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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.acsedu.co.uk 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, risk training and equipment hire also available. We are an Ofqual approved centre based in Surrey, able to hold courses in our own venue or travel to you.
email@example.com www.medicallifesigns.co.uk/courses/ 01483 810785
Ambios - View All Adverts
We offer a range of nature conservation training in the UK and abroad, from inspiring taster days to longer term residential immersions - providing you with practical skills, knowledge and real experience.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.ambios.net 01803732747
Animal Biology and Care Education Ltd - View All Adverts
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.
email@example.com www.animalbiologyandcare.co.uk 01953 600070
Animal Jobs Direct - View All Adverts
Accredited and affordable Animal Care and Conservation Courses
firstname.lastname@example.org www.animal-job.co.uk 0208 6269646
Arbschool - View All Adverts
www.arbschool.co.uk 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. www.arbschool.co.uk holds LANTRA Awards & ABC Awards accreditation www.arbschool.co.uk
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.
Bat Training Partnership / Ecology on Demand - View All Adverts
Running since 2008 with over 220 successful participants. Leading course for bat licence training, complimentary courses and ongoing support from two of the most experienced trainers in the UK bat community: Dr Sandie Sowler / Richard Crompton. BLTC covers all of the outputs required by BCT/CIEEM competencies for species surveying.
Richard@EcologyOD.co.uk www.battraining.co.uk/bat-licence-training-course/ 07711 848 174
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.
email@example.com www.batability.co.uk 07877 570590
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.boreplace.org 01732 463255
Bridgwater and Taunton College - View All Adverts
BTC are pioneering the future education of Countryside and Environment Apprenticeships across the national landscape. We are incredibly proud to work with The Environment Agency, the National Trust, The Canal & River Trust and Somerset Drainage Board (with support from LANTRA) to support and deliver brand new trailblazer Apprenticeships.
British Botany - View All Adverts
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
joshuaL95@live.co.uk www.BritishBotany.co.uk 07982242859
Brooksby Melton College - View All Adverts
BMC is a leading provider or Further Education in the East Midlands, offering a wide selection of full-time programmes and short courses. BMC’s specialist land-based campus at Brooksby, with its industry-expert tutors and state-of-the-art facilities, is perfect for those who wish to gain the necessary skills for a career in the environmental industries.
email@example.com www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk 01664 855 444 (for long courses) 01664 855 255 (for short courses)
Butser Ancient Farm - View All Adverts
Learn traditional skills and techniques in an amazing location. Butser Ancient Farm specialised in experimental archaeology and teaching visitors about life in the past. Specialist courses in historic metalwork, flint knapping, herbal lore, textiles, woodcraft and more!
firstname.lastname@example.org www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 02392 598838
C-N-Do Scotland - View All Adverts
National Navigation Award scheme, Hill & Moorland Leader, Lowland Leader, and Expedition Module courses available on various dates throughout year or arranged to order at a suitable location near you. Delivered in a quality, safe, fun and sensitive fashion.
email@example.com www.cndoscotland.com/skills-courses/ 01786 445 703
Capel Manor College - View All Adverts
Capel Manor College is London’s only specialist 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..
firstname.lastname@example.org www.capel.ac.uk 0303 003 1234
Centre for Alternative Technology - View All Adverts
An educational charity dedicated to researching & communicating positive solutions for environmental change. We offer a variety of day & short residential courses covering a range of sustainability issues, including: renewable energy, environmentally friendly building techniques, water & sanitation solutions, introductory classes in ecology, woodland management, organic gardening & wilderness skills, as well as specialist courses for educators & trade professionals.
email@example.com www.cat.org.uk/courses-and-training/short-courses/ 01654 704966
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.cieem.net 01962868626
Cotswolds Rural Skills - View All Adverts
A one stop shop for training courses and competitions in a wide range of rural skills and crafts throughout the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dry Stone Walling, Blacksmithing, Hedgelaying & Coppicing, Willow Crafts & Flax Working, Horse Logging,Wool Weaving, Introduction to Scything, Chainsaw & Brushcutter Beginners.
email@example.com www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/ 01451 862032
Countryside Management Association - View All Adverts
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 organise short courses and study days, open to both members and non-members, to share expertise across the sector.
Derbyshire County Council - View All Adverts
Get skilled in Derbyshire! Whether you need help with job applications or to fill holes in your CV with Maths, English, IT or practical construction/horticulture qualifications and short courses, Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service may have what you need. Many courses are free! Take a look today:
Derbyshire Eco Centre - View All Adverts
Derbyshire Eco Centre offer a wide variety of courses in countryside management, horticulture, heritage and country crafts, sustainable building and more, including one day, evening and weekend workshops. We also have longer courses leading to qualifications that can help you get on in or into work.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ecocentre 01629 533038
Down 2 Earth Training - View All Adverts
Down 2 Earth offers short horticultural workshops and courses, including garden design, pruning and propagation. Based in North Yorkshire, courses are run from a well-equipped log cabin in a one acre garden, giving lots of opportunities to see the theory put into practice. A garden design service is also available.
