Find out more about the Invasive Non-Native Plants Course.

Original Article
January 12th, 2021


John Stewart has completed Sava’s Identifying Invasive Non-Native Plants course (10 hours of CPD) and below you can read some key points he has shared with us.

“Overall, the understanding you gain from this course as to IINNPs – general identification, history and their ecology is second to none.  I really felt that I gained a comprehensive understanding of the key plants we can encounter as surveyors in the UK.  It certainly heightened my awareness of what to look out for onsite and really provided me with more confidence in being able to identify INNPs (whatever the season or time of year).”

We asked John what the highlights of the IINNPs course has been, John replied:

“The really good points of the course which stood out to me are:

  • Quiz and tests were challenging and ensured that you really had to understand the subject matter.
  • The links provided are invaluable.  So much so, that for the key IINNPs I have downloaded and laminated the factsheets (especially those from NNSS).  These are now a key part of the information/kit that I always have with me on any inspection whether a valuation or more detailed level 2/3 survey.
  • The identification module and eLearning quiz is a real challenge and gets you thinking. It also heightens your awareness when on site. I am confident in my abilities in identifying IINNPs when on site, thanks in part to this course.”

“I would recommend this Sava course for any residential or commercial surveyor who feels their knowledge may be a little lacking or simply if they have a keen interest in botany or general ecology.  Overall a great value course to really get you thinking about plant life!”

If you would like more information on the Identifying Invasive Non-Native Plants course, then please visit our website.