Thanks to funding from the Foyle Foundation and Swire Trust, we can offer 250 free places on a range of our online courses to young people aged 18 – 25.

We want to provide young people with more opportunities to access nature-based training.  The Nature Studies Subsidy supports young people’s attendance on our courses, intending to equip and upskill the next generation of conservationists. Experience from our courses can help them to take on volunteer and professional roles in the green economy.

How to sign up

Simply choose the course you are interested in from the list below and then book online. At the checkout enter the code ‘NSS2024 and this will discount your course automatically.

Subsidies are accessible on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all subsidised places have been claimed we will no longer be able to offer you the discount, so book early to avoid disappointment!

You must use this code before 13th October 2024. The code can only be used once per person and on only one course.

We will verify the age of those who use the discount code, so please only use this code if you are aged between 18 and 25. The number of subsidies are limited, so please help us to ensure that they go to the intended audience by only using the code if you are eligible.

Please note, this subsidy replaces a previous offer and is valid from the 2nd April 2024 – if you applied for a Nature Studies Subsidy before this date you can still use this new subsidy.

Eligible courses

You can use your discount code on any of the online courses listed below. Please note you can only use the discount code once on one course.