Janice.email@example.com www.d2e.org.uk 07813576214
Dunsmore Living Landscape - View All Adverts
Dunsmore Living Landscape is led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and is working to connect an ancient wooded heartland, linked by a network of hedgerows and meadows. Get up close to nature, immerse yourself in the past and find your own connection to the landscape with our training courses and events.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.exploredunsmore.org/ 07342999703
Ecology Training UK - View All Adverts
ETUK is one of the top providers of ecology courses in the UK. We cover a range of topics from ecology and surveying bats, dormice, reptiles, badgers, beavers, otters, water voles and great crested newts, to botany, phase 1, bushcraft and mitigation courses as well as self-study online courses.
email@example.com ecologytraining.co.uk/ 07818073660
exeGesIS SDM Ltd - View All Adverts
exeGesIS Spatial Data Management is a well-respected environmental, ecological & heritage GIS consultancy. We deliver a variety of training courses for environmental professionals, covering the three main GIS systems, MapInfo, QGIS & ArcGIS. We have an excellent reputation for the delivery of well-structured & informative courses which use environmental data & are run by approachable & knowledgeable trainers. Discounts are available for charitable organisations.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.esdm.co.uk/training 01874 713066
Explorers Connect - View All Adverts
A not-for-profit community organisation to help people live more adventurously, offering a variety of adventure opportunities, including trips, courses, talks, an expedition teammates platform, an industry jobs board, and much more.
email@example.com ExplorersConnect.com 01174057497
Field Studies Council - View All Adverts
An environmental education charity with over 75 years' experience. Provides field-based taxonomy, professional development and natural history courses at its network of UK Centres. Stunning locations and expert tuition. Over 300 day and residential courses available.
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
GeoData - View All Adverts
University-based 2-day professional GIS training courses in ArcGIS, QGIS (Open Source software) and MapInfo using environmental applications and data. Bespoke courses tailored to your needs and deskside training also available. Discounts for unemployed, staff from charities and multiple delegates from same organisation.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/geodata/training 023 8059 2719
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust - View All Adverts
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s courses are popular with enthusiasts and professionals alike. We work only with experienced tutors who inspire you to explore our native wildlife in more depth. Courses cover • Species ID • Habitat Management • Survey Skills • Protected Species Ecology. All proceeds from the courses help fund local wildlife conservation.
email@example.com www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk 01452 383333
Hadlow College - View All Adverts
Hadlow College is a specialist provider of further & higher education for the agricultural & rural sector. Set in the heart of the Kent countryside near Tonbridge, it offers a huge range of courses, from Entry Level to Honours Degrees & Apprenticeship routes. Graded ‘Outstanding’ at its last Ofsted inspection, Hadlow prides itself on educational excellence linked to sustainable business practices.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.ruraldevelopment.org.uk/events/ 07957 184978
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!
email@example.com inspiredforestschooltraining.co.uk/ 01452712330
IPROW (Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management) - View All Adverts
Specialist training tailored for rights of way and access professionals
firstname.lastname@example.org www.iprow.co.uk 07396 548331
Jeff Goodman Wildlife Video & Edit Courses - View All Adverts
You don't need expensive equipment to make exciting wildlife films. Learn the skills of video camera work, editing and story creation first. Share a camera with a friend if you like. For the absolute beginner to the semi pro. Courses in association with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.
Kent Country Parks - View All Adverts
Our parks offer an exciting range of outdoor courses for teaching or learning.
email@example.com www.kent.gov.uk/kentcountryparks 03000 413500
Kingston Maurward College - View All Adverts
Kingston Maurward is a land-based College which offers full- and part-time courses, higher education and Apprenticeships; 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.kmc.ac.uk 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 Chipper; Can come to you. You won't find cheaper or better Instruction...check out Facebook LBS Training & Assessing-SW
Learnhowto - View All Adverts
Hundreds of microcourses in agriculture, horticulture, crops and more. Small monthly subscription. Enrol at any time. Get the first 30 days free.
email@example.com learnhowto.co 01384 442752
Lowe Maintenance Training - View All Adverts
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).
firstname.lastname@example.org www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk 01729 825132
Lynher Training Ltd - NPTC Assessment Centre - View All Adverts
Specialists in the delivery of courses in Chainsaw, Forestry & Arboriculture, Trees & Timber, Machinery, Plant, Workshop, Rural Skills, and Health and Safety including First Aid, throughout Southwest England.
email@example.com www.lynher.com 01822 832902
Muddy Feet Training - View All Adverts
Accredited Forest School Training OCN Levels 1,2,3 and Outdoor Learning courses OCN Levels 2 and 3 . Bespoke courses available
firstname.lastname@example.org www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk 07432611008
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - View All Adverts
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is the county's leading conservation charity run by local people for the benefit of local wildlife, with 67 nature reserves - part of a UK network of 47 local Wildlife Trusts working to protect wildlife.
