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Countryside Jobs Service Professional - The leading monthly for countryside staff across the UK

Published on the second Thursday every month

CJS is endorsed by the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association and the Countryside Management Association

Featured Charity: The Rivers Trust

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CJS Professional: 8 February 2024

Contents: Click the headers to browse each section, or click on each item (or the [more] button)
Please remember: If you are interested in a particular advert or item please contact the advertiser, not CJS, and remember to tell them you saw their advert in CJS Professional.
 

Jobs

Two featured jobs with Neath Port Talbot: Biodiversity Officer: A fixed term grant funded post to 31/3/2025, the main purpose of the post is to support the team in delivering biodiversity initiatives and providing ecological advice.
and a Rights of Way Officer, this full time, permanent post responsible for leading the Countryside part of the team and overseeing delivery of Right of Way and access to the countryside projects and maintenance.

45 adverts for posts included in this edition.

Apprenticeships, Interns and paid trainee roles

Two adverts for apprenticeships this month, both with the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 5 to 11 February  It’s a celebration of this sort of opportunity and here at CJS we’d like to see more of these within the conservation sector. Volunteering most definitely has its place but how many of us can afford to work for free? [more]

Volunteers

This edition includes CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo, read it here.

    

CJS Updates and other useful information 

There were how many adverts? And how much was free?

A look at the data for 2023, including a breakdown of the online job adverts by job type and details of over 4,000 job listings published cross CJS during the year. This year we've also considered our Social Enterprise ethos and worked out that  89% of all that CJS produced during 2023 was done free of charge. [more]

CJS resources for colleges, universities and careers centres
National Careers Week runs from 4 to 9 March. If you are planning anything have look at the website and the resources we can provide - including hard copy information, leaflets and posters. [more] NB: although this is aimed at careers week we have resources for volunteers groups too. 

The second article from our Featured Charity for 2024: The Rivers Trust.  Women at Work with the Rivers Trust by Rebecca Duncan – Media and Events Lead, The Rivers Trust
As we approach International Women’s Day, I am taking this opportunity  to reflect on the experience of women working at The Rivers Trust, who
are inspiring, inspired and powerful. [more]


Features and In Depth Articles

Iford is a Biodiversity Net Gain pioneer by Anthony Weston, Farm & Environment Consultant, CLM

Beavers! Taking a bite out of habitat restoration a personal perspective by Beth Paddon
Police and charities team up to tackle livestock worrying by Kate Salmon, Campaign Manager at Naturewatch Foundation
Written for the International Day of Education on 24 January:
Nature Nurtures says Hayley Room, Co-founder of Dandelion Education Ltd
This year the count is running between 2 and 18 February.
GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count – a barometer of the countryside by Eleanor Williams, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Communications Officer
Commissioned for International Clean Energy Day which was on 26 January.
Protecting Wildlife through Renewable Energy' work by Frank Gordon, Director of Policy at The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA)
Time to Talk Day was last week (1 February) but the advice holds true year round.  Let’s talk about it… Sarah Poucher, Fundraising and Communications Manager at LSRN asks: When did you last have a frank and honest conversation about how you are feeling, what your worries are or what anxieties you might be experiencing?

Starry, starry nights by Mike Hawtin, Head of Nature Recovery Projects, and Catriona McLees, Head of Marketing & Communications, North York Moors National Park Authority Dark Skies Festival - a celebration of dark skies around National Parks is running throughout February.

Next week, 12-18 February, is Student Volunteering Week Confident and capable future conservation professionals empowered by volunteering by Victoria Yates, Marketing & PR Manager at Bishop Burton College


In case you missed it, 5 features worth revisiting

CJS Focus

Current Edition: CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo.

8 articles and 96 voluntary roles along with lots of volunteering

opportunities across the UK so have a look through the regions for

something you can get involved in. Included in full here or read as a stand alone publication here (NB use this link to share with colleagues).

Next Edition: CJS Focus on Visitor Services. Due for publication in June 2024. 


Features from CJS Focus on Conservation Support Services
Environmental Communications By: Mark Sutcliff, Editorial Director at Salar Media Services
More information here or read the article here

Volunteering as a route into conservation work Case Study - Lesley Silvera, Groundwork NE & Cumbria By: Lesley Silvera, Groundwork NE & Cumbria
More information here or read the article here

News from the month

    

Training and Events

Calendar of events and short courses occurring in April plus additions made over the past month.


