Hawthorn Training Services began in 2001. Our training business is focused on providing relevant, safe and informative instruction to people working in the land based sector. While forklift, pesticide and manual handling courses have formed the backbone of the work undertaken, we are continually looking at how to support and nurture talent in the farming sector.


Forklift courses are registered with LANTRA Awards with successful candidates receiving a LANTRA certificate and identity card. Courses can range from one to five days depending on the level of experience of the candidate and the qualification required.


The regulations require employers to ensure that pesticides are applied only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use. If you are self-employed, the regulations still apply. In almost all circumstances employees must also be assessed and acquire a Certificate of Competence.  LANTRA training can be provided for each type of sprayer required and a NPTC assessment arranged.

Manual Handling

The LANTRA manual handling course is designed to promote and enhance safe manual handling skills in the workplace.  Employers can use the course to provide adequate instruction and training for their workforce, identify competent operators and promote a professional image.