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Intro to Digital Photography
Intro to Digital Photography
FREE

With this free ebook you will learn and master the basic features of your camera to gain better control of your photos.  Individualized chapters on each of the cameras basic functions as well as cheat sheets you can download and print for use while shooting.

Contents include; Camera Controls, Image File Formats, Understanding Digital Camera Modes,  Understanding Your Camera’s Drive Modes, Focusing Modes, Focusing Basics, White Balance, The Exposure Triangle, Introduction to Aperture in Photography, Introduction to Shutter Speed in Photography, Introduction to ISO in Photography, Understanding Metering and Metering Modes, What is Exposure Compensation & How to Use It, Taking the Shot   

Author: Lawrence Neuberger

A Byte Of Python
A Byte Of Python
FREE

"A Byte of Python" is a free book on programming using the Python language. It serves as a tutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience.  However, it is useful for experienced programmers as well.

If all you know about computers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you.  This book will teach you to use Python version 3. There will also be guidance for you to adapt to the older and more common Python version 2 in the book.

Contents include; First Steps, Basics, Operators and Expressions, Control flow, Functions, Modules, Data Structures, Problem Solving, Object Oriented Programming, Input and Output, Exceptions, Standard Library.

Author: Swaroop C H

Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
FREE

This free ebook contains straightforward explanations of both simple, all-but-foolproof equipment like inexpensive autofocus point-and-shoot cameras and of sophisticated lenses.

It also covers important accessories; provides advice of all kinds, from key facts and basic tips for beginners to advanced techniques for skilled amateurs; and addresses the essentials of editing, scanning and printing, effective archiving, and more. Along with digital information, there is also a lot of material on traditional film, from old techniques to helpful sidebars on when to use film rather than digital. 

Author: National Geographic

Mastering Salon Hygiene: Expert Tips & Best Practices
Mastering Salon Hygiene: Expert Tips & Best Practices
N 1,600

Are you looking to upgrade your salon hygiene training?  This manual is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their understanding of salon hygiene. Whether you're a seasoned industry professional or just starting out in the beauty world, "Mastering Salon Hygiene" will provide you with expert tips and best practices that are essential for success in any salon or spa setting.

With easy-to-follow steps on how to maintain good hygiene practices in the workplace this ebook is essential for any modern salon or industry related business that wants to remain compliant with health regulations. 

Get ready for a clean start!

Who is this manual for?​

This essential training manual is perfect for students, salon owners and professionals who are looking to stay up-to-date on crucial hygiene guidelines in the workplace. 

This comprehensive training manual covers a wide range of topics, including workplace hygiene, hygiene procedures, personal hygiene, avoiding cross infection and Sanitation V's Sterilisation. 

You’ll learn more about hand washing techniques, hygienic work surfaces, salon chairs & beds as well as how to best use beauty instruments and tools for the safety of yourself and your clients. 

Exploring Movie Construction & Production
Exploring Movie Construction & Production
FREE

The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. 
An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure,

Cross Connection Control for Plumbing & Piping Trades
Cross Connection Control for Plumbing & Piping Trades
FREE

When you complete this ebook, you should be able to describe the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of cross-connection control devices, their applications, and operation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the procedures used to install, maintain, repair, test, and troubleshoot cross-connection control devices.

Author: BCcampus, Canada:  Plumber Apprenticeship Program, Level 3

Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics & Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics & Machine Learning
FREE

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a vast subject, which studies human behaviour and the various ways it can be mapped on to a computer to demonstrate human-like behaviour. 

In this handbook, the focus is to understand the basics of AI and its applications in the real world.  It introduces some basic algorithms aiding comprehension and learning on problem definition, data handling, representation of knowledge and recognition of patterns.  You will also understand cloud technology and its working in an in-depth manner to facilitate comprehension.

Author: National Institute of Open Schooling - Gov. of India

Electrical Fundamentals Competency
Electrical Fundamentals Competency
FREE

Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the instrument, but more importantly, you or some innocent bystander could receive a serious electrical shock.

  • E-1 Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity,
  • E-2 Identify Common Circuit Components and Their Symbols,
  • E-3 Explain Wiring Connections,
  • E-4 Use Multimeters.

Author: BCcampus, Canada - Line E / Electrical Fundamentals Competency E1 - E4

Introduction to Cyber Security
Introduction to Cyber Security
FREE

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes.  This free ebook will cover topics that are important in understanding cyber security and how to guard against cyberattacks.

Contents include; Introduction to Cyber Crime, Types of Malware, Authentication, Encryption, Digital Signatures, Antivirus, Firewall, Steganography, Computer Forensics, Enabling Two-Step Verification, Securing Computer Using Free Antivirus, Safe Browsing, Generating Secure Password, Clearing Cache For Browsers and Smartphone Security Guidelines.

Author:  Dr. Jeetendra Pande, Uttarakhand Open University, India

Tools & Equipment
Tools & Equipment
FREE

Hand tools are used in almost every trade, but many of them have particular applications in a specific trade. It is likely you have used some of these tools already at work, at school, or at home, but this may be the first time you have had the chance to study some of the tools designs and applications in detail.

The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line C – Tools and Equipment.

  • C-1 Describe Common Hand Tools and Their Uses,
  • C-2 Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses,
  • C-3 Describe Rigging and Hoisting Equipment,
  • C-4 Describe Ladders and Platforms.

Author: BCcampus, Canada - Line C / Tools and Equipment C1 - C4


Bricklaying & Plastering Theory N1 (Revised)
Bricklaying & Plastering Theory N1 (Revised)
N 4,000


N1 Bricklaying and Plastering Theory is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in the bricklaying and plastering related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.


This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.


The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.


Author: Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.


Internet of Things (IoT) Use Cases & Technologies
Internet of Things (IoT) Use Cases & Technologies
FREE

The phrase “Internet of Things" (IoT) alludes to the billions of physical devices connected to the Internet in order to exchange raw data and analyze the information. This book introduces the IoT use cases and technologies.

It uses practical examples to demonstrate the effect of IoT and its potential to change our world, and it discusses the existing wired and wireless communication technologies that have enabled IoT. The book also includes multiple choice and review questions to support student learning and reflection.  Content includes; IoT use cases, IoT technologies, LPWAN etc.

Authors: F. John Dian, R. Vahidnia; BCIT 

Nutrition & Labelling for the Canadian Baker
Nutrition & Labelling for the Canadian Baker
FREE

This ebook is intended to give students a basic understanding of nutritional information and labeling in the baking industry. In particular, there is a focus on Canadian regulations regarding labeling and merchandising of baked goods, as well as baking for customers with special diets, allergies, and intolerances.

Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

Author: BCcampus, Canada

Cellular Internet of Things for Practitioners
Cellular Internet of Things for Practitioners
FREE

This book describes the simplified architecture of an IoT network from the core functional perspective and then presents step-by-step procedures to establish a connection between the IoT device and platform. It practically shows how to connect a cellular IoT module to the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub using the LTE-M technology.

Author: Reza Vahidnia & F. John Dian

Working in the Food Service Industry
Working in the Food Service Industry
FREE

Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker, and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills. Workplace Safety covers British Columbia legislation and regulations for workplace safety, as well as an overview of general safety practices in commercial kitchens and other workplaces in the food service industry. 

Author: BCcampus, Canada

The Modern Web Design Process
The Modern Web Design Process
FREE

​The Modern Web Design Process is a free ebook to help you learn how a well-defined process translates to high-performing websites.

Modern Pastry & Plated Dessert Techniques
Modern Pastry & Plated Dessert Techniques
FREE

Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and there for can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

Author: BCcampus, Canada

Java, Java, Java: Object-Oriented Problem Solving
Java, Java, Java: Object-Oriented Problem Solving
FREE

This book Java, Java, Java is suitable for a typical Introduction to Computer Science (CS1) course or for a slightly more advanced Java as a Second Language course. This edition retains the “objects first” approach to programming and problem solving that was characteristic of the first two editions.  The text emphasizes the careful coverage of Java language features, introductory programming concepts, and object-oriented design principles.

Author: Ralph Morelli & Ralph Walde, Trinity College | 3rd Edition

Meat Cutting & Processing for Food Service
Meat Cutting & Processing for Food Service
FREE

This ebook is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types of meat and poultry used in the food service industry, and of how the terminology used by retail, wholesale, and food service customers varies.

Meat cutting for restaurants and hotels differs slightly from meat cutting for retail. Restaurants and hotels sometimes use names of cuts on menus that are common in the kitchen vernacular or in other jurisdictions like Europe or the United States, while retail meat cutters are bound by Canadian regulations regarding labelling and marketing of meat products to consumers for retail.

Meat Cutting and Processing for Food Service is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

Author: BCcampus, Canada

Electrotechnics N4
Electrotechnics N4
N 4,500

Electrotechnics N4 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Electronics related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Patterns for Beginning Programmers
Patterns for Beginning Programmers
FREE

Programming patterns are solutions to problems that require the creation of a small fragment of code that will be part of a larger program. Hence, this book is about teaching you how to write such fragments of code.  

However, it is not about teaching you the syntax of the statements in the fragments, it assumes that you already know the syntax. Instead, it is about finding solutions to problems that arise when first learning to programme.

Author: David Bernstein, James Madison University

Bending Rovers With Bending Machine - Welding, Level 5
Bending Rovers With Bending Machine - Welding, Level 5
FREE

This video lesson showcases the use of a manual bending machine, also known as a folding machine, for bending metal to achieve the desired angle. The instructor emphasizes the importance of precision in measurements and markings to ensure accurate bends. 

The lesson provides step-by-step instructions on marking reference lines, measuring and reducing distance, and adjusting the angle to produce the necessary bend. The lavas used for fabrication and the top of the door or window are also discussed in accordance with the required angle. The process of bending rovers is demonstrated, highlighting the importance of aligning and adjusting correctly and cleaning the machine, tools, and material after each work session.

Bed Linen & Room Amenities - Housekeeping, Level 3
Bed Linen & Room Amenities - Housekeeping, Level 3
FREE

The video lesson teaches about the different types of bed and bathroom linen found in hotel guest rooms, as well as the amenities provided for guests such as toiletries, stationery, and Do Not Disturb signs.  It also emphasizes the importance of guest feedback forms for understanding their needs and challenges. Additionally, the video explains the free-to-use facilities such as tea, sugar, and Nescafe and how they should be used by guests.

Butt Joint On Both Side - Welding Level 5
Butt Joint On Both Side - Welding Level 5
FREE

This video lesson discusses the process of welding a butt joint on both sides using a MIG welding machine.  The instructor highlights the importance of checking the machine's condition and adjusting the gas flow before welding.

Rolling Cylindrical Shape with Four Roller Machine - Welding, Level 5
Rolling Cylindrical Shape with Four Roller Machine - Welding, Level 5
FREE

This video lesson discusses using a four-roller machine to create cylindrical shapes in welding. The instructor explains how to use parallel line development to create the cylinder shape, how to divide the base into 12 equal parts, and discusses the different types of welding machines. 

The video features a practical demonstration of a four-roller machine with handles that can be used for driving or holding the workpiece in place. The rollers can be adjusted to increase or reduce the circumference or height of the cylinder. Proper alignment is necessary for quality results, and the distance between the rollers can be adjusted for varying thicknesses. The instructor explains how to load the workpiece onto the rolling machine, how to roll the cylindrical shape, and how to adjust the rollers to get a perfect circle. The video provides an introduction to the manual rolling machine and explains how to use it to create cylindrical shapes.

Servicing A Guest Room - Housekeeping, Level 3
Servicing A Guest Room - Housekeeping, Level 3
FREE

These video lessons cover the servicing of a guest room.  When servicing a guest room there are different stages.  The room attendant must prepare themselves before cleaning the guest room, prepare cleaning supplies and rooming list with the number of rooms to be cleaned, organize trolley with bed linen, bathroom linen, and guest room supplies etc.

The guest bed must also be made.  The first step in making the bed is stripping it, which involves removing all the bed linen and checking for any guest belongings left behind.  After checking for guest belongings, remove the duvet cover and pillowcases, and arrange the bed linen smoothly.  Finally, make the bed properly, ensuring that the duvet is arranged neatly and the are fluffed.

Cleaning of the bathroom and guest room must be done.  Clean the mirror, shaving mirror, hand wash, and toilet seat; dry surfaces properly; dust the entire bathroom, including tile walls and towels; replenish amenities, such as shower gel, shampoo, and bath soap; mop the floor to finish the cleaning process.

Setting Up FCAW Equipment - Welding, Level 5
Setting Up FCAW Equipment - Welding, Level 5
FREE

This video lesson explains the equipment and differences between Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and MIG welding equipment. FCAW uses a covered electrode with flux inside, and the video shows how to insert it into the welding machine and connect the gun. The lesson also covers setting up the FCAW equipment, preparing it for welding with flux and shiny glasses, and adjusting the machine and S cable.

Setting Up MIG MAG Equipment - Welding, Level 5
Setting Up MIG MAG Equipment - Welding, Level 5
FREE

The video lesson discusses the different names for MIG/MAG welding depending on the gas used, with co2 being called metal active gas welding and inert gases like argon being referred to as metal inert gas welding. The equipment required for MIG/MAG welding is covered, including the welding machine, wire feeder, co2 cylinders, flow meter, and cables. 

The lesson explains how to set up the equipment, manipulate and change the electrode for different workpieces, and adjust the gas flow and other settings for MIG MAG welding. It also emphasizes the importance of safety and turning off the machine after use.

Setting Up TIG Equipment & Current - Welding, Level 5
Setting Up TIG Equipment & Current - Welding, Level 5
FREE

This video tutorial covers the setup and use of TIG welding equipment. It explains the different colours of tungsten electrodes used for welding and their classification, as well as the equipment required, including a welding machine, a cylinder containing argon gas, a pressure regulator, and flow meter. 

The instructor also demonstrates how to set up the TIG welding equipment, including the use of a tungsten electrode, how to strike an arc and the importance of safety precautions. The video emphasizes the importance of practice to develop the required skills for welding.

Performing a Dynamic Cone Penetration - Road Construction, Level 5
Performing a Dynamic Cone Penetration - Road Construction, Level 5
FREE

This video lesson explains the purpose and equipment used in a dynamic cone penetration (DCP) test, which estimates the institute CBR of soil in civil engineering. The DCP device comprises a vertical scale, drive road, cone, sliding attachment, and 8-kilogram hammer that is lifted and dropped to record penetration depth and number of blows required. The team then removes the drive road and equipment parts after determining the in-situ CBR strength.

Performing The Proctor Test - Road Construction, Level 5
Performing The Proctor Test - Road Construction, Level 5
FREE

In these video lessons the instructors demonstrate the compaction process for the Proctor Test using the modified compaction effort. They use the 4.5 kg rammer to compact the soil into three layers with 25 blows each, while carefully removing any excess soil from the top layer. 

They then demonstrate how to extract the compacted soil sample from the mold and weigh it, as well as how to calculate the bulk density and dry density of the soil. The video lesson concludes with a discussion on the significance of the results obtained from the Proctor Test and their application in earthworks and construction projects.

Cleaning Of A Vacant Room - Housekeeping, Level 3
Cleaning Of A Vacant Room - Housekeeping, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson covers the cleaning of a vacant room.  Some of the steps include the following; Remove any sleep well cards and reorganize the bed to standard; Turn off the lights and remove any breakfast cards; Draw the curtains and decorate the bed as it should be during the day; Dust the room with a dry cleaning cloth; Check the bathroom amenities and supplies, fold toilet paper, and mop the floor- Spray air freshener and do a final check of the room; Vacuum the carpet to finish the cleaning process.

Data Science
Data Science
FREE

In today’s world, we have a surplus of data, and the demand for learning data science has never been greater. The students need to be provided a solid foundation on data science and technology for them to be industry ready.

The objective of this curriculum is to lay the foundation for Data Science, understanding how data is collected, analyzed and, how it can be used in solving problems and making decisions. It will also cover ethical issues with data including data governance and builds foundation for AI based applications of data science.

Therefore, NIOS is introducing ‘Data Science’ as a skill module from the Session 2022 – 2023 which will benefit 170 million learners in the open schooling system in India. NIOS acknowledges the initiative by Microsoft India in introducing this coding handbook for class X students.

This handbook introduces the concepts of data science, data visualizations and applications of data science in AI. The course handbook covers the theoretical concepts of data science followed by practical examples to develop critical thinking capabilities among students. The purpose of the book is to enable the future workforce to acquire data science skills early in their educational phase and build a solid foundation to be industry-ready.

Author: National Institute of Open Schooling - Gov. of India

Turn Down Service - Housekeeping, Level 3
Turn Down Service - Housekeeping, Level 3
FREE

Turn down service is an extra service offered to hotel guests to facilitate their sleep.  The procedure starts by drawing the curtains.  Turn down bed covers so that it is ready for sleeping.  A sleep well card is placed on the bed and turn down mats and slippers are provided.  A breakfast card is placed for guests to order breakfast without going to the restaurant.  The chair is left half open and the TV remote is placed in its correct place.  The procedure is checked and everything is made neat and ready for sleeping.  

Turn down service is not done in all hotels but is an important service for guests.

