BASIS, the agronomy sector’s professional standards and certification body, has relaunched its website with improved functionality for both existing members and aspiring agronomists.
“In an increasingly digital age, our members need an effective online platform to support them,” comments BASIS managing director Rob Simpson. “The new website is truly comprehensive and has information for a wide range of audiences from youngsters aspiring to a career in agronomy right through to experienced agronomists and trainers. It contains details of trainers and courses, as well as providing members with online management of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).”
The BASIS website is now more user-friendly with an improved navigation system allowing users quick access to the relevant professional register, types of courses available and lists of approved trainers in their area. The revised design and layout better conveys the sectors covered by BASIS and the wide range of qualifications and courses on offer.
For existing members and trainers, a secure log-in area provides quick and easy access to their records online through an improved interface. Trainers can upload new events and both trainers and examiners can access an additional secure resource area for document downloads.
Professional Register members can continue to manage their CPD records; view their progress against annual targets and submit points from other activities. Members can also view and pay their BASIS subscriptions.
Mr Simpson says the relaunch coincides with an increase in the number of Professional Registers available. It includes the two new registers – the BASIS Amenity Training Register for Amenity Advisers, Amenity Sprayer Operators, and others responsible for pesticide use in the Amenity sector; and the Nominated Storekeepers (NSK) Professional Register for those storing and supplying pesticides.
He adds that the website relaunch is part of the ‘Only BASIS can...’ campaign aiming to raise the profile of BASIS and increase awareness of the wide range of courses, qualifications, assurance schemes and professional registers that it provides to the agricultural, horticultural and amenity sectors.