Courses

  • 3 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Behaviour & Training

    Learn how to effectively train birds by developing a better understanding of their behaviour. If you want to be a great bird handler, you need to be able to appreciate the behavioural traits of your birds. Understanding why your birds behave the way they do will allow you to properly manage their behaviours. In this quick course, you can establish all the essentials of bird behaviour and training:
    • Learn how to effectively catch and restrain small and large birds
    • Determine the best training methods for all kinds of birds
    • Find out how common behaviours can indicate your bird’s health
    • Discover which abnormal behaviours you need to look out for
    • Explore possible opportunities of working in the bird industry, from falconry and wildlife park work to breeding and healthcare
  • 4 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Bookkeeping

    Learn the basics of bookkeeping. Bookkeeping provides an essential framework for collecting, preparing, and recording financial data. If you’re a business owner, effective bookkeeping can help you make more informed decisions to better your business. If you’re a beginner in the bookkeeping world, this course will help you get started. Find out how you can benefit from keeping your financial information in check and explore national and international accounting standards and conventions. Learn how to understand financial language and determine what you need to know to be the best bookkeeper you can be. If you want to better understand bookkeeping and benefit your business, this course is your guide.
  • 2 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Cement Work

    Learn how to work with different types of cement. In construction, engineering, and landscaping, cement is one of the most commonly used materials. This course will teach you everything you need to know about working with cement — as a mortar, in concrete, in masonry, and even formwork. Understanding the fundamentals of cement work will help you select the right type of cement for the work you’re doing, and ensure that you’re using the appropriate safety measures for the job. If you’re a beginner when it comes to cement work, this course is the ultimate guide.
  • 3 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Digital & Print Illustration

    Learn the basics of illustration in all kinds of mediums. Do you need to fine-tune your illustration skills? This short course has all the essentials you need to master the art of illustration. Whether you’re working digitally or want to sit down and sketch the old-fashioned way, this course covers all the basics:  
    • Discover which tried and tested methods and techniques will be most useful for your practice
    • Learn how to sketch an initial design for a client and process images
    • Discover what the tonal zone system is and why it’s essential to illustration
    • Delve into all kinds of digital illustration and graphics
    • Find out how to control contrast
    • Explore the differences between traditional illustration and digital illustration today, and more.
     
  • 5 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Ecotourism

    Discover what it is to become an ecotour guide by exploring the ins and outs of ecotourism and its purpose. Ecotourism is the practise of sustainably visiting, traveling through and experiencing the natural wonders of our world. As industrialisation continues to spread, it’s essential to ensure the conservation and preservation of these natural sites for future travelers. In this course, students will learn about:
    • The basic components of ecotourism
    • Negative cases of ecotourism
    • Administrative and safety concerns of ecotourism
    • Creating your own ecotourism resource file
  • 5 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Feeding Your Garden

    Passionate about gardening and want to give your plants the nutrients they need? This course is designed to help you water and feed your plants appropriately. In this course you will learn how different watering systems work and what will work best for your lifestyle. It will teach you appropriate water saving methods as well as the necessary nutrients to keep your plants happy and healthy. If you want to expand your knowledge and give your plants the best, this course is for you.
  • 2 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Berries

    Learn how to grow a variety of berries at home. Growing berries in your own garden at home is the best way to guarantee that your fruit is always fresh and flavourful. This course is full of tried and tested tips and tricks for growing your own berries:
    • Find out which type of berries you should grow according to your local climate and the time of year
    • Explore the best strategies for growing a wide variety of berries, from blueberries to blackcurrants
    • Use some tried and tested planting strategies in your garden
    • Discover how you can grow berries in small spaces
    • Learn how to grow strawberries in any climate, and more
     
  • 4 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Vegetables

    Enhance your garden and learn how to grow your own vegetables. If you have always wanted to grow your own food but never known how to, this short course is your beginner’s guide. Save money and eat well by growing your own vegetables at home. Find out what gardening methods suit your space best, plan out your vegetable bed, and discover what vegetables to grow at what time of year. If you’re new to vegetable growing and ready to get your hands dirty, dig into this short course.
  • 2 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Home Renovation

    Learn the basics of home renovation. If you’re a new homeowner or your space needs a refresh, why not get started on a home renovation project? With the right tools, you can completely transform your space. If you’re a beginner, there are some essentials you need to know. In this short course you will:  
    • Establish the essential checklist for beginning any renovation project
    • Determine which rooms need renovating and how to get started
    • Explore the ins and outs of kitchen and bathroom renovation
    • Learn how to manage risks in construction, from legal insurance issues to safety precautions
    • Select the best tradespeople for the job
    • Manage the costs of your project and save money where you can
     
  • 2 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Mixing Cocktails

    Learn the basics of mixology; discover how to make a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks from home. If you’ve always wanted to mix your own alcoholic drinks but never known how to, this quick course is the perfect way to get started. In this course, you will:
    • Establish the fundamentals of making cocktails and mixed drinks
    • Determine what kind of ingredients and equipment you will need
    • Find out how to store your mixed drinks for later
    • Learn how to make some simple, classic cocktails step-by-step
    • Explore recipe ideas from around the world, and more
  • 6 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Photographic Lenses