Cleaning Of Public Areas - Housekeeping, Level 3
Cleaning Of Public Areas - Housekeeping, Level 3
FREE

This lesson covers the cleaning of public areas.  Public areas have different surfaces that require specific tools and products for cleaning.  Before cleaning, identify all surfaces and collect the necessary equipment.  Start by opening curtains and checking for any leftover items.  Vacuum carpets before dusting, starting from the far end to the exit.  Check for stains and use appropriate cleaning products.  Clean wooden surfaces with multi-surface cleaner.  Dust stair handles and mop stairs, taking care to clean both sides of each step.  

Manage dust by checking at intervals and adjusting cleaning frequency as needed.  Check for any rubbish or items left behind by guests or visitors.  Take care not to damage painted surfaces with water.  Regularly check and maintain cleanliness of public areas.

Techniques For Cutting Vegetables - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Techniques For Cutting Vegetables - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson covers different techniques for cutting vegetables.  Variety of vegetables are cut into different shapes.  Julienne is a french method of cutting vegetables into small sticks.  Vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, carrots, onions, and potatoes can be cut into julienne.

Brunoise is a method of cutting vegetables into fine dices.  Macedoine is a method of cutting vegetables into small cubes and is usually used for fruit salad preparation.  Dices are larger than macedoine and are cut into the same shape.  Paysanne is a thin, flat, and square cut of vegetables.  Chiffonade is a style of cutting vegetables into thin strips, usually used for salads.  Batonnet is a method of cutting vegetables into sticks, like butternut, carrots or cucumbers.

Blanching & Glazing of Vegetables - Culinary Arts Level 3
Blanching & Glazing of Vegetables - Culinary Arts Level 3
FREE

This video lesson covers the cooking methods blanching and glazing of vegetables.  Blanching is a cooking method where vegetables are boiled in water above 100 degrees Celsius with a pinch of salt to maintain taste and colour.  Vegetables should be boiled for 10-15 minutes to make them edible and crunchy.  Blanching is a pre-preparation method for vegetables before other cooking methods like sautéing or pan-frying.

The video demonstrates how to blanch and peel tomatoes, spinach, cauliflower etc.  Glazing involves cooking vegetables in butter and sugar until they are crunchy and shiny.  Carrots can be cut into any shape desired before being grazed.  Cooling vegetables quickly after cooking is important to prevent bacterial growth.

Preparing Stocks - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparing Stocks - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson covers the preparation of stocks.  Stocks are liquids that contain soluble nutrients and flavor extracted from vegetables, bones, and spices by prolonged simmering.  A good stock has fresh vegetables, herbs, bones, and spices.  Brown stock uses brown mirepoix (a combination of vegetables with carrots) while white stock uses white mirepoix (a combination of vegetables without carrots).  

Chicken stock requires deboning chicken and chopping the bones into small pieces.  Fish stock requires a white mirpua and fish bones or trimmings.  Fish stock is only used for fish and seafood dishes due to its strong flavor.  Salt and pepper should be added sparingly to avoid producing overly salty sauces or soups.  Stock is a foundation of cooking and can be used to produce many sauces and soups.

Roasting & Sautéing Techniques - Culinary Arts Level 3
Roasting & Sautéing Techniques - Culinary Arts Level 3
FREE

There are a variety of vegetables available for sautéing, including carrots, spinach, french beans, garden peas, cauliflower, zucchini green pepper, and onions.  A range of condiments, including salt, white pepper, aromat, chopped garlic, chopped onion and fresh cream can be used.  Vegetables can also be grilled and roasted, these techniques are demonstrated in this video lesson. 

Preparation of Compound Salads - Culinary Arts Level 3
Preparation of Compound Salads - Culinary Arts Level 3
FREE

This video lesson teaches how to prepare compound salads step-by-step, using egg Russian salad and Greek salad as examples.  It emphasizes the importance of balancing colour and ingredients, adding mayonnaise, salt and pepper to the dressing the salad, and adding a base and garnish.

Preparing Soups - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparing Soups - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

Soups are a great option for simple meals and are very nutritious.

Soups can be classified into thin soups, clear soups, cream soups, special soups, and national soups.  Making soups requires attention to detail and proper technique.  These video lessons gives a comprehensive guide to making different types of soups using a variety of ingredients.

Cooking Of Meat, Fish & Poultry - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Cooking Of Meat, Fish & Poultry - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

These video lessons demonstrate how to prepare meat, fish and poultry, namely grilled steak, grilled tilapia fillet, fillet fish in butter and roasted chicken.

Variation of Steamed Rice - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Variation of Steamed Rice - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson covers the use of steamed rice to develop different dishes.  How to cook tumeric rice and oriential rice is demonstrated.

Preparation of Salads - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparation of Salads - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

In this video, the instructor demonstrates how to make two types of salad dressings: vinaigrette and tata sauce. For the vinaigrette dressing, he combines chopped onions, white vinegar, olive oil, salt, and white pepper. For the tata sauce, he uses mayonnaise, onion, parsley, capers, peppers, gherkins, and boiled egg white.  The instructor emphasizes the importance of harmonizing the flavors of the dressing with the salad ingredients and encourages viewers to experiment with different flavor combinations to create unique dressings.

Preparation of Mother Sauces - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparation of Mother Sauces - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson teaches the concept of sauces and introduces the mother sauces, which serve as the foundation for many other types of sauces.  Mother sauces such as fish verte and basic brown sauce or demi-glace are demonstrated.  Other sauces such as chicken verte, bechamel sauce and veloute are also demonstrated.

Cooking of Steamed Rice - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Cooking of Steamed Rice - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson demonstrates how to prepare steamed rice, which is the base for many dishes. The chef advises monitoring the readiness of the rice closely.  The video also talks about using steamed rice to make different varieties such as tomato, carrot, vegetable, turmeric, and coconut rice.

Restaurant Opening Duties - Food & Beverage, Level 3
Restaurant Opening Duties - Food & Beverage, Level 3
FREE

These video lessons discuss the opening duties of a restaurant, focusing on cleaning and polishing cutlery and glassware.  The instructor provides tips on how to clean cutlery and demonstrates how to properly clean various types of glasses without leaving fingerprints or accidentally breaking them. The video emphasizes the importance of maintaining hygiene and arranging the service area in preparation for guests. The series covers a range of topics related to food and beverage service, including taking orders, serving food and drinks, clearing tables, billing, and bidding farewell to guests.

Preparation of Roux for Mother Sauces - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparation of Roux for Mother Sauces - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson covers the preparation of Roux for mother sauces.  Roux is a combination of fat and flour cooked together.  Roux is used as a thickening agent in various dishes such as sauces and soups.  There are three types of roux: white, blonde, and brown.  White roux is used for white sauces and soups, blonde roux for velouté sauces, and brown roux for brown sauces and soups.  Different types of roux have different colors and flavors.

Table A La Carte Setup - Food & Beverages, Level 3
Table A La Carte Setup - Food & Beverages, Level 3
FREE

These video lessons discuss two types of menu settings: a la carte and table d'hôte.  It covers the setting up of tables including, glasses, plates and cutleries.

Preparation & Plating of Fruits - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparation & Plating of Fruits - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson discusses the preparation and plating of fruits.  Fruits are an important food group and are full of nutrients, especially vitamin C.  Fruits can be prepared as individual plates or platters.  Different types of fruits include hearty fruits (green apple), citrus fruits (orange), soft fruits (strawberry), and tropical fruits (pineapple, papaya, mango).

Preparation of Pasta - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparation of Pasta - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

These video lessons covers the preparation of pasta.  Pasta is a popular Italian dish that has become international.  The video demonstrates the preparation Penne pasta and Spaghetti which are types of pasta, it also provides a step-by-step guide to making pasta with cheese sauce.

Roasted Potatoes & French Fries - Culinary Arts Level 3
Roasted Potatoes & French Fries - Culinary Arts Level 3
FREE

This video lesson covers Roasting Potatoes and making French Fries.  Roasting potatoes involves combining two cooking methods: blanching and oven roasting.  French fries are made by cutting potatoes into thin, batonnet shapes and deep frying them.  Watch for a step-by-step guide on how to prepare them.

Vegetables Mise En Place - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Vegetables Mise En Place - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

Mise en place is a French term for having all your ingredients measured, cut, peeled, sliced, grated, etc. before you start cooking. Pans are prepared. Mixing bowls, tools and equipment set out.  By making sure ingredients are prepped and workstations are organized before you begin assembling a dish, you'll save time. And not only will you waste fewer minutes completing prep work, but you'll also eliminate unnecessary steps or duplicate work in the kitchen.

These video lessons provide a comprehensive guide in preparing and processing vegetables for use.

Preparation of Simple Salads - Culinary Arts, Level 3
Preparation of Simple Salads - Culinary Arts, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson looks at simple salad preparations.  Salads can be simple or compound, and can be a meal or a course itself.  Salad ingredients can be raw or cooked, or both, and are usually served with dressing.  

There are two types of salads: simple salads and mixed or compound salads.  Simple salads have one ingredient with dressing and other components.  Mixed or compound salads have multiple ingredients with dressing and other components.  Salads can be served with dressing on top or dressing aside, depending on preference.

Taking Beverage Orders - Food & Beverages, Level 3
Taking Beverage Orders - Food & Beverages, Level 3
FREE

The video emphasizes the importance of cleanliness and proper etiquette when taking food and beverage orders, highlighting the "big five" tools a waiter should have, and the importance of presenting the menu to guests with the lady first. Proper order taking procedures are crucial, with ladies served first before men, and writing orders down in a captain's book before repeating them to confirm accuracy, ensuring efficient and accurate service for all guests. The video also demonstrates how to suggest and take beverage orders for guests, encouraging viewers to take notes and follow the demonstrated sequences.

Taking Food Orders - Food & Beverages, Level 3
Taking Food Orders - Food & Beverages, Level 3
FREE

This video lesson discusses how to take food orders in a restaurant, emphasizing the importance of starting with starters and appetizers and then the main course, followed by desserts.  Waiters should provide details such as accompaniments and sauces when taking orders, and the main course should take 25 minutes.

Serving Beverages - Food & Beverages, Level 3
Serving Beverages - Food & Beverages, Level 3
FREE

The first video lesson covers the various types of beverages and subcategories that servers may encounter, including hot beverages, soft drinks, beers, and spirits. The speaker explains the differences between teas and coffees, and highlights the subcategories of waters and sodas. They then discuss different types of alcoholic beverages and their origins, emphasizing the wide range of vodka flavors available.

The second video lesson covers the topic of serving beverages and matching different types of drinks with appropriate glasses. Specific glasses for various alcoholic beverages were highlighted, including martini, cognac, whiskey, liqueur, and champagne, along with their unique features. The importance of choosing the right glassware when serving drinks to guests was emphasized, and common types of glasses used when setting a table, such as the water goblet, red wine glass, white wine glass, and champagne flute.

Serving Soft Drinks & Water - Food & Beverages, Level 3
Serving Soft Drinks & Water - Food & Beverages, Level 3
FREE

This video is about serving soft drinks and water in a food and beverage setting. The server emphasizes the use of coasters to prevent damage to linen from condensation and presents the bottle to the guest before pouring. They also demonstrate serving warm water without coasters and ensuring the label of the bottle faces the guest.

Serving Hot Beverage - Food & Beverages, Level 3
Serving Hot Beverage - Food & Beverages, Level 3
FREE

This video explains the proper procedures for serving coffee and other hot beverages in a hotel or restaurant setting. It covers checking the order, arranging the accompanying items correctly on a tray, and providing guests with hygienic sugar options. The order of hot water, milk, sugar, and tea bag is outlined for serving hot beverages, and the importance of correctly naming and introducing a drink is stressed.

Serving Bottled Beer - Food Beverage, Level 3
Serving Bottled Beer - Food Beverage, Level 3
FREE

This video teaches how to properly serve bottled beer in a clear, straightforward manner. To start, it’s important to ensure the proper serving temperature is achieved, then use the appropriate glass to pour, making sure to pour slowly at a 45-degree angle and avoid contact between the glass and bottle.  Any remaining beer should then be placed beside the guest with the label facing them.

Serving Spirit & Bottled Beer - Food & Beverage, Level 3
Serving Spirit & Bottled Beer - Food & Beverage, Level 3
FREE

This video demonstrates how to serve spirits and bottled beer properly to customers, emphasizing the importance of serving customers on their right side and obtaining permission before touching or moving anything on the table. The video also highlights the proper way to pour beer into a glass at a 45-degree angle without letting the bottle touch the glass and how to create a head on the beer for optimal presentation.

Service of Spirits - Food & Beverage, Level 3
Service of Spirits - Food & Beverage, Level 3
FREE

This video teaches the proper way of serving spirits using a tot measure and the importance of washing it between drinks to avoid mixing flavors. The bartender also explains the difference in serving a martini and other spirits, where a tot measure is not required. The video concludes by teasing the next topic of wine service.


Serve Wine - Food & Beverage, Level 3
Serve Wine - Food & Beverage, Level 3
FREE

The video lessons explain the classification of wines by color, including red, white, and rosé. It also discusses the types of wines, such as table wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines, and aromatized wines.  It also outlines the proper procedure for serving wine, beginning with collecting the wine order and identifying the specific wine to the host.

The lessons cover proper techniques for opening and serving wine to guests.  The instructor explains how to open a bottle of sparkling wine or champagne and demonstrates how to correctly serve sparkling wine to guests. He emphasizes the importance of facing the label of the bottle towards the host and using caution when popping the champagne cork.

Serving Food, Clearing The Table, Presenting the Bill - Food & Beverage, Level 3
Serving Food, Clearing The Table, Presenting the Bill - Food & Beverage, Level 3
FREE

In this video lesson the instructor explains the proper way to serve food during a four-course meal and how to clear the table in a sequence while presenting the bill.  The video demonstrates how to adjust cutlery according to each course and how to serve soup with proper etiquette.

The lesson also demonstrates proper techniques for clearing the table after the main course, presenting the bill, and bidding farewell to customers. Presenting the bill quickly and correctly is crucial to avoid customer complaints and loss of trust.  Bidding farewell also creates a good impression and encourages customers to return. The video emphasizes the importance of providing excellent service and professionalism within the hospitality industry.

Closing Duties - Food & Beverage, Level 3
Closing Duties - Food & Beverage, Level 3
FREE

The video lesson covers the closing duties of a food and beverage server, including clearing soiled items from tables, properly stacking cutlery and dishes, and setting tables for the next shift. It emphasizes the importance of communication and preparation in ensuring a smooth transition between shifts.

Basic Sewing Skills
Basic Sewing Skills
FREE

This course training manual is an introduction to basic sewing skills and forms part of the Tuvalu Technical & Vocational Development Programme as a level 1 course.

It is intended for school leavers and community groups who have limited knowledge or experience of basic sewing skills. Specifically, the course covers basic sewing equipment, the sewing machine, and hand stitching.

Author:  Commonwealth of Learning

Setting Up A Tailoring Business In Nigeria
Setting Up A Tailoring Business In Nigeria
FREE

The fashion industry in Nigeria plays an important role culturally and contributes to the economy of the country.

Globally, the fashion industry is worth 3.3 trillion US dollars.  According to the African Development Bank, the fashion industry in the Sub-Saharan fashion market is worth $31 billion and Nigeria accounts for 15% of the $31 billion.

If you are interested in setting up a tailoring business in Nigeria this ebook is a very good resource.

Author:  Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)

Sewing Fundamentals Handbook
Sewing Fundamentals Handbook
FREE

This free ebook was created to empower learners to build their sewing skills. It does not matter if you are working on your first pillow case, putting in your first zipper, making a tailored suit or couture evening gown; this ebook has something for everyone.

Contents include: Janome Machines, Parts of your Sewing Machine, Winding the Bobbin, Inserting the Bobbin, Threading the Machine, Drawing Up the Bobbin Thread, Sewing Tools and Equipment, Wovens and Knits etc.

Author: The Make Den Sewing Studio

Measurement Guide
Measurement Guide
FREE

Your size, posture, figure and the shape of your body all change the way a shirt, suits and trousers fits. This is why we have prepared a comprehensive ebook guide to help you take the perfect measurements for your bespoke suits, dress shirts and trousers.

We know that taking measurements can be a chore, so we have worked hard to make it as easy and quickly as possible for you.

Contents include; Guide to a Perfect Men’s Shirt Fit, Guide to a Perfect Suit Fit, Guide to a Perfect Fitting Trousers / Slacks, Guide to a Perfect Women’s Shirt Fit

Author: Custom Tailored Shirts & Suits

Measurement & Cutting for Tailoring (Pre-Vocational)
Measurement & Cutting for Tailoring (Pre-Vocational)
FREE

This lesson chapter explains the importance of accurate measurements and cutting in tailoring.

Contents include;

  • Identify and use appropriate measuring tools in tailoring;
  • identify and use appropriate cutting tools in tailoring;
  • List the types of measurement required for different garments;
  • Adopt the correct procedure of taking measurements;
  • Design a measurement recording chart;
  • Observe the prescribed precautions in measuring and cutting
    for tailoring

Author: OBE-Bharatiya Jnana Parampara, Vocational Skills, Level C - India

How To Start A Honey Bee Farming Business
How To Start A Honey Bee Farming Business
FREE

Rearing of honey bees is called Apiculture. Keeping bees at a large scale for commercial purposes as a business is increasing in this fast growing world. Apiculture is related to agriculture or is a part of agriculture.

Apiculture or bee keeping business need less investment of money and labourers with great care of them and a strong relationship between the human being (beekeeper) and the bees. It is not too hard to keep bees as a business; if you did not have some knowledge about them and the apiculture since bees are wild in nature. One can easily learn apiculture and can earn more money as profit with less effort.

