Training Courses

Training Courses

 By using national training providers, you ensure that the skills developed can be properly recognised - either through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) schemes or gaining work-related qualifications. The two main land-based Awarding Bodies in the UK are:

  • City & Guilds: specialise in job-related courses, including pesticide spraying and chain saw courses. Courses are run through 26 centres across the country and are linked with Agricultural Colleges. For more information, click here.

  • Lantra: have teams of trainers throughout the country that can come out to you. To find out more about their courses in horticulture, landscaping and sport turf, click here.

To find a course in your area, click here.

Agricultural and Business Skills

Investors in People provides a framework of business best practice to benchmark your existing practices against. Lantra is the approved centre in England to provide support and deliver assessments to land-based industries and businesses on behalf of Investors in People. They offer an initial visit to growers, which is free of charge, to explore where and how they might be of help in developing a business management systems and good practices. Click here for a free consultation.

Global Supply Chains

Social Accountability International (SAI) training deals directly with ethical concerns in supply chains throughout the world. SAI's 'Social Fingerprint' is a programme of tools and training designed to help you make an immediate and measurable impact on social performance.

Health and Safety

The fatality rate in farming is alarming, and something every company will wish to tackle. EP@W Ltd provides free on-line learning (to national vocational standards) for supervisors, technicians and union representatives on Controlling Risks in Agriculture and Horticulture. Modules were developed in conjunction with farmers, farm workers, relevant Sector Skills Councils, Awarding Bodies and the HSE specifically for agricultural and horticultural organisations. Try this “Quick Quiz" to see if you need to learn more.

Labour Providers

The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) provides a 1-day workshop to support participants to meet GLA Licensing Standards. ALP recommends that both Labour Users and Labour Providers attend the workshop together to encourage a partnership approach towards improvement. For more information, click here.

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