    Want to find out what lens you should use? This course explains how your images may be manipulated by using different lenses. Learn how physics plays a role in the photographs we capture and how different lenses produce these effects. Look at the practical issues and applications for various types of lenses and find out when to use them. Start this course today and learn about how lenses operate, their benefits and capture amazing images.
  • 4 Lessons

    A Beginner’s Guide to Programming: Visual Basic

    Establish the essentials of programming and code; learn how to use Visual Basic. Visual Basic is an essential programming language, often used for coding. It is one of the easiest code languages to understand, so it’s a great entry point for learning programming languages if you’re a beginner. This short course is the perfect introduction to programming and code language:  
    • Explore the fundamentals of Visual Basic, from variables and dozens of data types
    • Discover which operators you need to perform mathematical calculations
    • Find out which hard coding variables you need for computer programming
    • Learn how the coding strings that store text, words, and phrases really work
    • Experiment with different programming methods with some simple exercises you can try yourself.
  • 2 Lessons

    A Bookkeeper’s Guide to Control Accounts

    Manage your business’ finances like a professional by learning how to manage control accounts. Your business can benefit from effective bookkeeping management; grouping control accounts can help your finances in a big way. All you need to do is implement the best strategy. In this short course, you will:  
    • Explore the best methods for grouping control accounts
    • Determine the advantages of control account management
    • Discover the best bookkeeping strategies using cash receipt and credit purchase journals
    • Define the differences between debtors’ accounts and creditors’ accounts
    • Learn how to work with an asset register, and more
  • 5 Lessons

    A Botanist’s Guide to Plant Anatomy

    To better comprehend plant names, descriptions and classifications, it helps to have a basic understanding of plant structure and morphology. This course is designed to give you a botanist’s guide to plant anatomy through the identification of six characteristics. Start this course today and learn how to classify your plants by understanding these six components:
    • The habit
    • The stems
    • The leaves
    • The flowers
    • The fruits
    • The seeds
  • 3 Lessons

    A Carpenter’s Guide to Working with Wood 

    Master your woodworking skills and learn the essentials of effective carpentry. If your next renovation project involves working with wood, you need the right carpentry tools to pull it off. In this short course, you can establish all the essentials when it comes to working with wood:  
    • Determine which hand tools and power tools every woodworker needs
    • Learn how to select the right type of wood for your job
    • Explore the best methods for cutting and joining wood
    • Discover how you can create the right type of joint for your project
    • Learn how to finish off wood surfaces like an expert, and more
     
  • 5 Lessons

    A Case Study of Dementia

    Gain a deeper understanding of the scope and nature of dementia in adults by completing this short course. Dementia is an acquired mental impairment that can affect individuals in a variety of ways. More commonly found in older people, dementia is a common impairment. Hence, understanding its types, nature and general care and management plans is important. In this course, you’ll learn about:
    • What dementia actually is
    • Types and subtypes of dementia
    • Causes of dementia
    • Alzheimer’s disease and its symptoms
    • Vascular dementia and its symptoms
    • Treatment, care and management of dementia
  • 11 Lessons

    A Gardener’s Guide to Pests and Plant Health

    Are you concerned about pests in your garden? This course examines typical garden pests, their threat to your plants’ health and how to control these factors. Learn the difference between insects and how to prevent infestation. Start this course today and ensure that your garden is pest free.
  • 4 Lessons

    A Gardener’s Guide to Plant Names & Classification

    Learn how to accurately distinguish the differences between plant species by studying how plants are named and classified.  There are hundreds of thousands of different plant species across the world, and to keep track of them all, we need a unique way to tell them apart. In this short course, you can master your gardening skills and learn everything you need to know about plant names and classification:  
    • Discover why and how experts categorise different plants
    • Find out how gardener’s rank plans, from subspecies to hybrids
    • Learn how to pronounce Latin plant names and discover their meanings
    • Explore the different ranks of plant classifications
    • Determine the differences between families, genus, and species
    • Learn all the essentials, from international botanical and scientific classifications to Latin plant names, and more.
  • 3 Lessons

    A Guide to Bird Care

    Learn how to care for your pet bird. Explore everything you need to know about bird care - from bird health to grooming advice, this course is your guide. Effectively take care of your bird at home and discover the A-Z of bird terminology that you never knew you needed. If you have a bird at home and need some care advice, or you’re thinking about purchasing a pet bird in the future, this course is the perfect guide for essential bird care.
  • 3 Lessons

    A Guide to Food Sensitivities

    What to learn more about food sensitivities and how to deal with them? This course outlines the difference between food intolerances and allergies, how to manage food sensitivity problems and the importance of food labels. Learn what to look out for, how to determine if you have an allergy or an intolerance and the management options. If you want to understand food sensitivities in a broader sense, this course is for you.