This ebook is for anyone interested in setting up a honey bee farming business.

Author: Zambia Agribusiness Society

Comprehensive Guide To Small Scale African Catfish Farming
Comprehensive Guide To Small Scale African Catfish Farming
FREE

This manual has been developed for the classroom training and demonstration. It comprises catfish farming management best practices from pre-stocking management to marketing.

The structure of the manual allows for flexibility in undertaking future training opportunities, by utilising a modular format, with each module containing its own supporting information.  This flexibility, therefore, facilitates targeting of groups with different levels of formal education, courses with particular emphases, and varying time availability of potential participants.

Author: Western Region Coastal Foundation, Ghana

Setting Up A Poultry Business In Nigeria
Setting Up A Poultry Business In Nigeria
FREE

Poultry farming has existed since society began.  The industry, like other branches of agricultrue in Nigeria forms the basis of the culture.  It is a way of life.  It started from the subsistence level where people reared birds for domestic purposes and over time, it developed into a means of earning income.

A poultry farming business focuses on raising domestic birds commercially for their eggs and meat.  Such domestic birds include chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and guinea fowls.

Author: Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)

Poultry Keeping & Management
Poultry Keeping & Management
FREE

Poultry keeping is one of the most popular forms of businesses among small-scale farmers. This is because poultry requires little capital, is easy to rear and easy to manage. Poultry keeping thus provides farmers with a great opportunity to start an income generating activity.

The aim of this course is to provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to raise poultry for meat and eggs and manage a small-scale commercial poultry business. This main target group of this course is farmers who are interested in starting a poultry business. However, extension workers and other stakeholders who are interested in working with small-scale poultry farmers will also benefit. There are many types of poultry but in this course it focuses on chicken.

Instructor: Commonwealth of Learning


Poultry Rearing
Poultry Rearing
FREE

Poultry rearing is a profitable business. You can make a profit by investing just a little amount of money into this business. Specific skills are needed to operate a poultry farm. It is therefore important to be trained on poultry rearing before starting a business.  

This ebook was created for the ehancement of livelihood skills for people with limited reading skills.  It was developed by the Center for International Education & Development (CINED) and published by Dhaka Ahsania Mission with support from Common Wealth of Learning.

Author: Commonwealth of Learning

Turkey Management Guide
Turkey Management Guide
FREE

Turkey farming is very popular in western countries and the major turkey producing countries are USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.  

Turkey farming is in infancy in India.  However, serious efforts are being made at Central Poultry Development Organisation (Southern Region), Hessarghatta, Bangalore to promote turkey farming. 

Author: Central Poultry Development Organisation (SR), Govt. of India

Fish Pond Construction & Management
Fish Pond Construction & Management
FREE

This handbook serves as a quick reference manual and informative material to cause the interest of the general public and stimulate investment in fish farming.  This guide provides quality, field proven technical information to everyone interested in fish pond production in a fresh water environment.

The manual was produced by the Fisheries component of the National Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS), Abuja, Nigeria.

Author: Sneyers, G.; Ingawa, S.A. (NSPFS)

Beekeeping - Training Manuals
Beekeeping - Training Manuals
FREE

These training manuals in “Beekeeping” (NSQF compliant level 4), comprises of theory and practical components.  This programme is designed for youths of rural and semi urban areas who are interested in a career in the beekeeping sector.

Competencies covered include; to carry out beekeeping operations right from understanding bee biology and behaviour to harvesting and processing of products. 

Author: National Institute of Open Schooling - Government of India

Setting Up A Plastic Waste Recycling Business In Nigeria
Setting Up A Plastic Waste Recycling Business In Nigeria
FREE

Today, there is accessible information on the industry and the various materials that can be recycled.  In the past, it was only metals.  Many of the informal recyclers were only interested in metals.  Now, people recycle plastic, tyres, batteries, and more recently, polystyrene.  Before this, society ingnored certain plastics that were difficult to recycle and allowed them to remain in the environment.  Technology is growing to addresss those types of plastics like Styrofoam.  

Currently, the global recognition of plastic pollution and how it contributes to climate change, has beamed the lights on formal recycling.  This ebook will help to guide you on the steps to take to set up a profitable business in plastic recycling. 

Author: Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)

Basic Solar PV Technology: Training Manual
Basic Solar PV Technology: Training Manual
FREE

The aim of this training manual is to equip you with skills on how to design and install home solar systems. In Kenya, Solar PV systems have a vibrant market. Unfortunately, the sector does not have enough trained and experienced practitioners who can design and install systems. It is dominated by non-specialist technician who have no solar PV training. As a result, most solar systems installed in the country perform poorly and eventually fail, leading to the widespread perception in the market that solar systems do not work. Therefore, the goal of this course is to improve access to training and produce professional technicians in Solar PV System.

This technician training manual is designed for practicing electricians who have basic skills in electrical, mechanical or electronics field. The course lays emphasis on developing practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in basic solar PV technology, products and systems.

Author: Commonwealth of Learning, Kenya

Cooling System - Automobile Level 3
Cooling System - Automobile Level 3
FREE

In this video, an instructor discusses the cooling system in an automobile. The cooling system is necessary to regulate the temperature of the engine and prevent it from overheating. The instructor explains that the cooling system includes a radiator, water pump, thermostat, and hoses. The radiator is responsible for removing heat from the coolant by transferring it to the air that flows through the fins on the radiator. The water pump circulates the coolant through the engine block and radiator, while the thermostat regulates the temperature of the coolant. The hoses connect all the components of the cooling system together. The instructor emphasizes the importance of proper maintenance of the cooling system, including checking the coolant level, inspecting hoses for leaks, and replacing the thermostat periodically. The video concludes with a reminder to refer to the vehicle's owner's manual for specific maintenance intervals and procedures.

Cosmetology & Wellness: A Review Of Practices, Products, Risks & The Standardization Needs For Africa
Cosmetology & Wellness: A Review Of Practices, Products, Risks & The Standardization Needs For Africa
FREE

The review in this document demonstrates that cosmetology and wellness have not taken root as professional areas in many African countries despite contributing significantly to their revenue streams and employment creation. 

We need harmonized standards to mainstream cosmetology and wellness into the formal economies of African countries and to give the sectors the impetus for consideration as viable economic activities. The standards will further stimulate informed cosmetic product consumption as well as facilitate building of professionals who can trade their services beyond their localities.

Author: ARSO Central Secretariat, Kenya

Lubricating System - Automobile Level 3
Lubricating System - Automobile Level 3
FREE

The lubricating system is a crucial part of an automobile's engine that reduces friction between the moving parts and increases the lifespan of the engine. The system circulates oil through the engine to lubricate all the moving parts. It comprises a lubricant, a pump, and a filter. The oil pump forces the lubricant through the filter and into the engine. The filter removes impurities from the oil, and the lubricant coats and protects the engine's metal surfaces. The oil pan collects the oil as it drains from the engine, and it is then pumped back into the engine to continue the cycle. A properly functioning lubrication system is essential for an engine's longevity and performance.

Wheel Alignment - Automobile Level 3
Wheel Alignment - Automobile Level 3
FREE

In the Wheel Alignment lesson for Automobile Level 3, learners are taught about the importance of wheel alignment and how to perform it correctly. The lesson covers the different types of wheel alignment, including front-end and four-wheel alignment, and explains the effects of poor wheel alignment on vehicle performance and tire wear. Learners will also be introduced to the tools and equipment needed to perform wheel alignment, as well as the procedures for adjusting caster, camber, and toe angles. By the end of the lesson, learners should have a solid understanding of wheel alignment principles and techniques, and be able to perform basic wheel alignment tasks on a variety of vehicles.

Hair Colour For Hairstylists: Level 2
Hair Colour For Hairstylists: Level 2
FREE

This training manual serves as a guide for apprentices with the desire to stretch beyond their foundational colour knowledge and skills so as to reach a higher level of competency.

This text will walk the stylist step-by-step through many current and advanced techniques used in the industry today.

Author: Arden Magtiza

Cylinder Head & Accessories - Automobile Level 3
Cylinder Head & Accessories - Automobile Level 3
FREE

In the Cylinder Head & Accessories lesson of Automobile Level 3, students learn about the construction, function, and maintenance of the cylinder head and related components in an automobile engine. Topics covered include the different types of cylinder heads, the role of valves and valve guides, the function of the camshaft, and the importance of proper maintenance of the cylinder head. Students will also learn how to identify and diagnose common problems with the cylinder head, such as valve wear, valve guide wear, and camshaft wear. Overall, this lesson provides a comprehensive understanding of the importance of the cylinder head and accessories in maintaining the health and performance of an automobile engine.





Crankshaft Removal - Automobile Level 3
Crankshaft Removal - Automobile Level 3
FREE

Crankshaft removal is a task that is typically performed during an engine overhaul or repair in automobiles. It involves removing the crankshaft, which is the part of the engine that converts the linear motion of the pistons into rotational motion. The crankshaft is a complex component with several bearings and journals, so it must be removed carefully to avoid damage. During the process, the engine block is disassembled, and various accessories such as the timing belt and oil pump are removed to gain access to the crankshaft. Once the crankshaft is removed, it can be inspected for wear or damage and either repaired or replaced if necessary. The task requires specialized tools and knowledge of engine mechanics, and should only be performed by experienced professionals.

Piston & Connecting Rod Disassembly - Automobile Level 3
Piston & Connecting Rod Disassembly - Automobile Level 3
FREE

In this video lesson for Automobile Level 3, the instructor demonstrates how to disassemble the piston and connecting rod from an engine. The instructor begins by explaining the importance of removing the oil pan and the cylinder head to access the piston and connecting rod. They then show how to remove the piston rings and the connecting rod cap before separating the piston from the connecting rod. Throughout the lesson, the instructor provides helpful tips and best practices to ensure a successful disassembly process.

Basic Manicure & Pedicure Skills
Basic Manicure & Pedicure Skills
FREE

This training manual will introduce you to the practice of manicure and pedicure and how to provide a full consultation for your clients. You will also learn how to maintain good hygiene and safety in all your procedures, and how to perform a professional manicure, pedicure and special treatments.

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:  *Describe the structure of the hand and foot; *Identify conditions of the nail and skin; *Describe basic hygiene and safety measures to maintain a healthy environment in the beauty clinic; *Conduct a comprehensive client consultation; *Demonstrate skills in manicure and pedicure treatments.

Author: Commonwealth of Learning

Piston Rings & Connecting Rod Reassembly & Crankshaft Installation - Automobile Level 3
Piston Rings & Connecting Rod Reassembly & Crankshaft Installation - Automobile Level 3
FREE

This video lesson on Automobile Level 3 covers the process of reassembling the piston rings and connecting rods, as well as installing the crankshaft. The instructor starts by demonstrating how to properly align the piston rings and install them onto the piston, ensuring that the gaps are correctly positioned. They then show how to lubricate and install the connecting rod bearings onto the rod, and how to properly torque the connecting rod bolts. 

Next, the video covers the process of installing the pistons and connecting rods into the engine block, and how to properly torque the connecting rod cap bolts. Finally, the instructor shows how to install the crankshaft and properly torque the main bearing cap bolts, ensuring that the engine is correctly assembled and ready for use.

Engine Timing - Automobile Level 3
Engine Timing - Automobile Level 3
FREE

In this video lesson on Engine Timing at the Automobile Level 3, the instructor explains the process of properly aligning the timing marks on the engine to ensure that the valves and pistons move in sync. The video covers the different components involved in engine timing, including the crankshaft, camshaft, timing chain/belt, and tensioner. The instructor also demonstrates how to check the timing with a timing light, and how to adjust the timing if necessary. Additionally, the video covers common problems that can occur with engine timing, such as bent valves or damaged pistons, and how to diagnose and repair these issues.

Ignition System - Automobile Level 3
Ignition System - Automobile Level 3
FREE

In this video lesson, learners will be introduced to the ignition system of an engine. The instructor will explain the importance of the ignition system and its components, such as the battery, ignition coil, distributor, spark plugs, and more. The learners will be shown how to test and troubleshoot these components using a multimeter, and will also learn about common issues that can affect the ignition system and how to fix them. By the end of the lesson, the learners will have a good understanding of how the ignition system works and how to maintain it properly.





Beauty Therapist: Student Handbook
Beauty Therapist: Student Handbook
FREE​

A Beauty Therapist needs to be aware of the basics of beauty therapy, health and hygiene, safety and needs to be knowledgeable about various beauty products.

Beauty Therapists are expected to perform basic depilation, manicure, pedicure, mehendi application, basic face care services and also assist other Beauty Therapists in providing advanced services. The person also assists in salon ambience maintenance and also does various other odd jobs in the salon.

Author: PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, India

Basic Electrical Installation Part - Electronics, Level 3
Basic Electrical Installation Part - Electronics, Level 3
FREE

This lesson provides an overview of the basic concepts and principles of electrical installation. It covers topics such as electrical safety, wiring methods, electrical components, and circuit protection. The lesson also includes a hands-on practical component, where students will have the opportunity to apply the concepts they have learned. The lesson is designed for students who are interested in a career in electrical installation and is also a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about electrical safety and installation.

Assistant Beauty Therapist: Student Handbook
Assistant Beauty Therapist: Student Handbook
FREE

An assistant beauty therapist needs to be aware of the basics of beauty therapy, health and hygiene, safety and needs to be knowledgeable about various beauty products.

An assistant beauty therapist is expected to perform basic depilation, manicure, pedicure and basic face care services, mehendi application and also assist the beauty therapist in providing advanced services. The person also assists in salon ambience maintenance and also does various other odd jobs in the salon.

Author: PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, India

Basics Of Electronics - Electronics Level 3
Basics Of Electronics - Electronics Level 3
FREE

This video lesson provides an introduction to the basics of electronics. It covers topics such as:

- What is electricity?
- What are electrons?
- What are circuits?
- What are components?
- How do components work together?
The lesson also includes a number of practical exercises that will help you to understand the concepts that are being discussed.

This video lesson is designed for students who are new to electronics. It is a great way to learn the basics of electronics and to get started with your electronics journey.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the video lesson:

- Electricity is the flow of electrons through a conductor.
- Electrons are negatively charged particles that orbit the nucleus of an atom.
- Circuits are paths that allow electricity to flow.
- Components are devices that are used to control or modify the flow of electricity.
- Components can be combined to create circuits that perform a variety of functions.

The Human Body: Beauty Therapy
The Human Body: Beauty Therapy
FREE

We are all human – and we all have a body, this training manual is therefore about us. In your profession as a beauty therapist you work on human bodies, so a better understanding of how the human body is structured, what it does and how all the different parts work will give you the knowledge to work safely and effectively when carrying out the treatments offered in the beauty salon.  It will make you a better professional in your field of work.

Author: Francistown College of Technical & Vocational Education

Cellphone Software Repair - Electronics 3
Cellphone Software Repair - Electronics 3
FREE

This video lesson teaches you how to repair software problems on cellphones. It covers topics such as:

  • How to identify software problems
  • How to troubleshoot software problems
  • How to fix software problems

The lesson also includes a number of practical exercises that will help you to learn the skills that you need to repair software problems on cellphones.

This video lesson is designed for students who are new to cellphone software repair. It is a great way to learn the skills that you need to repair software problems on cellphones and to get started with your cellphone software repair career.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the video lesson:

  • The first step in repairing a software problem on a cellphone is to identify the problem.
  • Once you have identified the problem, you need to troubleshoot the problem to find the cause.
  • Once you have found the cause of the problem, you can fix the problem.


Salon Safety: Training Manual
Salon Safety: Training Manual
FREE

This training manual called ‘Maintain a safe, secure and hygienic salon", is all about ensuring that your workplace is a safe, secure and hygienic place to work. Whatever the type of business, the law says that every workplace must be a healthy and safe place.

This is important not just for the people who work there but also for any visitors or clients. This is extremely important in the salon, since we use products and equipment that could harm both employees and clients. It is critical that salon managers and staff understand the safety, security and hygiene issues and procedures in the salon, and implement them.

Author: Francistown College of Technical & Vocational Education, Botswana

Cellphone Hardware Repair - Electronics Level 3
Cellphone Hardware Repair - Electronics Level 3
FREE

This video lesson teaches you how to repair hardware problems on cellphones. It covers topics such as:

  • How to identify hardware problems
  • How to troubleshoot hardware problems
  • How to fix hardware problems

The lesson also includes a number of practical exercises that will help you to learn the skills that you need to repair hardware problems on cellphones.

This video lesson is designed for students who are new to cellphone hardware repair. It is a great way to learn the skills that you need to repair hardware problems on cellphones and to get started with your cellphone hardware repair career.

Repair Synthesizer - Electronics Level 3
Repair Synthesizer - Electronics Level 3
FREE

Electronics is a branch of physics and electrical engineering that deals with the emission, behaviour, effects of electrons and with electronic devices.

Electronics encompasses a broad range of technology.  Today many scientific and technical disciplines deal with different aspects of electronics. Research in these fields has led to the development of key devices such as transistors, integrated circuits, lasers and optical fibers. These in turn have made it possible to manufacture a wide array of electronic consumer, industrial, and military products.

Electronics studies focus on the design of systems and devises with circuit boards. Electric energy is a main component and the field incorporates other areas as well such as chemistry, math and physics. Students may be able to specialize in certain areas such as information electronics and digital media technology.