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Apprenticeships, Interns and paid trainee roles.

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National Apprenticeship Week runs from 5 to 11 February

It’s a celebration of this sort of opportunity and here at CJS we’d like to see more of these within the conservation sector. Volunteering most definitely has its place but how many of us can afford to work for free?

Apprenticeships, internships, traineeships - whatever you call them offer some remuneration and a significant level of training so if you can get a place on one it’s a fabulous way to gain experience and training. Why not check out the Apprenticeships page on CJS. Froglife is advertising for 5 Transforming Lives Trainees. Bumblebee Conservation Trust is offering a Trainee position with a salary of £21,250 (pro rata) for 18 months in Somerset. Also ads from Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Check them all out here https://c-js.co.uk/CJSAppship


Volunteers.


See all listings online at: https://www.countryside-jobs.com/volunteers/intro

Remember you can advertise voluntary roles completely free of charge, including online and any paid enhancements (adding a logo) are half price.

In 2023 we published adverts for 372 volunteers  - not including those in CJS Focus.

CJS announcements, information and other articles of interest.


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Second article from our Featured Charity for 2024: The Rivers Trust


CJS Focus.

logo: CJS Focus

Current Edition: CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo. Included in full here or read as a stand alone publication here (NB use this link to share with colleagues).  

Next Edition: CJS Focus on Visitor Services. Due for publication in June 2024.

a hand holding a camera lens. Text reads: CJS Focus on Volunteering - now published

Now published: CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo

8 articles and 96 voluntary roles along with lots of volunteering opportunities across the UK so have a look through the regions for something you can get involved in.

Articles on: the various volunteering opportunities in a zoo in the lead from Chester Zoo. Our great friend Brian Heppenstall teaches the next generation of conservation professionals and gives us some insight in to how to nurture volunteer management skills. CIEEM have a Volunteer Achievement Award they tell us about so we also find out from Kate Lewis why she volunteers with wildlife even though she has a full time job. Many of the staff at Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Countryside Trust started out as volunteers, read about some of them. The benefits of volunteering are covered by Kent Wildlife Trust and if you’re thinking of setting up a Friends Group learn all you need to know from National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces. The last article is another one for those managing volunteers – best practice and duty of care as your role as a manager of volunteers from the Association of Volunteer Managers.  Click here to read. 


Features and In Depth Articles.

In case you missed it: features worth revisiting.

News.

We collate together news from across the internet; sent out in real time via twitter and each day we pick a handful of stories of interest which are included on the Headlines page, the daily email update and here grouped according to subject.

Click on the headline to read more.

Training Directory.

Browse the Training Directory online here for short courses (up to 10 days long), or here for longer courses, distance learning and centres and providers

The Directory includes a wide range of courses providing certification in practical skills such as chainsaw use, need to learn how to identify dragonflies, or want to find out the best way to get the community involved in your project then this is the section to read. We include details of many professional courses in the online short courses pages. There are also sections for longer courses, training centres and other events (eg conferences).

Search for your next CPD course here.


Advertise your training course and professional events.

Send your training course information today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here.

If you're running professional courses or events and would like details to be included here and in the online Training Directory click here for more information, email your details to us or for further information please contact the CJS Team. Free advertising available.

   

Recently added online events and learning including calendar of short courses happening in April 2024.

Events

   

16/03/2024 BDS Spring Meeting 2024 at Online 1 Day

British Dragonfly Society Contact: c-js.info/47XNcAe jess.slight@british-dragonflies.org.uk

Bookings are now open for our 2024 Online Spring Meeting! See the full programme of brilliant Dragonfly talks on our website. This is a free online event held on Zoom open to members and non-members.

08/04/2024 Collaborating to conserve the natural world 0.5 Day
Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA, Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society. Contact: https://c-js.info/3Ohhebk
Nature has never been under great threat and requires urgent and innovative responses from society if we are to halt and reverse the loss of species, habitats and ecosystems upon which our own survival and prosperity depend. In this lecture Dr Rands will outline the innovative work facilitated from Cambridge to respond to the ‘global biodiversity crisis’ drawing especially on the work of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative.

