Green Skills Training Academy

Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) awareness

Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are becoming increasingly widespread in the UK, threatening ecosystems and in some cases public health. It is important to be able to recognise INNS and act to help prevent their spread, such as through employing biosecurity techniques. This one-day course has been designed to build invasive species awareness of candidates working across different sectors and industries and to give them an understanding of the appropriate practices should they be encountered.

Next course: 7th September 2022

Price: £120 + VAT per person

Duration: 6 hours

Type: Face to face

Location: Dorney, Windsor

If you have a project in mind, or want to speak with a member of our team - please get in touch.

Contact our team 0800 157 7707

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anyone employed, considering employment or with an interest in working outdoors.

Aims of the course
  • Delegates will be able to identify common invasive plant species;
  • Understand the environmental, financial, cultural and social threats posed by invasive species;
  • Know what to do if invasive species are encountered whilst working.
What will you learn?

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Be familiar with what invasive species are and why they are a problem;
  • Understand the key legislation that relates to invasive species and how it is relevant to your work;
  • Be aware of the health and safety precautions related to some invasive species;
  • Know what to do if you find an invasive species onsite whilst undertaking your work;
  • Understand the importance of biosecurity measures and how to implement them;
  • Be able to identify common invasive species such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam in the field.
How will you benefit?
  • Ability to identify invasive species early and factor in mitigation practices into plans;
  • Reduce risk and improve health and environmental performance within your organisation or as an individual;
  • Engage and motivate yourself or your team by enhancing environmental knowledge.
What will you receive?

All delegates will be issued with a workbook, and certificate of attendance upon completion of this Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) Awareness Course.

The instructor

The course is delivered by Lottie Miles or John Salisbury who are both PCA Certificated Surveyors of Japanese knotweed and have a number of years’ experience in managing invasive species. Maydencroft won the PCAs Contractor of the Year for Invasive Weeds award in 2022.

The facilities

Courses are held at our offices outside Windsor and Hitchin.

Both locations are in rural locations but within 5 miles of train stations and have plenty of parking.

Tea and coffee will be available during the day. There will be a break for you to eat your own lunch.

If you have more than 6 people to train, we can come to your own venue.


Course Outline Invasive Non Native Species INNS Awareness

To find out more about our invasive non-native species (inns) awareness services, contact a member of our team today

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