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.

Leading Guided Walks/Involving the Community in the Environment

This course was developed to enable participants to plan, organise and lead a group of people in a walk and talk whilst ensuring their safety.

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.

Level 2 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling

Continue to develop your skills in Dry Stone Walling by taking the Level 2 certificate.

Level 3 Certificate in Dry Stone Walling

Build more dry stone walls with advanced skills in our Level 3 certificate in Dry Stone Walling.

The Maintenance, History and Ecological Principles of Wildflower Meadows

This course enables learners to develop an understanding of the basic ecology of wildflower meadows and helps those creating and maintaining them to maximise the diversity inherent within a natural system.

This is a Customised Provision course, and learners will receive general information as well as…

Advanced Conservation Grazing in Practice

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of conservation grazing, the importance of large herbivores in biodiversity management along with the specific roles of livestock and their influence on natural processes to achieve environmental objectives.

An introduction to Cornish Hedging

This course is an introduction to the maintenance and construction of Cornish Hedges, giving participants the chance to experience the different elements that are required for their construction. The course is very 'hands-on' and the emphasis is to learn by doing under the supervision of the instruc…

Certificate in Cornish Hedging - Intermediate

This 10-day assessed course provides you with a foundation in the skills required to independently construct and maintain Cornish Hedges in line with the Guild of Cornish Hedgers “Code of Good Practice.” The course is very 'hands-on' and the emphasis is to learn by doing under the supervision of the…

Cornish Hedging Skills - Foundation

This 5-day attendance course is an introduction to Cornish Hedging, giving participants the skills needed to build one of these unique traditional field boundaries. The course is also a celebration of the diverse geology of Cornwall and the different regional styles of Cornish Hedging that this has …

Wildlife Identification in the Cairngorms

Our 12-month course was run for the first time in 2017 and following its excellent reception, is due to run again from spring 2024. Over the year participants attend five study weekends from April 2024-December 2024, with a final exam in April/May 2025. In addition, in their own time, they will prog…