Management of Japanese knotweed for surveyors

Develop your surveying skills for Japanese knotweed with our comprehensive two day training course detailing the background, best practice and requirements involved in the assessment and eradication of Japanese knotweed and other common invasive weed species. 

Open to both PCA members and non-members alike, this course is the perfect preparation for surveyors who wish to go on to take the Certificated Surveyor in Japanese knotweed (CSJK) examination

P.S. This course is now available via our NEW Online Training Platform. Click on the button below to find out more…

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Who is this training course for?

The control and eradication of Japanese knotweed course is aimed at those involved in and with some prior knowledge and experience of the identification, assessment and eradication of Japanese knotweed, and other common invasive species.

Structure of the Japanese knotweed course

Treating Japanese knotweed is a complicated process and the course will detail everything from initial site inspection and risk assessment through to actioning a management plan after treatment has been completed.  You can see the topics covered below:

Day 1:
  • General information on invasive species and their impacts
  • Legislation
  • Site inspection, risk assessment and monitoring
  • Biosecurity
  • Herbicide use
  • Waste management
  • Reports including requirements of a site assessment report, management plan and completion reports
Day 2:


  • Identification and control options for invasive plants: Japanese knotweed
  • Ecology, impacts and identification of Japanese knotweed
  • Other invasive species of which to be aware


Benefits of the control and eradication of Japanese knotweed training

  • We have designed the course ensure those involved in the control and eradication of invasive weeds can feel confident they possess the required knowledge of relevant industry regulations, related environmental issues and current best practice in treating Japanese knotweed.
  • Alongside expanding your understanding of Japanese knotweed treatment, the course is the perfect preparation for taking the next step and becoming CSJK qualified – the recognised professional qualification for those in the knotweed industry.
  • Many candidates find the In house training option we provide to be more convenient and cost-effective.

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Summary: Dates and fees
Duration:Two days
When:February 2022 – Tues 8th – Wed 9th
March 2022 – Tues 29th – Wed 30th
October 2022 – Weds 5th – Thurs 6th
Fees:Members: £390+ VAT, non-members: £500+ VAT

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Become fully CSJK qualified

The control and eradication of Japanese knotweed training course alone does not entitle an attendee to say they have attained the CSJK qualification. See separate information about attaining the formal qualification via the CSJK examination here.

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Thinking you might prefer online training?

Similar to our traditional classroom training, our online Management of Japanese knotweed surveyor training option has been developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those involved in the assessment and management of Japanese knotweed and other common invasive weed species.

To find out more about our online training version, click on the button below or call and chat with our training team.

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Contact us about our Japanese knotweed training

If you have any questions about our knotweed training course then simply give us a call on 0844 375 4301 or complete our enquiry form below and we will get back to you.

Alternatively you can reserve your place on the course today by completing the booking form or by contacting us using the button below.

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