Training Directory: Centres and Providers

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Centres and Providers

Details of centres, organisations and people providing specialised training to the countryside, conservation and ecology sectors.



ACS Distance Education - View All Adverts

Well established Distance Learning college offering over 700 courses in agriculture, horticulture, crops, writing, permaculture, self sufficiency, aquaponics, aquaculture, tourism and more. 01384 442752

Adventure Lifesigns Ltd - View All Adverts

We offer a full range of medical courses suitable for home, work and remote travel. Event medical coverage and risk training also available. We are an Ofqual approved centre based in Surrey, able to hold courses in our own venue or travel to you. 01483 810785

Ambios - View All Adverts

Our employer-endorsed training team is able to share over 20 years of experience with our trainees by providing residential courses, volunteering opportunities, and practical education in nature conservation.

Animal Biology and Care Education Ltd - View All Adverts

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AB&C is a distance learning organisation run by academics and professional educators with ecology, conservation and animal welfare backgrounds. All courses are prepared and assessed to UK national education standards and match the requirements of Ofqual, the UK education governing body. Accreditation is by UK Rural Skills. 01953 600070

Arbschool - View All Adverts

logo: Arb School is a Professional Quality training provider, specialising in short courses for the Rural & Green sector skills in sectors such as: • Agriculture: Tractor driving • Farming: Pesticides spraying • Machine operation: Telehandler ATV 4x4 quad bikes. • Forestry: Chainsaw use • Arboriculture: Tree Climbing works or Tree Felling • Horticulture: such as Conservation Biodiversification, • Rural skills: Game keeping • And more such as first aid & manual handling. holds LANTRA Awards & ABC Awards accreditation


Bat Conservation Trust - View All Adverts

The Bat Conservation Trust runs various courses in bat biology, ecology, field skills, sound analysis and data interpretation for professional and volunteer bat workers. We also provide in-house training upon request. To find the right course for you, please visit our website or email us with any questions.

BatAbility Courses & Tuition - View All Adverts

Bat Courses, Training & 'Lunch Bite' Webinars. We also do business to business training, 121 sessions etc. at a location of your choosing. 07877 570590

Biological Recording Company - View All Adverts

The Biological Recording Company provides a range of events focused on educating and training biological recorders and biodiversity professionals in the UK

Bore Place - View All Adverts

A rural retreat in Kent providing bespoke opportunities for people to learn, grow and reconnect with themselves and the environment. 01732 463255

British Botany - View All Adverts

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British Botany is a new online training platform, aimed at making botany accessible to everyone, as an alternative to expensive field courses. Whether you're an ecologist, conservation practitioner or student, British Botany aims to provide courses at all levels, looking at plant and habitat identification.

Read Josh's featured article The Increase in Road Verge Wilding and the Role of Native Flora 07982242859

British Divers Marine Life Rescue - View All Adverts

British Divers Marine Life Rescue is a charity providing a frontline response service for marine mammals in distress around the UK. Volunteers can join any of the regular one-day courses held around the country each year, no experience required, open to anyone aged 18+. Find out more here: 01825 765546


Capel Manor College - View All Adverts

Capel Manor College is London’s environmental college, offering a wide range of internationally-recognised courses in arboriculture, agriculture, countryside management and environmental conservation. All courses are taught by exceptional tutors with vast amounts of industry experience. 0303 003 1234

CIEEM - View All Adverts

CIEEM offers a national programme of training courses, conferences and webinars as well as regional events organised by our Member Networks. 01962868626

Conservation Coaching - View All Adverts

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Develop your leadership and coaching skills to lead your teams more consciously, effectively and with greater impact. Conservation Coaching don’t train ‘managers’. They develop leaders, helping them become more conscious, resilient and effective in their roles. Conservation coaching supports emerging and mid-career leaders to become more purposeful and increase their impact in their work and the world through 1:1 coaching and a 6 month Leadership Development Programme designed specifically to help environmental professionals thrive in their roles.

Countryside Management Association - View All Adverts

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Formed in 1966 the CMA is the largest organisation supporting the work of conservation, access and recreation professionals in the natural greenspace and countryside sector throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. As part of this our members often organise study days at their sites, whilst the CMA offers various training webinars open to both members and non-members, to share expertise across the sector.