These video lessons introduce students to the basic components of electronics, the basic operation and some common applications.


Dvd Player Repair - Electronics Level 3
Dvd Player Repair - Electronics Level 3
FREE

This video lesson teaches you how to repair common problems on DVD players. It covers topics such as how to identify, troubleshoot, and fix common DVD player problems. The lesson also includes a number of practical exercises that will help you to learn the skills that you need to repair common problems on DVD players. This video lesson is designed for students who are new to DVD player repair. It is a great way to learn the skills that you need to repair common problems on DVD players and to get started with your DVD player repair career.

Radio Receiver Repair - Electronics Level 3
Radio Receiver Repair - Electronics Level 3
FREE

This video lesson teaches you how to repair common problems on radio receivers. It covers topics such as how to identify, troubleshoot, and fix common radio receiver problems. The lesson also includes a number of practical exercises that will help you to learn the skills that you need to repair common radio receiver problems. This video lesson is designed for students who are new to radio receiver repair. It is a great way to learn the skills that you need to repair common radio receiver problems and to get started with your radio receiver repair career.


Audio Amplifier Repair - Electronics Level 3
Audio Amplifier Repair - Electronics Level 3
FREE

This video lesson teaches you how to repair common problems on audio amplifiers. It covers topics such as how to identify, troubleshoot, and fix common audio amplifier problems. The lesson also includes a number of practical exercises that will help you to learn the skills that you need to repair common audio amplifier problems. This video lesson is designed for students who are new to audio amplifier repair. It is a great way to learn the skills that you need to repair common audio amplifier problems and to get started with your audio amplifier repair career.

Audio Transducer - Electronics Level 3
Audio Transducer - Electronics Level 3
FREE

This course will cover the design and operation of audio transducers, such as speakers and microphones. You will learn about the different types of transducers, how they work, and how to troubleshoot and repair common problems.

TV Receiver - Electronics Level 3
TV Receiver - Electronics Level 3
FREE

In this video lesson you will learn about the different components and circuits of a TV receiver.  You will gain knowledge of how the different parts of the receiver work together, how to diagnose and repair common problems, and how to perform basic maintenance tasks.

Decoder Repair - Electronics Level 3
Decoder Repair - Electronics Level 3
FREE

This lesson teaches how to repair a decoder, which is an electronic device that converts one type of signal into another. Decoders are used in a variety of applications, including televisions, radios, and computers. The lesson covers the common problems that can occur with decoders and how to troubleshoot them. The lesson also includes a hands-on component, where students will have the opportunity to repair a decoder. The lesson is designed for students who are interested in a career in electronics repair.


Manicure & Pedicure
Manicure & Pedicure
FREE

Manicure and pedicure is one of the fastest growing services in beauty therapy. Both men and women regularly go to salons to have treatments to their hands and feet. This training manual is about the care of the hands, nails and feet.

Author: Francistown College of Technical & Vocational Education 

Identifying Tools - Production Technology Level 3
Identifying Tools - Production Technology Level 3
FREE

The video lesson “Identifying Tools - Production Technology Level 3” teaches students about the different types of tools used in production technology. It covers the names, uses, and functions of various tools, including hand tools, power tools, and measuring tools. The lesson also includes a hands-on component, where students will have the opportunity to identify and use different tools. The lesson is designed for students who are interested in a career in production technology.


Hair & Beauty: Training Manual
Hair & Beauty: Training Manual
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This hair and beauty training manual provides an introduction to the knowledge and practical skills of haircare, beauty care, body care, customer care and salon care.

It is useful as a preparation for employment or possible future training in the hairdressing or beauty business. Students can also apply the knowledge and skills acquired to improving their own personal presentation.

Author:  Langley Freeman Design Group 

Measuring Tools - Production Technology Level 3
Measuring Tools - Production Technology Level 3
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The video lesson "Measuring Tools - Production Technology Level 3" teaches the different types of measuring tools used in production technology. It covers the names, uses, and functions of various measuring tools, including rulers, tape measures, calipers, and micrometers. The lesson also includes a hands-on component, where students will have the opportunity to identify and use different measuring tools. The lesson is designed for students who are interested in a career in production technology.


Barbering Techniques For Hairstylists
Barbering Techniques For Hairstylists
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The demand for barber services is growing in the hairstylist industry. Whether you are working in a salon environment or a designated barber shop, it is becoming more and more necessary for hairstylists to have a basic knowledge of barbering services in order to meet the growing expectations of their clients.

This manual serves as a guide for apprentices who desire to grow beyond their foundational haircutting knowledge and skills, and expand their knowledge to include more advanced barbering services, such as beard and moustache design and straight razor shaves.

Author:  Arden Magtiza & Gary Franceschini


Using A Metal File - Production Technology Level 3
Using A Metal File - Production Technology Level 3
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In this video lesson on "Using A Metal File - Production Technology Level 3" provides a comprehensive guide to effectively using a metal file in metalworking and production processes. The lesson covers the different types of metal files and their specific uses, emphasizing the importance of selecting the right file for the material and desired outcome. It demonstrates proper grip, posture, and various filing techniques, including push, draw, and smoothing strokes. Safety precautions and the use of personal protective equipment are highlighted to ensure a safe working environment. The lesson also emphasizes the importance of file maintenance, covering cleaning, storage, and periodic upkeep. Overall, this video equips viewers with the knowledge and skills needed to proficiently and safely use a metal file for shaping, smoothing, and refining metal surfaces in various applications.

Drill Press - Production Technology Level 3
Drill Press - Production Technology Level 3
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This course covers the use and maintenance of a drill press in the production inThis video lesson provides an in-depth understanding of using a drill press in production technology. It covers the various components of a drill press, proper setup and alignment, selecting the right drill bits, and adjusting the speed and feed for different materials. Safety precautions and techniques for accurate drilling are also emphasized.dustry. Students will learn how to select and set up the appropriate drill bit, as well as how to safely and accurately drill holes in various materials.

Beauty Therapy - Training Manuals
Beauty Therapy - Training Manuals
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As a Assistant Beauty Therapist, you are expected to be knowledgeable about beauty therapies, health and hygiene, tools, equipments and materials required for different services in salon.

Through these training manuals, you will learn about services like basic skin treatments, removal of superfluous hair, manicure and pedicure, skin and hair service and the art of makeup. You will also learn about proper maintenance of work area, care of beauty salon and the art of creating a positive impression at work. A basic knowledge of these areas will help you in assisting the beautician in her work in the salon.

These course manuals on “Beauty Therapy” comprises of all the 7 NOS as compiled by the SSC (Sector Skill Council) of Beauty and Wellness Sector in India, to ensure that you fit the job role of an “Assistant Beauty Therapist”.

Author:  National Institute of Open Schooling - Gov. of India

Riveting A Joint - Production Technology Level 3
Riveting A Joint - Production Technology Level 3
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Hydraulic and pneumatic devices are all around us. 

Hydraulic systems are used in manufacturing and production plants, such as the steel and automobile industries, to operate all types of mechanical equipment.  They're used to move, push and lift materials in industries like mining, earthmoving and construction.  For example, the brakes on your car are hydraulically operated; the garbage truck uses hydraulic power to compact trash. 

A pneumatic system is a system that uses compressed air to transmit power. Usually, a centrally located compressor provides power to cylinders, rotary actuators, and other pneumatic devices through a system of tanks, pipes and valves.  For example, trucks and buses use air-actuated brakes. Spray painters use compressed air to spread paint. 

Through these video lessons you will learn the basics about pneumatics and hydraulics systems


Reciprocating Machine - Production Technology Level 3
Reciprocating Machine - Production Technology Level 3
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This video lesson explores reciprocating machines in production technology. It explains the principles of reciprocating motion, the components of a reciprocating machine, and their functions. The lesson covers various types of reciprocating machines and their applications, providing insights into their operation and maintenance.

Hand & Foot Care - Training Manuals
Hand & Foot Care - Training Manuals
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As a pedicurist and manicurist you are expected to have a knowledge of the tools, equipments and materials used, besides the skills of carrying out procedures for different types of manicures and pedicures.

You should not only be well versed with the services and service attitude but also exhibit a pleasant and professional personality, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You must be tactful in dealing with clients, colleagues and the general public. The individual must exhibit a neat personal appearance and observe all prescribed norms of the local administration and the salon.

These course manuals comprise of all the NOS developed by the Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council in India and will train you to be competent for the job role of a “ Pedicurist and Manicurist”.

Author: National Institute of Open Schooling - Gov. of India


Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Pneumatics & Hydraulics
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This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of pneumatics and hydraulics systems, including their design, components, and operation. Students will learn how to install and maintain these systems in various applications, including manufacturing and industrial environments.

Ignition System - Automobile Level 4
Ignition System - Automobile Level 4
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This video lesson introduces the concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics, explaining their principles and applications in various industries. It covers the basic components of pneumatic and hydraulic systems, their functions, and the advantages of using these systems in automation and control. The lesson also highlights safety considerations and maintenance practices.

Sensors And Actuators - Automobile Level 4
Sensors And Actuators - Automobile Level 4
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This video lesson focuses on sensors and actuators in automotive systems. It explores the different types of sensors and actuators used in modern vehicles and their role in monitoring and controlling various functions. The lesson covers sensor calibration, diagnostics, and troubleshooting methods, providing a valuable insight into automotive technology.

Apply General Mathematics - Electronics Level 5
Apply General Mathematics - Electronics Level 5
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This video lesson focuses on applying general mathematics principles in the field of electronics at Level 5. It covers essential mathematical concepts and their practical applications in electronic circuits, calculations, and problem-solving. The lesson emphasizes the importance of mathematical skills in analyzing and designing electronic systems.

Miling Machine - Production Technology Level 5
Miling Machine - Production Technology Level 5
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In this video lesson, viewers learn about milling machines at Level 5 in production technology. It covers the operation and setup of milling machines, including selecting and installing cutting tools, adjusting feed rates, and controlling the machine for precise milling. The lesson also emphasizes safety measures and best practices in milling operations.

Engine Scanning - Automobile Level 4
Engine Scanning - Automobile Level 4
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This video lesson delves into engine scanning techniques at Level 4 in the field of automobile technology. It explores the use of scanning tools and diagnostic equipment to analyze and troubleshoot engine performance. The lesson covers interpreting scan tool data, identifying common engine issues, and implementing appropriate repair procedures.

Lathe Machine - Production Technology Level 4
Lathe Machine - Production Technology Level 4
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In this video lesson, viewers will be introduced to lathe machines at Level 4 in production technology. The lesson covers the fundamental operation of lathe machines, including workpiece setup, tool selection, and turning operations. Viewers will gain a solid understanding of precision machining techniques, safety considerations, and the importance of proper lathe machine maintenance.

Injector Nozzle - Automobile Level 5
Injector Nozzle - Automobile Level 5
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This video lesson focuses on injector nozzles at Level 5 in automobile technology. Viewers will learn about the function and operation of injector nozzles in fuel injection systems. The lesson covers troubleshooting common injector nozzle issues, maintenance procedures, and the significance of proper fuel atomization for optimal engine performance.

Distributor Injector Pump - Automobile Level 5
Distributor Injector Pump - Automobile Level 5
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In this video lesson, viewers will explore distributor injector pumps at Level 5 in automobile technology. The lesson covers the components, function, and operation of distributor injector pumps in diesel engines. Viewers will gain insights into the calibration, repair, and maintenance of distributor injector pumps for efficient fuel delivery and engine performance.

Repair CCTV - Electronic Level 4
Repair CCTV - Electronic Level 4
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This video lesson focuses on repairing CCTV systems at Level 4 in the field of electronics. Viewers will learn troubleshooting techniques, identify common CCTV issues, and gain practical knowledge in repairing or replacing faulty components. The lesson emphasizes the importance of proper installation, configuration, and maintenance of CCTV systems for effective surveillance.

Repair Door Lock Code System - Electronics Level 4
Repair Door Lock Code System - Electronics Level 4
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In this video lesson, viewers will learn about repairing door lock code systems at Level 4 in electronics. The lesson covers diagnosing and troubleshooting door lock code system malfunctions, repairing or replacing faulty components, and programming new codes. Viewers will understand the significance of security and proper functionality in door lock systems.

Install CCTV - Electronics Level 4
Install CCTV - Electronics Level 4
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This video lesson focuses on the installation of CCTV systems at Level 4 in the field of electronics. Viewers will be guided through the step-by-step process of installing CCTV cameras, configuring recording devices, and setting up monitoring systems. The lesson highlights best practices for CCTV installation, cable management, and system integration.

Repair Handheld Metal Detector - Electronic Level 4
Repair Handheld Metal Detector - Electronic Level 4
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In this video lesson, viewers will gain insights into repairing handheld metal detectors at Level 4 in the field of electronics. The lesson covers diagnosing and troubleshooting common issues with metal detectors, repairing or replacing faulty components, and calibrating the detector for accurate metal detection. Viewers will understand the importance of proper maintenance and performance testing for handheld metal detectors.

Repair Office Ups - Electronics Level 4
Repair Office Ups - Electronics Level 4
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This comprehensive video lesson focuses on the repair of office Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems at Level 4 in the field of electronics. Viewers will gain practical knowledge and skills in diagnosing and troubleshooting common UPS issues, identifying faulty components, and implementing repair procedures. The lesson covers topics such as battery replacement, circuit board repair, and testing procedures to ensure the proper functioning of office UPS systems.

Automobile Electrical & Electronic Systems
Automobile Electrical & Electronic Systems
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In this informative video lesson, viewers will delve into the intricacies of automobile electrical and electronic systems. The lesson provides an in-depth understanding of the various components and subsystems involved in modern automotive electrical systems, including the battery, alternator, starter motor, ignition system, and lighting system. Viewers will learn about the principles of operation, diagnosis, and repair techniques for electrical and electronic systems in automobiles.

Repair Walkthrough Metal Detector - Electronics Level 4
Repair Walkthrough Metal Detector - Electronics Level 4
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This detailed video lesson focuses on the repair of walkthrough metal detectors at Level 4 in the field of electronics. Viewers will learn about the internal components and functioning of these detectors, common issues that can arise, and practical repair techniques. The lesson covers topics such as troubleshooting faulty sensors, adjusting sensitivity levels, and calibrating the detector for accurate metal detection.

Repair Xray Luggage Scanner - Electronics Level 4
Repair Xray Luggage Scanner - Electronics Level 4
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In this comprehensive video lesson, viewers will explore the repair of X-ray luggage scanners at Level 4 in electronics. The lesson covers the working principles of X-ray scanners, diagnosing common issues, and repairing or replacing faulty components. Viewers will gain insights into calibration procedures, safety protocols, and maintenance practices for ensuring the reliable operation of X-ray luggage scanners.

Plumbing: Basics
Plumbing: Basics
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The "Plumbing Basics" video explains the different types of plumbing piping and the joining methods used for each type. Plastic, steel, and copper pipes are discussed, including the varying temperature ratings and plumbing code approvals for PVC and CPVC plastic pipes. Joining methods such as threading for steel pipes and sweating or swaging for copper pipes are also explained, with both requiring soldering or brazing for a strong joint. Health and safety must always be considered during installation, and proper precautions should be taken by the installers.

How Your Home Plumbing System Works
How Your Home Plumbing System Works
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In this section, the video explains the importance of proper maintenance and inspection of a home's plumbing system to prevent problems like leaks and backups. Regular maintenance involves checking for leaks, inspecting pipes for damage or corrosion, and ensuring that all valves and connections are tight and functioning correctly. The video also highlights some common plumbing problems such as clogged drains and toilets, leaky pipes, and malfunctioning water heaters. In the event of any issues, it's essential to seek professional help from a licensed plumber to avoid causing more damage. The video concludes by emphasizing the importance of responsible water usage and conservation to help reduce strain on the plumbing system and the environment.

Building a Block Wall
Building a Block Wall
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The video tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a block wall, including the tools needed such as a wheelbarrow, trowel, masonry hoe, and line blocks. The tutorial covers mixing mortar, preparing blocks, laying blocks with a lead and line, adding the enclosure, and laying a bond beam. The importance of leveling and plumbing the wall, as well as adding steel and filling the enclosure with mortar, is emphasized. Additionally, the video demonstrates how to use brackets and joint the wall with a concave joiner, while keeping the wall clean.

Efficient Block Laying Techniques
Efficient Block Laying Techniques
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The video shows two different methods for laying blocks quickly and accurately. The first method involves using speed lead poles which are metal poles that are braced and plumbed on the corners. A string line is pulled between the poles to eliminate the need to freehand corners when laying blocks. This method saves time and ensures a perfectly level foundation up to 8 feet or higher. The video demonstrates how to set up the speed lead poles using 2x4s, steel square tubing, and C clamps, as well as how to establish a reference mark of elevation using a laser level.

The second method involves creating reference marks about 48 1/2 inches off the concrete footer, dropping down and making the actual marks, and hooking a string line to each line. The string lines are used to ensure the exact location and height of each row of block and provide a straight line to lay the block. The video also demonstrates how to move the string line up an 8-inch increment on each marked pole to keep the whole foundation level, even, and straight as it goes up. This method also ensures that the foundation is level and square, making it faster and easier to build a house.

