is being able to grow your produce properly, and the other is being able to manage the farm in a way that is efficient and profitable. This course sets out to give you a foundation for achieving both of these things.
 

Organic Plant Culture

HOME STUDY - ORGANIC GROWING COURSE

Work with the environment and without the use of artificial fertilizers or sprays.

This outstanding and extensive, globally focused course develops a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods.

  • Learn to grow fruit, vegetables and gardens without the use of chemicals
  • Home study: save yourself money, time and hassle

Organic growing has increased in popularity over the past ten years due to the increasing awareness of safety in the garden and on the farm and the desire to produce food that is free from chemical inputs. For decades, farmers and growers have relied upon chemicals to control pests and diseases in order to produce crops for sale. Unfortunately it is only recently that we have become aware that many of those chemicals can sometimes cause health problems to humans, as well as long-term damage to the environment such as soil degradation, imbalances in pest-predator populations can also sometimes occur. As public concern grows, these issues are becoming increasingly important. However the organic grower or gardener should understand that not all organic practices always guarantee a healthy environment, over-cultivation for example can also lead to soil damage. Organic growing practices should aim to ensure quality of both the environment in which we live and of the produce we grow in our gardens and on our farms.

Qualification - Certificate In Alternative Farming

HOME STUDY - FARMING COURSE 

LEARN ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Agriculture has seen massive changes in most developed countries over recent decades due to changes in global economics, technology and environmental concerns. This course provides an foundation for dealing with those changes, whether on your own farm or to gain a broader understanding of new and alternative farming techniques.

Qualification - Certificate In Self Sufficiency

DISTANCE LEARNING - SELF SUFFICIENCY - PERMACULTURE - ORGANICS - SOLAR ENERGY

LEARN TO LIVE SELF SUFFICIENTLY!

A unique qualification which may be undertaken with a view to preparing for a change in the way you live or perhaps in preparation for establishing a business or career providing services to the community in this discipline. 

The course comprises of two core self sufficiency modules and then a choice of four electives.

Accredition: International Accreditation & Recognition Council (IARC)

Qualification -Associate Diploma In Environmental Management

Become an Expert on the Environment

  • Manage Land Resources
  • Manage Waste, Pollutants, Environmental Problems 
  • Conduct Environmental Assessments
  • Teach, Write, Research 

Despite huge growth in environmental industries world wide, many graduates in environmental sciences still find a career eludes them. Often this is because their studies have not covered the subjects and skills which are in fact providing employment opportunities. This course differs from other environmental courses providing a unique opportunity to develop those "in demand" skills.

Self Sufficiency I

HOME STUDY - SELF SUFFICIENCY COURSE - ONLINE

Learn how to live self sufficiently in this modern age!

Develop your ability to be self sufficient. Learn about food and nutrition, and making the right decisions about changes in lifestyle; as well as showing you how to do a whole range of practical things such as mud brick building, making crafts, growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and other crops; raising poultry, sheep & goats, extending the life of clothing, conserving energy, recycling, simple home medical care and first aid, and lots more.

Self Sufficiency II

LEARN TRADITIONAL FOOD PRODUCTION & PROCESSING - SELF SUFFICIENT

This unique course takes you another step on your road to self sufficiency.  In this course you will learn to:

    Learn to be self sufficient with your food. You learn about nutrition and how to balance your diet, as well as how to produce, process, store, and use different types of food. This includes berries, nuts, milk, cheese, eggs, bread making, preserves, & dried food. Cooking, freezing, drying, bottling, making bread, planning a vegetable garden to give produce all year round, and lots more are covered during the ten lessons.

    Waste Management

    Learn to Manage Waste -household, commercial, garden, etc 
    • Learn how we manage sewage, household rubbish and toxic waste 
    • Understand options for street cleaning, pollution reduction and recycling
    • Explore the waste management industry and both business and employment opportunities it offers.