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Training Centres and Providers

Details of centres, organisations and people providing specialised training to the countryside, conservation and ecology sectors.


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Acorn Ecology [View All Adverts]
Acorn Ecology runs field & classroom based courses that are led by practicing ecologists. Our introductory level courses aim to provide essential field skills for gaining an ecological job; our advanced courses are suitable for people already working in ecological consultancy.

ACS Distance Education [View All Adverts]
Interested in the countryside, agriculture, horticulture, but don't have time to attend a college? Why not try a distance learning course with ACS Distance Education. Over 400 courses on offer. 0800 328 4723

AJS Crafts: Rural Craft Training [View All Adverts]
A comprehensive range of training available in rural crafts & land management, including: Coppicing, Woodland Conservation & Management, Green Woodworking Skills, Sculpture, Environmental Art, Weaving, Basketry etc. Other courses are available by request or can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Ambios [View All Adverts]
We offer a range of nature conservation training in the UK and abroad, from inspiring taster days to longer term residential immersions - providing you with practical skills, knowledge and real experience. 01803732747

Animal Biology and Care Ltd. [View All Adverts]
AB&C is a distance learning organisation run by academics and professional educators with ecology, conservation and animal welfare backgrounds. All courses are prepared and assessed to UK national education standards and match the requirements of Ofqual, the UK education governing body. Accreditation is by the CPD Standards Office. 01953 600070

Animal Jobs Direct [View All Adverts]
Accredited and affordable Animal Care and Conservation Courses 0208 6269646

Arb For Training Limited [View All Adverts]
Arb For Training is a Chainsaw, Tree Climbing specialist and Land-Based Skills Training Provider located near Leyburn, North Yorkshire (edge of the Yorkshire Dales). We conduct most of our training and assessments on the stunning Danby Estate near Leyburn where we have workshop/classroom and plenty of woodlands for outdoor training. 01969623053


Arbschool [View All Adverts] is a Professional Quality training provider, specialising in short courses for the Rural & Green sector skills in sectors such as: • Agriculture: Tractor driving • Farming: Pesticides spraying • Machine operation: Telehandler ATV 4x4 quad bikes. • Forestry: Chainsaw use • Arboriculture: Tree Climbing works or Tree Felling • Horticulture: such as Conservation Biodiversification, • Rural skills: Game keeping • And more such as first aid & manual handling. holds LANTRA Awards & ABC Awards accreditation


Bat Conservation Trust [View All Adverts]
The Bat Conservation Trust runs a range of courses in bat biology, ecology, field skills and data interpretation for professionals, bat enthusiasts and interested volunteers. We also provide in-house training upon request. To find the right course for you, please visit our website or email us with any questions.

Brooksby Melton College [View All Adverts]
BMC is a leading provider or Further Education in the East Midlands, offering a wide selection of full-time programmes and short courses. BMC’s specialist land-based campus at Brooksby, with its industry-expert tutors and state-of-the-art facilities, is perfect for those who wish to gain the necessary skills for a career in the environmental industries. 01664 855 444 (for long courses) 01664 855 255 (for short courses)


C-N-Do Scotland [View All Adverts]
National Navigation Award scheme, Hill & Moorland Leader, Lowland Leader, and Expedition Module courses available on various dates throughout year or arranged to order at a suitable location near you. Delivered in a quality, safe, fun and sensitive fashion. 01786 445 703

Carolyn Barton MMO Training [View All Adverts]
Joint Nature Conservation Committee approved Marine Mammal Observer Training for MMOs working in the offshore oil industry and wind farm construction etc. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management/ Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement approved Protected Species Observer Training for MMOs working in the US Gulf of Mexico. 01381 610261

Cotswolds Rural Skills [View All Adverts]
A one stop shop for training courses and competitions in a wide range of rural skills and crafts throughout the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dry Stone Walling, Blacksmithing, Hedgelaying & Coppicing, Willow Crafts & Flax Working, Horse Logging,Wool Weaving, Introduction to Scything, Chainsaw & Brushcutter Beginners. 01451 862002


Derbyshire Eco Centre [View All Adverts]
Derbyshire Eco Centre offer  a wide variety of courses in countryside management, horticulture, heritage and country crafts, sustainable building and more, including one day, evening  and weekend workshops. We also have longer courses leading to qualifications that can help you get on in or into work. 01629 533038


EarthCraftuk CIC [View All Adverts]
Forest School Training & Supporting CPD near Canterbury in Kent. EarthCraftuk offer Levels 3,2 & 1 Forest School Training plus supporting woodland practical skills CPD, Outdoor First Aid training, CIEH L2 Food Safety training tailored to Outdoor cooking & KCC Camp Fire Management Award.

exeGesIS SDM Ltd [View All Adverts]
exeGesIS Spatial Data Management is a well-respected environmental, ecological and heritage GIS consultancy.  We deliver a variety of training courses for environmental professionals, covering the three main GIS systems, MapInfo, QGIS & ArcGIS.  We have an excellent reputation for the delivery of well-structured and informative courses which use environmental data and are run by approachable and knowledgeable trainers. Discounts are available for charitable organisations. 01874 713066


Field Studies Council [View All Adverts]
An environmental education charity with over 70 years' experience. Provides field-based taxonomy, professional development and natural history courses at its network of UK Centres. Stunning locations and expert tuition. Over 300 day and residential courses available.


Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust [View All Adverts]
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s courses are popular with enthusiasts and professionals alike. We work only with experienced tutors who inspire you to explore our native wildlife in more depth. Courses cover • Species ID • Habitat Management • Survey Skills • Protected Species Ecology. All proceeds from the courses help fund local wildlife conservation. 01452 383333


Hands on Bushcraft [View All Adverts]
Wilderness Bushcraft and Survival School. Professional bushcraft training courses run in a fun and relaxing manor, the emphasis is on learning and having a good time. We teach many aspects of bushcraft and survival from fire lighting, shelter building, wild foods, plant ID & uses, bow making and much more. 07598 491989


Ian Gower Associates [View All Adverts]
Ian Gower Associates offers a nationwide training and consultancy service covering Pesticides, Arboriculture and Health and Safety. Training and testing can be arranged on your site if it is suitable. Otherwise courses are regularly run in the Kent area. 01622 675130 07946 525298

Ignite Woodfuel Supply Training [View All Adverts]
Ignite Woodfuel Supply Training - a series of Lantra certificated short courses (1-3 days), run by qualified instructors with significant experience in the woodfuel sector, aimed at woodfuel specifiers, suppliers, processors, growers or woodland owners. 0845 226 2890

IPROW (Institute of Public Rights of Way and Access Management) [View All Adverts]
Specialist training tailored for rights of way and access professionals 01536 514749


Jeff Goodman Wildlife Video & Edit Courses [View All Adverts]
You don't need expensive equipment to make exciting wildlife films. Learn the skills of video camera work, editing and story creation first. Share a camera with a friend if you like. For the absolute beginner to the semi pro. Courses in association with Cornwall Wildlife Trust.


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Lowe Maintenance Training [View All Adverts]
Lowe Maintenance offer high quality courses at affordable prices within Forestry and Landbased sectors, covering: Arboriculture and Forestry Chainsaw related qualifications; Pesticide/Spraying; First Aid; ATV’s; Brushcutter/Trimmer; Hedge Cutter; Chipper and many other short courses within Horticulture, Agriculture and Countryside skills, leading to nationally recognised qualifications (e.g. City and Guilds). 01729 825132

Lynher Training Ltd - NPTC Assessment Centre [View All Adverts]
Lynher training Ltd. are now a registered City & Guilds NPTC assessment centre and can now provide "one-stop-shop" training with NPTC assessments in Devon & Cornwall 01822 832902


Malvern Coppicing [View All Adverts]
Our courses take place at Ravenshill Woodland Reserve, Alfrick, Worcestershire, a 50 acre privately owned nature reserve, which Phil has been coppicing since 1999 and has a patchwork of diverse habitat including many indicator species of ancient semi-natural woodland. It has both deciduous and various conifer species. 07443520040

Manchester Metropolitan University: Biological Recording Programmes [View All Adverts]
'The only academic course in the country which teaches people how to identify plants and animals in the field' MSc, University Certificate and Day courses in Biological Recording and Species Identification


Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust [View All Adverts]
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is the county's leading conservation charity run by local people for the benefit of local wildlife, with 67 nature reserves - part of a UK network of 47 local Wildlife Trusts working to protect wildlife. 0115 958 8242


Oaklands College [View All Adverts]
We are a Further Education college based in St. Albans, offering a wide range of courses within Greenkeeping, Agriculture and Horticulture and have been involved in horticultural training for 60 years. We are also Greenkeeper Training Committee-approved.
01727 737000

Osteopaths for Industry - Manual Handling Training [View All Adverts]
We combine clinical expertise and a long history of working in all sectors of UK industry to provide flexible training services that are revolutionising the health and safety culture in the UK. 020 8398 9522


Ptyxis Ecology Training [View All Adverts]
Ptyxis Ecology Training has national reputation in the conservation and ecology sector for high quality CPD botanical courses delivered by trained teachers. Unusually, tutors are both ecologists and taxonomic botanists, so courses include unique resources such as bespoke beginners botanical keys based on our experience as leading British botanists.