Mastering Mortar Spreading Techniques
Mastering Mortar Spreading Techniques
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The video appears to be a tutorial on how to spread mortar for block work using a bricklayer's trowel. The instructor explains the different parts of the trowel and demonstrates how to test if the mortar is of good consistency. The video emphasizes the importance of body positioning, holding the trowel correctly, and using the "loaf method" for spreading the mortar. The instructor also teaches the proper technique for spreading mortar on block work, paying attention to body mechanics and how to smear mortar on the block before applying a head joint. Overall, the video emphasizes the importance of correct techniques and form, prioritizing safety and health over speed.

Introduction to Air Handling Units for Commercial & Industrial Buildings
Introduction to Air Handling Units for Commercial & Industrial Buildings
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This informative video lesson provides an introduction to air handling units (AHUs) used in commercial and industrial buildings. Viewers will learn about the purpose and components of AHUs, including fans, filters, dampers, and heating/cooling coils. The lesson covers the basic working principles of AHUs, their role in HVAC systems, and their importance in maintaining indoor air quality and comfort.

Understanding Constant Air Volume (CAV) HVAC Systems
Understanding Constant Air Volume (CAV) HVAC Systems
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In this video lesson, viewers will gain a comprehensive understanding of Constant Air Volume (CAV) HVAC systems. The lesson explores the working principles, components, and control strategies of CAV systems. Viewers will learn how CAV systems maintain a constant air volume while regulating temperature and humidity, and how to troubleshoot common issues and optimize system performance.

Chiller Fundamentals & Application Techniques in HVAC Process Engineering
Chiller Fundamentals & Application Techniques in HVAC Process Engineering
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This comprehensive video lesson provides an in-depth understanding of chiller systems used in HVAC process engineering. Viewers will learn about the basic principles of chiller operation, different types of chillers, and their applications in commercial and industrial settings. The lesson covers topics such as chiller components, refrigeration cycles, energy efficiency considerations, and troubleshooting techniques.

Variable Frequency Drives
Variable Frequency Drives

In this informative video lesson, viewers will explore the fundamentals of variable frequency drives (VFDs) used in electrical systems. The lesson covers the working principles of VFDs, their applications, and the advantages they offer in controlling motor speed and energy consumption. Viewers will gain insights into VFD components, installation considerations, programming techniques, and troubleshooting procedures.

Vaccum Pumps - Basic Working Principle (HVAC)
Vaccum Pumps - Basic Working Principle (HVAC)
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This instructional video lesson provides a detailed overview of vacuum pumps used in HVAC systems. Viewers will learn about the basic working principles of vacuum pumps, their applications in HVAC systems, and the different types of vacuum pumps commonly used. The lesson covers topics such as pump operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety considerations.

Travertino Romano Paint: Exploring Decorative Effects, Features & Applications
Travertino Romano Paint: Exploring Decorative Effects, Features & Applications
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In this video, the focus is on the decorative capabilities of Travertino Romano paint, which can replicate the texture of Roman travertine. The paint is versatile, with various applications, and offers a fine texture and natural finish. However, the video also highlights potential health risks and the importance of using protective equipment when working with the paint. Travertino Romano paint can be used for surface protection, water selection, and color enhancement through light manipulation, making it a valuable choice for a range of projects.

Stucco Texture Design
Stucco Texture Design
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To create a stucco texture design using Asian Paint Royale Play, start by preparing the surface to ensure it is clean, dry, and free of contaminants. Then, apply a coat of Asian Paint Royale Play Stucco Base Coat using a roller or brush and let it dry for 4-6 hours. Next, apply the first coat of Asian Paint Royale Play Stucco Texture with a trowel, let it dry, and then apply a second coat in a thicker layer, using the trowel to create the desired pattern and texture. After letting it dry, apply a coat of Asian Paint Royale Play Stucco Clear Coat to protect it and add a glossy finish. Let it dry for 4-6 hours, and your stucco texture design is complete.


Mastering Italian Stucco: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Marble Like Walls
Mastering Italian Stucco: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Marble Like Walls
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This video lesson explains how to use Royale Play Italian Stucco special effect paint to create a marble-like finish on interior walls. It explains the required tools, preparation of surfaces and the application process involved in creating a unique design with the Italian Stucco paint.

Marble Wall Texture Painting
Marble Wall Texture Painting
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To create a marble wall texture design, start by preparing the surface you want to paint. Apply a base coat of the desired color and let it dry completely. Then, use a brush or roller to apply a marble effect paint in a crisscross pattern, blending the colors to create a realistic marble look. You can use a sponge or rag to add texture and depth to the pattern. Once you've achieved the desired effect, let the paint dry and apply a clear coat for protection. With these simple steps, you can easily create a beautiful and unique marble wall texture design.

Introduction to Electricity and Multimeter Testing
Introduction to Electricity and Multimeter Testing
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This video provides an introduction to the fundamentals of electricity, including voltage, current, and resistance, and explains how multimeters work. It also covers the various settings of multimeters and how they can be used to test continuity, voltage, resistance, and amps in electrical components. The video also emphasizes important safety tips when working with live voltage and advises leaving current testing to the professionals.

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing MC4 Connectors
Step-by-Step Guide to Installing MC4 Connectors
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This video provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to install or crimp MC4 connectors. It advises users to purchase an all-in-one kit and highlights the different components of a connector. 

The video demonstrates how to strip and crimp the wire to the connector and how to assemble both a positive and negative wire. It also emphasizes the importance of labeling connector parts to avoid mistakes.

How to Install Wall Bolts & Fix Heavy Objects
How to Install Wall Bolts & Fix Heavy Objects
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This video provides a step-by-step guide on how to install wall bolts, which are expanding metal fixings designed for holding incredibly heavy loads in solid walls. The video covers the different types of wall bolts and the tools needed for installation. It demonstrates how to correctly drill the hole and how to fit and tighten the bolt onto the object being attached to the wall. The video also includes tips on removing the hole fitting and emphasizes the strength of wall bolts for fixing heavy objects.

How to Wire a Ceiling Rose for a Light Fitting
How to Wire a Ceiling Rose for a Light Fitting
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This video provides a detailed guide on how to wire a ceiling rose for a light fitting. It covers the different components of a ceiling rose, including the line connector and switch live connector, and warns about the importance of turning off the power circuit before working on the ceiling rose. The video demonstrates how to correctly identify the wires that belong to the main lighting circuit and how to wire up the ceiling rose with a light fitting. It emphasizes the importance of testing connections and tightening screws before replacing the lid. The second section of the video shows how to safely wire a ceiling rose and check the correct placement of wires before turning on the power.

Solar Power System Installer (Job Specification)
Solar Power System Installer (Job Specification)
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Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

Similar job titles: Installer, Photovoltaic Installer (PV Installer), PV Design Technician (Photovoltaic Design Technician), Solar Designer, Solar Installer, Solar Installer Technician, Solar Photovoltaic Installer (Solar PV Installer), Solar Technician

Author: Industrial Training Fund, Technical & Vocational Skills Training Department, Nigeria

Electrical - Levels 1,2,3 (NSQ)
Electrical - Levels 1,2,3 (NSQ)
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Electrical Level 1, 2, and 3 are job-oriented vocational training programs that aim to impart knowledge and skills related to electrical systems. These programs are based on the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) and are designed to provide practical training in the field of electrical technology. Level 1 covers the basic concepts of electrical systems, safety procedures, and installation techniques. Level 2 focuses on advanced electrical installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Level 3 is a specialized program that includes training in renewable energy systems and automation technologies. The courses are structured to provide both theoretical and practical training to students, with an emphasis on hands-on experience. Successful completion of these programs can lead to employment opportunities in a variety of industries that require skilled electrical technicians.

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Electrical Levels 1, 2 & 3

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ).

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration - Training Job Sheet
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration - Training Job Sheet
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Training Job Sheet for Basic Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

Author:  Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Nigeria

Masonry Works - Levels 1,2,3 (NSQ)
Masonry Works - Levels 1,2,3 (NSQ)
FREE

Masonry Levels 1, 2 & 3 are vocational training programs that follow the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF). These programs are designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to become proficient in masonry. Level 1 is an introductory course that covers basic skills such as laying bricks, mixing mortar, and understanding different types of bricks and blocks. Level 2 builds on the foundational skills of Level 1 and teaches more advanced techniques such as masonry arches and decorative brickwork. Finally, Level 3 focuses on complex projects, including the construction of fireplaces, chimneys, and vaulted ceilings. Each level has a specific curriculum and a set of competencies that individuals must demonstrate to receive certification. The courses aim to provide hands-on experience and a theoretical understanding of masonry work, allowing individuals to enter the workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge.

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Masonry Levels 1, 2 & 3

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Cinematography - Job Specification
Cinematography - Job Specification
FREE

Records film, television production, music video, documentaries using a video camera.

Related Occupations: Film Director, Lighting Director, Art Director, Sound Engineering, Location Manager


Author: Industrial Training Fund, Technical & Vocational Skills Training Department, Nigeria

Cosmetology - Training Job Sheet
Cosmetology - Training Job Sheet
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National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) Training Job Sheet - Cosmetology (Soap, Detergent, Disinfectant, Cream/Pomade)

Author: Industrial Training Fund, Nigeria

Furniture Making - Job Specification
Furniture Making - Job Specification
FREE

Furniture makers make and restore items like chairs, tables, beds and display cabinets. 

Related Occupations: cabinet maker, craft woodworker

Author: National Industrial Training Fund, Technical & Vocational Skills Training Department, Nigeria

Furniture Making - Training Job Sheet
Furniture Making - Training Job Sheet
FREE

National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP) Training Job Sheet - Furniture Making (Cabinets & Upholstery)

Author: Industrial Training Fund, Nigeria

Photography - Training Job Sheet
Photography - Training Job Sheet
FREE

National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), Training Job Sheet - Photography

Author: Industrial Training Fund, Nigeria

Fundamentals of Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Fundamentals of Solar Photovoltaic Systems
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This is a free public 1-hour webinar about the basics of solar photovoltaic systems for commercial and residential use.  This session will discuss:

- The process of converting the sun’s energy to electrical energy
- Understanding amps, volts, watts, and efficiency in the perspective of solar installations
- Overview of best practices for maintenance and care of solar photovoltaic panels

Carpentry - Levels 1,2 & 3 (NSQ)
Carpentry - Levels 1,2 & 3 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Carpentry - Levels 1, 2 & 3

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Electrical Safety: Best Practices
Electrical Safety: Best Practices
FREE

This is a free public 1-hour webinar about some best practices in workplace electrical safety, based on the 2021 NFPA 70E standard - USA  

National Fire Protection Association - NFPA 70E requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.

Topics discussed will include:
- What are the hazards of electricity?
- The 8 steps for verifying an electrical circuit is de-energized
- Steps to follow for a proper lockout/tagout procedure
- How often should lockout/tagout training

Electric Motors Troubleshooting & Understanding
Electric Motors Troubleshooting & Understanding
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The "Electric Motors Troubleshooting and Maintenance Techniques" webinar discusses a variety of topics related to electric motors, such as the importance of being qualified before troubleshooting, different types of motors and their basic parts, using a multimeter to check windings, and troubleshooting and maintenance techniques. The instructors also cover the megohm test for a motor's windings, common causes of motor failure, and the hazards of misusing capacitors. They emphasize the importance of proper greasing for bearing maintenance and following the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

What is 3-Phase Electricity?
What is 3-Phase Electricity?
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The term “3-phase” is used often in commercial and industrial applications, but the term is commonly misunderstood.  In this free public 1-hour webinar, will break down 3-phase power and how it works. 

Topics discussed include:
- Why do we use 3-phase power in today’s society? What are its benefits?
- How is 3-phase power transmitted and conducted through cities and facilities?
- How to understand multimeter readings on wires in a 3-phase electrical panel
- A brief overview of 3-phase terminology, such as power factor and kVA ratings

The Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting
The Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting
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The term "troubleshooting" is a central part of almost any technical career, whether it be maintenance, operations, or engineering. However, the process of troubleshooting can vary greatly from place to place. 

This free 1-hour public webinar will discuss a systematic troubleshooting approach that can be used any time you troubleshoot, regardless of whether it's on electrical systems, mechanical systems, HVAC, or operational. 

Discussion includes: - What are the key things to think about when troubleshooting? - What are some common mistakes made during the troubleshooting process? - What steps can we take without needing to exposed to hazards? - Some applications of the troubleshooting process

The Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting an HVAC System
The Systematic Approach to Troubleshooting an HVAC System
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When air conditioning and refrigeration systems are not cooling properly, it is important for the HVAC technician to get it up and running quickly and efficiently.  This free 1-hour public webinar is all about the systematic approach for troubleshooting HVAC systems. 

Topics include:
• Understanding temperature and pressure readings
• Determining superheating and subcooling and interpreting results
• Common scenarios and how to fix them

Understanding the Refrigeration Cycle as an HVAC Technician
Understanding the Refrigeration Cycle as an HVAC Technician
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When troubleshooting an air conditioning system, one of the most important skills an HVAC technician can have is understanding the refrigeration cycle. 

In this 1-hour webinar, we break down the working parts of the refrigeration cycle and how it translates to the operation of an air conditioning system.

Topics include:
-Core components of the refrigeration cycle and their location
-Understanding the relationship between temperature and pressure
-Understand the terms of superheat and sub cooling
-Best practices for troubleshooting an air conditioning system, using an understanding of the refrigeration cycle

Basic HVAC Controls
Basic HVAC Controls
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Learn the basics of HVAC Controls. What are Analog and Binary Inputs and Outputs used for? See how a Fan Coil System, VAV System and Garage Carbon Monoxide Control System Works. 

These HVAC systems are used to control temperature, pressure, humidity, flow, and air quality. In this video you will learn how these HVAC systems use various controls to respond to the needs of the environments that they seek to control.

How to Use a Multimeter
How to Use a Multimeter
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This practical video lesson guides viewers through the proper usage of a multimeter, an essential tool for electrical measurements. Viewers will learn how to safely handle a multimeter, measure voltage, current, and resistance, and troubleshoot electrical circuits. The lesson provides step-by-step instructions and practical examples to enhance viewers' proficiency in using a multimeter for various electrical tasks.

Setting up a Successful Outdoor Catering Service in Nigeria: Tips & Guidelines
Setting up a Successful Outdoor Catering Service in Nigeria: Tips & Guidelines
FREE

This video lesson explains the basics of catering and the requirements for starting an outdoor catering service in Nigeria. It provides a step-by-step guide for planning a successful outdoor event, including the pre-event, event, and post-event phases. The speaker emphasizes the importance of meeting with clients, taking notes, and pricing food appropriately when planning the pre-event phase.

Furniture Maker - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Plumbing - Levels 1,2 & 3 (NSQ)
Plumbing - Levels 1,2 & 3 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Plumbing - Levels 1, 2 & 3

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Painting - Levels 1, 2 & 3 (NSQ)
Painting - Levels 1, 2 & 3 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Painting - Levels 1, 2 & 3
Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Communicating Effectively With Tourists
Communicating Effectively With Tourists
FREE

These course training manuals are intended to get participants to think about the importance of communicating effectively with tourists, both from the tourists’ viewpoint and their own. 

It is intended as a basic introduction for people who may not know much about tourists or ways of communicating with tourists.

Author : The Commonwealth of Learning, 2002

Culinary Foundations
Culinary Foundations
FREE

One of the first steps in learning how to be a culinary professional is learning ‘professionalism’, the tools of the trade, recipe conversion and measurements, and the proper cooking methods and techniques including the various ways to cook. There are many to learn, and each cooking method has their advantages and disadvantages. You will begin to notice a trend when it comes to applying cooking methods to various food items. There are some methods and ways of thinking that are basic to the kitchen and the profession, some are more advanced. 

This course manual provides the culinary foundations you will need to progress in the field.

Author: Chef Randy Cheramie & William R. Thibodeaux Ph.D.

Fish Production & Management
Fish Production & Management
FREE

In Nigeria, the demand for fish is being met through two main sources which are domestic production and importation from foreign countries. The domestic production is from artisanal, industrial and culture fisheries with artisanal fisheries accounting for as much as 85% of total fish production, while industrial and culture fisheries accounted for 1% and 14% respectively. Due to the insufficiency of domestic production of fish, importation of fish and fish products accounts for more than half of fish supply in the country.

This training manual will focus on the areas of fish farming and general aquaculture practices as a means to diversify income for target groups.

A video lesson is also included; you will get tips on how to manage and take care of fish.

Welding & Fabrication - Levels 1, 2 & 3 (NSQ)
Welding & Fabrication - Levels 1, 2 & 3 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Welding & Fabrication - Levels 1, 2 & 3. 
Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria​
Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeriaonal Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Welding & Fabrication - Levels 1, 2 & 3. 
Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeriaational Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Welding & Fabrication - Levels 1, 2 & 3. 


Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria


Tiling & Decorative Stonework - Levels 1, 2 & 3 (NSQ)
Tiling & Decorative Stonework - Levels 1, 2 & 3 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Tiling & Decorative Stonework - Levels 1, 2 & 3. 
Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Articulated Vehicle Driving - Level 3 (NSQ)
Articulated Vehicle Driving - Level 3 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Engineering Sector in Nigeria - Articulated Vehicle Driving - Levels 3. 

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for Construction/Building Trades in Nigeria - Refrigeration & Air Conditioning - Levels 1 & 2.

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Garment Making - Level 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Garment Making - Level 1 & 2 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Fashion & Leather Work Sector in Nigeria - Garment Making - Levels 1 & 2.

