Advanced course


The Advance Aquaponics course is for those who have a system and want to expand,  improve or build a bigger system. This Aquaponics course will give you valuable skills for how to advance your system with tools and applications that go way beyond the back garden system, plus an in depth look at water chemistry, fish and plant biology, and some added value production essential skills. This is a smaller group so to tailor it to the requirements of the group

2017 course dates-

June 17th-18th

September 23rd- 24th

‘This was our second course and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in Aquaponics.’ Jeff Ingvaldson, Brilliant Harvest.

Advance Course outline:

  1. System & components
  • NFT (practical)
  • Solid capture device – conical drum baffled separator (practical)
  • DWC Screen filter frames (100micron) build and purpose explained
  • Mineralization Tank (sludge processing)
  • Drip-fed irrigation (practical)
  • Fluidized Bio Reactor (practical)
  • Degassing Unit (practical)
  1. Nutrient Balance & Plant Growth
  • Test protocol for available plants nutrients
  • Optimising nutrient control and the importance of quality feed
  • Control of nutrient deficiency
  1. Water Quality
  • Evaluation of different natural water resources (quality and cost analysis)
  • Understanding how PH is effected in aquaculture
  • Aquaculture water parameter guideline (Handout)
  1. Plant culture
  • Planting sequenced staggered methods and continuous production model
  • Efficient crop management practice
  • Pest deterrents and food safe pesticide options
  • Suggested variety and designated methods of culture (Handout)
  • Propagation nursery optimisation
  1. System redundancy devices
  • System back-up’s (generator and battery)
  • Mobile phone remote control alarms and devices
  • De-coupled system benefits
  • Float switches and alarms
  • Aeration Back up devices (12v)
  1. Aquaculture
  • Identification and potential for added value production
  • Fish gutting and filleting (practical)
  • Fish stocking density and harvesting efficient management
  • Fish transport unit/device
  • Become an authorised Aquaculture Production Business
  • Fish transport Licence & Movement records
  • Farm daily logbook record (hand out)
  • Fish produce traceability record
  • Food Safety and Aquaponic
  • Cleaning Agents storage and handling procedure
  1. Problem solving Q & A

This is the opportunity to discuss existing challenges encountered in different systems and guidance to understanding what is the best solution. Bring your photo or layout design with all relevant information about components, volumes and configuration, we will dedicate time to each students project to explore scenarios for design and development and solutions.


To register for the Advance Aquaponic course click here and send us an email

we will send you an outline and application form to complete and return to us by email

For further details please email or call us. 01934710342

cost £350 

10% off if you bring a family member  ( £630 for 2 family members, no other offer applies)

 We provide lunch with ingredients from our farm and refreshments on both days, you will receive a completion certificate.

Class size is limited so best to register early to ensure your space.

 Cancellation Policy

  Up to 30 days prior to the first day of the course a full refund or transfer course date

  30 days to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop – 50% refund

  Less than two weeks prior to the first day of the workshop – no refund, although you can transfer your space to family/friend

(Discretion is taken for special circumstances, eg. health related with Dr certificate.)

for our location click here Postcode BS28 4PA, closest train station Burnham & Highbridge

For nearby accommodation we suggest-

Hide on the Hill B&B- 

Nut Tree Farm B&B (healthy breakfast options)  click here

Poplar Farm B&B and log cabins    click here 

For more options click here