Cumbria Woodlands - View All Adverts

Cumbria Woodlands offer courses in Chainsaw use, Woodland Management, Bats and Trees, Outdoor First Aid and Tool Sharpening. Full details from the Courses & Events page of our website. 01539 822140


Eco Training UK - View All Adverts

Eco training UK’s conservation courses are suitable for anyone seeking careers in conservation and ecology or looking to skill up in their current role or for their next step in conservation leadership. We run a range of courses suitable for all experience/career levels, from day to week-long residential courses. 07786444816

Ecology Academy - View All Adverts

The Ecology Academy are an online training provider helping you to get ahead in ecology. We teach the skills that every professional ecologist needs in order to secure that first job or bring greater value to the company you work for. 01453 367450

Ecology Training UK - View All Adverts

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ETUK is the top provider of ecology and conservation courses in the UK. We cover a range of topics from ecology and surveying bats, dormice, reptiles, badgers, beavers, otters and great crested newts, to botany, phase 1, habitat management and mitigation. Many of our courses are available as self-study online courses. 07818073660


Field Studies Council - View All Adverts

An environmental education charity with over 80 years' experience. Provides school trips, identification guides and natural history courses across the UK. Courses are written and delivered by experts and take place in stunning locations or online.

First Aid Training Co-operative - View All Adverts

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Specialists in outdoor first aid training. Providing EFAW, FAW, Outdoor First Aid, +F Forestry and +Eq Equestrian courses. Courses held UK wide, our trainers come to your venue to teach your staff, or join one of our public courses. Active, scenario based training with full Covid mitigation in place. 0333 4330731 (Free calls)

Foreststar Land Based Training Centre - View All Adverts

Foreststar training offers training qualifications and support for the land based industries ie Arboriculture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry. We are based in Warwickshire near Stratford Upon Avon and cover nationwide, we can also arrange accommodation for students whilst they are with us. Example of our courses; Chainsaws, first aid, ATVS & more 07834283248


Ignite Woodfuel Supply Chain Training - View All Adverts

An award winning series of Lantra Awards certificated short courses (1-3 days), run by qualified instructors with significant experience in the woodfuel sector, aimed at woodfuel specifiers, suppliers, processors, growers or woodland owners. 07957184978

Inspired Forest School Training - View All Adverts

We offer a unique opportunity to train in an award winning, working Forest School setting, via a number of training opportunities. Let our highly experienced educators guide you through the qualification in a supportive environment. Gain your Level 1,2 or 3 Forest School award with us.

Let's inspire together! 01452712330

IPROW (Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management) - View All Adverts

Specialist training tailored for rights of way and access professionals 07396 548331


Kingston Maurward College - View All Adverts

Kingston Maurward is a land-based College which offers full- and part-time courses, Foundation Studies courses and Degree-Level courses; it has a commercial farm, laboratories, training areas, animal science centre, indoor and outdoor equestrian arenas, state of the art plant production units and Agri-tech facilities. 01305215032


LBS Training & Assessing-SW - View All Adverts

We provide training & assessing for NPTC City & Guilds Awards in: Chainsaw; Cross Cut & Maintenance; Felling Up to 380mm; Felling Over 380m; Windblown Severely Damaged Trees; Brush Cutter/Strimmer; Powered Pole Pruner; Wood Chippers and now Climbing & Ariel Rescue (CS38) Using a chainsaw from rope or harness (CS39) and Stump Grinders... You won't find cheaper or better Instruction...check out Facebook LBS Training & Assessing SW - YouTube Lee Kimber (@lbs_training_assessing) • Instagram photos and videos 07739716753

Lowe Maintenance Training - View All Adverts

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Lowe Maintenance offer high quality courses at affordable prices within Forestry and Landbased sectors, covering: Arboriculture and Forestry Chainsaw related qualifications; Pesticide/Spraying; ATV’s; Brushcutter; Hedge Cutter; Leaf blower; Chipper; ROLO; Rat poison; Aluminium Phosphides; refresher units leading to nationally recognised qualifications (e.g. City and Guilds).


