Events Training: NATURE Tool user technical training

NATURE Tool user technical training

CPD-level Training

As mandatory biodiversity net gain is becoming law in England and also increasingly applied in the rest of the UK, attention is turning to how built development can secure net gains for the natural environment as a whole. There is a strong business case for measuring net gains for the environment in a transparent and objective way, based on the best available science. It is about showing a positive response to the nature and climate challenges.

Training details
8th December 2022
10:00 am
Ecosystems Knowledge Network
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In partnership with net gain experts at WSP, the Ecosystems Knowledge Network is now offering cutting-edge training designed to equip professionals involved in shaping the built environment with all they need to know to secure net gains for the environment. The training is designed to assist projects large and small in both urban and rural areas. Participation in these courses will give participants the confidence to champion net gains for the environment in their organisation, as well as the ability to undertake their own robust technical assessments with minimal need for dependence on external support.

This is a a one day face-to-face course for those using the NATURE Tool in assessments of the net gains for the environment through individual built development projects such as housing, infrastructure, commercial property and conservation projects.

This practical course takes staff tasked with using the NATURE Tool through the process of collating data for use in the Excel tool, through to generation and interpretation of outputs including Quality Assurance.


Learning objectives:

  • Knowing the principal sources of data for use in the NATURE Tool
  • Ability to perform a NATURE Tool assessment for a common built development project
  • Ability to communicate the findings to colleagues, and check for quality

On offer:

  • Certificate of attendance 5 hours CPD
  • Follow-up online consultation session one month after the course
  • Course manual and all refreshments

Key features:

  • Starting: 8th December 2022, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Venue: Birmingham
  • Cost to delegates: £290 (early bird available)
  • Capped at 12 trainees per session
  • Delivery time each course: 1 day (2 presenters)