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BASIS Environment Update Newsletter

Date Published: 07/06/2022


This new short course has been designed for farmers, land managers, advisers and those in the industry looking for an introduction to sustainable farming practices and environmental land management.  The course covers key areas of legislation, economics of options, managing farmland wildlife and habitats, soil, water, nutrient management and how to make the most from grassland and historic features.  The full syllabus is available here.

We are pleased to say that for the first time, this course will be available in-person through our BASIS Approved Trainer network from autumn 2022 and is also now available as an online, self-guided course through the BASIS Classroom platform.  The online course consists of interactive modules, activities to be completed through the course and in the field, industry expertise and resources incorporated throughout and, once you have worked your way through the course, the exam can be accessed at the end to be able to produce the Certificate of Achievement on completion of the course and assessment.   The online course has 8 BASIS CPD points and 2 NRoSO points available on completion.

Designed as a one day in-person course or approximately six hours of online learning, the course then feeds into further learning through wider BASIS courses, such as Soil & Water, BETA Conservation Management, FACTS or the Advanced Modules.

To find out more or to register for the online course, please click here.


With the importance of environmental advice delivery on-farm across the United Kingdom increasing, BASIS have developed a new market-led professional register for those advisers delivering this service.  The Environmental Advisers Register provides professional recognition of the role, a requirement for continuous professional development demonstrating a commitment to learning and up-to-date knowledge and an online public adviser directory for those looking to work with advisers with environmental expertise from air and biodiversity to soil, water, woodland or our historic environment.

There are two routes of entry to the Register – successful completion of the BETA Conservation Management qualification or initially through an acquired rights route with demonstration of industry experience (available until 31 December 2023).  Full details, including the acquired rights application form, are available here: https://basis-reg.co.uk/environmental-advisers/becoming-a-member.

More information about the Register can be found on the website here: basis-reg.co.uk/environmental-advisers or you can watch our video about the Register here.