Training Directory - Countryside Management Techniques Short Courses

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Countryside Management Techniques  - Short Training Courses


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 (e.g. chainsaw or brushcutter) are here

02/10/2023 Sustainable Woodland Management 4 Days

GU289DR, Ben Law

This course is suitable for those planning to mange a woodland whether as a new vocation or for professionals within the field. Ben draws on over 25 years of woodland management experience and set within 100 acres of woodland in the South Downs National Park, practical examples are abundant.

Cost £475

24/10/2023 Principles of Sustainable Land Managemement 1 Day

Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire, The GWCT Allerton Project

Principles of Sustainable Land Management is designed for farmers, land managers, agronomists and those working within the farmed landscape and in the supply chain. For those looking for an introduction to sustainable land management (including SFI) and to further their technical, practical and business knowledge maximising on-farm environmental potential.

Cost £280.80

03/11/2023 Small Woodland Management 1 Day

Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372 379523

If you are thinking about buying a small woodland or have just invested in one, this course is for you.

Cost £60.00

24/11/2023 Practical Skills for Managing Small Woodland 1 Day

Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372 379523

Develop the practical skills and techniques required to become a proficient custodian of your own small woodland.

Cost £60

27/02/2024 Certificate in Sustainable Land Management 4 Days

The Allerton Project, Leicestershire, The GWCT Allerton Project 01572494544

Certificate in Sustainable Land Management provides a practical insight into the key legislation, principles, application of measures and understanding of on-farm and landscape scale opportunities for advisers and land managers, to carry out effective environmental land management. The knowledge acquired through the completion of this advanced course will help to underpin the delivery of agri-environment scheme applications (including ELM) and ongoing management to achieve the desired outcomes.

Cost £1274.40

Various Grey Squirrel Management Training 1 Day

Various, British Red Squirrel

A comprehensive, Lantra accredited, Grey Squirrel Management Training Course for any level of experience. The one-day course has been developed by a partnership of the major players within the Squirrel World, and is designed to be flexible, allowing provision right across the British Isles.

Cost £Varies depending on location

Various Corvid Control - Law and best practice in Scotland

Online, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust

Corvid control is a vital tool for countryside managers. When done well it can be hugely beneficial to the conservation of our game and wildlife. This online course has been developed to ensure those practicing corvid control in Scotland can do so with the confidence that they are operating within the law whilst demonstrating due diligence.

Complete the course to earn your GWCT certificate. Estimated time: 2 hours.

Cost £72

Various Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Online, Cumbria Woodlands

A FREE comprehensive ground preparation course that will show you how to deliver a UKFS-compliant scheme. The course covers: What is ground preparation?; Site conditions & tree growth; Environmental guidance & legislation; ground preparation techniques; Matching ground preparation to the site; Case study reflections; The course is open and relevant to all involved or interested in tree planting (not limited to Cumbria).

Free Course

Various Woods into Management Introductory Course

Online, Cumbria Woodlands

This FREE course has been developed for all those interested in woodland management, whether you are an owner, professional or simply interested in the woodland environment. The course will cover: Management objectives; Assessing the condition of a woodland; Silviculture; Maintaining a healthy woodland; Woodland products and services, next steps and conclusions

Free Course

Various Ancient Woodland Restoration (CPD)

Online, Cumbria Woodlands

This is a FREE, comprehensive, Ancient Woodland Restoration Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. This course has been developed to upskill land managers and influencers in the following ancient woodland restoration themes: Key features and management; Survey and planning; Halting further decline; Maximising ecological integrity; Management approaches and opportunities.

Free Course

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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