Hedgelaying Skills Training & Lantra Accreditation

Hedgelaying skills training &
Lantra Accreditation

You have prior experience of hedgelaying or have completed an ‘Introductory To Hedgelaying Training Course, received a pass certificate and now wish to enhance your skills even further. We offer a four- or five-day practical training course in hedgelaying including an optional assessment leading to a National Hedgelaying Society Accreditation at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.The attached skills cards provide an overview for each level of assessment and details of who should attend and what will be covered in the training.We provide a ratio of up to 6 trainees per tutor. The minimum number of trainees for any course is 4.Private groups are welcome to make contact and arrange a date to suit. Training can be spread out over a couple of weeks if preferred. The final assessment date can be separate too.If our courses are full, please join the waitlist to learn if new dates become available for our published courses or make contact if you wish to discuss a private group event.

We are delighted that a grant from The Prince’s Countryside Fund will enable the National Hedgelaying Society (NHLS) to provide help toward the cost of hedgelaying courses for those actively seeking or already following a rural career. There is a grant that can help toward the cost of our Introduction To Hedgelaying Course as the course is suitable for those who wish to advance their hedgelaying skills with a view to gaining NHLS Lantra Accreditation as a next step.
Additional grant funding may be available to support those presenting themselves for the Bronze Accreditation assessment too.

Once you have booked a course, if you wish to book a Lantra Assessment and/or apply for funding please complete the form below.

training Cost

£450 p.p. (4-day group course)

or £560 p.p. (5-day group course)

£350 p.p. (per day – one-to-one course)

Contact us to arrange dates for one-to-one training

assessment Cost

Bronze (Competent) £150
Silver (Proficient) £200
Gold (Advanced) £250

For non-NHLS members, there is an additional fee of £20

Upcoming courses
Once you have booked a course, if you wish to book a Lantra Assessment and/or apply for funding please complete the form below.

Ita Sherlock,
Hedgelaying Training Course

I just attended the excellent two day hedgelaying course. Paul had endless patience with my questions, and explained all of the steps very clearly. I was so impressed with how much I was able to do, and it is great to learn from someone who clearly knows what they are doing. Lorraine laid on copious amounts of super-tasty food, with breakfast and lunch on both days.

James Herd,
Surrey Wildlife Trust

Working with Lorraine and Paul at Hedges and Hurdles has been an absolute pleasure. They have both been adaptable to changing circumstances whilst still able to deliver the highest quality end product, whether it be training courses or contracted hedge laying.


Ian Fielding,
Hedgelaying Training Course

The hedge laying course put together by Paul and Lorraine really provided me with a fantastic introduction to the art of this craft. By taking us through the practice of what materials are used to construct the hedge and crucially how to create these materials, we were off to a sound start …  I cannot recommend this course highly enough! Thanks to you both!

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