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Training Directory - Short Courses
Countryside Management Techniques

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Short Training Courses

(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.




Countryside Management Techniques

Typical courses include: Sustainable Woodland Management, Coastal Dune Management, Ponds for Wildlife, Managing for Biodiversity. 

Practical courses have separate pages and those requiring the use of machinery (eg chainsaw or brushcutter) are here

Typical courses include: Sustainable Woodland Management, Coastal Dune Management, Ponds for Wildlife, Managing for Biodiversity. 

Practical courses (chainsaw certificate etc) have a separate page

October 2019

21/10/2019    Managing and Leading Conservation Projects    5 Days

Cambridge, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Contact: 01534 860037 academy@durrell.org https://c-js.info/2X4M4Y4

This five-day course is designed to strengthen your leadership and management skills. The course draws on the theory and practice of management and leadership and applies it to the context of wildlife conservation projects through the use of case study scenarios, guest lectures from leading conservation professionals and practical tools to improve your work.

Cost £575.00


26/10/2019    Positive Environmental Planning for Woodlands     1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

A new course for woodland owners, woodland workers, and woodland managers. The course will clarify the development planning system, with particular focus on England, and practical steps you can take to present your woodland project in the most positive frame to the Local Planning Authority and others.

Cost £90.00


28/10/2019    Woodland Management    2 Days

Cotehele, Lynher Training Ltd. Contact: 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com www.lynher.com

Classroom and outdoor session looking at tree identification, type & growth characteristics with a view to planning & managing a woodland.

Cost £unknown


November 2019

04/11/2019    Woodland Management    2 Days

Cotehele, Lynher Training Ltd. Contact: 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com www.lynher.com

Classroom and outdoor session looking at tree identification, type & growth characteristics with a view to planning & managing a woodland.

Cost £unknown


16/11/2019    Practical Woodland Management     2 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

An introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland. Good practice guidelines along with top tips and techniques established over many years. Tree selection and thinning High pruning to improve timber quality, Tree planting Safe moving of timber and extraction, Dealing with brash, Ride management.

Cost £160.00


17/11/2019    Traditional Mole Control    1 Day

Berkshire, Guild of British Molecatchers . Contact: 07711162340 molecourse@aol.com www.guildofbritishmolecatchers.co.uk

Traditional Mole Control trapping course, full day including refreshments and lunch, UK Rural Skills approved Basis points awarded.

Cost £95.00


29/11/2019    ABC Level 4 Award in Arboriculture    7 Days

Tamar Valley, Lynher Training Ltd. Contact: 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com www.lynher.com

ABC Level 4 Award in Arboriculture. Covering "Tree biomechanics and maintenance" & "Principles of woodland establishment and management". This qualification is designed for competant arborists, and those working with trees, to complement their training and experience, and to provide evidence of their knowledge of arboriculture. 7 full day sessions for learners to attend, spread out over a 6-month period. November 29th 2019 -May 2020.

Cost £unknown


March 2020

04/03/2020    Introduction to Horse Logging    1 Day

Machynlleth, Wales, Centre for Alternative Technology. Contact: 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk www.cat.org.uk/events/introduction-to-horse-logging-2/

Spend a day in the CAT woodlands with experienced horse handler Barbara Hadrill and her cobs as you gain hands-on experience of the traditional skill of horse logging, an ecologically sound and environmentally considerate process of managing woodland.

Cost £85.00



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