Applied training certificate announced


18 May 2023
New BASIS course launches to support knowledge on greenhouse gas emissions and opportunities for reduction.

INDEPENDENT awarding body, BASIS, has launched a new training course ‘Certificate in Greenhouse Gases, Carbon and Climate Change Mitigation’ to support the farming sector in developing understanding of greenhouse gases and carbon in relation to climate change and to provide the tools and practices to achieve a reduction in emissions.

Teresa Meadows (pictured), BASIS Head of Environment, says that this is the first course in the industry to bring together this topic into a practical, applied training course for the agricultural sector.

“Agriculture contributes to climate change, is affected by climate change and has a real potential to be a part of the solution to climate change”, she says.

“This course will be invaluable for advisers working in the sector, those across the supply chain and for farmers and landowners that are keen to fully understand emissions and the opportunities for a reduction in emissions that are often coupled with farm productivity improvements and efficiency gains”. 

This five-day course delivered through the BASIS Approved Trainer network enables farmers, land managers, agronomists and advisers to better understand the role of emissions and the opportunities for the removal of carbon within agricultural systems, and further their technical and practical knowledge of the following concepts:

  • Climate change policy and legislation
  • Emissions and impacts
  • Carbon sequestration and storage
  • Assessing greenhouse gases – modelling and footprinting
  • On-farm mitigation measures and practices
  • Carbon credits and markets, including the production and trading of credits

“I am excited about delivering this course,” says Sarah Wynn, Climate & Sustainability Managing Director at ADAS and BASIS Approved Trainer.  “Climate change and net zero are increasingly important focus areas in agriculture, but so confusing.  This course will help interested individuals develop an increased knowledge of the area to support them in delivering impact across the agriculture sector”.

Helen Ovens who has recently completed the new course said, “It is an excellent accredited course, both in terms of content and delivery.  The course took my understanding of carbon emissions and footprinting to the next level.”

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“I can now provide an even more comprehensive farm advice service, with an in-depth understanding of what agriculture can do to help reduce emissions and sequester carbon,” says Helen.

Further information about the course, including a link to the syllabus and upcoming course dates can be found on the BASIS Training page by clicking here.

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