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BASIS Registration Ltd offer a wide range of training courses of relevance to the agricultural, amenity, fertiliser and environmental industries.

FACTS Certification & Training Scheme

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
  • FACTS Horticulture Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Turf Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Vegetable Certification and Training Scheme
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This course is an independent, non-statutory certification scheme for advisers in plant nutrient management.

FACTS is an independent non-statutory certification Scheme for advisers in plant nutrient management. It was established in 1993 following discussions with the trade associations connected with the industry and BASIS® Registration Ltd. At the present time there is no legal requirement for advisers and sellers to be certificated; however it was considered that setting up such a scheme was the responsible action to take in light of the environmental pressures and increasing technical requirements.

Who is this course for?

The FACTS qualification (by examination, exemption or validated certificate) is a requirement for successful completion of the BASIS Diploma and strongly recommended for those wishing to train for the Soil and Water Management certificate.

Benefits

At the end of training, coupled with previous practical experience, candidates will have a basic understanding of fertilisers and plant nutrition to enable them to give advice to farmers and growers which is both economically and environmentally sound. The emphasis will be on practical knowledge applicable when advising farmers and growers.

Course contents

  • The soil in relation to plant nutrition
  • Organic nutrient sources
  • The nature and properties of fertilisers
  • Crop nutrients in plants and the factors influencing nutrient management planning
  • Use of fertilisers on the main crop groups in the UK
  • The transport, storage and handling of fertilisers
  • Application of fertilisers
  • Code of Good Agricultural Practice and legal and other requirements to protect the environment

Entry Requirements

  • It is strongly recommended that candidates should have had at least two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy before attempting any of the modules which contribute towards the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.

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FACTS Horticulture Certification & Training Scheme

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
  • FACTS Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Turf Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Vegetable Certification and Training Scheme
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This course is an independent, non-statutory certification scheme for advisers in plant nutrient management (horticulture).

Most people who take an interest in agriculture appreciate that if soil fertility is to be maintained then nutrients taken off in the crop or lost to air or water must be replaced. However, many of these people are also concerned at the actual or potential environmental impact that these losses can cause and they look to those involved to do what they can to minimise them. This is one of the pressures to which those advising farmers on nutrient management and fertiliser use must respond and was a driving force behind the establishment of the FACTS scheme. It allows farmers to identify those competent to advise them on all aspects of nutrient management including the requirements of the law.

Who is this course for?

The FACTS qualification (by examination, exemption or validated certificate) is a requirement for successful completion of the BASIS Diploma and strongly recommended for those wishing to train for the Soil and Water Management certificate.

Benefits

The overall aim of the course is that at the end of training, coupled with previous practical experience, candidates will have a basic understanding of fertilisers and plant nutrition to enable them to give advice to farmers and growers which is both economically and environmentally sound. The emphasis will be on practical knowledge applicable when selling to, and advising, farmers and growers.

Course contents

  • The Soil or Growing Medium In Relation To Plant Nutrition
  • The Nature and properties of fertilisers and liming Materials
  • Plant nutrients and the basis for choice of fertilisers for the main horticultural crops
  • The transport, storage, handling and application of fertilisers
  • Code of good agricultural practice and legal requirements to protect the environment

Entry Requirements

  • It is strongly recommended that candidates should have had at least two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy before attempting any of the modules which contribute towards the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.

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FACTS Turf Certification & Training Scheme

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
  • FACTS Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Horticulture Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Vegetable Certification and Training Scheme
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This course is an independent, non-statutory certification scheme for advisers in plant nutrient management (turf).

Most people who take an interest in sports turf, both in its management and production, appreciate that if soil fertility is to be maintained then the nutrients taken off during mowing or lost to air or water must be replaced. However, many of these people are also concerned about the actual or potential environmental damage that these losses can cause and they look to those involved to do what they can to minimise them. This is one of the main pressures to which those advising greenkeepers and groundsmen on fertiliser use must respond and which was behind the establishment of the FACTS scheme.

Who is this course for?

The FACTS qualification (by examination, exemption or validated certificate) is a requirement for successful completion of the BASIS Diploma and strongly recommended for those wishing to train for the Soil and Water Management certificate.

Benefits

The overall aim of the course is that at the end of training, coupled with previous practical experience, candidates will have a basic understanding of fertilisers and plant nutrition to enable them to give advice to farmers and growers which is both economically and environmentally sound. The emphasis will be on practical knowledge applicable when selling to, and advising, farmers and growers.

Course contents

  • The soil or playing surface in relation to turfgrass nutrition
  • Nature and properties of fertilisers and liming materials
  • Plant nutrients and the basis of choice of Fertilisers for the main turfgrass utilisations
  • The transport, storage, handling and application of fertilisers
  • Codes of good practice and legal and other Environmental Protection Measures

Entry Requirements

  • It is strongly recommended that candidates should have had at least two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy before attempting any of the modules which contribute towards the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.

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FACTS Vegetable Certification & Training Scheme

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
  • FACTS Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Horticulture Certification and Training Scheme
  • FACTS Turf Certification and Training Scheme
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This course is an independent, non-statutory certification scheme for advisers in plant nutrient management (vegetables).

