Certificate In Foraging Online Course

Learn The Foraging Skill

Certificate In Foraging Online Course

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Learn The Foraging Skill

Foraging for food is a skill that many have lost, but until relatively recently, this was how we survived. Perhaps this is why so many people fall deeply in love with foraging because it reawakens an innate skill. It’s not our fault that we don’t know how to do it. Most of us weren’t taught. But it’s a valuable skill and a skill that people are drawn to for many reasons. What’s drawing you to foraging? With a diverse range of plants and suggested uses, there’ll be plenty in the Foraging Course to inspire you, including home remedy suggestions and foraging tips to enhance your skillset.

You’ll start the Foraging Course with an introduction to the subject. We’ll ask you to consider why people forage and then furnish you with some basic botany information. You’ll look at safety and legal considerations regarding picking food from the wild and finally, you’ll look at various ways to preserve what you pick.

Weeds are a gift to the forager (if not the gardener), you’ll look at uses for a number of very common weeds. You’ll then dive into the fungus kingdom, learning how to identify both edible and psychotropic mushrooms. The edible mushrooms are divided into woodland dwellers and those that grow among grass to help you focus your searches.

How you forage and what you forage for will change throughout the course of a year. The Foraging Course sets you off on a journey through the seasons, starting, naturally, in the Spring. You’ll learn about spring greens, edible flowers and spring tonics. We’ll give you a nudge to try some new punchy flavours and to stretch your identification and collection skills by looking for plants like Hogweed and Pignut.

You will learn about a generous range of Summer plants and the changing seasons as you enter Autumn and then Winter. You’ll learn how to make the most of the final root, berry and nut harvests before your choices drop back in Winter. But don’t worry, there are a few more new plants for you to find and try in the deep mid-Winter!

It’s then on to psychotropic plants – those incredible plants whose active constituents can alter the way we feel by interacting with our nervous system. You’ll explore both the gentle, relaxing plants that can help you sleep, then the stimulants and, on the other end of the psychotropic scale, the tropane alkaloid hallucinogenic plants.

There are enough suggestions and inspiration on the topic of trees in the Foraging Course to keep the novice forager busy all year, as you explore fruit, bark, leaves, sap and more! You’ll also look to the seaside to discover coastal and seashore plants, and seaweeds. You’ll even branch into carnivorous territory as you learn to find some shellfish.

The course finishes with a celebration of the art of making drinks from your foraged finds – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. No matter your tastes, there’s something for everyone here and hopefully, it will get your creative juices flowing.

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Anyone interested in the near-forgotten skill of foraging needs this course. The ultimate companion to the great outdoors and the plethora of uses of that which nature provides willingly, you’ll never look at flora and fungi in the same way again.

If you are even a little outdoorsy, love nature or follow an organic or sustainable-living focussed lifestyle, you’ll love what the Foraging Course has to offer.

So, check the weather forecast for some dry weather, pick a sunny day and ready, steady, forage!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Foraging
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Accredited Certificate In Foraging Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading foraging experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate.

Module 1: An Introduction to Foraging

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: First-Time Foraging
  • Part 2: The Forager’s Year
  • Part 3: The Importance of Botany
  • Part 4: Forage Safely, Legally and With Conservation in Mind
  • Part 5: Preserve Your Harvests
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Eat Your Weeds

  • Part 1: The Ultimate Free Food
  • Part 2: Dandelion – A Plant of Many Parts
  • Part 3: The Plantains
  • Part 4: Chickweed
  • Part 5: More Bountiful Weeds
  • Part 6: Foraging Skills – Make Your Own Basket
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Foraging for Mushrooms

  • Part 1: The Mushroom
  • Part 2: Into the Woods…
  • Part 3: Mushrooms in Fields and Meadows
  • Part 4: Psychotropic Mushrooms
  • Part 5: Other Mushrooms
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Foraging in Spring