09/04/2024 The Peregrine Falcon 0.5 Day
Bradbury Community House, 10 Market Street, Glossop, SK13 8AR, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust High Peak Group. Contact: dwthpg@me.com https://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do
The talk will cover up-to-date science, man and falcons through history, foraging and hunting methodologies, the physics of flight, species ecology and some amusing video and anecdotes from the field. We also take a look at UK population history and the explosion in the urban breeding population of UK Peregrines in the 21st century (in particular).

23/04/2024 Trees, People and the Built Environment 5 2 Days
Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, Institute of Chartered Foresters. Contact: https://c-js.info/41a1mfP
TPBE5 is a hybrid conference that will examine two very different roles for trees – how they can improve the quality of place for both people and nature and how they can contribute to the net zero carbon ambition for buildings and the built environment.

29/05/2024 The South West Marine Fest Conference 2024 1 Day
Brixham Marine Lab, Freshwater Quarry, Brixham, TQ5 8BA, Conservation Chat UK Ltd. Contact: https://c-js.info/4baY7sX
We are passionate about the marine environment, especially in our local area, the southwest of England. This will be the second of a reoccurring annual event that celebrates marine life from the region and beyond.

Webinars and Talks

   

21/02/2024 Wildlife Live Webinar - River habitats 0.5 Day Online

Alice is the Trust's Wilder Rivers Adviser and will share her wealth of knowledge and experience on how to optimise local river habitats for wildlife and take action on the ground.

Cost £3/5/10

04/03/2024 Wildlife Live Webinar - Why bugs matter 0.5 Day Online

A change to the advertised presenter, Adrian Knowles spent nearly 30 years working for the consultancy company of the Essex Wildlife Trust before going freelance. He now specialises in invertebrate surveys, giving talks on the subject and writing for magazines such as ?British Wildlife?.

Cost £3/5/10

12/03/2024 Wildlife Live Webinar - Martlesham Wilds 0.5 Day Online

Having secured the purchase of Martlesham Wilds nature reserve in October 2023 thanks to over 2,300 individual donations, plans to restore the 289 acres are now underway. Join Suffolk Wildlife Trust staff on this special webinar for an update on our findings from 16 months of stewardship and how our plans are taking shape for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Cost £3/5/10

Above webinars with Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 wild.learning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/3UdOoMs

14/03/2024 Biological Recording 101 for Rangers 0.5 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company c-js.info/3SaGYHl

Biological Recording 101 for Rangers is a 90-minute webinar introducing the science of species recording, aimed at countryside rangers and providing guidance regarding what data should be prioritised so site managers can convert their wildlife observations into high-quality species occurrence data. Free for Countryside Management Association members.

Cost £10

20/03/2024 Wildlife Live Webinar - March Hares 0.5 Day

Online, Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 wild.learning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/3UdOoMs

Local photography, Stephen Harper will share his March Hares photography project, which captures the beauty, energy and magic of these wonderful creatures. Stephen will guide us through the photography skills he used to achieve the perfect photo of hares in action and at rest. He'll provide insights into field craft and lighting as well the enthralling behaviour of the favourite wildlife subject for his lens.

Cost £3/5/10

21/03/2024 iRecord 101 for Rangers 0.5 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company c-js.info/47RkhxH

iRecord 101 for Rangers is a 90-minute webinar introducing the iRecord online biological recording platform and how site managers can use the activities feature of iRecord to collate data (as individuals or teams) for the countryside and greenspace sites that they manage. Free for Countryside Management Association members.

Cost £10

11/04/2024 Refurbishing the Bee Hotel: Different Bees, Different Needs (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company c-js.info/3TNzsEz

Putting up a bee hotel is a popular wildlife gardening activity, but typical designs are very focused on the needs of a small subset of solitary bees. The Buzz Club report their findings on what does and doesn't work when providing your very own Air Bee 'n' Bee.

17/04/2024 Spiders, Earthworms and Beetles: The Impacts of Cover Crop Frost Tolerance (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company c-js.info/48jRjaV

Cover crops are used in arable rotations to protect the soil between cash crops. Cover crops need to be removed before cash crops can be planted, and this is commonly done by spraying environmentally harmful herbicides. Dr Amelia Hood presents the invertebrate-associated ecosystem benefits of cover crops.

18/04/2024 Wildlife Live Webinar - Composting 0.5 Day Online

Are you interested in learning how to turn your food scraps and garden waste into nutrient-rich compost for your garden? Join us for an upcoming webinar on an Introduction to Composting! During this one-hour session, Master Composters Jodi and Naomi will reveal the benefits of composting and how you can take simple steps in your garden or local public space to compost effectively.

