Peatland Restoration Practitioner

Peatland restoration is a growing vocation within the conservation sector yet there has been no nationally recognised accredited training programme to date. Developed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Welsh Peatlands Sustainable Management Scheme (SMS) Project, the Peatland Restora…

Drystone Walls

This course is an introduction to the maintenance and construction of drystone walls to enable learners to undertake basic dry stone wall maintenance and construction.

Familiarisation of Ground Care Equipment and Health and Safety Awareness Near Waterways and in Public Areas (Skills Card)

This is a bespoke course developed by BNG Training and approved by Lantra Awards.

Practical Hedge Laying

Learn the basics of hedge laying craft in our two-day practical course.

Vegetation Fire Foundation Module (Skills Card)

The Vegetation Fire Foundation module provides either awareness for those working in wildfire or prescribed fire or as a prerequisite for further vegetation fire modules, such as Operator and Wildfire Management Plan.

Vegetation Fire Operator Module (Skills Card)

The Operator module builds upon the Foundation module to provide an operational level of wildfire incidents or prescribed fire operations or as a prerequisite for Prescribed Fire Manager.  

Wildfire Management Plan Module (Skills Card)

The Wildfire Management Plan module builds upon the Vegetation Fire Foundation to provide a management level of developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing Wildfire Management Plans.

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

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.

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.