Courses & Training

New and exclusive! We are running a two-week intensive vocational training course in spring 2022 aimed at equipping graduate and junior ecologists/wildlife professionals with the knowledge and skills required to secure a job in Ecology or rapidly progress their career. This comprehensive course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience. We also cover BS 42020 “Biodiversity. Code of practice for planning and development”, biodiversity net gain and offsetting, and provide advice on producing a good CV and career progression.

We are also planning to run additional individual courses but have not yet fixed dates. Please Contact Us if you are interested in attending.

We can also run bespoke training courses for you on specific subjects or areas, such as Ecology and Planning.

Payment for courses is required prior to the event unless a purchase order or other guarantee is provided. Full details are provided in our booking form, on request. Prices are exclusive of VAT, although if you/your employer are not VAT registered we will discount course costs by 16.67% (VAT equivalent).

Forthcoming courses:

CourseLengthKnowledgeCostDateMore Info
Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training2 weeksBeginner£1,350 if booked by end of December 2021

£1,450 thereafter
4-8 & 25-29 April 2022
Extended Phase I Habitat Survey1 dayBeginner£1204 April 2022
Introduction to Bat Ecology and Survey Techniques1 day plus evening bat activity surveyBeginner£2005 April 2022
Bat Call Analysis using AnalookW, Anabat Insight, Bat Explorer and Kaleidoscope Software Packages1 dayBeginner£1606 April 2022
Introduction to QGIS for Ecological Consultants and Wildlife Surveyors2 daysBeginner£2957-8 April 2022
Reptile Ecology, Survey and Mitigation, including Adder Handling1 dayBeginner£14025 April 2022
Introduction to Schedule 9 Invasive Plant Species 1 eveningBeginner£3025 April 2022 (evening)
Badger Ecology and Survey1 dayBeginner£12026 April 2022
Badgers and Development, Licences and Mitigation1 dayIntermediate or beginner if attended Badger ecology and surveying course£15027 April 2022
Combined Badger Ecology and Survey with Development Licences and Mitigation2 daysBeginner to intermediate£25026-27 April 2022
Great Crested Newt Ecology and Survey Techniques2 x 1/2 daysBeginner£12027 (pm)-28 (am) April 2022
Hazel Dormouse Ecology and Survey Techniques1 dayBeginner£12028 April 2022
Introduction to Bird Survey Techniques1/2 dayBeginner£5029 April 2022
The Identification of Grasses2 daysBeginner£1507-8 June 2022
An Introduction to the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) as Applied to Lowland Grassland Communities2 daysBeginner to intermediate£15013-14 June 2022
Otter Ecology and Survey1 dayBeginner£1207 July 2022
Otters and Development, including Mitigation Focusing on Highway Projects1 dayIntermediate or beginner if attended Otter Ecology and Survey course£1508 July 2022
Combined Otter Ecology and Survey with Development and Mitigation2 daysBeginner to intermediate£2507-8 July 2022
Hazel Dormouse Ecology and Survey Techniques1 dayBeginner£1208 September 2022
Hazel Dormice and Development, including Licensing1 dayIntermediate or beginner if attended Hazel dormouse ecology and survey techniques
£1509 September 2022
Combined Hazel Dormouse Ecology and Survey with Development and Licensing2 daysBeginner to intermediate£2508-9 September 2021