  • Part 1: Spring Salads
  • Part 2: Edible Flowers – Eating with Your Eyes
  • Part 3: Punchy Flavours
  • Part 4: Hogweed and Pignut
  • Part 5: Spring Tonics
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Foraging in Summer

  • Part 1: Summer Flowers
  • Part 2: Summer Greens and Roots
  • Part 3: Summer Berries
  • Part 4: Foraging Skills – Avoiding Poisonous Plants
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Foraging in Autumn and Winter

  • Part 1: Foraging in the Golden Months of Autumn
  • Part 2: Roots to Forage for in Autumn
  • Part 3: Berries and Nuts
  • Part 4: Winter Wonders
  • Part 5: Foraging Skills – The Fire
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Foraging for Psychotropics

  • Part 1: Mind-Altering and Misunderstood
  • Part 2: The Plants Waiting to Relax You
  • Part 3: Psychotropic Benefits
  • Part 4: Stimulating Plants
  • Part 5: The Tropane Alkaloid Psychotropics
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Gifts from the Trees

  • Part 1: Crab Apples
  • Part 2: Medlars, Plum and Damson Trees
  • Part 3: Rowan Trees, Wild Cherry and Blackthorn
  • Part 4: Lime Trees and Beech
  • Part 5: Horse Chestnut and Ash
  • Part 6: Birch (Silver)
  • Part 7: Pine
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Foraging Along the Seashore

  • Part 1: Seashells and Shellfish on the Seashore
  • Part 2: Conservation Considerations
  • Part 3: Food for Free by the Sea
  • Part 4: Seashore Plants
  • Part 5: Seafood on the Seashore
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Foraging for the Drinks Cabinet

  • Part 1: The Elder Drinks Cabinet
  • Part 2: Blackberries and Raspberries
  • Part 3: Dandelion and Burdock – a Classic Combination
  • Part 4: The Abundance of Heather
  • Part 5: Offerings from the Oak Tree
  • Part 6: Hops, Juniper and Sloes
  • Part 7: Pineapple Weed
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment

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

Learn The Foraging Skill

Foraging for food is a skill that many have lost, but until relatively recently, this was how we survived. Perhaps this is why so many people fall deeply in love with foraging because it reawakens an innate skill. It’s not our fault that we don’t know how to do it. Most of us weren’t taught. But it’s a valuable skill and a skill that people are drawn to for many reasons. What’s drawing you to foraging? With a diverse range of plants and suggested uses, there’ll be plenty in the Foraging Course to inspire you, including home remedy suggestions and foraging tips to enhance your skillset.

You’ll start the Foraging Course with an introduction to the subject. We’ll ask you to consider why people forage and then furnish you with some basic botany information. You’ll look at safety and legal considerations regarding picking food from the wild and finally, you’ll look at various ways to preserve what you pick.

Weeds are a gift to the forager (if not the gardener), you’ll look at uses for a number of very common weeds. You’ll then dive into the fungus kingdom, learning how to identify both edible and psychotropic mushrooms. The edible mushrooms are divided into woodland dwellers and those that grow among grass to help you focus your searches.

How you forage and what you forage for will change throughout the course of a year. The Foraging Course sets you off on a journey through the seasons, starting, naturally, in the Spring. You’ll learn about spring greens, edible flowers and spring tonics. We’ll give you a nudge to try some new punchy flavours and to stretch your identification and collection skills by looking for plants like Hogweed and Pignut.

You will learn about a generous range of Summer plants and the changing seasons as you enter Autumn and then Winter. You’ll learn how to make the most of the final root, berry and nut harvests before your choices drop back in Winter. But don’t worry, there are a few more new plants for you to find and try in the deep mid-Winter!

It’s then on to psychotropic plants – those incredible plants whose active constituents can alter the way we feel by interacting with our nervous system. You’ll explore both the gentle, relaxing plants that can help you sleep, then the stimulants and, on the other end of the psychotropic scale, the tropane alkaloid hallucinogenic plants.