Cost £3/5/10

22/04/2024 Wildlife Live Webinar - Suffolk's ancient woodland 0.5 Day Online

Hannah Alred, biological records officer for the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS), has some interesting findings to share with us from her research into Suffolk's Ancient Woo

dland Inventory (AWI).

Cost £3/5/10

Above webinars with Suffolk Wildlife Trust 01473 890089 wild.learning@suffolkwildlifetrust.org c-js.info/3UdOoMs

30/04/2024 Butterflies Through Time: Climate Change, Conservation & Historic Specimens (entoLIVE) 0.5 Day

Zoom, Biological Recording Company. Contact: https://c-js.info/47ibvIQ

Combining historical specimens and modern-day research allows wildlife of the past to inform conservation of the future. From old museum specimens of butterflies to new butterfly banks, join Matthew Hayes for a journey that starts in the past and ends in the future in this free webinar

Short Courses


Administrative and Office Skills

03/04/2024 Developing Nature Writing (Online) Day
Online, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/3ic63Dt
Using the written word, bring nature's power to life on your page. Take inspiration from nature, art, and philosophy. Aspiring nature writers are taken through a series of exciting workshops to hone their craft, sketching out the beauty of nature with the written word.

Community Engagement and Environmental Education

20/04/2024 Forest School Leader (Level 3) Training Course 6 Days
Forge Farm, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire, Forge Learning. Contact: 07807620976 sarah@forge-learning.co.uk https://www.forge-learning.co.uk/
The Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders qualification is the professional standard?needed to lead and create your own Forest School Project

20/04/2024 Leadership, navigation & the environment 2 Days
Streatley, Reading, Nature's Work. Contact: 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk https://c-js.info/49B0gwP
This outdoor learning event is aimed at trainees and holders of Mountain training walking scheme awards. There are 8 half day workshops to select from covering topics such as navigation, the outdoor classroom, leadership and the environment.

22/04/2024 Forest School Leader - Level 3 10 Days

https://c-js.info/3HnOObz
A ten day course certified by AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group aimed at individuals who wish to lead a Forest School programme. Based on a stunning nature reserve.

22/04/2024 Award for Forest School Assistants - Level 2 5 Days

https://c-js.info/3HqCt6o
A five day course, accredited by AIM qualifications, designed for individuals wishing to assist with the delivery of a forest school programme.

Above two courses with Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Foxburrow Farm, Saddlemakers Lane, Melton, Suffolk, IP12 1NA. Contact: 01473 890089 accredited.training@suffolkwildlifetrust.org

   
First Aid, Risk Assessment and other Health & Safety Related Courses

29/04/2024 ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (16 hrs) 2 Days
Rosliston Forestry Centre, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, Forest Routes Ltd. Contact: 07951 822 496 info@forestroutes.co.uk https://www.forestroutes.co.uk/
16-hour qualification for those working away from immediate assistance (more than 30 mins) in remote or rural regions in the UK. Topics: collapse (with and without breathing), choking, bleeding, shock, major illnesses, torso & limb injuries, heat/cold injuries, outdoor-specific incident management and looking after a casualty for some hours.

   
Horticulture and Small Holding

02/04/2024 Sowing beauty - garden lecture 1 Day
https://c-js.info/3S54K8R
James Hitchmough will reveal his practice, research and experience of 30 years of creating planting schemes in this lecture-based day based on the content of his best-selling book 'Sowing Beauty'.

09/04/2024 The winter garden - creating and maintaining winter interest 1 Day
https://c-js.info/3tPGTAB
The tutor will illustrate the importance of winter interest and structure in the garden, demonstrating how careful maintenance helps the development of your garden.

10/04/2024 Plant-led spring propagation 1 Day
https://c-js.info/3TKiB5B
A presentation on propagation throughout the year based on Hannah's work at Marchants Garden and Nursery will be followed by a hands-on workshop

14/04/2024 Caring for your kitchen garden 1 Day
https://c-js.info/3ty3Fx1
Learn how to set up and care for your own productive vegetable garden.

16/04/2024 Creating contemporary indoor planting 1 Day
https://c-js.info/3vuQfSJ
ake architecturally stunning indoor garden creations designed to stay inside your home.

