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Short Training Courses

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Administrative and Office Skills

This includes areas such as software training, eg GIS; guide to Planning; contract management skills; budgeting, wildlife legislation, fundraising techniques but not basic skills training (literacy and numeracy etc.).


June 2019

25/06/2019    Arc Intermediate Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/arcgis-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


25/06/2019    Evidence Synthesis    1 Day

Lancaster, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 69 2225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2eKgKwG

This one-day course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to carry out an Evidence Review Synthesis for an area of Natural Environment research. You will gain and improve skills in undertaking an evidence review. The training involves hands-on group exercises in developing review questions and undertaking a review.

Cost £unknown


25/06/2019    Introduction to QGIS    1 Day

Wareham, Footprint Ecology Limited. Contact: 01929 552444 training@footprint-ecology.co.uk www.footprint-ecology.co.uk

We have some late availability on this course, which is an introduction to GIS in general, and the popular free software Q-GIS in particular. The cost includes VAT and lunch.

Cost £200.00


27/06/2019    QGIS Intermediate Training    1 Day

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/qgis-training-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


July 2019

02/07/2019    Campaigning – the essentials    1 Day

Newton Abbot, Wild Ideas. Contact: 07871343872 debs.rylands@wild-ideas.org.uk https://c-js.info/2QBKOYp

A one-day workshop on campaigning, creating your campaign strategy, evaluating and monitoring your outcomes and campaigning within legal frameworks. Course structure: Campaigning – an introduction; Campaigning – the law; Your campaign strategy; Measuring the difference your campaign is making Booking essential.

Cost £65.00


02/07/2019    MapInfo Foundation Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/mapinfo-training-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


06/07/2019    Campaigning – the essentials    1 Day

Newton Abbot, Wild Ideas. Contact: 07871343872 debs.rylands@wild-ideas.org.uk www.wild-ideas.org.uk/events/campaigning-the-essentials/

A one-day workshop on campaigning, creating your campaign strategy, evaluating and monitoring your outcomes and campaigning within legal frameworks. Course structure: Campaigning – an introduction; Campaigning – the law; Your campaign strategy; Measuring the difference your campaign is making Booking essential

Cost £unknown


16/07/2019    ArcGIS: Introduction to Coastal and Marine GIS    3 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This course introduces GIS concepts and techniques using ArcGIS 10 and provides you with the background and skills necessary to utilise powerful GIS tools tailored to the coastal and marine environment. You will learn about available coastal and marine GIS datasets, which also form the basis for the course exercises.

Cost £695.00


16/07/2019    Arc Foundation Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/arcgis-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


17/07/2019    Using drones to map habitats    2 Days

Wallingford, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 69 2225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2v4TOwp

This two-day course will give you skills in: taking images collected from a UAV platform such as a quadcopter, processing images into a scene for image processing, generating classified images. You will learn steps to produce high quality and accurate maps for the mapping of vegetation and land forms.

Cost £649.00


22/07/2019    Radioecology    2 Days

Lancaster, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 69 2225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2S2sPuG

This two-day course covers a number of aspects of environmental (non-human biota) radiological assessment, including the ERICA tool, radionuclide transfer, dosimetry, effects, benchmarks, dispersion and how to model atmospheric noble gases. For Regulators, industry, consultants and researchers. From £875 Early Bird

Cost £unknown


30/07/2019    Arc Intermediate Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/arcgis-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


August 2019

01/08/2019    Winter ASSETT    4 Days

Minerva Mill – Large meeting room, Station Road, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5ET, Arbtech Consulting Ltd. Contact: jr@arbtech.co.uk https://c-js.info/2Sh57el

Help bridge the industry’s key failing: the gap between graduating in a relevant environmental subject & undertaking professional work as a consultant. Course dates: 1 August, 29 August, 12 September & 3 October 2019. Fees can be paid upfront or offset by the paid work the candidates will do for Arbtech, once the course is completed. £300 inclusive of VAT.