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Leather Works - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Leather Works - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Fashion & Leather Work Sector in Nigeria - Leather Works - Levels 1 & 2.

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Motorcycle Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Motorcycle Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Engineering Sector in Nigeria - Motorcycle Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2. 

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Tricycle Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Tricycle Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Engineering Sector in Nigeria - Tricycle Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2. 

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Rice Processing - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Rice Processing - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Agro Processing Sector in Nigeria - Rice Processing - Levels 1 & 2. 

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Computer Hardware Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2
Computer Hardware Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the ICT Sector in Nigeria - Computer Hardware Maintenance & Repairs - Levels 1 & 2. 

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

GSM Repairs & Maintenance - Levels 1 & 2
GSM Repairs & Maintenance - Levels 1 & 2
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Engineering Sector in Nigeria - GSM Repairs & Maintenance - Levels 1 & 2. 

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Satellite TV Antenna Installation & Maintenance - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
Satellite TV Antenna Installation & Maintenance - Levels 1 & 2 (NSQ)
FREE

National Occupational Standards for the Engineering Sector in Nigeria - Satellite TV Antenna Installation & Maintenance - Levels 1 & 2. 

Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Baker: Activity Plans
Baker: Activity Plans
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines.

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience.  Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions.  The activities in the Baker module exposes students to fundamental baking skills as well as knowledge and attitudes needed for careers in the baking profession.

In this module you will find nineteen detailed activity plans. These include an activity description, images, video links, terminology, lesson procedure, quizzes and assessment guidelines.

Author:  Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia

Surface Preparation In Painting
Surface Preparation In Painting
FREE

The video discusses the process of preparing walls for painting by filling in minor imperfections on drywall or plaster. To achieve a smooth finish, it is recommended to fill in both directions, wipe the claim up further under, and apply a slightly thicker final coat using a 3-4 inch filling blade. Excess filler is then removed to leave a smooth surface for easier sanding.

Travertino
Travertino
FREE

This video demonstrates how to create a Travertino effect using Nippon Momento Designer Series Special Effects Paint. The first step is to apply the base coat using a roller or brush and let it dry completely. Once the base coat is dry, apply the Travertino paint with a special tool included in the kit. The tool has a comb-like structure with grooves that help to create a textured finish. The Travertino paint should be applied in vertical and horizontal strokes, crisscrossing each other to create a unique pattern. After the Travertino paint has been applied, use a clean tool to smoothen out any rough spots or excess paint. The final step is to apply a clear coat to seal the Travertino paint and protect it from wear and tear. The clear coat should be applied in a thin layer and allowed to dry completely. By following these simple steps, anyone can create a stunning Travertino effect on their walls using Nippon Momento Designer Series Special Effects Paint.

Mastering Venetian Plaster
Mastering Venetian Plaster
FREE

In this video lesson, you will learn how to expertly apply Venetian plaster step-by-step. The lesson will cover everything you need to know about preparing the supports, selecting the right tools, and using the correct technique to achieve a polished finish. You will learn how to mix primer and colorant to create your desired shade, and how to apply the plaster using a standard plastering trowel and stainless-steel spatula for subsequent coats and polishing. 

The video also emphasizes the importance of using a 45-degree angle with pressure to run the spatula on the surface for polishing. Finally, you will learn how to apply wax to the surface for a shine and added protection.

DIY Wall Decoration Ideas
DIY Wall Decoration Ideas
FREE

This video lesson teaches or explains how to transform your walls into personalized and stunning works of art. The host will guide you through nine unique and creative DIY wall decoration ideas using simple tools and materials like drywall putty, adhesive tape, primer, water-based paints, and velvet colors. 

The step-by-step instructions will enable you to create your customized decor on your walls. Whether you want to paste, brush, or paint directly on your walls, the video will show you how to create unique and eye-catching designs that stand out. Additionally, the video highlights color combinations and introduces glaze, a slow-drying oil-based paint that can be highly moldable and customizable, adding a unique touch to your wall decoration

PVSyst7 - The Complete Course
PVSyst7 - The Complete Course
FREE

PVsyst is designed to be used by architects, engineers, and researchers.  It is also a very useful educative tool. This video lesson includes a detailed contextual help menu that explains the procedures and models that are used, and offers a user-friendly approach with a guide to develop a project.

Types of Breakfast Served in Hotels
Types of Breakfast Served in Hotels
FREE

Hotels mostly serves three types of breakfast.  In this video we look at the difference between these three. 

1. Continental Breakfast
2. American Breakfast
3. English Breakfast

Types of Meals
Types of Meals
FREE

There are different types of meals.  In this video we explain the following types;

  • Early Morning Tea
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea / Low Tea
  • High Tea
  • Dinner
  • Supper
  • Midnight Snacks
Functions of Eggs in Culinary Arts
Functions of Eggs in Culinary Arts
FREE

Eggs are a versatile and nutritious food used in many dishes, providing texture, structure, moisture, and flavor.  Eggs are used in cooking as binding and coating agents, leveling agents, emulsifying agents and to contribute flavor and colour.  In this video the structure and use of eggs in culinary arts is examined.

Cooking: Purpose & Methods
Cooking: Purpose & Methods
FREE

This video lesson explains the purpose of cooking as well as the different methods of cooking.  Topics covered includes;

  • Definition of Cooking
  • Aims and Objectives of Cooking
  • Methods of Heat Transfer
  • Effect of Heat on Food
  • Methods & Techniques of Cooking
Fish Cookery
Fish Cookery
FREE

This video lesson provide a detailed explanation about different types or classification of fish.  It also covers the selection, purchasing, cleaning and dressing of fish.

Types of Hotel Room Keys
Types of Hotel Room Keys
FREE

This video lesson explains the history of hotel room keys and the different types of keys that are used in hotels.

Classification of Hotels
Classification of Hotels
FREE

This video lesson takes a comprehensive look at different types of hotels and the importance of hotel classification.

Complaint Handling Procedure at Hotels
Complaint Handling Procedure at Hotels
FREE

This video lesson looks at the following; how to handle guest complaints, the process of handling complaints, do's & dont's and the importance of handling complaints.

Hotel Guest Cycle
Hotel Guest Cycle
FREE

This video lesson looks at the different phases of the guest cycle;

  • Pre Arrival
  • Guest Arrival 
  • Occupancy
  • Departure
Types of Hotel Rooms
Types of Hotel Rooms
FREE

Different types of rooms are offered by hotels to guests.  Every hotel employee or staff should have good knowledge about hotel rooms especially those who are directly involved in selling or booking these hotel rooms.  

At the end of this video lesson you will be able to; Develop an understanding about various types of rooms; Identify features of each room; Develop an understanding of different room supplies placed in rooms; Identify amenities of a VIP room.

Hotel Room Reservations
Hotel Room Reservations
FREE

This video lesson covers hotel room reservations.  Some of the topics include; 

  • Introduction to Room Reservations
  • Duties of Room Reservation Personnel 
  • Modes of Reservations
  • Sources of Reservations
  • Types of Reservations
  • Systems of Reservations 
Introduction to Hospitality Industry
Introduction to Hospitality Industry
FREE

This video lesson provides an introduction to the hospitality industry.  At the end of this lesson you will be able to understand;  

  • The meaning/concept of hospitality 
  • The complex structure of the hospitality industry 
  • Various sectors of the hospitality industry 
  • Characteristics/ features & nature of the hospitality industry 
A Day in the Life of an Assistant Beautician
A Day in the Life of an Assistant Beautician
FREE

This video lesson takes a look at a typical day in the life of an Assistant Beautician.   

Menu & Menu Planning
Menu & Menu Planning
FREE

This video lesson provides a comprehensive look at menus and menu planning within the hospitality industry.

At the end of the lesson you will be able to; 

  • Understand the concept and development of a menu 
  • Explain the different types of menu 
  • Define the factors affecting menu planning 
  • Develop various kinds of menus 
  • Analyze the systematic approach for menu planning
French Classic Menu
French Classic Menu
FREE

This video lesson provides a comprehensive look at the French classical menu.

At the end of the lesson you will be able to;

  • Understand the concept of the French classical menu
  • Explain the different types of courses in the menu
  • Perform the compilation of a menu
  • Differentiate between seventeen courses and eleven course French classical menu
Room Service
Room Service
FREE

This video lesson looks at room service in the hotel industry.  At the end of the lesson you will be able to understand; 

  • The different types of equipment used in room service 
  • The importance of mise-en-place 
  • Different methods of taking room service orders 
  • Various tray set ups for various orders 
  • The service procedure
Electrician Activity Plan Book
Electrician Activity Plan Book
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines.

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience. Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions. 

The activities in the Electrician module exposes students to fundamental electrical skills as well as knowledge and attitudes needed for a career as an electrician. 

In this module includes activity description, images, video links, terminology, lesson procedure, quizzes and assessment guidelines.

Author: Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia

Plumber Activity Plan Book
Plumber Activity Plan Book
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines. 

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience.  Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions.  

The activities in the Plumber module exposes students to fundamental plumbing skills as well as knowledge and attitudes needed for a career as a plumber.  

In this module includes activity description, images, video links, terminology, lesson procedure, quizzes and assessment guidelines.

Author:  Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia

Metal Work: Activity Plans
Metal Work: Activity Plans
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines.

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience.  Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions.  

The resource introduces students to the fields of metalworking and manufacturing, and provides units in fabrication, welding, and machining. Each unit is built in self-contained modules that will equip both new and experienced teachers with easily navigable, ready-to-use lessons.

Author:  Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia

Automotive Service Technician - Activity Plan Book
Automotive Service Technician - Activity Plan Book
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines. 

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience. Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions. 

The activities in the Automotive Service Technician module exposes students to fundamental automotive skills as well as knowledge and attitudes needed for a career as a automotive technician. 

In this module includes activity description, images, video links, terminology, lesson procedure, quizzes and assessment guidelines.

Author: Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia 

Carpenter: Activity Plans
Carpenter: Activity Plans
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines.

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience.  Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions.  

The activities in the Carpenter module exposes students to fundamental carpentry skills as well as knowledge and attitudes needed for careers in the Carpentry profession.

In this module includes activity description, images, video links, terminology, lesson procedure, quizzes and assessment guidelines.

Author:  Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia

Electronics & Robotics Activity Plan Book
Electronics & Robotics Activity Plan Book
FREE

These resources have been designed to meet a range of students’ and teachers’ skill levels and learning needs. This module introduces students to essential concepts in electronics and robotics, from beginner to advanced levels.  The Activity Plans are designed to be flexible and customizable, to allow for standalone use or followed in sequence at the teacher’s discretion and comfort level with the material.

The planning team created activities for multi-platform use, depending on the kits available to students, such as FIRST LEGO League, VEX EDR, VEX IQ or VEX Robotics Competition. The activities are sequenced from beginner level to advanced, depending on the knowledge level of both the teacher and the student.

In this resource you will find:
• A description of each activity
• A time estimate to complete each activity
• Assumptions, materials and tools required to complete the activity
• Detailed lesson plans with activities, images and related resources
• Suggestions for demonstrating the activity to the class
• Detailed terminology related to the activity and the robotics field

Cook: Activity Plans
Cook: Activity Plans
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines.

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience.  Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions.  

The activities in the Cook module exposes students to fundamental cooking skills as well as knowledge and attitudes needed for a career as a cook.  A cook typically has a lower rank than a chef.

In this module includes activity description, images, video links, terminology, lesson procedure, quizzes and assessment guidelines.

Author:  Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia

Design & Drafting: Activity Plans
Design & Drafting: Activity Plans
FREE

The Youth Explore Trades Skills Activity Plans are teacher resources designed to help students explore careers in trades and skills-related disciplines.

These activity plans are specifically designed to introduce students to trades and skills through activities that provide valuable hands-on experience.  Through exposure to modules like these students will be able to make better informed career decisions.  

This module introduces students to Board Drafting and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).  The Activity Plans cover both Architectural and Mechanical standards.  Activity Plans are designed with flexible use in mind; lesson content has been divided into discrete chunks to allow for standalone use for ease of navigation by teachers, but can also be followed in sequence.

Author:  Industry Training Authority Apprenticeship Programs, British Columbia

Beekeeping in the Caribbean
Beekeeping in the Caribbean
FREE

This professional training lesson provides participants with a comprehensive overview of beekeeping and honey production in the Caribbean. Participants will begin by gaining an understanding of the ecological importance of bees, basic honey bee biology and health & safety for beekeepers. This will be followed by exploring hive boxes, how to collect & analyze data through apiculture and tools & personal protective equipment used for management of bees. Disease & predators of honeybees will also be covered. 

Additionally, economic factors related to apiculture such as honey production, value-added products, packaging standards and gender considerations in beekeeping will be discussed. By completing this training lesson, participants will have a more informed knowledge base related to sustainable practices employed in Apicultural activities throughout the Caribbean region.

Author: Iyanola Apiculture Collective

Restaurant Waiters/Servers: Tips & Best Practice
Restaurant Waiters/Servers: Tips & Best Practice
FREE

Being a server at a restaurant is hard.  The best servers are master multi-taskers. Plus, your on-the-job performance can have a huge effect on a restaurant’s bottom-line and your tips. 

While much of a server’s personality is already ingrained, other aspects of service (like how well they know the menu, wine pairings and how they interact with customers) can be learned. 

So what does a server/waiter need to do to take their service from ordinary to extraordinary?  Watch these videos to gain some invaluable tips.

Food & Beverage (F&B) Service Interview Questions & Answers
Food & Beverage (F&B) Service Interview Questions & Answers
FREE


A Food and Beverage (F&B) service interview is a crucial step in hiring for hospitality positions.  Applicants should prepare by researching the company, practicing common interview questions, and dressing appropriately.  


These video lessons take you through some common questions and answers one can practice before an F&B interview.

How to Make a Bespoke Jacket Course
How to Make a Bespoke Jacket Course
FREE

The "How to Make a Bespoke Jacket Course" is designed for individuals who aspire to become skilled tailors or garment makers, with a focus on crafting bespoke jackets of the highest quality.  These free video lessons provide a deep dive into the art and craft of creating a bespoke jacket from scratch.  

Plumbing Dictionary
Plumbing Dictionary
FREE

The ASSE International Plumbing Dictionary (Sixth Edition), is a free e-book containing more than 4,000 plumbing words, terms, and abbreviations for use as a resource by plumbers and non-plumbing professionals needing comprehensive and accurate information on plumbing terms.

Financial Literacy for Livestocks
Financial Literacy for Livestocks
FREE

This training manual is intended to serve as a guide for trainers to provide the necessary and relevant training methodologies and techniques to improve the financial literacy of the beneficiaries in the goat and pork value chains.


Author:  Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP) 

Basic Financial Literacy
Basic Financial Literacy
FREE

This Financial Literacy Guide aims to provide information appropriate for small holder farmers.


Author: Agri-Profocus, Uganda

The Financial Literacy Manual
The Financial Literacy Manual
FREE

This Training Manual accompanied with practice exercises, prepares participants for managing money effectively.

Author: Kilimo Trust under the Competitive African Rice Initiative in East Africa
(CARI-EA)

The Financial Literacy Toolkit
The Financial Literacy Toolkit
FREE

With this trainer’s guide instructors can begin to promote basic financial literacy to those who want to learn and improve on their personal money management skills.

Author: Strategy for Financial Literacy in Uganda

The 5 Week Financial  Literacy Training Toolkit
The 5 Week Financial  Literacy Training Toolkit
FREE

Packed with practical tips and interactive exercises, this toolkit equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed financial decisions and achieve long-term stability. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your financial know-how, this free ebook is your key to mastering financial literacy in a short time frame.


Author:  The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) 

Sego Gele
Sego Gele
FREE

Sego geles are named after the town of Sego in Oyo State, Nigeria, where they were first made. The town is known for its production of high-quality fabrics, and sego geles are considered to be some of the finest in the country. This free video lesson teaches you apt techniques in tying the sego gele.

Pleated Gele For Beginners
Pleated Gele For Beginners
FREE

A pleated gele is a stylish and traditional headwrap commonly worn by women in various African cultures. It is a beautifully folded and sculpted fabric that is skillfully wrapped around the head to create an elegant and sophisticated look. 

The pleating technique adds volume, dimension, and a unique touch to the gele, making it a statement accessory for special occasions such as weddings, cultural events, or festive celebrations. With its intricate folds and stunning designs, the pleated gele showcases the rich cultural heritage and artistic expression of African fashion.

In this video lesson, you will learn how to tie a pleated gele.

Math for Trade
Math for Trade
FREE

These materials teach you basic mathematical skills needed  for every trade.

Rose Gele
Rose Gele
FREE

The Rose Gele headtie style resembles the British Royal "Ascot Hats".  The style of gele was first created by the creator of "Abeke Makeovers". It is also Known as avant garde gele. This video lesson will teach you how to tie the Rose Gele.

Turban Headwrap
Turban Headwrap
FREE

A head turban headwrap is a piece of cloth that is wrapped around the head in a stylish and functional way. It can be used to protect the hair from the sun, to keep the head warm, or to simply add a touch of style to an outfit. Head turban headwraps are available in a variety of colors, patterns, and materials, so there is sure to be one that is perfect for everyone. In these  free video lessons you will learn how to tie a Turban Headwrap.

