This is what Japanese knotweed looks like in spring as a young plant

japanese knotweed TRAINING 

A range of modules to help you and your teams identify Japanese knotweed and the most common invasive species including aquatic and noxious weeds, helping to keep up to speed with the latest legislation and bio-security measures.


Online & face to face

Our training can be delivered either online or face to face. On request, we can also supply a post training questionnaire (online) with a digital certificate on successful completion. Here’s what ByrneLooby had to say about their company wide sessions:

“The two training sessions were very useful and interesting. Personally I have learned more in those two sessions than in my entire working life. I believe that a lot of people across ByrneLooby felt the same. A massive thank you to you guys for putting the sessions on.”

japanese knotweed IDENTIFICATION training module

Ideal for surveyors, solicitors, estate agents, property and facilities managers and businesses who deal with property or land.

In addition to the management and eradication of Japanese knotweed, we can provide your teams with a series of Japanese knotweed identification training sessions. Training includes information on the key characteristics, the variation in appearance throughout the year, the damage and risks of Japanese knotweed, and how to spot look-alikes that can cause confusion.

This module can be delivered online or face to face.


A bush of Japanese knotweed with green shovel shaped leaves and red stems.


INNS Identification training is an important module to consider. It provides information on different land and aquatic species, identification and habitat, as well as look-alikes that can cause confusion. Ideal for surveyors, solicitors, estate agents, property and facilities managers and businesses who deal with property or land. Learn how to spot the most problematic and prevalent weeds in the UK.

We can create a bespoke module covering just the weeds that you need to know about most.

This module is ideally delivered onsite.

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Poison hemlock white flowers

seasonal identification & toxic weed training modules

Most companies have requirements for species identification, even if they have qualified environmental teams surveying property or land, often seasonal identification can be extremely useful. Our Seasonal Identification and Toxic Weeds modules show what each species looks like through its seasonal lifecycle, and how to identify the UK’s most noxious species.


  • Japanese knotweed
  • Himalayan balsam
  • Common ragwort


  • Giant hogweed
  • Hemlock
  • Hemlock Water Dropwort
  • Biosecurity measures

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Japanese knotweed cane showing hollow inside

bespoke training MODULE – created to suit your needs

Most of our training modules are tailored, but if you have something specific you need covered, such as a particular species, or a more detailed topic let us know and we’ll create the training module of your choice. Following an initial discussion to ascertain the level of training required, a full quotation for this service can be provided.


Winter heliotrope growing on water


If you would like to benefit from any of the training we have mentioned, or have more questions about our training, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Why choose us

  • Trusted by 1000’s of long-term satisfied customers with a 5-Star rating from over 1000 reviews on Trustpilot
  • Free Identification service to help you if you suspect that you have Japanese knotweed on your property
  • Fully CSJK accredited expert surveyors will visit your property to carry out the survey
  • We work to the PCA Code of Practice means we can provide you with an Insurance backed Guarantee
  • Detailed Management Plan that includes site plan map, RICS property risk category and photographs
A stem of Japanese knotweed leaves


Our friendly team can help with any suspected knotweed issues.