Cost £300.00


03/08/2019    Wild Skills Week    5 Days

Preston Montford Field Centre, Growing Confidence Project. Contact: 01743 852040 gc@field-studies-council.org www.field-studies-council.org/gc

Immerse yourself in nature. Spend five days on this action packed residential based on land and water. Brush up your wildlife watching and identification skills, go canoeing and have a go at greenwood working. Gain your John Muir Discovery Award; also suitable for Gold Duke of Edinburgh. For ages 16-25

Cost £75.00


03/08/2019    Phase One Habitat Survey and Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Workshop    2 Days

Stirling, The Conservation Volunteers Scotland. Contact: 01788 476170 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk tcvscotland.eventbrite.com

This popular 2 day course will benefit ecologists, land managers, rangers, planners, environmental consultants and students. You will learn how to correctly assess a habitat type using the Phase 1 survey methodology, to map and write this up competently and to understand how to read Phase 1 habitat maps

Cost £unknown


03/08/2019    Wild Skills Week    5 Days

Preston Montford Field Centre, Growing Confidence Project. Contact: 01743852040 gc@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/2wtacum

Fun-filled week in the natural environment. Gain a John Muir award and suitable for Gold DofE residential. For ages 16-25.

Cost £75.00


06/08/2019    QGIS: Migrating to QGIS    1 Day

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This practical one-day course is intended for current GIS users and provides a rapid orientation to QGIS. Whether you intend to move wholesale to QGIS, or alternatively to establish it in a support role, alongside your current GIS software, this course aims to get you mapping in QGIS with the minimum of delay.

Cost £290.00


06/08/2019    MapInfo Foundation Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/mapinfo-training-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


13/08/2019    ArcGIS: Introductory    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This course introduces the underlying principles of Geographical Information Systems and examines the processes involved in the capture, storage, analysis and presentation of spatial data. This course is intended for those who have little or no GIS knowledge or who wish to undertake some formalized training in ArcGIS having been largely self-taught in the past.

Cost £550.00


13/08/2019    QGIS Foundation Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/qgis-training-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


20/08/2019    ArcGIS: Advanced    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

In this course the basic functionality of the main elements of ArcGIS (ArcMap, Catalog and ArcToolbox) is expanded upon and some extensions are introduced. Topics covered include: geodatabases; advanced labelling and symbology; advanced editing; using model builder; GIS customization with Python; extensions, online data, manipulating coordinate systems and spatial analysis/statistics tools.

Cost £550.00


20/08/2019    QGIS Intermediate Training    1 Day

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/qgis-training-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


22/08/2019    ArcGIS Model builder - streamlining data processing    1 Day

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This one-day course provides an introduction to ArcGIS model builder and how you can use it to streamline data processing tasks. You will be introduced to ArcToolbox and gain a deeper understanding of geoprocessing tools. This course is intended for regular ArcMap users who wish to improve their technical knowledge to automate data processing.

Cost £290.00


September 2019

03/09/2019    MapInfo Intermediate Training    1 Day

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/mapinfo-training-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


04/09/2019    Biodiversity Net Gain Through Development    1 Day

South West, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/04092019000000BiodiversityNetGainThroughDevelopment.aspx

This course provides training on designing biodiversity net gain for development projects. It is based on the UK's good practice principles for biodiversity net gain (CIEEM/IEMA/CIRIA, 2016) and the associated practical guidance (CIEEM/IEMA/CIRIA, 2019). Please see links at the bottom of 'Description' to download the above mentioned documents.

Cost £unknown


10/09/2019    QGIS: Introductory    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This course introduces the underlying principles of Geographical Information Systems and examines the processes involved in the capture, storage, analysis and presentation of spatial data. This course is intended for those who have little or no GIS knowledge and who wish to use FREE software developed by the Open Source community.

Cost £395.00


14/09/2019    Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


17/09/2019    QGIS: Advanced    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 02380 59272 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

In this course delegates are introduced to advanced analysis techniques using both raster and vector data. The course includes a basic introduction to server database PostgresSQL/PostGIS. The course is designed for existing users of QGIS that want to expand their knowledge and carry out higher-level analysis.

