Hedgelaying Skills Training & Lantra Accreditation

Hedgelaying skills training &
NHLS 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 five or seven-day practical training course in hedgelaying including an optional assessment leading to a National Hedgelaying Society Lantra 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 5 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.

For those who have successfully secured funding from the Forestry Grant Fund for payment of both the course and the NHLS Lantra assessment please note that we have to pay the NHLS upfront for the assessment, therefore, you are expected to pay the assessment fee on registration and we will then refund you once the funding has been paid.


training Cost

5-day training course

(inc. final day for Lantra Assessment or continued training)

£560 p.p. (ex VAT) + optional assessment cost

Tickets become available 6 months prior to the start date. Dates now published for 2024 & 2025

NHLS Lantra assessment Cost

Bronze (Competent) £170 (ex VAT)
Silver (Proficient) £220 (ex VAT)
Gold (Advanced) £270 (ex VAT)

For NHLS members, there is a discount of £20 per booking.

Upcoming courses

If you are interested in registering to attend our Hedgelaying Skills Training Course and to register for a National Hedgelaying Socieites Lantra Assessment but are unable to attend the published dates below then please add your email to ‘ADD TO WAITLIST” below to be notified of further dates that may become available.

If you wish to purchase tickets for a published date then please select the date below, add your email to the waitlist and you will be notified when tickets become available.

If in the event we become oversubscribed for the published dates we will consider adding additional dates.

Hugo Smith,
Hedgelaying Skills Training

Paul, you are a wonderful teacher: patient, good at communicating and all done with a great good humour. But it is your generosity that so impresses. All of that knowledge, acquired over decades of work and experience , now to freely pass on, thank you very much. Lorraine, you are wondfully efficient at organising these events and your smiley, happy outlook a joy… Thank you for setting me up for my next stage in life!

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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