email@example.com www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org 0115 958 8242
Park Farm Training Centre - View All Adverts
Forest School taster days for educators and accredited Level 1, 2 and 3 courses. Learning Beyond the Classroom Level 3 accredited by ITC First. Day courses including coppicing, living willow structures, hedgelaying, crafts, firelighting/cooking, tool use. Regular skills development days in the woods. Beautiful woodland and classroom site in the National Forest.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.forestschoolcourses.co.uk/index.html 01530 262434 or 07775857222
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).
email@example.com www.qualiteach.co.uk 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.ruraldevelopment.org.uk/events 07957 184978
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.
email@example.com c-js.co.uk/2z51jrN 01395239234
Royal Agricultural University - View All Adverts
firstname.lastname@example.org www.rau.ac.uk 01285 889912
Royal Society of Biology - View All Adverts
The Royal Society of Biology's training programme is expanding; we offer courses to suit all interests and competencies, from enthusiastic students to high level professionals. Our aim is to promote interest in biology and enable individuals to continue their professional development (CPD).
email@example.com www.rsb.org.uk/events?layout=list&type=11 020 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
email@example.com www.sallertonwood.org.uk/courses.htm 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.sawpod.co.uk 01264 773229
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) - Countryside Management - View All Adverts
Our countryside & conservation courses aim to prepare students for immediate entry to the workplace, through constant contact with industry & development of core skills alongside appropriate knowledge & experiences. We offer NC, HNC, HND, BSc (Hons) & MSc & distance learning options across our campuses at Aberdeen, Ayr, Elmwood & Oatridge (not all campuses offer each level)
email@example.com www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120565/countryside 0800269453
Scottish Crofting Federation - View All Adverts
The Scottish Crofting Federation’s training projects are aimed at crofters, small holders and new entrants who want to develop and extend their knowledge and practical skills. Mainly hands on, courses range from lambing to horticulture, with experienced tutors and venues throughout the Scottish crofting areas.
Sorbus Learning - View All Adverts
We provide courses, workshops and advice about ecology, conservation, countryside skills and rural crafts that are a benefit to or inspired by habitats and nature so that you can attract wildlife into your garden or local green space.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.sorbuslearning.co.uk/ 01737 844953
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.
email@example.com www.speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk 01722322539
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on 01273 497561
Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre - View All Adverts
Our supportive training courses cover basic ecology, identification features, relevant legislation, and survey techniques. They are run by expert ecologists and aimed at beginners to improve identification skills and knowledge of a range of priority habitats and species. Student discounts.
email@example.com www.tverc.org/cms/content/tverc-training 01865 815451
The Adventure Academy CIC - View All Adverts
The Adventure Academy CIC deliver outdoor learning, navigation courses, the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS), outdoor first aid courses, forestry first aid courses, first aid at work courses and forest school first aid courses.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.theadventureacademy.org.uk 0141 628 8520
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.
email@example.com www.caw.ac.uk 01480 422060
The 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.mammal.org.uk/training/courses/ 02380 010984
The Sustainability Centre - View All Adverts
At our picturesque base in the South Downs, we offer a range of courses, including permaculture, Forest School leader training, sustainable woodland management, natural craft, foraging, willow work and bushcraft. We have on-site accommodate: an eco lodge, yurt, tipis and camping. https://www.sustainability-centre.org
Time For Bespoke Solutions Ltd - View All Adverts
We provide a range of business-related skills training packages, each delivered in an interactive, practical and friendly environment, resulting in a positive impact on your business. The following are examples of training programmes we can develop for you: Relationship Management; Project Management; Effective Communication; Organisational Skills; Finance for Non-Financial Managers; Negotiation Skills.
email@example.com www.timefor.co.uk 07877 570590
TKF Training UK - View All Adverts
firstname.lastname@example.org tkftraining.co.uk/chainsaw-training-courses/ 01484 685114
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.
email@example.com www.ceh.ac.uk/training 01491 692225
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.verde-ecologyconsultancy.com 07875544635
Wild things! Environmental Education in Action - View All Adverts
Wild things are a long established charity and outdoor eduction 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 can also provide bespoke packages, just ask!
email@example.com www.wild-things.org.uk 01309 690450
Wildscapes - View All Adverts
Wildscapes is an ecology consultancy operating as part of Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust. We offer short courses in various survey techniques, plant identification, bats, butterflies and moths, and other ecology topics throughout the year. All our profits are put back into the Wildlife Trust.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.wildscapes.co.uk 0114 303 5123
WildTeam - View All Adverts
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 phase 1 habitat survey.
email@example.com www.wildwoodtrust.org/ 01227 711471
Woodland Ways - View All Adverts
We offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of bushcraft and survival courses available, covering everything from the basics to advanced skills and instructor training. With a relaxed and friendly approach, we teach all aspects of bushcraft including shelter building, water purification, fire lighting, first aid, navigation, tracking, foraging and much more.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodland-ways.co.uk 01234 351006
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