Read more about health & safety at work from Lowe Maintenance in their feature article here 01729 825132


Mammal Society - View All Adverts

Our training courses are for everyone, from interested individuals to ecological consultants, those wanting to develop knowledge, field skills and experience for personal interest or professional development. From species introduction courses, to practical field-craft weekends and survey techniques, we focus on ecology & biology, law, technical skills, handling & surveying. 02380 010984

Maximising Learning - View All Adverts

Provide training and bespoke support for schools and educational settings to help them 'Take their Curriculum Outdoors'. Co-creators of the Level 3 Award in Learning Beyond the Classroom. 07717 481992

Muddy Feet Training - View All Adverts

We deliver an inspiring range of Forest School training including: Leadership and Assistant courses (accredited OCN Levels 1-3), Curriculum-Based Outdoor Learning courses (introduction, co-ordinator and practitioner levels) and a range of courses for teachers, practitioners and communities. All in locations throughout Beds, Bucks, Northants and Oxon. Bespoke courses are also available. 07432611008


Nottingham Trent University - View All Adverts

Study a land-based degree or college course at Nottingham Trent University. It’s our goal to have a positive impact on the planet by improving the wellbeing of environments, animals, plants, and people. Join us and advance your career with the wide range of courses based at our Brackenhurst Campus. 0115 848 2999


Ptyxis Ecology Training - View All Adverts

Ptyxis Ecology has a national reputation in the conservation and ecology sector for high quality CPD botany and ecology courses delivered by trained teachers. All of our courses are now delivered via distance learning. These are not 'online' courses without any tutor input. Instead you are supported with detailed feedback on your work over six months as you learn through your own fieldwork. Course materials include structured learning activities and unique resources such as bespoke beginners botanical keys.


Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training - View All Adverts

We provide short botanical and ecological training courses for individuals, hobby botanists, education centres, conservation volunteers, professionals and graduates throughout the UK (online and taught). 07743712020


RDI Associates Ltd - View All Adverts

Specialists in woodland management and woodfuel supply chain training. Our Lantra Awards accredited Ignite courses, delivered by qualified instructors with significant experience in the woodfuel sector, are constantly updated and revised to take account of the latest technical and legislative developments. 07957184978

Richard Green Ecology Ltd - View All Adverts

Providing ecological services, including: bat & other protected species surveys; Phase I & NVC habitat surveys; ecological impact assessments; European protected species licence applications. We also provide training. Please contact us if you require a bespoke course or if you are an ecologist looking to increase your knowledge & experience. 01395239234

Royal Agricultural University - View All Adverts

We offer a range of foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in Agriculture, Business, Cultural Heritage, Equine, Environment, and Land and Property at different entry points and through different modes of study throughout the year. Email,  call 01285 889912 or visit to find out more. 01285 889912

Royal Horticultural Society - View All Adverts

We have been awarding qualifications since 1893, which are widely recognised and respected within the industry. Qualifications are available to study online or at an approved centre across the UK and Ireland. Our Master of Horticulture is an online degree-level programme for professional horticulturists wishing to grow their career.

Royal Society of Biology - View All Adverts

The Royal Society of Biology aims to give biologists the tools they need to fulfil their potential and develop their careers. We offer an extensive range of courses to suit different specialisms and career levels. To find out more, visit our website at or email us at 020 3925 3453

RSPB bespoke training courses - View All Adverts

The RSPB have worked with a number of organisations to develop bespoke training programmes to meet their needs. This is a cost-effective way of delivering training and can be held at your own site. Preferential rates are available. Contact us to discuss tailor-made courses for your team 01767 693308


Sallerton Wood - Courses in green woodworking - View All Adverts

Green woodwork training courses are offered for the making of traditional woodland craft products such as mallets, spatulas, kuksas, shave-horses, stools, and chairs. These courses take place in a well-equipped woodland workshop shelter using traditional tools such as draw-knives, and pole lathes. 07722 435 964

