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Basic knowledge of soil


The online course Basic knowledge of soil deals with the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. The focus is also on the interaction between participants and tutors regarding its content. This interaction enables participants to process and apply the acquired knowledge more effectively. The course is offered completely in English.
5 days
€ 295

About the course

As humans, we live from and on the soil. But our soil is under pressure. The soil is the basis for life. Soil consists of several layers with all kinds of animals, but also water, air and minerals for plants. What’s the composition of the soil? And which plants can grow in it? What’s the difference between clay soil and sandy soil? You will learn all about this in the online course Basic knowledge of soil.

What can you do after the course?

After completing the online course Basic knowledge of soil, you will have gained basic knowledge related to the subject of 'soil'.


After you have succesfully completed the course Basic knowledge of soil you can expand your knowledge with the online follow-up course: Advanced knowledge of soil. 

If you are interested in both courses, sign up for our Advanced knowledge of soil course. The basic course is included.

About the course

Content of the course

The 5 modules in this English e-learning course each include a brief introduction and various learning tools such as videos, articles and assignments and discussions about the different aspects of soil. The course consists of the following 5 modules:

Module 1: Introduction

  • Working in an e-learning environment
  • Introduce yourself and your company/education
  • Your background in soil and why you would like to gain additional knowledge
  • The importance of soil

Module 2: Physical soil fertility

  • What is physical soil fertility?
  • How can you recognise and assess different soils based on their physical properties

Module 3: Chemical soil fertility

  • What is chemical soil fertility?
  • The importance of a good pH (acidity)
  • What is organic matter?
  • What are nutrients, and how do you make good use of them?
  • Which cycles are present in the soil?

Module 4: Organic soil fertility

  • What is organic soil fertility?
  • The importance of soil life
  • Symbiosis

Module 5: Wrapping up

  • How can you apply the knowledge gained during the previous modules?
For who

This course is intended for anyone interested in 'soil knowledge', who wants to gain greater insight into different topics related to the topic of 'soil', for study or work purposes.


The course modules are developed by experienced lecturers of HAS green academy.

During the course there is a lot of interation with the other students and tutors. You can submit photos and assignments to discuss these with them and you can submit additional questions for more in-depth knowledge.

Practical information

What do you need to take this course and what else is good to know?

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Start and course dates

This is an online course and is offered continuously.

The total course has 5 modules. The study load per module is approximately 3 hours.


There are no specific requirements for this course. The course is at undergraduate bachelor level.

Completion of the course

After successfully completing all 5 modules, you will receive a certificate of participation from HAS green academy.

Course price
Date of commencement
Continuously available
€ 295,00
excl. VAT

Price specification

Course price
€ 295,00
Total price
€ 295,00
excl. VAT

All amounts mentioned are excluding VAT. Training costs, including course material, are exempt from VAT. All other costs are charged with 9% VAT.

The basic course is included.

Any bank/administration fees are for your own account.

Questions? Please contact us!

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