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Train With Us

The British Mole Catchers Register provides one to one training for businesses and commercial organisations, including golf courses, sports venues, leisure facilities, local authorities and more. Our traditional one to one mole catching course is aimed at leisure and sports facility staff, groundskeepers and land managers as well as private individuals.

Why choose us?

  • We are the leading expert trainers in traditional mole catching techniques in the UK. Our courses are delivered by our highly qualified specialist trainer.
  • All equipment, lunch and refreshments are included.
  • There are no specific entry requirements; any individual needs should be discussed prior to booking.
  • Upon course completion, you will receive; BMCR course completion certificate, specialist training guidance notes, mole traps and mole probe.

Our Trainer

Louise Chapman BA (Hons) PGCE

Louise is Norfolk’s very own Lady Mole Catcher and Wildlife Management Specialist.  She was trained in 2010 under the expert tutelage by John Lill.
Louise is a qualified teacher who previously worked in secondary education, until 2007 when she made a lifestyle choice and changed her career.
The courses she delivers are established, proven and trusted within the industry, consistently achieving outstanding reviews and success for attendees.
Louise delivers courses which are lively, informative, informal and fun.



Our unique expert, comprehensive 1 day and one to one course covers mole behaviours as well as trapping skills, soil studies, legislation and practical field instruction.

Select a date and book online now!

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“I trained with the British Mole Catchers 2 years ago and learnt my skill. I have found membership of the organisation to be very useful; particularly being able to talk to other members in the forum, where we have shared ideas and talked about solutions to problems.”

Christopher Milnes
Nottinghamshire BMCR member

“I would like to thank you for the great mole catchers course you delivered on Saturday 3rd October 2015. It was full of useful information and delivered in a relaxed and fun environment. It was held in a great location and the the venue and food were excellent. I learnt more than I already knew about moles and it was also great to have some hands on training. I would recommend people to go on this course with your company.”

Gary Steadman
G & S Pest Control Limited

“Thank you for an excellent, informative training day. We had a great deal of fun and learnt a lot about our velvet gentleman friend. Food was good and the company was better. Would highly recommend it.”

Phillip & Kim Elvin

“Louise is thoroughly professional. The course was well organised, and Louise passed on her expert knowledge both in theory and practice. It was both enjoyable and fun.”

Stephen Helliwell, Halifax

“I would just like to thank Louise for her excellently run “Traditional Mole Catching Course”, which I attended on 7th May 2016.

Both classroom and practical content were extremely informative and professional. The venue and lunch was excellent.

Thanks again Louise it was great to meet you.”

Peter Marchant
Three Counties Lawn Care

“It was one of the most professional training courses I have attended, and I have had over 30 years of courses in the Biotechnology Industry run by the leading lights: Professors; Nobel Laureates; Scientists and Engineers who are pushing the envelope of Life Sciences and the Human Condition. You’re experience as a teacher has served you well, in keeping a sometimes rowdy mob, from all backgrounds, on track and supplying us with a wealth of knowledge and materials to go forth and become successful.”

Andy Combe
A C Bioservices Ltd

“Thank you Louise for the informative and interactive training course. With the expertise and trade secrets you shared with us I managed to catch two moles at two different gardens with the first set of traps I put down within a 12 hours period! I left with a full understanding of not just how to catch our velvet friend but his history and story to boot. Your session has made me a better mole catcher and will undoubtedly increase my catch rate.”

Christopher Wakelin
Country Cottage Gardens

“I attended Louise Chapman’s well-prepared mole-catching course in Norwich. I’d had some amateur experience previously of catching moles in my then National Gardens Scheme garden at Goring on Thames, but wanted a more professional hobby & qualification. As a 78 y/o pensioner, earning some extra £ would help! Louise showed us how to find the runs, set the 3 types of trap and talked us through ‘how moles think’, pricing, with visual aids & handouts. coffee/tea & lunch were also provided. Overall, then, I thoroughly recommend Louise Chapman’s Mole-catching course.”

Mark Weedon
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