GAP offers 2 major training courses; "Stock Checkers" and "Conservation Grazing in practice". These are offered publicly or a private in house basis. Both courses include a mix of outdoor practical sessions and indoor classroom work. There is not a fixed programme of courses as they are arranged on demand.
- A one day Livestock Checkers course designed to provide basic training for volunteer stock checkers.
- A two day Conservation Grazing in Practice course aimed at increasing awareness of the behaviour and husbandry of grazing animals in extensive/conservation grazing systems. The course covers everything from paperwork and legal requirements to a practical handling session.
At the moment two Conservation Grazing in Practice courses have been confirmed for this year.
Public Courses in 2016
Conservation Grazing in Practice
14th & 15th March at the National Trust for Scotland, Culloden Battlefield, Inverness
12th & 13th October at Ebworth in Gloucestershire
An introduction to extensive/conservation grazing and the use of livestock to achieve environmental objectives.
The course covers:
- Grazing and grazing systems
- Animal health, welfare and behaviour
- The key legislation, the role and responsibilities of a keeper and health & safety and risk assessments
- How to safely and effectively carry out livestock handling techniques
Conservation Grazing in Practice is a 2 day course - £310 + VAT (includes lunch but not accommodation) and is a mix of outdoor practical sessions and indoor classroom work.
GAP training courses are accredited by Lantra Awards. Delegates will receive a certificate by post after successful completion of the course. All trainers used by GAP are also accredited by Lantra.
A detailed workbook will be provided for extra notes and a CD which includes welfare codes, factsheets, contacts and additional information.
We also run bespoke courses for groups (at least 8 people), including a Lantra accredited 1 day Livestock Checkers course. Email email@example.com for more information.