Online Surveyor Training: Management of Japanese knotweed

This online training will enable candidates to develop their surveying skills for Japanese knotweed and, similar to our classroom-based training, details the background, best practice and requirements involved in the assessment and management of Japanese knotweed and other common invasive weed species.

This course is also the perfect preparation for surveyors who wish to go on to take the Certificated Surveyor in Japanese knotweed (CSJK) examination.

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Who is the Japanese knotweed training course for?

Similar to our traditional classroom based training, this course will be open to both members and non-members. Aimed at those involved in and with some prior knowledge and experience of the identification, assessment and management of Japanese knotweed, and other common invasive species.

This is a great way to access training as the remote format enables candidates to complete the modules at their own pace, either in an office or home environment.

Benefits of online Japanese knotweed Training

  • Develop knowledge of relevant industry regulations and related environmental issues
  • Understand current best practice in treating Japanese knotweed
  • Ideal preparation for taking the next step to becoming CSJK qualified – the recognised professional qualification for those in the knotweed industry
  • Guarantee a risk-free environment for your employees
  • Fits your employee’s flexible lifestyles
  • Reduces your company’s environmental impact

What’s included within the online training

  7 live training broadcasts
  15 recorded online learning videos
  2 interactive session
  Delivered by professional trainers
  Whole suite of additional & recommended learning materials
  Covered over a 5-6 week period
  All at the convenience of a click of a button

Structure of online Japanese knotweed surveyors training

The course is divided into two modules and is taught through a variety of live online sessions, recorded videos and reading materials. We believe this method of delivery provides a structured learning plan to you in a step-by-step format.

Module 0 - Management of Invasive Plants
  • Invasive Plants: native and non-native, legislation and environment
  • Legislation: control, herbicide treatment and disposal of plants
  • Site Biosecurity: pathways for spread, prevention and site monitoring
  • Site Inspection, Risk Assessment and Monitoring: site investigation, risk assessment, equipment and mapping
  • Control Options: integrated pest management (IPM), revegetation and habitat restoration
  • Herbicide Use: categories of herbicide, approvals and regulation
  • Waste management: The Law, storing, clearing, disposing & incinerating invasive plant material, onsite burial and stockpiles
  • Reports and Reporting: site assessment, management plans and reports
  • Quotes, Warranties, Insurance and Bonds: requirements for providing quotes and guarantees
Module 1 - Management of Japanese and other knotweeds
  • Japanese Knotweed, Ecology and Impacts: biology, ecology, impacts and risks associated with Japanese knotweed
  • Identification of Knotweeds: Japanese knotweed identification, other Asiatic knotweeds, hybrid knotweeds, mistaken Japanese knotweeds & other plants
  • Knotweed Management Plan: factors to consider, determining optimal control, plan layout, recording & retaining information, contracts and a practical group exercise
  • Mapping: how to create a basic Japanese knotweed distribution map
  • Herbicide Application in detail: product/active selection, label and restrictions, NPTC certification, applicator/nozzle selection, sprayer cleaning and maintenance, avoiding herbicide waste and disposal of herbicide waste
  • Controlling Japanese knotweed – Part 1: factors that must be considered, primary control methods, comparing control methods, effective use of herbicides, excavation, clearance and more
  • Controlling Japanese knotweed – Part 2: factors that must be considered, primary control methods, comparing control methods, effective use of herbicides, excavation, clearance and more
  • Alternative Control Methods (and why they are unreliable/illegal): biological control, heat/steam/burning, grazing/mowing/pulling, non-approved methods of chemical control, light starvation and emerging technologies
Summary: Fees and dates
Level:Surveyor training
Qualification:Suitable as foundation study for the CSJK exam
Duration:Covered over 6 weeks
When:March 2022
May-Jul 2022
Fees:Members: £370+ VAT, non-members: £480+ VAT
Note:Attending this training 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

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