About Our Training

PONT delivers a range of professional training courses for different audiences.

Courses are modular so that you can build up a portfolio of knowledge by selecting appropriate ones. We can also adapt courses to suit your need. If you’d like PONT to deliver a course get and touch and we can discuss.

Our Trainers

Training is managed by Hilary Kehoe, working together with farmers, PONT trainers and others with relevant knowledge to give a broad base of experience.

Who do we train?

Conservation professionals, livestock managers, fire service staff, the police forces, students, volunteers and farmers and anyone else who is interested.

Best of all we can offer training anywhere in Wales – just get in touch and discuss your training needs with Hilary.


About our Courses

Stock checker

  • Lantra Accredited
  • Length: 1 day
  • Where: Farm walk, practical and classroom sessions
  • Includes: All aspects of checking stock
  • Comment: “Excellent and very useful – covered ALL areas – practical and theory”.

PONT PROFESSIONAL COURSES

  • Length: 1 day
  • Where: On the farm, nature reserves and in the classroom, with input from land agents or farming unions.
  • Includes: Everything you need to know to help you understand farmers, stock management and farming systems from farm finances to what stock to graze where.
  • Comments: “Been waiting for this for years! This put it all into context”.
  • Length: 1 or 2 days- depending on the depth required.
  • Where: On the farm, nature reserves and in the classroom.
  • Includes: Discussion with site staff and the grazier and information about different options and methods of grazing and managing livestock for nature conservation on a variety of habitats.
  • Comments – “A good introduction into conservation grazing – it’s great to hear from graziers and managers on different sites.”
Grazing Rush & Molinia dominated Pastures and Grazing for woodland restoration

  • Length: 1 day
  • Where: On the farm, nature reserves and in the classroom
  • Includes: Information on the habitats and species and options for management including through grazing. It looks at the economics of livestock grazing and also challenges and opportunities.
    New habitats to be added in 2018 including Grazing and managing coastal grassland and heathland and Grassland restoration techniques
  • Comments: “This was a really useful opportunity to learn from other practitioners and explore management techniques.”


NEW COURSES COMING IN SUMMER 2018

  • Audience: Farmers, Conservation professionals and students
  • Learning outcomes: An understanding of how to manage and use marginal land to improve use by the farm and to benefit conservation
  • Audience: General public, Organisations
  • Learning outcomes: Developing a common approach to management of dogs and their owners to maintain grazing on public sites.