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This course is for companies involved with vegetation clearance and need to know about protected and invasive species. This will help your company to protect wildlife and stay within the law. This BASIC course is for operatives and supervisors, a more advanced course for Team Leaders and Managers is also available. The course is a 3 hour session on Zoom so people can watch it from home, at work, in their vehicles or in a meeting room. The course includes a short quiz and a certificate for those getting over 70%. 

Once you have booked your session please contact us to arrange a suitable date to receive the training. Please email [email protected].

If you like would someone, other than the purchaser to be the contact point for the course, then please let us know their name and email address, otherwise we will contact the purchaser.

We can take up to 50 people per session, attendees to be organised by your company.

This course covers:

  • Protected species  – legislation and which species are protected. It covers specifically the field signs, ecology and do’s and don’ts for dormice, badgers, bats, water voles, otters, great crested newts, reptiles and nesting birds.
  • Habitats – which protected species live in what habitats and the habitats that are protected.
  • Invasive species – the big 3 – Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed and Japanese Knotweed – the problem, identification, treatment and do’s and don’ts. Includes a brief mention of other invasive.
  • Working on or near protected sites e.g. nature reserves.
  • Habitat enhancement – grassland, woodland and trees.

A recent company who put a team on this training said:

“Thank you so much for delivering the course, the feedback was good and its certainly got people talking about it on site and put into perspective the seriousness of considering wildlife within their works, which was exactly what I was hoping for.”

If you wish to arrange to pay by invoice please contact us at [email protected]