Sawpod Ltd Arboriculture & Forestry Training - View All Adverts

Professional training for the novice chainsaw user in maintenance, small and medium tree felling, emergency treework leading City & Guilds certification. Courses take place in both workshop and woodland settings. Also, professional training for the novice tree climber and more advanced techniques including Rigging/Dismantling and Pruning techniques. 01264 773229

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) - View All Adverts

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Here at SRUC we offer academic courses for the full journey, from entry-level to finishing your Master's degree. As an Alumni, we will support your lifelong learning with our wide variety of professional development courses, to help you and your business thrive. 0800269453

Small Woods Association - View All Adverts

We offer courses on practical skills for the management of small woodlands, green woodworking and crafts. Small Woods deliver a suite of accredited woodland management courses, with subsidised rates for our members and support new entrants to the coppice and sustainable woodland management sector through our apprenticeships. 01952 432 769

SMB College Group - View All Adverts

SMB College Group is a leading provider of Further Education, offering a wide selection of full-time programmes and short courses. The College’s Brooksby Campus specialises in training students in land-based industries, with its industry-expert tutors and state-of-the-art facilities, it’s a perfect place to study. 01664 855 444

South East Landbased Training Courses LLP - View All Adverts

South East Landbased Training Courses LLP provide an extensive range of flexible learning courses designed for rural, agricultural and landbased business, these include practical skills, health and safety, legislative requirements, conservation and environmental skills 07437 601161

Species Recovery Trust - View All Adverts

We run a wide range of field-based courses across the south of England, covering botanical ID (bryophytes, grasses and wildflowers), survey skills, protected species ecology and wildlife crime. We also provide extensive training resources through our website. All proceeds from the courses go straight to our endangered species programme. 01722322539

Suffolk Wildlife Trust - View All Adverts

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the largest provider of environmental training in Suffolk offering in-person courses on topics such as woodland management, bird ID and wildflower ID; accredited courses such as Forest School Levels 1-3, Wild Beach Leader, Green Woodworking for Forest School and Wild Foods Forest School; plus Webinars. 01473 890089

Sussex Wildlife Trust - View All Adverts

Sussex Wildlife Trust organises a packed programme of wildlife related courses each year. Courses are led by local and national experts in the classroom at our Woods Mill nature reserve in the centre of Sussex or at venues across the county. Please book online. 01273 497561


The College of Animal Welfare - View All Adverts

The College was established in 1989 and now has four centres around the UK. Our one year, online learning, City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment course is ideal for those looking to learn more about the environment around them. 01480 422060


UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology - View All Adverts

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. We offer national and international capacity building and training on a broad range of topics. Some of our activities are free to attend. 01491 692225

University of Oxford - View All Adverts

Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education offers a wide range of courses in ecology and the environment. Join us for a day or weekend, enrol on a weekly learning programme, or gain an Oxford University graduate qualification. Topics include survey methods, animal behaviour, plant biodiversity, mapping tools and sustainable development. 01865 270360


Verde-ecology Consultancy - View All Adverts

We offer courses in wildflower ID, grasses ID and plant ID for phase 1 habitat surveys. Throughout the year we run a whole range of courses for seasoned ecologists and budding beginners. We can also develop bespoke ecology and botanical courses to be delivered at any location throughout the North East. Get in touch to discuss your ecological training requirements. 07875544635


West Dean College - View All Adverts

Explore your study options from short courses to Foundation, Diploma and Masters degrees. Students at West Dean College achieve ground-breaking work in arts or craft or apply their skills to the conservation of our national and international cultural heritage. 01243 818300

Wild things! Environmental Education in Action - View All Adverts

Wild things are a long established charity and outdoor education provider. Their flagship course - Woodland Activity Leader Training - provides a practical and comprehensive alternative to Forest School training and takes just 7 days to complete. They also provide an online option with a shorter practical course. 01309 690450

WildTeam - View All Adverts

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Develop your skills to help save more of the wildlife you love. We give conservationists the skills to design and deliver amazing conservation projects that help to save more wildlife.

Wildwood Trust - View All Adverts

Wildwood is a British wildlife park near Canterbury in Kent. Home to over 200 native animals, past and present and set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland. We run a wide range of short courses for professionals and enthusiasts including dormouse handling and wildlife interpretation. 01227 711471

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