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

PONT trainers, working together with farmers, PONT trainers and others with relevant knowledge to give a broad base of experience.

Who do we train?

Stock managers, farmers and other land managers, local authorities and others public sector employees e.g. the fire service staff, the police forces, students, local communities, volunteers and farmers and anyone else who is interested.



Livestock and People in the Countryside

  • Length: 1 day
  • Where: at a venue to suit the need e.g. Local Nature reserve, Country Park or other local greenspace. Generally, it is good to have access to an indoor space too.
  • Includes: We provide you with information to help everyone enjoy the countryside in a way that is safe for everyone – people, livestock and nature. The trainer will help you to understand how livestock behave, what they consider a threat, and also how what we do and when affects livestock, wildlife and native plants.
  • Comments: ‘The training was thorough and many of the topics I have been concerned about. Thought the inclusion of animals in the park was fantastic’

Conservation Grazing

  • 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 – ‘Very good introduction to the subject matter, by the end of the course felt really positive going forward with managing my field for wildlife.

Grazing and Managing Rush and Molinia Dominated Pasture and Peatland

  • Length: 1 day
  • Where: On the farm, nature reserves and in the classroom.
  • Includes: This course will give an overview of how to use conservation grazing, in conjunction with other methods, to manage rush and Molinia dominated pasture and peatland, including recommendations on stocking rates and timing of grazing.
  • Comments – ‘ Really useful, practical information delivered in a friendly way with opportunities for plenty of questions’

Restoration Grazing (can focus on individual habitats e.g. Meadows or Brownfield site)

  • Length: 1 day
  • Where: On the farm, nature reserves and in the classroom
  • Includes: Information on different habitats and the options for management including through grazing. It looks at the stocking rates for grazing and the challenges and opportunities.
  • Comments: “This was a really useful opportunity to learn from other practitioners and explore management techniques.”

Understanding Livestock Grazing and Working with Farmers

  • 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”.