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The course covers grazing and grazing systems, different species and how they graze, animal health, welfare and behaviour, the key legislation, the different roles and responsibilities associated with livestock, health & safety and risk assessments and how to safely and effectively carry out livestock handling techniques.

The finer details

The course consists of a mixture of indoor sessions alongside site visits, firstly looking at types of grazing and the infrastructure requirements, and another with some livestock handling and stock checking.

Day 1     9.30am – 5:00pm

Day 2     9:00am – 4:30pm

Note: GAP courses will involve indoor and outdoor learning with some physical activity, such as stock handling and walking with close proximity to livestock.

Conservation Grazing in Practice

Delivery method

Classroom and practical

Recognised by

Lantra Awards

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for those already involved in conservation grazing and further their knowledge or those looking to move into the sector. The type of attendee can include but is not limited to land owners, farmers, graziers, smallholders, rangers, site managers, ecologists etc.

There is a minimum age requirement of 18 years to attend GAP courses or 16 years if attending with an appropriate parent, guardian or colleague.

What will be covered?

The course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills required to successfully integrate the delivery of conservation objectives through grazing and land management with different species of livestock. This is alongside ensuring effective management of animal welfare and compliance with all the respective legal requirements.

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