Jun 2024

As a professional invasive weed specialist and trainer for the Property Care Association (PCA), I understand the importance of equipping professionals with comprehensive knowledge and skills to identify and manage a wide range of invasive plant species. While Japanese knotweed often takes center stage, many other harmful herbaceous invasives pose significant threats that require equal attention and expertise.

Introducing the Online Course I’m thrilled to announce the launch of our new online training course focused specifically on herbaceous invasive plants like Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed, hemlock, ragwort, and more. This in-depth program is designed for those already working in the invasive plant sector who want to expand their knowledge and skills in this critical area.

Course Overview 

Through interactive live sessions, recorded video modules, and a wealth of supplemental materials, participants will gain invaluable insights into:

  • Visual identification of key herbaceous invasive species
  • The biology, ecology, and impacts of each species
  • Effective control and management strategies
  • Replanting considerations after removal
  • Developing comprehensive invasive plant management plans

The self-paced format allows learners to complete the training remotely on their own schedule over 2-3 weeks, making it an ideal option for busy professionals.

Benefits of Online Learning 

Some key benefits of this online herbaceous invasives course include:

  • Risk-free training environment for staff
  • Flexibility to learn anywhere, anytime
  • Reduce your company’s carbon footprint
  • Develop in-depth expertise on these problematic plants
  • Learn management best practices from industry experts

As a course trainer, I’m committed to providing a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that empowers participants to tackle herbaceous invasive plant infestations with confidence and precision.

Who Should Attend? 

The Online Surveyors Training: Herbaceous Invasive Plants course is suitable for a wide range of professionals working in the invasive weed control industry within the UK. Whether you are a current PCA member or non-member, this course will benefit anyone with prior experience in invasive plant management looking to deepen their knowledge specifically around herbaceous invasive species.

The remote nature of this online training makes it an ideal option for those with busy schedules and commitments. Candidates can access the course materials and modules at their convenience from any location – office, home, or elsewhere. Work through the content at your own pace, allowing you to balance the training alongside your other responsibilities.

Typically, this course is recommended for:

  • Invasive plant surveyors
  • Environmental consultants
  • Grounds maintenance contractors
  • Local authority workers
  • Landscape professionals
  • Conservation practitioners

If you frequently encounter herbaceous invasive plants like Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed, or hemlock through your work, this course provides the vital identification skills and control strategies you need to manage these problematic species effectively.

Book your place

Spots for this comprehensive online training are limited, so I encourage you to book your place today visit the course page at https://www.property-care.org/training-qualifications/courses/online-surveyors-training-herbaceous-invasive-plants-/17611?OccId=22512.

Join me and the team of industry experts as we empower the next generation of professionals to tackle the challenges posed by herbaceous invasive plants head-on, safeguarding our landscapes and communities.

The Postcode Areas We Serve

Gloucester and Swindon

Birmingham and the Midlands

Bristol and the South West

Cardiff and South Wales

Online Surveyors Training: Herbaceous Invasive Plants
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Online Surveyors Training: Herbaceous Invasive Plants
Enrol in the PCA comprehensive online course on herbaceous invasive plants like Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed, and ragwort. Learn identification, biology, control strategies, and management plans from industry experts.
Robert Mitchell
Conservation Land Services Ltd
Conservation Land Services Ltd
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Japanese Knotweed
Giant Hogweed
Himalayan Balsam
Hemlock Water Dropwort