Courses Available

Welcome to Dorset Training. We are experienced providers of management, technical and practical courses for businesses, organisations and individuals involved in land-based and other activities in Dorset and surrounding counties.

We focus on delivering appropriate and cost effective training in response to the needs of both members and non members.

Forestry Skills


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requires all those operating chainsaws, both frequently and infrequently, to be trained to a minimum standard before operating chainsaws. It is also essential to maintain training with frequent refresher courses to ensure an up to date understanding of the safety issues.



Crop based courses covering a variety of in depth or broad areas of commercial crop growing, nutrient management and specialised agronomy qualifications such as FACTS and BASIS.

Sprayer & Chemical Training

Chemical Sprayer

In order to purchase, safely use and apply pesticides it is necessary to hold the required Pesticide Application (PA) certificates. Those born prior to 31st December 1964 have previously used and purchased pesticides under ‘grandfather rights’ – these will expire in Autumn 2015 after which all sprayer operators will require PA use and application certificates.

Plant & Machinery


The majority of accidents at work are caused through the operation of machinery. It is essential to be trained and to train all employees to a high standard on all machines at work. Such training will help to avoid accidents and near misses. A full range of refresher courses is also available to maintain the skills and understanding required to operate machinery safely.

Workshop Skills


For many the workshop provides an essential place for production and maintenance of plant and machinery. It is therefore important to ensure training is kept up to date prevent both employers liability and to promote the safety of staff.



Keep up to date with transportation regulations and other stock based courses

Health & Safety

Health Safety

The Health and Safety Executive requires all employers to ensure that safe systems of work are in place. It is essential that guidelines are followed with regards to First Aid at Work, Food Hygiene and Manual Handling.