Get Trained

Thames21 offers a range of training courses empowering and equipping you to protect your local waterway.

Our courses are enjoyable and thorough; combining theory, practical experience, health and safety best practice and citizen science research.

We want to support people eager to get out and make a difference to your local waterway, wherever in London you identify an area in need of some attention.

Many of our courses are tailored to a specific location and designed to enable local community groups to continue to care for a waterway following a funded project.

Read more about the courses currently available below and sign up to the Thames21 Training Bulletin to find out when new dates and courses are added to the training calendar. 

Leading Action for Healthy Rivers
– an NCFE accredited customised qualification

Join hundreds of volunteers who have taken this course to become leaders of a local waterway action group.

Leading Action for Healthy Rivers for organisations and corporates
– an NCFE accredited customised qualification

Thames21’s flagship course tailored for your organisation’s needs.

Vital Signs of Healthy Rivers

A training course in understanding river health and to how to identify the vital signs of your local waterway.

Community-based Natural Flood Management
– an NCFE accredited customised qualification

Residents in or near Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon and Enfield can get involved in this emerging field of harnessing nature to reduce flood risk.

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Reedbeds and Vegetation Management

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