For the first time in the event’s history, BASIS will be exhibiting at the National Fruit Show, offering delegates the opportunity to collect up to four CPD points and learn about the latest commercial horticulture courses.
Stephen Jacob, CEO of BASIS, explains that members of the Professional Register can claim two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for attending each day of the event.
“In order to collect the CPD points, BASIS members should visit stand H5 and present their membership card to a member of the team,” says Stephen.
“The team will be on hand to provide advice and guidance to prospective BASIS members, and will also have details of the wide range of training courses on offer to both members and non-members,” he adds.
As well as the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Commercial Horticulture), Stephen highlights there is range of advanced crop modules available that enable individuals to focus their learning on soft fruit, top fruit and hops or field vegetables.
“All of the courses we offer are designed specifically for individuals working in the sector who want to grow their expertise and stay abreast of the latest developments, whether it be from a technical or regulatory perspective,” explains Stephen.
“This is particularly important in commercial horticulture as things change so rapidly and it’s technically very demanding,” he adds.
Sarah Calcutt, chairman of The National Fruit show, reiterates Stephen’s point about the importance of continued professional development.
“It’s imperative that those working in the industry keep up to date on the latest initiatives and best practice. We’re really pleased that BASIS are exhibiting at this year’s event and we really value their support,” says Sarah.
For more information on BASIS membership and training, please visit www.basis-reg.co.uk or call 01335 343945.