BETA Conservation Management

BETA Conservation Management

Accredited Course
Basis and NROSO Points Available | Level 5


This is a three day course to complete the core modules and one specialism which is required to pass the course. An additional day is needed to complete both specialisms.

Exams are carried out online.

Learn about conservation and environmental land management which will be key to future ag policy, improving your management skills and developing a broader understanding of what this might look like in the future.  Improving on farm biodiversity, managing natural resources and knowledge of sustainable farming practices are vital for the future and the changing landscape of farming.

The course will provide insight into key legislation principles – providing knowledge of opportunities as we move towards SFI, and provide the tools to implement effective farmland conservation management.

The BETA Conservation Managment course is aimed at agronomists, land agents, farm managers and conservation advisers, preparing them to advise and implement effective farmland conservation management. This aspect of farming is becoming as important as production and it is likely that this course will become a requirement for advisers delivering agri-environment schemes in the future.

The course is a compulsory part of the BASIS diploma with four core modules and two specialisms.

October 2022 (ONLINE)

Course: 25th-28th October 2022
Exams: 3rd & 4th November 2022.

This course is ONLINE only

November 2022

Course: 22nd-25th November 2022
Exams: 1st & 2nd December – online

2023 Courses

From 2023, the BETA Conservation Management course is being replaced with the BASIS Certificate in Sustainable Land Management. To find out more details and book, click on the button below.


  • Farmland, Wildlife and Habitats – Conservation and Improvement.
  • Farming and the Wider Environment.
  • Soil Management.
  • Water and Environmental Protection.


  • Natural and biological control, pollinators and soil life.
  • Environmental hazards and risk management of using pesticides on farm.


  • Key habitats and species, habitat management, restoration and creation.
  • Landscape scale management, planning agri-environment schemes.