A new Plant Passport e-learning module, developed and funded by Defra, has been launched by the HTA, in conjunction with the Animal & Plant Health Agency. The first 10,000 courses are free and the module is voluntary to use.
Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Minister for Biosecurity said: “The plant passport system ensures plants moved within Great Britain are both healthy and traceable to source. This Defra funded module is designed to help operators in complying with the plant passport system, to protect British businesses and our environment better from harmful plant pests and diseases.”
Alexandra Jenkins, HTA learning and development manager said: “Anything we can do to aid the processes of Plant Passporting and bio-security is of utmost importance, so it has been an absolute privilege working on this project and has taken many months of hard work from all those involved. Once again, our partnership with CPL Learning and our experience in learning technologies can be put to good use for our membership and the industry and we are honoured to support Defra on delivering this module.”