Safe Work Practices
Safe Work Practices
FREE

Workers exposed to hazardous materials may be at risk for many serious health problems, such as kidney or lung damage, sterility, cancer, allergic reactions or burns. Some hazardous materials can also cause fires or explosions. This ebook will inform and teach persons working with or near hazardous products, the hazards and how to safely use the products.

Author: BC Open Textbooks

Presentation Software
Presentation Software
FREE

This material is an introduction to creating electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Graphics Design & Print Production Fundamentals
Graphics Design & Print Production Fundamentals

This text written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production — addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process.

Author: BC Open Collection 

Sight-Reading for Guitar
Sight-Reading for Guitar
FREE

This book teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The Keep Going Method is designed to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for sight-reading with efficiency, fun and encouragement.


Author: BC Open Collection 

Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Media Innovation & Entrepreneurship
FREE

This is a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses.

Farmers Handbook on Pig Production
Farmers Handbook on Pig Production
FREE

The Farmer's Handbook on Pig Production  is a concise and comprehensive guide designed to empower farmers in the field of pig production. This valuable resource equips farmers with essential knowledge, practical tips, and expert insights to optimize their pig farming operations. 

From breeding and nutrition to health management and market strategies, this handbook serves as a trusted companion for farmers seeking to enhance their productivity, profitability, and sustainability in the pig farming industry.

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Pond Management
Pond Management
FREE

Focusing specifically on the characteristics of a pond, this ebook equips new farmers with the essential knowledge they need to embark on their fish farming journey. From understanding the ideal pond conditions and water quality to selecting the right fish species and managing feeding and breeding practices, this guide offers practical advice and tips to ensure optimal productivity and profitability. Whether you're a novice or an experienced farmer looking to venture into fish farming, this book serves as an indispensable resource to help you navigate the intricacies of this rewarding industry.

Manual on Catfish Hatchery & Production
Manual on Catfish Hatchery & Production
FREE

This is a comprehensive guide tailored specifically for small to medium-scale hatchery and farm producers in Nigeria. Developed by FAO, this manual offers a wealth of knowledge and practical guidance to help catfish farmers succeed in their operations. Covering all aspects of catfish hatchery and production, including breeding techniques, hatchery management, feeding practices, disease control, and marketing strategies, this guide equips farmers with the necessary tools to optimize their productivity and profitability. With a focus on the unique context of Nigeria, this manual addresses the specific challenges and opportunities faced by catfish producers in the region, making it an essential resource for anyone involved in the catfish farming industry.


Author:  Aquaculture & Inland Fisheries Project, 2006 - Nigeria Special Programme for Food Security (NSPFS)
Sample Pig Business Plan
Sample Pig Business Plan
FREE

If you're interested in starting a pig production business, here are some materials that you will find helpful. They  include a sample plan and things to consider when setting up a pig business.

Piggery Farming
Piggery Farming
FREE

In piggery farming, farmers provide suitable housing and nutrition for the pigs, ensuring they have access to clean water, nutritious feed, and proper sanitation. They also implement proper waste management systems to maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of diseases. Additionally, farmers closely monitor the pigs' health, manage breeding programs, and implement efficient growth and production strategies to maximize productivity and profitability.


Author: Department of Animal Husbandry and Livestock Veterinary Services, Sikkim

Deep Litter System for Pig Farming
Deep Litter System for Pig Farming
FREE

The deep litter system is a housing method used in pig farming where a thick layer of bedding material, such as straw, sawdust, or wood shavings, is spread on the floor of the pig pens. This system allows the pigs to live on the bedding material, which serves multiple purposes.


Author : Africa Innovations Institute , Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Catfish Hatchery & Fingerlings Production
Catfish Hatchery & Fingerlings Production
FREE

This concise training manual, developed in partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), offers valuable insights and practical guidance for catfish hatchery and fingerlings production. Covering essential topics such as broodstock selection, spawning techniques, water quality management, and disease prevention, this manual equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to optimize the production of high-quality catfish fingerlings. Enhance your understanding and proficiency in this field with this comprehensive resource.

Beginning Excel
Beginning Excel
FREE

This a thorough practiced-based ebook for learning Excel 2019.


Author: BC Open Collection

Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016
FREE

In these video lessons, you’ll get to know the functions and features of Excel 2016.  You will better understand how to use the powerful tools in Excel 2016 for organizing, visualizing, and calculating your data, including sorting, working with multiple worksheets, printing, creating complex formulas, working with charts, and doing more

Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
FREE

In these free video lessons, you’ll get to know the functions and features of PowerPoint 2016.  You’ll understand how to use tools in PowerPoint 2016 to create professional, compelling presentations, including applying themes and transitions, inserting pictures and shapes, aligning objects and more.

Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft Word 2016
FREE

In these free video lessons, you’ll get to know the functions and features of Word 2016. With these lessons, you’ll understand how to use tools in Word 2016 to produce, polish, and share documents, including using indents and tabs, understanding formatting, adding hyperlinks and columns, using headers and footers, and more.

Business 365
Business 365
FREE

This free ebook contains basic information about personal computing, as well as the Microsoft Suite of products for offices including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Author: Marcus Lacher

Relational Databases & Microsoft Access
Relational Databases & Microsoft Access
FREE

This free ebook is an introductory text that introduces MS Access and relational database design.  The motivation is to support a second-year course on database systems which, to the student, is either a service course providing an introduction to database concepts, or, as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field.

Information Systems for Business & Beyond
Information Systems for Business & Beyond
FREE

In this free ebook you will be introduced to the concept of information systems, their use in business, and how information systems can be used to gain a competitive advantage.

Author: Biola University Open Textbooks

Basic HVAC
Basic HVAC
FREE

In this free introductory ebook we will discuss the basic principles of heating and cooling, as well as the principles of refrigeration and how it relates to air conditioning. Particular focus is given to common methods of heating and cooling residential homes.

Basic Kitchen & Food Service Management
Basic Kitchen & Food Service Management
FREE

In this free ebook, we explore the fundamentals of kitchen management from the basic math and calculations you will need to use every day to an overview of the costs associated with operating a kitchen or any food service operation.

Basic Motor Control
Basic Motor Control
FREE

This free ebook was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, AC motors and their associated motor control equipment. Whether you are an electrical apprentice learning about the subject in school or a seasoned technician installing equipment in the field, you will find this useful.

Water Services & Distribution Systems
Water Services & Distribution Systems
FREE

The content of this free ebook is organized to introduce the plumber apprentice to the theory and installation of potable water systems and landscaping irrigation systems. Providing safe potable water is one of the major responsibilities for plumbers and this unit will cover the design and installation of piping from the available water service to point of use.  Water used for landscaping will also be addressed with a focus on a balanced approach to the design, usefulness, and safety of a residential automatic irrigation system.

Author: BCcampus, Canada - Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, Level 3

Bamboo Cultivation
Bamboo Cultivation
FREE

This free self learning material is aimed to provide you an easy guide to the cultivation and management of commercially useful species of Indian bamboo. It tells you about the economic benefits of raising bamboo as a managed plantation crop. It is hoped that the manual will encourage you to set up commercial bamboo plantations, especially on marginal agricultural and degraded lands.

Author: Ministry of Education, Gov. of India


Solar Technology in Agriculture
Solar Technology in Agriculture
FREE

Rural areas depend on agriculture and need to access renewable sources of energy to make a sustainable living. Agricultural processing such as irrigation, poultry lighting, and pest control do not require high energy output and solar photovoltaic cells are a proven choice as an energy source.

Since farming and agriculture consume a large amount of electricity for irrigation, plowing, greenhouses, heating and cooling of buildings that house livestock, and dairy operations, utility bills can drain the budget. But, with solar power, while the upfront cost may be high, farmers will benefit in the long term.  This free ebook chapter explores the use of solar technology in agriculture and its benefits.

Author:  IntechOpen

Hygiene & Sanitation Handbook - Bakery Sector
Hygiene & Sanitation Handbook - Bakery Sector
FREE

Just like any food preparation, baking involves a lot of handling of raw materials.  Sanitation ensures all surfaces are cleaned regularly before food preparation. It reduces the chances of pathogens and microbes from migrating from an unclean surface to equipment or the consumer goods.  It is the responsibility of all bakery personnel to maintain extreme cleanliness and sanitation in the bakery to protect the health of the consumer of bakery foods.  In this free ebook you will learn about the importance of hygiene and sanitation in the bakery sector.

Author: Erasmus, European Union


Electric Hot Water Tank
Electric Hot Water Tank
FREE 

In this free three-part video, a TVET instructor discusses the Electric Hot Water Tank, and how it is serviced. 

Python Programming Basics
Python Programming Basics
N1,500

This course is aimed at complete beginners who have never programmed before, as well as existing programmers who want to increase their career options by learning Python.  The fact is, Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world – huge companies like Google use it in mission critical applications like Google Search.

Python is the number one language choice for machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence. To get those high paying jobs you need an expert knowledge of Python, and that’s what you will get from this course. By the end of the course you’ll be able to apply in confidence for Python programming jobs. And yes, this applies even if you have never programmed before.  With the right skills which you will learn in this course, you can become employable and valuable in the eyes of future employers.

*This paid course comes with an online certificate.  Pass the assessment and download a soft copy of your Certificate immediately.  Don't forget to write a review and join the course forum.  Preview two of the lessons below for free!

Absolute beginners!

  1. Beginners with no previous programming experience looking to obtain the skills to get their first programming job.
  2. Anyone looking to build the minimum Python programming skills necessary as a pre-requisites for moving into machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence.
  1. A computer - Windows, Mac, and Linux are all supported. Setup and installation instructions are included for each platform.  
  2. Your enthusiasm to learn this go-to programming language. It’s a valuable lifetime skill which you can’t un-learn!
  3. Everything else needed to start programming in Python is already included in the course.

1. Have a fundamental understanding of the Python programming language. 

2. Have the skills and understanding of Python to confidently apply for Python programming jobs. 

3. Acquire the pre-requisite Python skills to move into specific branches - Machine Learning, Data Science, etc.

4. Add the Python Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) skills to your résumé.

5. Understand how to create your own Python programs.

6. Learn Python from experienced professional software developers.

7. Understand both Python 2 and Python 3.

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Lash Extensions - Training Manual
Lash Extensions - Training Manual
N 2,100

This comprehensive guide of 106 pages is designed to provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to get started on your journey in the lash extension industry. This manual will take you through the basics of lash extensions, including all types of lash extensions, materials used for application and necessary tools. We'll also discuss important topics such as eye anatomy, safety measures and client consultation and preparation. 

With this manual, you'll learn about different lash effect techniques, understand how to choose the right type of eyelash extension according to individual client needs, practice how to apply lashes correctly following a given step-by-step instruction along with tips and tricks for a successful outcome. 

Moreover, we will cover hygienic practices during treatment, explaining the importance of using fresh adhesive every time and performing patch test prior starting any application procedure on clients eyes. Finally, we will discuss how to market your business by exploring various channels/platforms for promoting your products/services online or offline.

The Lash Extension Trainee Manual is designed for those who want to become eyelash extension professionals within the beauty industry.  

This guide is also a useful training manual for seasoned eyelash extension professionals who want to teach their apprentices. 

Topics to be covered includes;

  • Lash Kit
  • Lash Facts
  • Eye Safety
  • Eye Anatomy 
  • Lash Growth Cycle
  • Client Consultation 
  • Adhesive 
  • Gluing Techniques 
  • Lash Angles, Thickness & Curl 
  • Lash Mappings 
  • Eyelash & Extensions  
  • Lash Extensions - Step by Step 
  • Lash Retention 
  • Lash Removal 
  • Maintenance & Aftercare  
  • Salon Hygiene & Safety
  • Earning Potential  
  • Marketing 
Science of Skin & Hair
Science of Skin & Hair
FREE

This short ebook lesson will provide an overview of the structure of skin, as well as cover the different types of skin.  The lesson will introduce common diseases and disorders of the skin including acne, eczema etc.  At the end of this lesson, students should have a better understanding about how our skin works and what can cause it to become unhealthy or diseased.

Ministry of Education, Govt. of India

Beekeeping Business Opportunities in Nigeria
Beekeeping Business Opportunities in Nigeria
FREE

FarmerHubTV interviews Mr. Oduntan Adeshina CEO Bee - Craft Consult LLC USA (Utah) a German Trained Beekeeper to discuss on one of Nigeria's untapped goldmines and business opportunities.

Beekeeping is often promoted in the context of rural development because the practice provides monetary, nutritional, and social benefits to poor families, without requiring land ownership or large amounts of capital investment. It can be practiced as an additional source of income for farmers in rural areas and has been successfully implemented in poverty-alleviating projects.  Beekeeping plays a major role in the socio-economic development of rural livelihoods.  Beekeeping is a lucrative business if set up properly.


Acrylic Nails - Training Manual
Acrylic Nails - Training Manual
N2,100

Are you an aspiring nail technician wanting to learn everything there is to know about acrylic nails? Look no further - this Acrylic Nails Training Manual provides an extensive guide filled with all the necessary information and tips for a successful start in the industry.

This manual is also the ultimate acrylic nails extensions training manual to aid instructors teach their own classes. Give your students the best learning material with this ready to go manual - everything is covered from sanitation, techniques, protocols, and so much more!  This step by step guide including pictures, photos and diagrams for visual student comprehension.

The Acrylic Nails Training Manual is designed for those who want to become nail technician professionals within the beauty industry.  

This guide is also an extensive training manual for seasoned acrylic nail professionals who want to teach their apprentices. 

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • The Acrylic Nail System
  • FAQ’s
  • Misconceptions
  • Nail Structure
  • Nail Growth
  • Acrylic Science
  • Product & Tool Knowledge
  • Acrylic Colours
  • Files & E-Files
  • Tips & Forms
  • Hygiene & Safety
  • Contraindications
  • Contra-actions
  • Consultation
  • Nail Shapes
  • Choosing & Applying Tips
  • Nail Shapes Issues
  • Clear Tips
  • French White Tips
  • Overlay Structure Zones
  • Product Control
  • Application
  • Correcting Nail Shapes
  • Forms
  • Sculpting the Nail
  • Maintenance
  • Infill
  • Acrylic Nail Repair
  • Acrylic Nail Removal
  • Troubleshooting
  • Aftercare

Green Thermal Systems
Green Thermal Systems
FREE

The content of this block is organized to introduce the plumber apprentice to the theory and installation of Geothermal and Solar Energy systems. Ground source systems and solar systems provide a viable option for the green energy-minded installer. This module is designed to introduce the apprentice plumber to fundamental principles of design and installation, recognizing that these applications will be conducted differently within differing regions of the province.


Author: BCcampus, Canada - Block G / Plumbing Apprenticeship Program Level 3

Hydronic Heating & Cooling Systems
Hydronic Heating & Cooling Systems
FREE

The content of this block is organized to introduce the plumber apprentice to the theory and installation of hydronic heating systems. With an emphasis on design and comfort, this block will cover topics related to Provincial heating guidelines as well as the design and installation of associated equipment such as heat sources, piping, valves, and controls.

Author: BCcampus, Canada - Block F /  Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, Level 3

Compressed Air Systems
Compressed Air Systems
FREE

The content of this Block is organized to introduce the plumber apprentice to the theory and installation of compressed air systems. Compressed air is a widely used medium in industrial and commercial applications and as such requires special attention with regard to design and installation.  This Block is designed to cover installation, commissioning, and maintenance of these important systems.

Author: BCcampus, Canada - Block D / Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, Level 3

Sewers
Sewers
FREE
The content of this block is organized to introduce the plumber apprentice to the theory and installation of drainage systems. These systems are designed to convey sewage from the point of use to the municipal or city system. 
Fuel Gas Systems
Fuel Gas Systems
FREE

The content of this block is organized to introduce the plumber apprentice to the theory and installation of natural gas systems. This block will cover topics from design and installation code requirements to air supply and venting requirements and applications. Flame safeguards will also be addressed with special attention being given to the B149.1 Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.

Author: BCcampus, Canada - Block E /  Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, Level 3

Eyebrow Design & Extensions
Eyebrow Design & Extensions
​N 2,100

Are you looking to increase your skills in eyebrow design and extensions? Are you a beauty professional and ready to take your salon services to the next level?  Look no further.  This comprehensive training manual is written by experts in the field of eyebrow design and extensions and provides readers with an in-depth look at everything from the fundamentals to mastering intricate techniques.  With step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams, and helpful hints, this manual will help any reader become an expert in the field. 

Be a part of the billion-dollar industry of eyebrow design and extensions! It's clear that this trend is here to stay.  Not only can mastering the art of brow feathering and extensions increase your knowledge and service offerings, but it can also fast-track your career. These techniques are easy to learn with practice and designed for immediate income!  Whether you're looking to add brow feathering and extensions as a natural add-on to your existing service menu or as a standalone service, the possibilities are endless.

Our expert instructors will guide you through the 3-step procedure of defining brow shape, feathering and extensions. You'll also learn about the importance of client consultation, sanitation, contraindications, set-up and preparation, care of extensions, as well as proper brow removal.

For beginners, beauty technicians and instructors

What will I learn?

The ebook starts off with a comprehensive introduction to brow design, highlighting its importance in enhancing one's facial features. It then delves into the topic of brow mapping, providing readers with essential tips and tricks on how to precisely measure and map out the ideal eyebrow shape for any face. With a detailed explanation of face shapes and elements of asymmetry, this book teaches readers how to best flatter each individual client's unique features.


