England Trees Action Plan – Institute response

The Institute welcomes the England Trees Action Plan 2021-2024 (ETAP) – a much-anticipated, coordinated approach to trees and woodlands in England. We know that woodland creation is a vital tool for combatting the climate crisis and it is a great strength that the ETAP places as much importance on addressing the biodiversity crisis. Trees will […]

Institute’s Executive Director gives Evidence at EFRA Committee

In March, the Institute’s Executive Director, Shireen Chambers MBE FICFor gave evidence at an EFRA Committee meeting on the critical skills shortage in forestry. The session was on land-based education and Shireen was joined by Tim Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, and Alex Payne, Chief Executive of Landex. The following day the committee announced they […]

Your Chance to Input on Four New Apprenticeships

The Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture and Landscape Apprenticeship Group has gained approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education to develop four new apprenticeships. Once complete, these will be supported by the Government’s apprenticeship scheme and will be available for training providers to offer across England. Employers, with the support of training professionals, have been […]

Welcome to CPD September

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) allows you to excel in your field, by enhancing your knowledge and adding value through work-based activities and learning. Although this has been a difficult year for many of us, the integrity of professionals who provide robust, credible advice has never been more necessary. With this in mind, we are excited […]

Statement on CPD Obligation

In these extraordinary times the integrity of professionals who provide robust, credible advice has never been more necessary. More and more, the Institute and its members are expected to publicly demonstrate their commitment to ongoing professional development. It is why the commitment to continuous professional development (CPD) lies at the heart of maintaining a member’s […]

#StudentHour

Keeping Connected These are extraordinary times and we’re aware that many students will have had to adjust to new and perhaps unfamiliar teaching and examination practices. As we approach the end of the academic year, here at the Institute, we realise the importance of keeping connected, from both professional and health-related perspectives. With this in […]

COVID-19 – Member Survey Results

In early April, two weeks into lockdown, we issued a survey to find out how Coronavirus (COVID-19) was affecting our members. We wanted to fully understand the challenges so we could better support members and share results with government bodies to help them support the sector. The survey was launched on the 9th April and […]

#MembersHour

Keeping Connected We know that many of our members will now be adjusting to new and perhaps unfamiliar working practices. Here at the Institute, we realise the importance of keeping connected, from both professional and health-related perspectives. With this in mind, we’re pleased to be offering a number of initiatives to help keep our members […]