Cost £395.00


17/09/2019    Arc Foundation Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/arcgis-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


21/09/2019    Conservation Career-Starter Training Course    4 Days

Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire, SY4 1DX, Conservation Careers. Contact: beth@wildteam.org.uk https://c-js.info/2XkG8KF

Give your conservation career a huge boost with a special residential training course designed to increase your chances of employment within the conservation sector! It's being held at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire, 21st-24th September and is for students, job-seekers, career switchers and career explorers. The Kick-starter by Conservation Careers is designed to help you understand the job market, to navigate your career options, and to get hired more quickly. In addition, stand out from the crowd and get certified in Project Management for Wildlife Conservation from the experts at WildTeam UK. Full Details -> https://c-js.info/2XkG8KF

Cost £unknown


24/09/2019    Demystifying Map Projections    1 Day

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 02380 59271 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

The course is designed to provide GIS professionals with practical training in handling coordinate systems (map projections and datums) within industry standard GIS packages (MapInfo and ArcGIS). It is focussed on practicalities such as knowing when a dataset is correctly projected or which projection to choose in a given situation.

Cost £295.00


24/09/2019    Ozone pollution: A hidden threat to crop production    3 Days

Bangor, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 69 2225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/31uzxzr

This three-day course will train participants in recognising ozone injury on crops and raise awareness of the threat of ozone pollution on food production. We will also explore options for mitigation of impacts and further knowledge exchange with stakeholders. Free bursaries, or from £49

Cost £unknown


26/09/2019    Flying high - Drones for Ecology and Land Management    1 Day

South East , CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/26092019000000FlyinghighDronesforEcologyandLandManagement.aspx

The course will consider the uses and potential uses of drones for ecological and land management work in the UK.

Cost £unknown


28/09/2019    Wildlife Handling and Care    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


October 2019

01/10/2019    Preliminary Ecological Appraisal    2 Days

Exeter, Ecology Training UK Ltd. Contact: 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/introductory/

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) is an essential skill for any ecological consultant. This course will cover desk studies and data searches, identifying protected species and habitats (including field visits), discussion of further survey work required, wildlife legislation and how to write a report.

Cost £unknown


03/10/2019    MapInfo Foundation Training    2 Days

Talgarth, South Wales, exeGesIS. Contact: 01874 713066 Carolbateman@esdm.co.uk www.esdm.co.uk/mapinfo-training-courses

Ideal for Environmental & Ecological Professionals. Please quote CJS when requesting pricing to activate course discount. Course includes: Tea & coffee refreshments and lunch; training manual; free post-course support

Cost £unknown


10/10/2019    Wildlife Crime and the Law    1 Day

Richmond Park, London, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wildlife-crime-and-the-law-tickets-51397021876

A one day course giving participants background to the laws protecting UK wildlife, the skills and confidence to identify a potential wildlife crime and the knowledge to identify potential evidence

Cost £80.00


10/10/2019    Social Media Training - London    1 Day

St. Lukes' Community Centre, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2VMKqtQ

A leadership and management training programme that offers new and soon-to-be managers the opportunity to build confidence, learn key skills, and explore a variety of management techniques.

Cost £242.00


12/10/2019    Assessment and First Aid in Wildlife Casualties    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


15/10/2019    Advanced Facilitation Training - Edinburgh    1 Day

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2QAJm8n

An exciting and challenging day that looks deeply at group dynamics and the role you play as a facilitator. This course helps facilitators to deal with power, conflict & big personalities!

Cost £242.00


15/10/2019    Introduction to QGIS for Ecological Consultants    2 Days

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This introductory course will teach participants to produce a professional looking Phase 1 Habitat map and display ecological spatial data using freely available software.

Cost £295.00


16/10/2019    Social Media Training - Edinburgh    1 Day

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2QQPwS8

Everything you wanted to know about social media but were afraid to ask! This social media training is aimed specifically for charities, public sector and social enterprises.

Cost £242.00


16/10/2019    Introduction to GIS for environmental scientists    2 Days

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 69 2225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2WrZltf

This two-day course will familiarise users with GIS and its functionality, focussing on the market-leading ESRI ArcGIS software. The course uses a mixture of taught sessions, demonstrations and practicals. It introduces participants to the key concepts behind GIS, tools for spatial analysis and how to overcome common challenges. From £449.

