Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical demonstration
Duration:
The expected duration for the course is 2 days, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.

Completing this dedicated course will provide you with the knowledge and experience to complete our Level 2 Award in the Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species.

Overview in brief

Our course has been developed in direct response to the need to control and eradicate non-native invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed.

If you are looking to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the control and management of non-native invasive and injurious species, then our course is for you.

Once you've successfully completed this course you'll receive a certificate of competence.

The finer details

Our course is a mix of training and assessment.

Our expert instructors will enhance your ability to work safely, effectively and efficiently in the workplace; reducing unnecessary risks to yourself and others.

Sessions you'll also cover include:

  • Legislation
  • Definition of Invasive Non-Native and Native Species
  • Threats Posed by Invasive Species
  • Identification of Invasive Plant Species
  • Identification of Invasive Non-Native Insects
  • Identification of Invasive Non-Native Vertebrates
  • Actions to Take When Invasive Non-Natives Are Identified
  • Definition and Identification of Injurious Species
  • Identification of Injurious Insect and Reptile Species
  • Actions to be Taken when Injurious Species are Identified
  • Legislative Control of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia) Species
  • Code of Practice and Industry Guidance for the Control of Fallopia Species
  • Adverse Impacts of Fallopia Species
  • Identification of Fallopia and Similar Species
  • Recommended Methods to Control Fallopia Species
  • Requirement for Monitoring and Further Treatments for Subsequent Regeneration
  • Requirement for Keeping Records.
Who should attend?

Our course is suitable for a variety of roles in the control and management of non-native invasive and injurious species.

The training is also suitable for anyone looking to progress to completing our Level 2 Award in the Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species. 

What will be covered?

Our course will increase your knowledge and understanding of:

  • The terms ‘native’ and ‘non-native’ species
  • Threats posed by invasive species
  • Identifying invasive plant species
  • The term ‘injurious’ species
  • Identifying injurious plant species
  • Identifying injurious species of insect
  • Actions to take when injurious species are identified and if people are affected by them
  • Legislative requirements, Code of Practice and Industry Guidance relating to the control of Japanese knotweed
  • The impact of Japanese knotweed
  • Identifying Japanese knotweed and the plants which are commonly mistaken for Japanese knotweed
  • Recommended methods to control Japanese knotweed in different situations
  • Requirements to monitor and further treat any subsequent regeneration
  • Records which must be kept when controlling Japanese knotweed.

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