20/04/2024 Working with colour in your garden 1 Day
https://c-js.info/4aIvYJA
Learn how to experiment and best use colour in your garden.

27/04/2024 Finding your garden style 1 Day
https://c-js.info/48iwRHl
Spend a day with garden designer Annie Guilfoyle who will guide you through the decision process of creating a new garden, or updating an existing one.

Above courses with West Dean, West Dean College. Contact: 01243 818 300 option 2 bookingsoffice@westdean.ac.uk

   
Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates

08/04/2024 Great Crested Newts: Ecology and Surveys 1 Day at Halkyn Parish Hall and Library, Halkyn, Holywell, Flintshire

https://c-js.info/3Vq1SlL
This advanced course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch, and egg searching. Participants will require their own transport to visit the field site during the course.

09/04/2024 Great Crested Newts: Ecology and Surveys 1 Day at Rixton Clay Pits, Moat Lane, Rixton, Warrington

https://c-js.info/3Vq1SlL
This advanced course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch, and egg searching.

10/04/2024 Working with Natterjack Toads 1 Day at Talacre Community Centre, Gamfa Wen, Talacre, Holywell

https://c-js.info/3O9sztA
This beginner course will cover all aspects of Natterjack toad ecology, surveying, and licensing. The course will combine classroom and field learning techniques, allowing you to gain confidence in Natterjack identification and an understanding of licensing issues and ecology.

11/04/2024 Great Crested Newts: Ecology and Surveys 1 Day at Rixton Clay Pits, Moat Lane, Rixton, Warrington

https://c-js.info/3Vq1SlL
This advanced course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch, and egg searching.

17/04/2024 Great Crested Newts: Ecology and Surveys 1 Day at Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire

https://c-js.info/3Vq1SlL
This advanced course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch, and egg searching.

Above courses with Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org

19/04/2024 Reptile Ecology, Survey and Mitigation, including Adder Handling 1 Day
Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology. Contact: 01395 239234 carly@rgeco.co.uk https://www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/
This course is designed to enable you to identify UK reptile species, identify suitable reptile habitat, undertake reptile survey and develop reptile mitigation strategies. The course is part classroom and part field based to provide practical survey and handling experience

20/04/2024 Great Crested Newts: Ecology and Surveys 1 Day
Culzean Castle, Maybole, South Ayrshire, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/3Vq1SlL
This advanced course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch, and egg searching.

23/04/2024 Great Crested Newts - Ecology, Conservation and Survey ONLINE 0.5 Day
Online, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/3SoX2oq
Half-day online course covering newt ecology, conservation, legal protection and survey techniques.

29/04/2024 Introduction to Spider Identification (Online) Day
Online, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/3JVXfNF
Join our tutor to discuss the identification features of a variety of UK spider species that can be identified in the field. During this beginner course, you will be introduced to more advanced morphological features which will aid with accurate identification.

29/04/2024 Great Crested Newts (Surrey) - Ecology, Survey and Licensing 2 Days

Nower Wood, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Two-day hybrid course covering ID, ecology, survey and legal protection of GCNs.

   
Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals

05/04/2024 Tracks and Signs Workshop (in-person) 1 Day
Forest of Dean, Mammal Society . Contact: 02380010981 training@themammalsociety.org https://c-js.info/3HoVruf
This in-person tracks and signs workshop is designed to both introduce a prospective new tracker to the general concepts involved in interpreting tracks and signs and add to the knowledge of the more experienced naturalist. We will focus on the recognition of the tracks and signs left behind by the passing of mammals.

06/04/2024 SWWR Rehab and Release Course 4 1 Day
Online , Secret World Wildlife Rescue. Contact: 01278783250 learning@secretworld.org https://events.secretworld.org/
Interested in learning more about British wildlife and how it is cared for in a wildlife rehabilitation centre setting? This 4-part course is perfect for wildlife lovers and rehabbers alike. Course 4 completes this quartet by looking at releases and post-release monitoring.

11/04/2024 Combined Badger Ecology and Survey with Development Licences and Mitigation 2 Days
11/04/2024 Badger Ecology and Survey 1 Day
This introductory course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to undertake badger surveys and provide reports in accordance with best practice guidance. Attendees should be comfortable with walking outdoors on rough terrain, as the course will include a visit to a badger sett.

