Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species
Completing this dedicated course will provide you with the knowledge and experience to complete our Level 2 Award in the Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species.
Overview in brief
Our course has been developed in direct response to the need to control and eradicate non-native invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed.
If you are looking to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the control and management of non-native invasive and injurious species, then our course is for you.
Once you’ve successfully completed this course you’ll receive a certificate of competence.
The finer details
Our course is a mix of training and assessment.
Our expert instructors will enhance your ability to work safely, effectively and efficiently in the workplace; reducing unnecessary risks to yourself and others.
Sessions you’ll also cover include:
- Definition of Invasive Non-Native and Native Species
- Threats Posed by Invasive Species
- Identification of Invasive Plant Species
- Identification of Invasive Non-Native Insects
- Identification of Invasive Non-Native Vertebrates
- Actions to Take When Invasive Non-Natives Are Identified
- Definition and Identification of Injurious Species
- Identification of Injurious Insect and Reptile Species
- Actions to be Taken when Injurious Species are Identified
- Legislative Control of Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia) Species
- Code of Practice and Industry Guidance for the Control of Fallopia Species
- Adverse Impacts of Fallopia Species
- Identification of Fallopia and Similar Species
- Recommended Methods to Control Fallopia Species
- Requirement for Monitoring and Further Treatments for Subsequent Regeneration
- Requirement for Keeping Records.
Who should attend?
Our course is suitable for a variety of roles in the control and management of non-native invasive and injurious species.
The training is also suitable for anyone looking to progress to completing our Level 2 Award in the Identification of Invasive and Injurious Species.
What will be covered?
Our course will increase your knowledge and understanding of:
- The terms ‘native’ and ‘non-native’ species
- Threats posed by invasive species
- Identifying invasive plant species
- The term ‘injurious’ species
- Identifying injurious plant species
- Identifying injurious species of insect
- Actions to take when injurious species are identified and if people are affected by them
- Legislative requirements, Code of Practice and Industry Guidance relating to the control of Japanese knotweed
- The impact of Giant Hogweed
- The impact of Japanese knotweed
- Identifying Japanese knotweed and the plants which are commonly mistaken for Japanese knotweed
- Recommended methods to control Japanese knotweed and Giant Hogweed in different situations
- Requirements to monitor and further treat any subsequent regeneration
- Records which must be kept when controlling Japanese knotweed.