Prescribed Fire Manager Module (Skills Card)

The Prescribed Fire Manager module builds upon the Vegetation Fire Foundation and Operator modules to provide a management level of designing, planning and reporting prescribed fire operations from documents such as Site and Wildfire Management Plans.

Hedgelaying Skills - Introduction to Hedgelaying

The National Hedgelaying Society offers training and assessment in hedgerow management. This 3-day training course is designed to provide beginners with the basic knowledge and skills needed to carry out the traditional craft of hedgelaying

Basic Management & Maintenance of Ponds and Wetland Areas

Wetlands are an important part of the natural landscape; they provide an important habitat for many sources of wildlife, birds and insects, and perform the function of cleaning the water which we use. All waterbodies undergo a natural process of succession which means they require managing if they a…

Woodland Management For Conservation

The purpose of this course is to equip candidates with the basic knowledge to manage woodland where the primary aim is conservation for nature.

Ignite Managing Woodlands for Woodfuel

Gain an understanding of how to manage woods for woodfuel with this training course.

Shooting Grey Squirrels for Red Squirrel Conservation

This course offers suitable individuals the opportunity to provide the evidence to support they are competent to be permitted to enter private land in possession of an air rifle and to cull grey squirrels in order to conserve red squirrels.

Hedgelaying Skills – Gold Award (Skills Card)

This is a 5-day practical training course in hedgelaying including a one day assessment, leading to accreditation at Gold level with the National Hedgelaying Society. Courses will be held between September and March.

Hedgelaying Skills – Bronze Award (Skills Card)

4 day practical training course in hedge laying  including an assessment leading to accreditation at Bronze level with the National Hedgelaying Society. Courses will be held between September and March.

Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate (Skills Card)

This course will provide you with a Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate (PDS1), widely recognised as the crucial first step in obtaining a Firearm Certificate to shoot deer.

Hedgelaying Skills – Silver Award (Skills Card)

A 5-day practical training course in hedgelaying including an assessment, leading to accreditation at Silver level with the National Hedgelaying Society. Courses will be held between September and March.

Conservation Grazing in Practice

This course provides a basic introduction to extensive/conservation grazing and the use of livestock to achieve environmental objectives.

Level 1 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling

Develop your skills in Dry Stone Walling with this Level 1 qualification.