WSQ INTRODUCTION TO INDOOR FARMING USING CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE (CEA) TECHNIQUES

WSQ INTRODUCTION TO INDOOR FARMING USING CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AGRICULTURE (CEA) TECHNIQUES

Funded

Course Duration

24.0 hr(s)

Mode of Assessment

Oral Questioning and Practical Performance

Who Should Attend

  • Hobbyists interested in sustainable and efficient methods of crop production.
  • Mid-Career Switchers looking to join the Agritech sector
  • Farmers or agricultural professionals looking to expand their knowledge and skills in indoor farming.
  • Horticulturists interested in exploring new methods of plant propagation.
  • Entrepreneurs planning to start indoor farming ventures.
  • Students or researchers interested in gaining a foundational understanding of controlled environment agriculture techniques.

Course Overview

The WSQ Introduction to Indoor Farming using Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Techniques is a 24-hour course designed for individuals interested in indoor farming and controlled environment agriculture. Participants will learn the principles and practices of plant propagation using CEA techniques. The course covers setting up the environment for plant propagation, executing propagation techniques, and maintaining propagated plants. It emphasizes workplace safety, documentation, and managing pests and diseases. The course combines theoretical knowledge with practical exercises to provide a comprehensive understanding of indoor farming and plant propagation.

Course Schedule

Next available schedule

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare indoor farming environment for plant propagation includes tools, equipment, containers, propagating media and additives in accordance with recognised methods and procedures
  • Implement the plant propagation techniques in accordance with prescribed procedures
  • Mange the plant progagation materials includes plant materials, species, seeds, cuttings, buds, and grafts in accordance with appropriate propagation methods and guidelines.
  • Follow the relevant WSH practices and guidelines for plant propagation activities.
  • Establish aftercare maintenance activities to the plants after propagation
  • Document the propagation activities for compliance and reporting
  • Manage the plant propagation materials by treating pests and disease outbreaks in accordance with relevant hygiene guidelines.

Pre-requisites

The admission requirements are: 

  • Read, write, and speak English at WPL Level 4 
  • Manipulate numbers at WPN Level 4 

Course Outline

  • Setting up the environment for plant propagation
    • Introduction to plant propagation in indoor farming and its benefits
    • Overview of different types of plant propagation in indoor farming systems
    • Environmental control for plant propagation in indoor vertical farming, construction of indoor planting structure for plant propagation
  • Execute plant propagation techniques
    • Plant propagation techniques for indoor farming
    • Suitable plant species for indoor farming
    • WSH practices and guidelines for plant propagation activities
    • After-care maintenance activities
    • Record propagation activities for compliance and reporting
  • Plant propagation maintenance
    • Pests and plants diseases
    • Maintenance and troubleshooting for plant propagation facilities

Certificate Obtained and Conferred by

  • Upon meeting the attendance and assessment(s) criteria, participants will be awarded with a digital Statement of Attainment (SOA), accredited by SkillsFuture Singapore. SOA will be reflected as LNS-OPR-2058-1.1.
  • Upon meeting the attendance and assessment(s) criteria, participants will be awarded with a digital Certificate of Completion from NTUC LearningHub and Netacradle.

Additional Details

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer to trainee ratio: 1:20

Mode of Delivery: Physical Class

Price

Course Fee and Government Subsidies

  

Individual Sponsored 

Company Sponsored 

 

Non-SME 

SME 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Before GST 

With GST 

Full Course Fee
(For Foreigners and those not eligible for subsidies)

$900.00

$981.00

$900.00

$981.00

$900.00

$981.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below
and
For all Singapore Permanent Residents
(The minimum age for individual sponsored trainees is 21 years)

$450.00

$531.00

$450.00

$531.00

$270.00

$351.00

For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$270.00

$351.00

$270.00

$351.00

$270.00

$351.00

 

Funding Eligibility Criteria

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria
  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • From 1 October 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. This applies to both physical and synchronous e-learning courses

  • Trainee must achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Trainee must pass all prescribed tests / assessments, and attain 100% competency
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from the employer if trainee did not meet the eligibility criteria

 

Remarks

Individual Sponsored Trainee

Company Sponsored Trainee

SkillsFuture Credit: 

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.

Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding: 

  • $4.50 per hour, capped at $100,000 per enterprise per calendar year.
  • AP funding will be computed based on the actual number of training hours attended by the trainee.
  • Note: Courses / Modules under Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) will not be eligible for AP funding claim.

 

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