• Gap Courses for 2014 see news item for more details

Training Courses

Livestock Checkers and Conservation Grazing in Practice Courses 

Both courses include a mix of outdoor practical sessions and indoor classroom work. There is not a fixed programme of courses as they are arranged on demand. If you are interested in attending a course then please contact us. 

Delegates at a livestock checkers course at Stour valley local nature reserve nr Bournemouth   Sheep Lookering

GAP is an approved training provider and has developed two national stock husbandry training courses.  The courses are Lantra-accredited and aim to provide a basic introduction to livestock for extensive/conservation grazing.

 

 

There are two courses:

  1. A one day Livestock Checkers course designed to provide basic training for volunteer stock checkers. For further information on this course please click here
  2. A two day Conservation Grazing in Practice course aimed at increasing awareness of the behaviour and husbandry of grazing animals in extensive/conservation grazing systems. The course covers everything from paperwork and legal requirements to a practical handling session. For further information on this course please click here      


What others think

Some comments from participants in previous courses include:

  • “course excellently put together and presented”
  • “thoroughly enjoyable”
  • “good set of people - sharing experience and communications are very important. Hope to build/maintain contacts'
 

 

 

 

Livestock checkers

Livestock checkers

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Conservation grazing

Conservation grazing

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