Forestry and Conservation Training

The conservation of our countryside is often at the heart of the training provided by TKF. Over the years we have been working with organisations such as the Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England.

Our programmes are designed around the fact that job roles in this industry are very fluid. Some volunteers and employees are with you for a season and some just come back every time they are needed. Their safety along with the preservation of the surroundings they work in are at the core of the training we deliver.

TKF fully understand that certain activities MUST be carried out at the right time of year which is why we are able to make our calendar fit your group needs. Should you have enough candidates to fill a course we will schedule that, with you, at the most appropriate time of year to deliver the training!

While our Open course places here in Holmfirth are available for individuals it is sometimes more cost effective to book the trainers/assessors for your team. These can be held at your location, (no travel for the attendees) or, if our facilities meet the training requirements more readily you can all come here to us.

Key Benefits offered by TKF Training

  • Quality Accredited Training.
  • Flexibility to tailor a training programme to suit your team.
  • Capacity and infrastructure to deliver on any scale.
  • Best people to work with – As we have decades of experience in this industry and understand what you need from your team.
  • Better to do it – Because good quality training provides more peace of mind and improves the safety of the team.

It is understood, within the industry, that employees may not work in the same role all year round and proficiency can be difficult to achieve, however, we can offer a skills audit process to determine who needs further training and our refresher courses can quickly bring individuals with basic skills up to speed.

Forestry and Conservation training


All our training is delivered by expert trainers in a friendly and stimulating environment, our courses join together formal training and live experience. We keep the groups small so that the delegates benefit from a high level of interaction with the trainers which ensures they end each day with a greater understanding of best practice and safety within their roles.

Our highly skilled trainers and assessors have a wealth of practical experience in a wide variety of areas including: Mowers, Pesticides, Brushcutters, Chainsaw work and Utility Arboriculture. We also have experience in delivering training tailored to suit Roadside and Depot working environments. As the skill set required is often wide we can discuss packages for your grounds team.

Also on offer are First Aid, Manual Handling, ATV's, Tree Survey courses and bespoke Customer Service training. TKF has a proven track record in developing bespoke training events that can be developed to become accredited by national awarding bodies.