RRC training course programme 2016 - 2017

The RRC team is busy developing the programme of technical training courses that we will deliver in the next 12 months, with some exciting options shaping up. Thanks to all those who have already completed our survey. There’s still a little bit of time to complete the survey if you’d like to influence our decisions on which courses to run. Click here if you’d like to participate – or just read about the options. Over the next few weeks we’ll finalise the decisions and start planning the most sought-after options in earnest.

The locations for the courses will depend on where in the country the interest has been, but some of them are looking so popular that we’ll probably run them in a few locations so you can choose the event that suits you best. When we settle on dates and venues, we will advertise on our website and via email. Watch this space!

The general programme
We think there’s a bit for everyone in the options we’ve outlined – from beginner courses like Practical HydromorphologyProject Evaluation Tools and Techniques, and River Restoration Project Delivery; to more specialised courses including Riffle-Pool DesignSediment Analysis and Sizing, and Weir Removal. There are a few other options that we’re working on in the background too – possibly for later next year.
Tailored courses
If the course you’re interested in doesn’t make the cut of ones to be developed and delivered in the next 12 months, don’t despair. We also offer training courses that can be delivered for your organisation in-house, which can be very cost effective if there are a few who are interested. These can be tailored specifically to your needs, with locally relevant examples. Contact us if you’re interested – we’d be happy to discuss.
We've started already...
The last course mentioned in the survey, River Restoration Project Delivery, has actually already been run twice this year with great success. Our grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has supported us to deliver this free of charge for local rivers trusts, angling groups and community volunteers, in south-east England and Northern Ireland. Click here to read about those events. We’re looking to run similar days in Wales and Scotland in the coming months, so keep an ear out for word on those.

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