Most people who take an interest in agriculture appreciate that if soil fertility is to be maintained then nutrients taken off in the crop or lost to air or water must be replaced. However, many of these people are also concerned at the actual or potential environmental harm that these losses can cause and they look to those involved to do what they can to minimise them. This is one of the pressures to which those advising farmers on fertiliser use must respond and was a driving force behind the establishment of the FACTS scheme. It allows farmers to identify those competent to advise them on all aspects of nutrient management including the requirements of the law.

Who is this course for?

The FACTS qualification (by examination, exemption or validated certificate) is a requirement for successful completion of the BASIS Diploma and strongly recommended for those wishing to train for the Soil and Water Management certificate.

Benefits

The overall aim of the course is that at the end of training, coupled with previous practical experience, candidates will have a basic understanding of fertilisers to enable them to give advice to farmers and growers which is both economically and environmentally sound. The emphasis will be on practical knowledge applicable when selling to, and advising, farmers and growers.

Course contents

  • The soil in relation to plant nutrition
  • Organic nutrient sources
  • The nature and properties of fertilisers
  • Crop nutrients in plants and the factors influencing the amount of fertiliser required
  • Use of fertilisers on the main vegetable crop groups in the UK
  • The transport, storage and handling of fertilisers
  • Application of fertilisers
  • Code of Good Agricultural Practice and legal and other requirements to protect the environment

Entry Requirements

  • It is strongly recommended that candidates should have had at least two years of experience in on-farm practical agronomy before attempting any of the modules which contribute towards the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy.

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Re-Joining the Professional Register - Fertiliser Category

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • BASIS Professional Register

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This course is designed for candidates wishing to re-join the BASIS Professional Register after an absence of 3 years or more, who are required to attend and pass a Field and Panel Viva Exam.

Entry Requirements

Anyone wishing to re-join the Professional Register for plant nutrition only please be advised that they will be expected to have at least the level of knowledge required to pass the FACTS exam.








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Nutrient Management Planning

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • BASIS Diploma in Agronomy
  • Plant Protection Award
  • Soil & Water Management Certificate
  • Crop Protection Certificate
  • Conservation Management
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This course offers core CPD Training for FACTS Qualified Advisers. Comprising six modules, the course is now available to members.

This nutrient management planning course is designed to offer FQAs a training programme which will enable them to have the right type of competency in nutrient management planning and associated practices.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to prepare FACTS Qualified Advisers (FQAs) to manage the challenges of the Water Framework Directive (its associated initiatives and regulations), greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and soil protection, while also improving farm profitability, industry leaders have urged the FACTS Committee to introduce this topic of training in Nutrient Management Planning as core CPD training.

Nutrient Management Training is compulsory for all current FACTS Qualified Advisers and those gaining the qualification prior to 31st December 2009. Only those who have attended the Train the Trainer Events and taken the Nutrient Management Exam are able to offer the training. The modules and points will NOT be awarded to anyone who submits points with a trainer who has not gained the NMP Qualification.

Course contents

  • Achieving crop nitrogen utilisation efficiency
  • Managing farm phosphorus
  • Techniques for in-field nutrient management
  • Efficient use of manures and other organic materials
  • Integration of nutrient management decisions with environmental regulations and policies, including nutrient planning and record keeping
  • Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and farm security

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must have a FACTS qualification

Course Quick Link
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Nutrient Management Planning Horticulture

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • Nutrient Management Planning Vegetables
  • Nutrient Management Planning Turf
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To prepare FACTS Qualified Advisers (FQAs) to manage the challenges of the Water Framework Directive (its associated initiatives and regulations), greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and soil protection, while also improving farm profitability, industry leaders have urged the FACTS Committee to introduce this topic of training in Nutrient Management Planning as core CPD training.

Nutrient Management Training is compulsory for all current FACTS Qualified Advisers and those gaining the qualification prior to 31st December 2009. We expect that over 3000 people will require training for the 6 modules by the end December 2014. Only those who have attended the Train the Trainer Events and taken the Nutrient Management Exam are able to offer the training. The modules and points will NOT be awarded to anyone who submits points with a trainer who has not gained the NMP Qualification.

Who is this course for?

This nutrient management planning syllabus is designed to offer FQAs a training programme which will enable them to have the right type of competency in nutrient management planning and associated practices. The need for appropriately qualified and proactive advisers to support the sustainable production of grassland, arable and horticultural crops is essential in the context of environmental issues and pressures on profitability.

Course contents

There are 5 modules in the syllabus which expand the skills already held by the FQA.

  • Efficient utilisation of nutrients
  • Methods for nutrient supply
  • Special issues for nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Codes, legislation and other requirement to protect the environment
  • Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and fertiliser security

Course Quick Link
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Nutrient Management Planning Vegetables

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • Nutrient Management Planning Horticulture
  • Nutrient Management Planning Turf
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View course syllabus

To prepare FACTS Qualified Advisers (FQAs) to manage the challenges of the Water Framework Directive (its associated initiatives and regulations), greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and soil protection, while also improving farm profitability, industry leaders have urged the FACTS Committee to introduce this topic of training in Nutrient Management Planning as core CPD training.

