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Japanese Knotweed CPD Training

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Japanese Knotweed & Invasive Species CPD training for your team?

We work with a large and diverse range of clients across different disciplines, including construction, property surveyors, land management, facilities management, grounds maintenance, property developers, local authorities and charities – all have an interest in ensuring that their staff hold up to date knowledge on Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species.

What is Invasive Species CPD training?

Our team delivers training that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Training sessions cover aspects such as plant identification, legalisation, impacts, plant life cycles, pathways for spread, control and management. We also use case studies to give real examples of the impact that invasive plants have within various industries. Workshops are run in person or online, with some of the firms choosing to use a combined approach, when offices are spread around the country. The duration and number of training events are also designed around our clients.
Japanese Knotweed CPD Training
Japanese Knotweed CPD Training

What Invasive species are covered?

Japanese knotweed often is the invasive species that we cover in most detail, however the course agenda is driven by our clients. Ours sessions typically cover Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, Rhododendron Ponticum, Bamboo, Buddleia, Horsetail, as well as some lesser known plants that we manage throughout Scotland.

What are the benefits of providing Japanese Knotweed and Invasive plant CPD training to staff?

Providing professional development training to staff on the identification and management of invasive plants is valuable for a number of reasons:
  • Train staff on identification and management
  • Provide refresher to existing knowledge
  • Helps ensure that organisations understand and comply with legislation
  • Keeps staff up to date with legislation
  • Protects organisations from the consequences of failed identification or inadvertent action
  • Adds value to clients customers
Every customer’s needs are different. Surveyors often want to ensure that their staff can identify plants such as Japanese Knotweed when carrying out property and land assessments in the residential and commercial property sectors. Facilities management firms often request additional focus on ensuring that staff can identify and prevent inadvertent spread of invasive weeds by seed or plant fibre. Estate owners are often keen to make sure their teams understand the invasive environmental challenges associated with Himalayan Balsam and Rhododendron Ponticum. Local authorities and community organisations are often keen to ensure that stakeholders understand the safety risks posed by plants like Giant Hogweed.
Our training curriculum is focused on providing a broad syllabus, which takes cognisance of specific customer needs.
Japanese Knotweed CPD Training
Japanese Knotweed Lifecycle
Japanese Knotweed CPD Training

Why do JBB Knotweed offer Japanese Knotweed CPD training?

We manage contracts for invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam throughout Scotland – From Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, Perthshire and the Highlands and Islands.
Every single year we attend lots of sites where issues with invasive plants have been made more difficult and costly to manage due to a lack of knowledge.
We also believe that it is important to provide informative, fact based details that provide a more accurate account of the impact that Japanese Knotweed has in the UK – and not the scaremongering message that is offered by the media.

How much does training cost?

Our Japanese Knotweed and other invasive CPD training sessions are typically free.

How can you arrange training for your company?

Get in touch with us on 0800 0546 436 or by emailing our office team at [email protected]
Japanese Knotweed CPD Training
Japanese Knotweed CPD Training
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Our Locations

We are Scotland’s Invasive Weed Specialist and service Japanese Knotweed removal across Scotland, from initial identification and Survey, to friendly advice, treatment and aftercare.

From our headquarters in Glasgow and our sub-branches in Inverness and Ayrshire, we are proud to be able to service every part of Scotland… from Scotland!

For more information on the services available in your area please contact us on 08000 546 436.

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