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Distance Learning Courses

Information about distance learning courses in countryside, conservation, wildlife and ecology subjects.

It's not always possible to commit to a full or part time college course. Distance learning provides a viable alternative, giving you the option to learn in your own time at home. Also remember to check the providers page.



ACS Distance Education at ACS Distance Education

ACS Distance Education - High quality distance learning courses in agriculture, permaculture, horticulture, self-sufficiency, book-keeping & more. Study in your own time & in your own home.

www.acsedu.com


African Elephant Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Three units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African elephants and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA76bR abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


African Non-human Primate Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Three units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African non-human primates and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA76bR abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


African Predator Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Three units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African predators and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA76bR abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


African Wildlife Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Six units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African predators and primates plus survey and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA6Vgy abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


An Introduction to GIS and QGIS at burdGIS

New to GIS or transitioning from other software? This QGIS course is designed to get you up and running quickly. All practical data provided and lifetime access to course materials. If you've been putting off learning GIS or need to get familiar with it quickly, look no further.

http://c-js.info/2fbEkkU info@burdgis.com 02032909447


Animal Care and Conservation courses at Animal Jobs Direct

Animal Jobs Direct offers accredited Animal Care, Wildlife and Conservation Courses

www.animal-job.co.uk admin@animal-job.co.uk 0208 6269646


logo: CAW, The College of Animal Welfare

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment at The College of Animal Welfare

One year, online/distance learning course, ideal for those interested in the environment around them, whether already working in the sector or looking to do so in the future.

www.caw.ac.uk/ce2 01480 422060


Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Field Biologists at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 02 Nov 2016 and 07 Dec 2016 with Dr Thomas Hesselberg. Provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principals and methods used by ecologists and field biologists with the open source software QED statistics and R.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/dataanalysis est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Distance Learning Course in Marine Biology at Newcastle University

Newcastle University’s 6 month course in Marine Biology commences 1st March. Aimed at enthusiasts who wish to extend their understanding of the marine world, learning is done from the comfort of your own home, with a one-week fieldcourse at Newcastle.

www.ncl.ac.uk/marine/delvedeeper


Ecological Assessment Level 2 Award (QCF) at School of Environmental Studies

An introduction to habitat and species identification, ecological field surveys, and the use of data to make sound management decisions. Leads to a nationally accredited qualification. Contains a mixture of theory and practice; essential for developing industry related skills. No attendance required - delivered online.

www.soesuk.com admin@environmentalschool.co.uk 01353 8780 048


Ecology level 3 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

An ecology course with six units including training exercises for ecological surveys, analysis of results and presentation. Ecological concepts, Tropical rainforest and marine ecology, diversity and species distribution are investigated. Excellent for anyone wanting to pursue a career in habitat and wildlife conservation. Accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/2i6wNp8 abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


Ecology Training Course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd.

Level 3 ecology course including virtual and practical survey work, tropical rainforest and marine ecology plus ecological concepts and principles all through distance learning

abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


Field Techniques for Surveying Birds at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 15 Feb 2017 with Dr Damien Farine. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/birds est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Fish and Amphibians at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 22 Mar 2017with Dr Jon Shrives. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/fish est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 26 Apr 2017 with Dr Roger Key. Expert for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/invertebrates est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals and Reptiles at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 11 Jan 2017 with Dr Chris Newman. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/mammals est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 21 Sept 2016 with Dr Jocelyne Hughes. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/vegetation est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865286952


From source to sea – the governance of water resources at University of Gloucestershire

This course focuses on the management, governance and sustainability of surface and ground waters. Water is essential to life but in many locations access and use are becoming more restrictive through appropriation of water rights. Water uses are often in conflict and as populations grow there are increasing pressures.

http://c-js.info/2ksVc94 ccri@glos.ac.uk 01242 714122


Habitat Management - Self Study course at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study course designed to give foundation knowledge of habitat management in the UK - an ideal starting point if you are considering working in the conservation/reserve management sector. Course covers the reasons for habitat management, surveying and monitoring, management planning and management prescriptions for some specific habitats and species.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


Habitat Restoration at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study course designed to provide knowledge about various habitat creation and restoration objectives and techniques, starting with a background to habitat types and the benefits of habitat creation and restoration to protected species. Suitable for ecological consultants conservationists.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


HNC Countryside and Environmental Management at SRUC

2 Year Part-Time Distance Learning Course with 4/6 Study Weekends in Aberdeen. Subjects include: Conservation; Pollution and Waste Control; Ecology; ID Skills; Interpretation and Leadership of Countryside Activities. Students follow the countryside or environmental stream of the course. For more information contact Denise Roland.