There are enough suggestions and inspiration on the topic of trees in the Foraging Course to keep the novice forager busy all year, as you explore fruit, bark, leaves, sap and more! You’ll also look to the seaside to discover coastal and seashore plants, and seaweeds. You’ll even branch into carnivorous territory as you learn to find some shellfish.

The course finishes with a celebration of the art of making drinks from your foraged finds – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. No matter your tastes, there’s something for everyone here and hopefully, it will get your creative juices flowing.

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Anyone interested in the near-forgotten skill of foraging needs this course. The ultimate companion to the great outdoors and the plethora of uses of that which nature provides willingly, you’ll never look at flora and fungi in the same way again.

If you are even a little outdoorsy, love nature or follow an organic or sustainable-living focussed lifestyle, you’ll love what the Foraging Course has to offer.

So, check the weather forecast for some dry weather, pick a sunny day and ready, steady, forage!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Foraging
  2. Comprehensive 10 module Accredited Certificate In Foraging Online Course
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading foraging experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate.

Module 1: An Introduction to Foraging

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: First-Time Foraging
  • Part 2: The Forager’s Year
  • Part 3: The Importance of Botany
  • Part 4: Forage Safely, Legally and With Conservation in Mind
  • Part 5: Preserve Your Harvests
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Eat Your Weeds

  • Part 1: The Ultimate Free Food
  • Part 2: Dandelion – A Plant of Many Parts
  • Part 3: The Plantains
  • Part 4: Chickweed
  • Part 5: More Bountiful Weeds
  • Part 6: Foraging Skills – Make Your Own Basket
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Foraging for Mushrooms

  • Part 1: The Mushroom
  • Part 2: Into the Woods…
  • Part 3: Mushrooms in Fields and Meadows
  • Part 4: Psychotropic Mushrooms
  • Part 5: Other Mushrooms
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Foraging in Spring

  • Part 1: Spring Salads
  • Part 2: Edible Flowers – Eating with Your Eyes
  • Part 3: Punchy Flavours
  • Part 4: Hogweed and Pignut
  • Part 5: Spring Tonics
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Foraging in Summer

  • Part 1: Summer Flowers
  • Part 2: Summer Greens and Roots
  • Part 3: Summer Berries
  • Part 4: Foraging Skills – Avoiding Poisonous Plants
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Foraging in Autumn and Winter

  • Part 1: Foraging in the Golden Months of Autumn
  • Part 2: Roots to Forage for in Autumn
  • Part 3: Berries and Nuts
  • Part 4: Winter Wonders
  • Part 5: Foraging Skills – The Fire
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Foraging for Psychotropics

  • Part 1: Mind-Altering and Misunderstood
  • Part 2: The Plants Waiting to Relax You
  • Part 3: Psychotropic Benefits
  • Part 4: Stimulating Plants
  • Part 5: The Tropane Alkaloid Psychotropics
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Gifts from the Trees

  • Part 1: Crab Apples
  • Part 2: Medlars, Plum and Damson Trees
  • Part 3: Rowan Trees, Wild Cherry and Blackthorn
  • Part 4: Lime Trees and Beech
  • Part 5: Horse Chestnut and Ash
  • Part 6: Birch (Silver)
  • Part 7: Pine
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Foraging Along the Seashore

  • Part 1: Seashells and Shellfish on the Seashore
  • Part 2: Conservation Considerations
  • Part 3: Food for Free by the Sea
  • Part 4: Seashore Plants
  • Part 5: Seafood on the Seashore
  • Module 9 Assessment

Module 10: Foraging for the Drinks Cabinet

  • Part 1: The Elder Drinks Cabinet
  • Part 2: Blackberries and Raspberries
  • Part 3: Dandelion and Burdock – a Classic Combination
  • Part 4: The Abundance of Heather
  • Part 5: Offerings from the Oak Tree
  • Part 6: Hops, Juniper and Sloes
  • Part 7: Pineapple Weed
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment

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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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 012CEFRG
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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