David Wilde and attendees at Otmoor

Training courses

Our courses are delivered by experienced advisers who draw on techniques developed across our reserve network, and help landowners manage their land for wildlife each year.

Our training programme

The RSPB runs a programme of habitat management training courses for a wide range of professional audiences.

These include private advisers/consultants, statutory agency staff, conservation NGOs, contractors or reserve managers.

These courses are based on our research and land management experience (we manage more than 1,430 sq km of land for nature conservation), as well as drawing on other experts in the field.

Experienced conservation practitioners with expertise in training delivery and group facilitation lead the courses, which include significant elements of fieldwork to ensure that they remain practical and applied.

Places on each course are limited to 20 in order to maximise the opportunities for group participation and individual learning.

As well as running open courses on which places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, we can also provide bespoke courses for organisations and groups, allowing us to tailor the content to your needs.

For information about our standard training courses, download the programme from this page.

In addition to these courses, Nature After Minerals (NAM) – the RSPB-led partnership programme, supported by Natural England, the Mineral Products Association and the British Aggregates Association – often runs events programmes to provide minerals stakeholders with advice on managing and restoring quarries for biodiversity gain. For further information on any NAM scheduled or bespoke events, go to the NAM website.

RSPB staff at work at The Lodge, headquarters. Lucy Anderson, an apprentice working in Information Systems at RSPB, Sandy, Bedfordshire


Land management training programme 2018 – information and what to expect from our course package. PDF, 6.5Mb

RSPB land management courses 2018

Booking your place on one of our courses. Word Document, 86kb.

Booking form for RSPB land management training courses

Contact us

For information about our bespoke courses, please contact us.

Conservation Advice
E-mail: conservation-advice@rspb.org.uk
Telephone: 01767 693308