denise.ronald@sruc.ac.uk


Introduction to Ecology at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study course comprising ten modules e-mailed out on a weekly basis. You will gain foundation knowledge of ecological principles including ecosystems, biodiversity, biotic and abiotic interactions, behavioural ecology, evolution, genetics, conservation, surveying and habitat management. A useful course if you are new to ecology or if you need a refresher.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


Invasive Species at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Introductory level self-study course covering identification and control of commonly occurring invasive species found in the UK. Topics include the reason why some species are invasive, environmental impacts of invasive species, legislation, ID of key species and treatment.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


Mammal ID at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study short course designed to take you though how to identify UK mammals (excluding bats).  It covers physical apperance and ID features, feeding signs, footprints, burrows and droppings. Thirty-six mammals are covered including all the common and rare species from deer and wild boar to the small mammals.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


MSc Countryside Management at SRUC at SRUC

2-3 year part time, distance learning course. The course includes eight taught modules providing for the development of a range of technical, practical and professional skills. Residential study weekends are also used as a vital tool in delivering some of the practical aspects of the course.

www.sruc.ac.uk denise.ronald@sruc.ac.uk


MSc/PGDip/PGCert Forestry Course delivered part-time by distance learning at Bangor University

Modules can also be taken individually for CPD. High quality courses with an outstanding reputation. We utilise a wide range of learning technologies, including online forums, group projects, podcasts, vodcasts and summer schools.

www.bangor.ac.uk/senrgy//courses/distancelearning distance@bangor.ac.uk 01248 382281


MSc/PGDip/PGCert Tropical Forestry Course delivered part-time by distance learning at Bangor University

Modules can also be taken individually for CPD. High quality courses with an outstanding reputation. We utilise a wide range of learning technologies, including online forums, group projects, podcasts, vodcasts and summer schools.

www.bangor.ac.uk/senrgy//courses/distancelearning distance@bangor.ac.uk 01248 382281


PgDip/MSc Environmental Management at Ulster University

Develop your career and update your skills by studying Environmental Impact Assessment, biodiversity management, pollution monitoring and environmental data analysis. The course is offered part-time and is fully online. Modules can also be taken individually.  For full details see website.

www.ulster.ac.uk/es/postgraduate sjp.mckenzie@ulster.ac.uk


Red Squirrel Conservation level 6 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Red Squirrel Conservation level 6 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd A six unit, demanding course separated into parts 1 and 2, this degree level course covers practical survey techniques for preparing a management plan for ex or in situ conservation. Designed by an expert in this species' conservation and educated to Doctorate level. Accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1tu2QjD abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


Reptile and Amphibian ID and Surveying at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study short course designed to take you through how to identify all the UK native species of Reptiles and Amphibians. It covers physical appearance and ID features, ecology, distribution, legal protection and survey techniques.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The RHS Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is a great entry-level qualification. Whether you are starting a career in horticulture, or just want to take your love of plants and gardening further, this online course gives you a broad-based understanding of horticulture, garden design and how plants work.

http://c-js.info/2eohGFf rhslevel2@rbge.org.uk 0131 248 2937


Sustainability and Adaptation by Distance Learning at Centre for Alternative Technology

Lead a sustainable future with a masters in sustainability and adaptation. The Centre for Alternative technology has over 40 years experience of sustainable building and renewable energy. Learn from decades of practical experience in sustainable building, natural building and renewable energy at the centre or from anywhere in the world.

http://c-js.info/2aKmPp6 kit.jones@cat.org.uk 01654 705953


Sustainable Deer Management course (online) at University of the Highlands and Islands

Fully online postgraduate module in sustainable deer management starts 30/1/17. Covers a range of areas: policy/institutional context for deer management in Scotland; deer ecology and behaviour, deer management planning; a review of the science behind deer management.

http://c-js.info/28R4X6N


Sustainable Land Use and Renewable Energy (online) at University of Highlands and Islands

Fully online postgraduate module in Sustainable Land Use, starts 11/9/17. Covers and overview of land use and renewable energy concepts and activities relating to sustainable development in rural communities.

http://c-js.info/28R4X6N info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk


Sustainable Mountain Development MSc/PGDip/PGCert (online and part-time) at University of Highlands and Islands

Fully online postgraduate course covering the latest thinking on complex mountain issues by studying modules on advanced theory/practice relating to environmental, social, economic and professional development. Starts 11/9/17.

http://c-js.info/28R4X6N info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk


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