BASIS Soil and Water Management

Course Details

Address: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7FP
Venues: SAC Offices Categories: BASIS Soil and Water Course Tags: BASIS, Soil and Water

Dates & Venue Information

BASIS Soil & Water Training: Wednesday 6th  / Thursday 7th / Wednesday 13th / Thursday 14th November 2019

Revision day: Tuesday 26th November 2019

Written and viva exam: Wednesday 27th November 2019

Venue: J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7FP

BASIS Soil & Water Content & Suitability

Our course covers the importance of soil organic matter and soil structure plus the legal requirements for the protection of soil and the maintenance of soil health.

Methods are explored which prevent wind / water erosion and minimise diffuse water pollution

The mechanics, economics and environmental aspects of cultivation will be examined as will the role of plant nutrients.

Training also covers the safe and legal application of farm manures and other organic manures to land.

Sessions are a mix of presentations, interactive quizzes, practical sessions and exercises.

The BASIS syllabus includes:

  • Soil protection and soil health
  • Prevention of water and wind erosion
  • Mechanics, economics and environmental aspects of cultivation
  • Texture and structure of soil
  • Soil organic matter
  • Soil water properties
  • Drainage and irrigation
  • Plant macro/micronutrients and fertiliser planning
  • Manures and soil organic inputs to enhance crop growth and their effects on diffuse pollution

Designed for those who wish to achieve their BASIS Certificate in Soil and Water Management. Also suitable for advisers, farmers and farm managers who wish to improve their knowledge.

The course attracts 25 CPD points for the BASIS Professional Register.



£748 + £293 exam fee. Total = £1,041 + VAT (includes course materials, lunch and refreshments throughout)

There is a 1% training fee discount per person when booking 2+ places (for groups of 5 or more contact the office for discount information)

Candidates will need to provide their own copy of RB209 (AHDB version), Code of Good Agricultural Practice and NVZ Guidelines.


How do I book? 

Complete the booking form below to pay online or alternatively email for a registration form.

If you have any questions about the course, your suitability or general information then we look forward to hearing from you.




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Ticket Price Quantity
1 Person - Soil & Water November 2019 £1,041.00 Sold out
2 People - Soil & Water November 2019 £2,067.04 Sold out
3 People - Soil & Water November 2019 £3,100.56 Sold out
4 People - Soil & Water November 2019 £4,134.08 Sold out