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Focussed Cultivation Topics e-Learning

A deep dive into a specific subject or issue for a thorough and comprehensive analysis thereof. The following nine topics are available:

  1. Spawn 
    Understanding the grain and liquid spawn making process
  2. Substrate
    How to select the most suitable mushroom cultivation substrate ingredients
  3. Cropping
    Understanding the spawn run process and the different mushroom cultivation stages
  4. Marketing 
    Understanding the mushroom market and pricing
  5. Business Plans
    How to structure a mushroom cultivation business plan
  6. Operations
    How to manage the operational activities of a mushroom cultivation enterprise
  7. Case Studies
    Critical evaluation of mushroom cultivation scenarios
  8. Problem Solving
    A once-off emergency consultation service
  9. Business Rescue
    If you have previously been advised by amateurs with no formal qualifications in as far as the cultivation of mushrooms are concerned

PLATFORM

  • Modules via e-mail
  • Attached PDF, XLSX and JPG documents

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to send and receive e-mail
  • Preferably an e-mail address where size limitation is not a barrier (minimum 25 Mb) e.g. gmail.com or yahoo.com 

TOPIC DURATION SPECIFICS

  • Own pace and schedule
  • No time limitations

HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT CURRENCY

Each topic has two different rates, the

  1. Discounted SADC member rate as listed in ZAR (South African Rand) and the
  2. International non-SADC rate as stated in EURO

Discounted SADC member rate as listed in ZAR
Participants from SADC countries www.sadc.int/member-states qualify for the discounted rate as listed in ZAR (South African Rand), but ONLY when paid in ZAR, either directly via

  • Manual EFT
  • Instant EFT by Payfast, or the
  • Payfast payment gateway

International non-SADC rate as stated in EURO
Participants from non-SADC countries should use the secure PayPal gateway to pay the rate as stated in EURO, either directly via

  • PayPal, or the
  • PayPal debit / credit card options (PayPal account is not a prerequisite to these card payments)

Why would you consider e-Learning?

  • The proportion of individuals joining e-Learning interactive self-paced training for professional upgrade and for recreational purposes is growing immensely
  • As e-Learning denotes the physical separation of the learner from the instructor, it is characterised by non-contiguous communication, meaning that the learner and instructor are separated not only in space but also in time
  • e-Learning reaches out to learners wherever they live or wish to study
  • If you have access to e-mail, the popular e-Learning method would be the preferred choice
  • The e-Learning learner is typically in full, partial or no employment and / or having family and social commitments

What are the advantages of e-Learning over Virtual learning?

  • A distinguished and proven method in education 
  • Unique combination of instructor-initiated and self-paced training, thus greater flexibility as it allows learners to study at their own pace over a longer period of time
  • Ability to complete your topic as quickly or slowly as circumstance dictates
  • Eliminating the technical set-up requirements associated with virtual sessions
  • All information in clear and easy to understand modules via e-mail, attached PDF, XLSX and JPG documents
  • One learner per instructor, thus undivided attention. Also unlimited e-mail and / or cell phone access to instructor whilst studying the focussed cultivation topic. Problem solving emergencies are usually resolved via WhatsApp text or calls
  • Recognising the immense social interaction needs of all human beings, we will spend a considerable amount of time guiding you through the material, explaining the finer detail and addressing your questions 
  • Ability to continue without interruption, even during unexpected events such as the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • More cost-effective when compared to virtual training

Why registering for a focussed cultivation topic at the Academy?

  • You are dealing with experienced mushroom specialists, in other words, professionals who completed post graduate degrees at universities, worked at research institutes and served the private industries over years 
  • Mushroom cultivation is a field of specialisation. We also recommend you complete the training before spending on infrastructure you will probably not need 
  • Value for money. A surprisingly high number of spawn, cultivating and so-called mushroom guru topics are run by amateurs, with no applicable or formal qualifications. Training should preferably be left to the professionals. Unless you want to be a mushroom hobbyist

Please select the most suitable topic of training:

  • No registration deadline, thus possible to register any time of the year
  • Commencement date: Any time of the year, all year round
  • Duration and completion: No limitations, depending on your circumstances
  • Payment deadline: Directly after submitting the registration form. Please follow the payment instructions 

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SPAWN

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

Understanding the grain and liquid spawn making process

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

SUBSTRATES

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

How to select the most suitable mushroom cultivation substrate ingredients

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

CROPPING

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

Understanding the spawn run process and the different mushroom cultivation stages

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

MARKETING

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

Understanding the mushroom market and pricing

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

BUSINESS PLANS

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

How to structure a mushroom cultivation business plan

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

OPERATIONS

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

How to manage the operational activities of a mushroom cultivation enterprise

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

CASE STUDIES

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

Critical evaluation of mushroom cultivation scenarios

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

PROBLEM SOLVING

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

A once-off emergency consultation service

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail / WhatsApp

BUSINESS RESCUE

R 2999 | € 240 e-Learning

If you have previously been advised by amateurs with no formal qualifications in as far as the cultivation of mushrooms are concerned

Spent your money on informal / guru-type / so-called ethical training without realising that you dealt with amateurs using flamboyant web designs and name dropping? The Academy is highly concerned about the number of companies ill equipped to offer meaningful service to members of the public interested in this highly specialised field, where members of the public are being defrauded by paying vast amounts of money in return for laymen knowledge on the cultivation of mushrooms. Despite companies’ right to freedom of trade, the morally irresponsible manner in which such companies have elected to do business has infringed negatively upon the marketplace. The Academy’s discounted rescue topic is specifically designed to re-educate such negatively affected individuals, empowering and guiding you towards a successful outcome.

An educational topic designed for above-mentioned ill equipped participants only, to re-visit their subject and latest developments in it. ‎The aim would be to practise and improve the essential mushroom knowledge and skills.

Self-paced topic
= 2 x e-Learning modules + Questions via e-mail

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