Wild Mushroom Identification
e-Learning or Correspondence


Wild Mushrooms Wild Mushroom Identification

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Discount on all e-Learning courses.

Not possible to attend training courses in Johannesburg, Cape Town or internationally? Or nearby training venues but rather want to absorb the course content at your own pace over a longer period of time? Then our unique combination of self-paced (asynchronous) and instructor-led (synchronous) e-Learning should be considered. E-learning is a relatively new phenomenon and refers to the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies in education.

Taking your own circumstances and means of electronic communication into account, e-learning might include one or numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, or streaming video. If you have access to an e-mail address, the modern, popular e-Learning method would be the preferred choice.

However, if you prefer dealing with paper, the correspondence option (the traditional, old-fashioned method of completing distance education) could be selected. The latter deals with printed documentation distributed via the postal system.


Why would you consider distance education?

The proportion of individuals joining distance education for professional upgrade and for recreational purposes is growing immensely.

Distance education, by its very definition, denotes the physical separation of the learner from the instructor. It is thus characterised by non-contiguous communication, meaning that the learner and teacher are separated not only in space but also in time. Thus instead of assembling learners from dispersed locations in one place, distance education reaches out to learners wherever they live or wish to study. The distance learner is typically in full, partial or no employment and / or having family and social commitments.


What are the advantages of distance education over classroom / boardroom education?

  • Reduced course rate;
  • Additional e-Learning discount;
  • Eliminating the cost of accommodation and travelling;
  • All information in a clear and easy to understand format;
  • The ability to complete your course as quickly or slowly as circumstance dictates;
  • Unlimited e-mail and / or cell phone access to lecturers whilst doing the course. 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.

Why would you consider doing a course 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.

Be careful when dealing with wild mushroom amateurs who provide training. No problem becoming a wild mushroom enthusiast, we all should. But leave the training to the professionals. Especially when dealing with the identification of wild mushrooms.


Please select the most suitable level 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.

Introductory Wild Mushroom Identification Course

R 2999 | € 217 e-Learning
R 3999 | € 290 Correspondence

You buy and enjoy cultivated and wild mushrooms, but too scared to pick your own.

“Other than getting drunk and punching each other, mushroom hunting is what we Russians love most,” novelist Gary Shteyngartt told New York Times journalist Akhil Sharma over drinks at a party in New York.

Obviously not referring to wine and broken noses, but why not getting a bit more adventurous. Step out of your comfort zone. Get the knowledge!

Intermediate Wild Mushroom Identification Course

R 3999 | € 290 e-Learning
R 4999 | € 362 Correspondence

You pick and enjoy a few wild mushrooms species but would prefer to broaden your knowledge. To push your boundaries, an intellectual rollercoaster ride is needed. But we recommend you take it slowly.

Advanced Wild Mushroom Identification Course

R 7999 | € 580 e-Learning
R 8999 | € 652 Correspondence

You eat wild mushroom species most people would ignore. You probably own books written by David Arora and Gary Lincoff. Regarded as the Rolls-Royse of mushroom identification, this intense and stimulating course will broaden your viewpoint of edible, medicinal and poisonous species.


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