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Mushroom Cultivation and Identifying Edible Mushrooms

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Online, self-paced
5 hours
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Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
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Delve into the fascinating world of mushrooms with our comprehensive course on mushroom cultivation and identifying edible mushrooms. Learn how to grow mushrooms in different conditions, identify safe-to-eat mushrooms, and even start your own mushroom business!

Enrol today and discover the art of mushroom cultivation and identification, from basic techniques to starting your own mushroom business.

Learning outcomes :

  • Understand the basics of mushroom cultivation
  • Identify edible mushrooms and avoid poisonous ones
  • Learn the process of mushroom spawning and composting
  • Discover the ideal growing conditions for different types of mushrooms
  • Gain knowledge on growing mushrooms outdoors
  • Get insights into the business aspects of mushroom cultivation


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Discover the art of mushroom cultivation and identification with our comprehensive course. From understanding the basics of mushroom cultivation to identifying edible mushrooms, our course covers all aspects of the mushroom world, from understanding the basics of mushroom cultivation to identifying edible mushrooms. You will also learn how to identify poisonous mushrooms.

Our course is divided into 12 modules that cover everything from mushroom culture, spawning, composting, and growing conditions to harvesting and storing mushrooms. You will learn how to grow mushrooms both indoors and outdoors and the ideal conditions required for successful mushroom growth. Additionally, we provide insights into the business aspects of mushroom cultivation, helping you start your own mushroom business.

This course is ideal for individuals interested in learning about mushroom cultivation and identification. Whether you are a hobbyist or looking to start a mushroom business, this course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Join our course today and explore the fascinating world of mushrooms!


Upon completion of the course, learners can obtain a certificate as proof of their achievement. You can receive a £4.99 PDF Certificate sent via email, a £9.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for delivery in the UK, or a £19.99 Printed Hardcopy Certificate for international delivery. Each option depends on individual preferences and locations.

Who is this course for?

  • Hobbyists interested in mushroom cultivation
  • Individuals looking to start a mushroom business
  • Those curious about identifying edible mushrooms
  • Anyone who wants to expand their knowledge on mushroom cultivation

Career path

  • Mushroom farmer: £20,000 - £35,000
  • Mushroom picker: £15,000 - £25,000
  • Mushroom business owner: £25,000 - £100,000+
  • Mycologist: £25,000 - £45,000
  • Research scientist: £25,000 - £60,000
  • Food scientist: £25,000 - £40,000

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.