Nutrient Management Training is compulsory for all current FACTS Qualified Advisers and those gaining the qualification prior to 31st December 2009. We expect that over 3000 people will require training for the 6 modules by the end December 2014. Only those who have attended the Train the Trainer Events and taken the Nutrient Management Exam are able to offer the training. The modules and points will NOT be awarded to anyone who submits points with a trainer who has not gained the NMP Qualification.

Who is this course for?

This nutrient management planning syllabus is designed to offer FQAs a training programme which will enable them to have the right type of competency in nutrient management planning and associated practices. The need for appropriately qualified and proactive advisers to support the sustainable production of grassland, arable and horticultural crops is essential in the context of environmental issues and pressures on profitability.

Course contents

There are 6 modules in the syllabus which expand the skills already held by the FQA.

  • Achieving crop nitrogen utilisation efficiency
  • Managing farm phosphorus
  • Techniques for in-field nutrient management
  • Efficient use of organic manures
  • Integration of nutrient management decisions with environmental regulations and policies, including nutrient planning and record keeping
  • Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and farm security

Course Quick Link
http://www.basis-reg.co.uk/Exams-and-Courses/Course-Listing/CourseAreaID/d44ff997-db0d-46ba-8130-ab5a43530a35/CourseID/68ce7677-9b81-48f5-a505-d5f9b18b40e2


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Nutrient Management Planning Turf

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • Nutrient Management Planning Horticulture
  • Nutrient Management Planning Vegetables
Find a Course / Exam
View course syllabus

To prepare FACTS Qualified Advisers (FQAs) to manage the challenges of the Water Framework Directive (its associated initiatives and regulations), greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and soil protection, while also improving farm profitability, industry leaders have urged the FACTS Committee to introduce this topic of training in Nutrient Management Planning as core CPD training.

Nutrient Management Training is compulsory for all current FACTS Qualified Advisers and those gaining the qualification prior to 31st December 2009. We expect that over 3000 people will require training for the 6 modules by the end December 2014. Only those who have attended the Train the Trainer Events and taken the Nutrient Management Exam are able to offer the training. The modules and points will NOT be awarded to anyone who submits points with a trainer who has not gained the NMP Qualification.

Who is this course for?

This nutrient management planning syllabus is designed to offer FQAs a training programme which will enable them to have the right type of competency in nutrient management planning and associated practices. The need for appropriately qualified and proactive advisers to support the sustainable production of grassland, arable and horticultural crops is essential in the context of environmental issues and pressures on profitability.

Course contents

There are 5 modules in the syllabus which expand the skills already held by the FQA.

  • Efficient utilisation of nutrients
  • Methods for nutrient supply
  • Special issues for nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Codes, legislation and other requirement to protect the environment
  • Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and fertiliser security
  • Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and farm security

Course Quick Link
http://www.basis-reg.co.uk/Exams-and-Courses/Course-Listing/CourseAreaID/d44ff997-db0d-46ba-8130-ab5a43530a35/CourseID/b2290f98-8321-418f-90f9-c3aadf1173ca


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Nutrient Management Planning Scotland

Duration

For further information on duration please see the Training Syllabus and contact your Trainer.

Other Relevant Courses

  • Nutrient Management Planning Horticulture
  • Nutrient Management Planning Vegetables
  • Nutrient Management Planning Turf
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View course syllabus

To prepare FACTS Qualified Advisers (FQAs) to manage the challenges of the Water Framework Directive (its associated initiatives and regulations), greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and soil protection, while also improving farm profitability, industry leaders have urged the FACTS Committee to introduce this topic of training in Nutrient Management Planning as core CPD training.

Nutrient Management Training is compulsory for all current FACTS Qualified Advisers and those gaining the qualification prior to 31st December 2009. We expect that over 3000 people will require training for the 6 modules by the end December 2014. Only those who have attended the Train the Trainer Events and taken the Nutrient Management Exam are able to offer the training. The modules and points will NOT be awarded to anyone who submits points with a trainer who has not gained the NMP Qualification.

Who is this course for?

This nutrient management planning syllabus is designed to offer FQAs a training programme which will enable them to have the right type of competency in nutrient management planning and associated practices. The need for appropriately qualified and proactive advisers to support the sustainable production of grassland, arable and horticultural crops is essential in the context of environmental issues and pressures on profitability.

Course contents

There are 6 modules in the syllabus which expand the skills already held by the FQA.

  • Achieving crop nitrogen utilisation efficiency
  • Managing farm phosphorus
  • Techniques for in-field nutrient management
  • Efficient use of organic manures
  • Integration of nutrient management decisions with environmental regulations and policies, including nutrient planning and record keeping
  • Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) and farm security

Course Quick Link
http://www.basis-reg.co.uk/Exams-and-Courses/Course-Listing/CourseAreaID/d44ff997-db0d-46ba-8130-ab5a43530a35/CourseID/9c7569a6-63d1-4636-affe-e8148d8e2296


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