One of the key factors in achieving flawless brows is understanding hair growth stages and using this knowledge to create tailored designs for clients. This book covers everything from health and hygiene practices to tools needed for successful brow mapping.  Readers will also learn about the golden ratio – a crucial aspect of achieving symmetrical brows – as well as practical worksheets that they can use during their practice sessions. It also guides readers through measuring techniques and connecting eyebrow lines accurately.


Eyebrow Design & Extensions also covers important considerations such as contraindications, room setup, client consultations, and aftercare procedures. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, readers will learn how to create basic brow shapes using feathering techniques or add volume with eyebrow extensions.


For those interested in starting a business or expanding their current one, this book provides valuable insights and tips on marketing, pricing, and building a successful brand. With its comprehensive coverage and practical guidance, Eyebrow Design & Extensions is a must-have resource for anyone looking to excel in the world of eyebrow design and extensions.

Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker
Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker
FREE

This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types and uses of ingredients used in the baking industry, and how certain ingredients, in particular grains and flours, are produced, graded, and processed in Canada. Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

Author: BCcampus, Canada

Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry
Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry
FREE

Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Your health and well-being are your most valuable possessions. Many laws and regulations exist to ensure employee safety, yet every year thousands of serious injuries occur. In many cases, these injuries have serious long-term consequences for both employees and employers. 

For those new to the workforce, or working in the foodservice industry for the first time, having a solid understanding of both the rights and responsibilities of the employer and employee and training in how to operate safely in the workplace are the keys to minimizing the risk of a workplace injury.

Author: BCcampus, Canada

Poultry Training Manual
Poultry Training Manual
FREE


The "Poultry Training Manual" is a comprehensive guide catering to poultry farming enthusiasts, whether beginners or seasoned farmers. This manual delves into various crucial aspects of poultry production, including breed selection, housing, nutrition, health management, and reproduction. It also offers insights into egg and meat production, marketing strategies, and the adoption of sustainable and ethical practices in poultry farming.


This manual serves as an essential resource, equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the poultry industry. It emphasizes not only the technical aspects of poultry farming but also the significance of animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and successful business management. With its detailed yet accessible content, the "Poultry Training Manual" empowers poultry farmers to navigate the challenges of the industry while ensuring the well-being of their flock and contributing to the growth of their poultry businesses.

Author: APDC, Africa

NSQF - Operational Manual, 2023
NSQF - Operational Manual, 2023
FREE

The "Operational Manual - NSQF (National Skills Qualification Framework)" is a comprehensive guide designed to align vocational education and training programs with national standards and industry requirements in Nigeria. It outlines the framework for skill development and certification, ensuring that learners acquire skills that are not only relevant but also meet national and international quality benchmarks.

It offers guidelines for curriculum development, competency-based assessment, and the recognition of prior learning, all in accordance with the NSQF. 

Author: National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria

Cosmetology & Beauty Therapy - Level 1 (NSQ)
Cosmetology & Beauty Therapy - Level 1 (NSQ)

National Occupational Standards for Cosmetology & Beauty Therapy - Level 1

The Level 1 NSQ in Cosmetology is designed for beginners who will practice the act of beautifying the face, hair and skin.


Approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) - National Skills Qualification (NSQ), Nigeria.

Mechanotechnics N6 (Revised)
Mechanotechnics N6 (Revised)
N 4,500

Mechanotechnics N6 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in engineering and manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: Robert West, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.


Quantity Surveying N4
Quantity Surveying N4
N 4,500


N4 Quantity Surveying is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in building construction and civil related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.


This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: C. J Bam & A F May, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Applied Math for Food Service
Applied Math for Food Service
FREE

Applied Math for Food Service is an adapted open textbook.  This new open textbook remixes content from two open textbooks published by BC Campus under CC BY licenses.  Basic Kitchen & Food Service Management by The BC Cook Articulation Committee, and Math for Trades by Chad Flinn and Mark Overgaard.

Author: Amy Savoury, BC Campus

Food Safety, Sanitation & Personal Hygiene
Food Safety, Sanitation & Personal Hygiene
FREE

Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry.

  • Introduction
  • Food Safety Regulations
  • An Approach to Food Safety
  • Causes of Foodborne Illnesses
  • Preventing Foodborne Illnesses
  • Receiving Practices
  • Storage Temperatures & Procedures
  • Food Rotation
  • Developing a Food Safety Plan
  • Workplace Sanitation
  • Key Takeaways & Activities 

Author: The BC Cook Articulation Committee , BC Campus 

Food Labelling
Food Labelling
FREE

This open textbook provides a foundational understanding of Food Labelling.

Author: Jennifer L. Lapum; Oona St-Amant; Wendy Garcia; Lisa Seto Nielsen; and Rezwana Rahman

Introduction to Tourism
Introduction to Tourism
FREE

This textbook is an introduction to tourism written with a first year college and university audience in mind.

Edited by: Morgan Westcott; Wendy Anderson; and Adapted by NSCC

Greening Technical & Vocational Education & Training: A Practical Guide for Institutions
Greening Technical & Vocational Education & Training: A Practical Guide for Institutions
FREE

Greening Technical and Vocational Education and Training: a practical guide for institutions is designed to help leaders and practitioners of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in improving their understanding of, and implementing, education for sustainable development (ESD). It is guided by a whole-institution approach, and uses a step-by-step process that can be applied in an institutional setting. The process consists of four steps: understanding, planning, implementing, and monitoring and assessment.

The Guide identifies several key elements to assist TVET leaders and their institutional teams in understanding the steps in greening their institutions and programmes. It explains the need for, and the institutional benefits of, greening. It also addresses key elements for creating the rationale and strategy prior to launching the first step.

Author:  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization & UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET

Building & Structural Surveying N4
Building & Structural Surveying N4
N 4,500

Building & Structural Surveying N4 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Building & Structural Surveying related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Carpentry & Roofwork Theory N2
Carpentry & Roofwork Theory N2
N 4,000

Carpentry and Roofwork Theory N2 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in carpentry related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Chemical Plant Operation N4
Chemical Plant Operation N4
N 4,500

Chemical Plant Operation N4 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This course is designed to develop relevant skills for learners and to assist them to achieve their full potential in an engineering career. This book, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike. With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment, it assists them to achieve the outcomes set for the course.

The subject matter is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book. The authors are well known and respected in their fields. Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Chemistry N5
Chemistry N5
N 4,500

Chemistry N5 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Chemical Engineering related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Control Systems N6
Control Systems N6
N 4,500

Control Systems N6 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in the Electronics & Engineering related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Digital Electronics N4
Digital Electronics N4
N 4,500

Digital Electronics is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Electrical Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in electronics related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Digital Electronics N5
Digital Electronics N5
N 4,500


Digital Electronics N5 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Electronics related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.


This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.


Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Education For a Productive Lifestyle
Education For a Productive Lifestyle
N 4,000

Education For a Productive Lifestyle is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop relevant skills for learners and to assist them to achieve their full potential in a vocational career. 

Author: Dr. Piet Bothma

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Electrotechnics N5
Electrotechnics N5
N 4,500

Electrotechnics N5 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Electronics related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solution

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Electrotechnics N6
Electrotechnics N6
N 4,500

Digital Electronics N5 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship Electronics related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Electrotechnology N3 (Revised)
Electrotechnology N3 (Revised)
N 4,000


Electrotechnology N3 Revised is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Electrical or Electronics related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.


This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.


Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Fitting & Machining N1 Revised
Fitting & Machining N1 Revised
N 4,000

Fitting & Machining N1 Revised is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Fitting and Machining related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Fitting & Machining N2 (Revised)
Fitting & Machining N2 (Revised)
N 4,000

Fitting & Machining N2 Revised is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in Fitting and Machining related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Logic Systems N3
Logic Systems N3
N 4,000

Logic Systems N3 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in engineering and manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Machines & Properties of Metal N4
Machines & Properties of Metal N4
N 4,500

Machines & Properties of Metal N4 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in engineering and manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Mechanotechnics N4
Mechanotechnics N4
N 4,500

Mechanotechnics N4 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in engineering and manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Mechanotechnology N3 (Revised)
Mechanotechnology N3 (Revised)
N 4,000


Mechanotechnology N3 Revised is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in engineering and manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.


This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.


Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Mechanotechnics N5
Mechanotechnics N5
N 4,500

Mechanotechnics N5 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in engineering and manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions.

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Metalwork Theory N1
Metalwork Theory N1
N 4,000

Metalwork Theory N1 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in welding and fabrication related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Rigging Theory N1
Rigging Theory N1
N 4,000

Rigging Theory N2 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in building construction, engineering or manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

Author: Nicholas Taylor

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Rigging Theory N2
Rigging Theory N2
N 4,000

Rigging Theory N2 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in building construction, engineering or manufacturing related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Woodworker's Theory N1
Woodworker's Theory N1
N 4,000

Woodworker's Theory N1 is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in cabinetry, furniture making, wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Mastering Communication in the Construction Workplace
Mastering Communication in the Construction Workplace
N 1,600


"Mastering Communication in the Construction Workplace" is a comprehensive and insightful guide that delves into the often overlooked but crucial aspect of communication, which is essential for success in the construction field.


Written specifically with a focus on the construction workplace, this ebook offers practical guidance and strategies to improve communication skills among team members, managers, and clients. It covers various forms of communication including verbal, written, and non-verbal, as well as effective listening techniques.  From understanding the dynamics of interpersonal relationships to managing conflicts and difficult conversations on a construction site, this book equips readers with tools to effectively communicate in any situation.


Author: JobSkills City  


Whether you are an apprentice, experienced professional or just starting your career in construction, this manual will help you become a master communicator. Not only will it enhance your relationships at work, but it will also improve overall project performance by reducing misunderstandings and delays caused by miscommunication. 

Additionally, this manual is a good resource for anyone undergoing a NSQ in Construction & Building Trades in Nigeria, mandatory unit - Communication systems in a work environment.

Yes, indeed! You can access several pages of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Resilient Web Design
Resilient Web Design
FREE

Resilient Web Design, you might think that this is a handbook for designing robust websites. This is not a handbook. It’s more like a history book.

In the world of web design, we are mostly preoccupied with the here and now. When we think beyond our present moment, it is usually to contemplate the future—to imagine the devices, features, and interfaces that don’t yet exist. We don’t have time to look back upon our past, and yet the history of web design is filled with interesting ideas.

This book was written to highlight some of the approaches to web design that have proven to be resilient. In learning from the past, we can better prepare for the future.

Author: Jeremy Keith  

Database Design
Database Design
FREE

Database Design - 2nd Edition covers database systems and database design concepts.

New to this edition are SQL info, additional examples, key terms, and review exercises at the end of each chapter.

Author:  Adrienne Watt & Nelson Eng | 2nd Edition

Bricklaying & Plastering Theory N2
Bricklaying & Plastering Theory N2
N 4,000

N2 Bricklaying and Plastering Theory is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in the bricklaying and plastering related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: Nicholas Taylor, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Think Java: How To Think Like A Computer Scientist
Think Java: How To Think Like A Computer Scientist
FREE

Think Java is a hands-on introduction to computer science and programming used by many universities and high schools around the world. Its conciseness, emphasis on vocabulary, and informal tone make it particularly appealing for readers with little or no experience. The book starts with the most basic programming concepts and gradually works its way to advanced object-oriented techniques.

 Author: Allen B. Downey & Chris Mayfield | 2nd Edition

Building & Civil Technology N3 (Revised)
Building & Civil Technology N3 (Revised)
N 4,000

N3 Building and Civil Technology is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in building construction and civil related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Programming Fundamentals
Programming Fundamentals
FREE

With resources and examples for Java basics such as variables, loops, and object oriented programming, this text provides a foundation in Java programming for introductory-level programming courses. 

Programming Fundamentals has built-in engagement and interaction including the following: Java Tutor Visualizations, Video Tutorials, External Resource Links & Chapter Exercises.

Author: Georgia Gwinnett College  

Python For Everybody: Exploring Data Using Python 3
Python For Everybody: Exploring Data Using Python 3
FREE

This is a great introductory textbook addressing the main aspects of Python. Topics are covered with to-the-point discussions and meaningful examples. It is a powerful resource for beginners in the topic. This is a great introductory textbook addressing the main aspects of Python. Topics are covered with to-the-point discussions and meaningful examples. It is a powerful resource for begis R. Severance, University of Michigan

Delftse Foundations of Computation
Delftse Foundations of Computation
FREE

Delftse Foundations of Computation is a textbook for an introductory course in theoretical computer science.  It includes topics from propositional and predicate logic, proof techniques, discrete structures, set theory and the theory of computation, along with practical applications to computer science.  It has no prerequisites other than a general familiarity with computer programming.

Author: Stefan Hugtenburg & Neil Yorke-Smith | 2nd Edition

Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema
Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema
FREE

A free ebook and open-source introduction to the art and science of cinema. From the earliest iterations to the latest innovations, this introductory text explores the tools and techniques of mise-en-scene, narrative form, cinematography, editing, sound and acting, how each has contributed to the evolution of cinematic language, and how that evolution implicates critical issues of representation in mass media.  Moving Pictures offers in-depth examination of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.

Contents include;  A Brief History of Cinema, How to Watch a Movie, Mise-en-Scène, Narrative, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Acting, Women in Cinema, African Americans in Cinema.

Author: Russell Sharman 

Building Science N1 (Revised)
Building Science N1 (Revised)
N 4,000

N1 Building Science is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in building construction and civil related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Exposure
Exposure
FREE

This ebook covers all aspects of exposure, whether you are using a film or a digital camera. Technical concepts are identified and explained in a straightforward manner, through clear diagrams and in a concise glossary.  The book is illustrated throughout with creative, thought-provoking images – many taken especially – from contemporary practitioners and classic sources.  There are also four(4) open source video lessons which cover the topics; exposure, shutter, IOS and aperture.

Ebook Author: David Prakel

Video Lessons: Michelle Marusek - YouTube

Building Science N2 (Revised)
Building Science N2 (Revised)
N 4,000

N2 Building Science is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in building construction and civil related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.  

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

Camera Operator
Camera Operator
FREE

This training manual is a skill development programme for camera operators aligned to the National Occupational Standard (NOS) MES/ Q 0902 of Media and Entertainment Skills Council, India.

Author: Commonwealth of Learning

Building Science N3 (Revised)
Building Science N3 (Revised)
N 4,000

N3 Building Science is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in building construction and civil related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

The Photographer's Guide to Copyright
The Photographer's Guide to Copyright
FREE

Get tips to keep your work safe, plus read in-depth interviews from photographers and experts from American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), including Executive Director Eugene Mopsik and General Counsel and Managing Director Vic Perlman, who address:

  • Major trends in copyright today
  • How to make copyright registration part of your workflow
  • The risks to weigh before posting your photos to social networks
  • What counts as “Fair Use”, plus major learnings from recent court cases
  • Copyright for motion and video 
  • What it takes to bring an infringement case to court and ways to avoid it

Author: PhotoShelter & The American Society of Media Photographers 

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960–2000
The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960–2000
FREE

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000 combines digital cartography with close readings of representative films to write a history of twentieth century Hollywood narrative cinema at the intersection of the geographies of narrative location, production, consumption and taste in the post-classical era, before the rise of digital cinema.

This text reorients and redraws the boundaries of film history both literally and figuratively by cataloguing films’ narrative locations on digital maps to examine where Hollywood locates its narratives over time. 

Author: Christian B. Long

Light & Photography
Light & Photography
FREE

One of the most important elements to get a good photo is the lighting. It is essential for the photograph to be obtained with the best results, since it is useless to take a good shot without proper lighting.

There are several types of photographic lighting, the first is natural, which comes from the sun, the clarity of the day, a light that the photographer must know how to handle, since being a natural light you do not have control of it, you just learn to use it.  The second type of lighting is artificial lighting, which comes from created objects such as ring lights, reflectors, etc. The main characteristic of this type of light is that it does not vary, so it is controllable, and can be used at any time and place.  This ebook looks at lighting as it pertains to photography.

Author: Abhey Singh 

Electrical Trade Theory N1 (Revised)
Electrical Trade Theory N1 (Revised)
N4,000

N1 Electrical Trade Theory is one of many publications introducing the gateways to Engineering Studies. This ebook is designed to develop the skills for learners that are studying toward an artisanship in electrical related fields and to assist them to achieve their full potential.

This ebook, with its modular competence-based approach, is aimed at assisting facilitators and learners alike.  With its comprehensive understanding of the engineering construction environment.

The subject mater is presented as worked examples in the problem-solving-result methodology sequence, supported by numerous and clear illustrations. Practical activities are included throughout the book.  The author is one who is well known and respected in the manufacturing, engineering and related technology fields.  Their extensive experience provides an excellent base for further study, as well as a broad understanding of the technology and the knowledge to succeed.

Author: John Dillon, Hybrid Learning Solutions

Yes, indeed! You can access the first chapter of this ebook for review prior to making a purchase.

Upon purchasing this ebook, you will be granted full access for a period of one year.

How Do Window Blinds Work?
How Do Window Blinds Work?
FREE

This video covers how horizontal window blinds work. The mechanism that allows this to work is at the very top. The cord lock allows the blinds to be held up by pinching the lift strings between two rollers. The tilting of the blinds is handled by the wand tilt mechanism or the cord tilt mechanism. These mechanisms turn the gears, which turn the rod, the drums, which pulls the ladder strings to tilt the blinds.

Author: Jared Owen