Quantified Tree Risk Assessment Ltd [View All Adverts]
QTRA training – including Estimating Probability of Failure instructs delegates in the application of the Quantified Tree Risk Assessment method and gives an insight into the wider principles of risk management putting your observations of tree stability into the context of risk. Further, we explore how decay colonises trees, demonstrate how trees with good vitality are mechanically self-optimising, look at the limitations of strength-loss formulae, and show you how to map decay and sound wood with the Thor 710 hammer. 01625 618999


RDI Associates Ltd [View All Adverts]
Our Lantra Awards accredited ignite courses, delivered by qualified instructors with significant experience in the woodfuel sector, have been setting the standard in woodfuel supply chain training since 2004. Course material is constantly updated and revised to take account of the latest technical and legislative developments. 01765 609355

Royal Agricultural University [View All Adverts]
Established in 1845, the Royal Agricultural University offers career focused courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels including, Wildlife and Environmental Conservation, Agriculture, Food Production and Supply, Equine, Real Estate, Rural Land Management, Business and Management. 01285 652531

RSPB bespoke training courses [View All Adverts]
The RSPB have worked with a number of organisations to develop bespoke training programmes to meet their needs. This is a cost-effective way of delivering training and can be held at your own site. Preferential rates are available. Contact us to discuss tailor-made courses for your team 01767 693308

Rural Development Initiatives [View All Adverts]
Rural Development Initiatives: training providers to the land based sector and specialists in woodland management and woodfuel supply chain training running the award winning ignite courses. Funding may be available to reduce the cost of training for eligible farming/forestry businesses across England and Wales.


Scottish Crofting Federation [View All Adverts]
Crofters and Small Landholders Skills for the 21st Century is a structured programme of hands-on training days, organised by the Scottish Crofting Federation, to help crofters and small landholders develop and extend their practical skills. New entrants, also existing crofters/smallholders who would like to diversify and develop new skills.

Snowdonia National Park Study Centre - Plas Tan y Bwlch [View All Adverts]
Plas Tan y Bwlch is the Snowdonia National Park Authority Study Centre. Excellent facilities together with local sites for Professional Training are provided. Course tutors may include local and national specialists in addition to staff from the Centre and other departments of the National Park. 01766 772600

Start Birding [View All Adverts]
Birdwatching Tuition. Delivered as regular bird identification courses with theoretical workshops; day trips to birdwatching hot spots or bespoke sessions to fast track your learning. Contact Linda at Start Birding for further details 07778 768719


Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre [View All Adverts]
Our supportive training courses cover basic ecology, identification features, relevant legislation, and survey techniques. They are run by expert ecologists and aimed at beginners to improve identification skills and knowledge of a range of priority habitats and species. Student discounts. 01865 815451

The Adventure Academy CIC [View All Adverts]
Social enterprise based in Scotland. We specialise in delivering accredited outdoor first aid training, Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) expeditions, navigation courses, team building white water rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and instructor & leaders qualifications (Basic Leaders Expedition Award, BELA). 0141 628 8520

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The College of Animal Welfare [View All Adverts]
The College was established in 1989 and now has four centres around the UK. Our one year, online learning, City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment course is ideal for those looking to learn more about the environment around them.

The Conservation Volunteers [View All Adverts]
The Conservation Volunteers is committed to the training & development of individuals working & volunteering with community & environmental projects.. We offer high quality traditional environmental skills, Lantra qualification skills & Community Development skills. For more information contact Tricia Burden 01786 479697

The Species Recovery Trust [View All Adverts]
We run a wide range of field-based courses across the south of England, covering botanical ID (bryophytes, grasses and wildflowers), survey skills, protected species ecology and wildlife crime. We also provide extensive training resources through our website. All proceeds from the courses go straight to our endangered species programme. 01722322539

Tony Darbyshire Arb Training (Sawpod Ltd) [View All Adverts]
Tony Darbyshire Arb Training : With over 20 years experience in arboricultural training at both Merrist Wood and Sparsholt College and now an independent NPTC and Lantra Training Provider and Assessor, Tony offers personalised courses for all Arboriculture and Forestry Chainsaw related qualifications, leading to nationally and industry recognised certification.


Wildeye - International School of Wildlife Film-Making [View All Adverts]
Wildeye run a number of courses, workshops and training expeditions for aspiring wildlife and conservation film-makers and enthusiastic amateurs. If you are just starting out we suggest you start with the Introduction to Wildlife Film-making weekend in Norfolk. Explore the website for the range of training opportunities.

Wildwood Trust [View All Adverts]
Wildwood is a British wildlife park near Canterbury in Kent. Home to over 200 native animals, past and present and set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland. We run a wide range of short courses for professionals and enthusiasts including dormouse handling and phase 1 habitat survey. 01227 711471

Woodland Ways [View All Adverts]
With a relaxed, fun and friendly approach we can teach you many different aspects of bushcraft, including building your own shelter, collecting and purifying water, fire lighting by friction, game preparation, navigation, natural foods, off road driving, canoe building, fungi identification and desert survival. 01234 351006

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