Cost £unknown


17/10/2019    How to apply for a Natural England bat mitigation licence    2 Days

9C Mill Park Ind Est, White Cross Rd, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology Ltd. Contact: 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This advanced course will explain what information is required to apply for a bat mitigation licence and go through the process of completing all the relevant forms, including the necessary content, common mistakes and 'top tips' to avoid further information requests from Natural England. A reference will be provided to competent attendees.

Cost £550.00


21/10/2019    Managing and Leading Conservation Projects    5 Days

Cambridge, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Contact: 01534 860037 academy@durrell.org https://c-js.info/2X4M4Y4

This five-day course is designed to strengthen your leadership and management skills. The course draws on the theory and practice of management and leadership and applies it to the context of wildlife conservation projects through the use of case study scenarios, guest lectures from leading conservation professionals and practical tools to improve your work.

Cost £575.00


22/10/2019    ArcGIS: Introduction to Coastal and Marine GIS    3 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This course introduces GIS concepts and techniques using ArcGIS 10 and provides you with the background and skills necessary to utilise powerful GIS tools tailored to the coastal and marine environment. You will learn about available coastal and marine GIS datasets, which also form the basis for the course exercises.

Cost £695.00


November 2019

10/11/2019    Introduction to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


12/11/2019    ArcGIS: Introductory    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This course introduces the underlying principles of Geographical Information Systems and examines the processes involved in the capture, storage, analysis and presentation of spatial data. This course is intended for those who have little or no GIS knowledge or who wish to undertake some formalized training in ArcGIS having been largely self-taught in the past.

Cost £550.00


13/11/2019    Management Training - London    1 Day

St. Lukes' Community Centre, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2QPdEVf

A leadership and management training programme for new and soon-to-be managers.

Cost £242.00


19/11/2019    ArcGIS: Advanced    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

In this course the basic functionality of the main elements of ArcGIS (ArcMap, Catalog and ArcToolbox) is expanded upon and some extensions are introduced. Topics covered include: geodatabases; advanced labelling and symbology; advanced editing; using model builder; GIS customization with Python; extensions, online data, manipulating coordinate systems and spatial analysis/statistics tools.

Cost £550.00


21/11/2019    Fundraising    1 Day

Stirling, The Conservation Volunteers Scotland. Contact: 01786 476170 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk tcvscotland.eventbrite.com

This course aims to help you turn your project ideas into effective funding applications. It will introduce beginners to the basics of fundraising and help those who are more experienced with further advice, support and inspiration.

Cost £unknown


24/11/2019    Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release    1 Day

Highbridge, Secret World. Contact: 01278 783250 info@secretworld.org www.secretworld.org/

Please visit our website for more information

Cost £60.00


27/11/2019    Management Training - Edinburgh    1 Day

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2QRk3PL

A leadership and management training programme for new and soon-to-be managers.

Cost £1.00


December 2019

03/12/2019    QGIS: Introductory    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

This course introduces the underlying principles of Geographical Information Systems and examines the processes involved in the capture, storage, analysis and presentation of spatial data. This course is intended for those who have little or no GIS knowledge and who wish to use FREE software developed by the Open Source community.

Cost £395.00


10/12/2019    QGIS: Advanced    2 Days

Southampton, GeoData. Contact: 023 8059 2719 training@geodata.soton.ac.uk www.geodata.soton.ac.uk/training/

In this course delegates are introduced to advanced analysis techniques using both raster and vector data. The course includes a basic introduction to server database PostgresSQL/PostGIS. The course is designed for existing users of QGIS that want to expand their knowledge and carry out higher-level analysis.

Cost £395.00


Contact For Details

Contact for Details How to write highly cited papers    0.5 Day

Lancaster, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 692225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2vT2Ujq

This interactive half-day workshop will boost your confidence and ability to write a great science paper that will be cited again and again. This workshop focusses on getting high citations. The workshop will use group and individual exercises.

Cost £150.00


Contact for Details How to write highly cited papers    0.5 Day

CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 692225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2vT2Ujq

This interactive half-day workshop will boost your confidence and ability to write a great science paper that will be cited again and again. This workshop focusses on getting high citations. The workshop will use group and individual exercises.

Cost £150.00


 


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