Courses

TRAINING COURSES

We run various training courses, including Comprehensive Rabbit Management Course and Professional Rabbit Management Course.  Each course can take a maximum of SIX candidates.

The next scheduled courses with spaces are:

Comprehensive Rabbit Management Course - 2 Day course - 26 & 27 March, 2015 and 30 April & 1 May, 2015
Professional Rabbit Management Course - 2 Day course - 26 & 27 February, 2015 and 16 & 17 April, 2015

Contact us for more information or to book a place.

COMPREHENSIVE RABBIT MANAGEMENT COURSE

This course covers traditional methods of rabbit management combined with modern equipment and technology, to give practitioners a range of options for effective and efficient rabbit management.  These include ferreting, shooting (rimfire rifle, shotgun or air rifle), spring traps, body-grip traps, cage traps, snares, drop traps, long-nets and drop-nets, rabbit fencing etc.

This course is suitable for beginners seeking a good grounding in all aspects of rabbit management, through to experienced practitioners seeking an update on new products and alternative techniques and wishing to expand their current knowledge and expertise.  It covers the complete spectrum of rabbit management, with technical, theoretical and practical techniques; and health and safety.

Course Contents:

  • Rabbit Legislation
  • Rabbit Natural History Biology & Behaviour
  • Identification of rabbit damage
  • Why Manage Rabbits
  • Population Reduction – ferreting, trapping, netting, shooting, food restriction – theory and practice
  • Proofing Techniques – netting, tree , rabbit wire and other techniques – theory and practice
  • Equipment
  • Methodologies
  • Working on heritage sites
  • H&S
  • FSA rules and regulations
  • Code of practice
  • Legal considerations

The course will involve both classroom and field work; suitable outdoor clothing will be enquired.  Attendees will receive a National Ferret School Certificate of Competence.

Who is this course for?

Anyone working, or wishing to work, in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Amenity Horticulture
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Floristry
  • Forestry
  • Game Keeping
  • Highway Maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor sports areas including golf courses, cricket and football pitches etc.
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Pest Management
  • Production Horticulture

Course Details

Certification National Ferret School Certificate of Competence
Venue The National Ferret School, Ashover, Derbyshire
Duration 2 Days
Costs £250 (incl. VAT), including refreshments (not lunches), handbook and certificate. Fees are due on date of booking. There will be a maximum of 10 candidates per course.

Cancellation

Cancellations can only be accepted on receipt of written instruction, and are effective from the date received by the School.  Charges will be applied as below:

More than 30 working days prior to course – 50% of course fee.

30 or fewer working days prior to course – 100% of course fee.

PROFESSIONAL RABBIT MANAGEMENT COURSE

COURSE CONTENT

  • Surveying and Estimating Rabbit Populations
  • Management Plans – Producing & Presenting
  • Methodologies
  • Working on Heritage Sites
  • H&S
    • Risk Assessments
    • Method Statements
  • Fees
  • Marketing Your Services
  • Selling Rabbits
  • FSA Rules and Regulations
  • Code of Practice
  • Legal Considerations
  • Contracts
  • Standard Terms & Conditions

Course attendees will receive a handbook and certificate of attendance.

Who is this course for?

Anyone working, or wishing to work, in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Amenity Horticulture
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Game Keeping
  • Highway Maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Outdoor Sports Areas including golf courses, cricket and football pitches etc.
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Pest Control
  • Production Horticulture

What does the course cover?

  • Identifying the degree and source of a rabbit infestation
  • How to survey, plan, implement and monitor an effective rabbit management programme
  • How to calculate charges and fees
  • Rabbit natural history, habits and habitats
  • Appropriate methods of rabbit management
  • Relevant regulations on rabbit management
  • Legal obligations and responsibilities relevant to rabbit management.

Course Details

Certification National Ferret School Certificate of Attendance
Venue The National Ferret School, Ashover, Derbyshire
Duration 2 Days
Costs £250 (incl. VAT), including refreshments (not lunches), handbook and certificate. Fees are due on date of booking. There will be a maximum of 10 candidates per course.

Cancellation

Cancellations can only be accepted on receipt of written instruction, and are effective from the date received by the School.  Charges will be applied as below:

More than 30 working days prior to course – 50% of course fee.

30 or fewer working days prior to course – 100% of course fee.