12/04/2024 Badgers and Development, Licences and Mitigation 1 Day
aimed at people who have attended our Badger ecology and surveying? course or are already experienced in undertaking badger surveys and have a good understanding of badger ecology. Following attendance, you should be able to design appropriate survey and mitigation strategies and successfully apply for badger disturbance/exclusion licences

Above courses with Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology. Contact: 01395 239234 carly@rgeco.co.uk https://www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

17/04/2024 Badger Ecology, Survey & Habitat Management 1 Day
Surrey, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/3SoX2oq
A hybrid 1-day course covering the ecology, legislation, survey techniques, mitigation and management of badgers

18/04/2024 Bat walk 1 Day
Bore Place, Kent, Bore Place. Contact: 01732 463255 volunteering@boreplace.org https://c-js.info/3UetUn8
Have you ever used a bat detector? Listen for bats as they leave their roosts and fly out to catch insects on a guided night walk around Bore Place farm, along footpaths and around the historic buildings at the heart of the estate.

20/04/2024 Otters and Water Voles: Ecology, Surveying and Conservation 2 Days
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Durham Wildlife Trust, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/48CCRut
This beginner to intermediate course will provide an introduction to Otters and Water Voles in the UK. You will learn about the ecology and conservation of both species and explain what to look for and how to conduct surveys.

20/04/2024 Introduction to Water Vole ecology and surveys NEW 1 Day
Tyland Barn and Oare Marches, Kent Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/wildlife-study-days
Introduction to Water Vole ecology and surveys

22/04/2024 Biodiversity Skills: Animal Monitoring and Management 1 Day
Bishops Wood, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/3xeAmxD
This beginner course will prepare you for undertaking faunal surveys - a crucial skill when starting your ecological career. You will become familiar with the subjects of these faunal surveys in the UK, and develop an understanding of why they are important.

23/04/2024 Introduction to Bat Ecology and Survey Techniques 1 Day
Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology. Contact: 01395 239234 carly@rgeco.co.uk https://www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/
This course provides an introduction to key skills, experience and knowledge necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK. The course is a mix of class, practical and fieldwork, taught by an expert bat ecologist.

24/04/2024 Beaver conservation, ecology and management 1 Day
Willington (DWT), Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/3SoX2oq
A 1-day course covering all aspects of beaver ecology & conservation & a chance to see these amazing creatures at one of their release sites

24/04/2024 Bat Landscape Impacts and Mitigation 1 Day
This course is aimed at existing bat surveyors and ecologists, landscape architects, town planners, engineers and architects involved in projects with bat landscape issues. It will cover bat survey requirements, impact assessment and mitigation at a landscape scale, relevant to a variety of developments

25/04/2024 Bat Roost Impacts and Mitigation 1 Day
This course is aimed at existing bat surveyors, architects involved in projects with bat roost issues, and anyone else wanting to learn about development impacts on bat roosts in buildings, structures and trees, and appropriate mitigation and compensation strategies to satisfy planning authorities and statutory licensing bodies, such as Natural England

Above two courses with Richard Green Ecology Ltd, 9C Mill Park Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Devon, EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology. Contact: 01395 239234 carly@rgeco.co.uk https://www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

26/04/2024 Intro to Wildlife Identification and Tracking 3 Days
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Knight-Fox Wild About Learning. Contact: 01570493358 info@denmarkfarm.org.uk https://c-js.info/48OTnHH
On this new Wildlife Identification and Tracking course we will learn to visually identify mammals, birds, reptiles & amphibians. We will explore tracks, feathers, skulls & bones, scat, homes & resting places, kill sites, feeding signs, owl pellets and more!

27/04/2024 Tracks and Signs Workshop (in-person) 1 Day
Kingston Uni, Mammal Society . Contact: 02380010981 training@themammalsociety.org https://c-js.info/422fvMC
This in-person tracks and signs workshop is designed to both introduce a prospective new tracker to the general concepts involved in interpreting tracks and signs and add to the knowledge of the more experienced naturalist. We will focus on the recognition of the tracks and signs left behind by the passing of mammals.

28/04/2024 SWWR Rehab and Release Practical Course 1 Day

SWWR, East Huntspill, Somerset, Secret World Wildlife Rescue. Contact: 01278783250 learning@secretworld.org https://events.secretworld.org/

Interested in learning more about British wildlife and how it is cared for in a wildlife rehabilitation centre setting? This practical course is available to those that have completed our four online courses and wish to put their knowledge to the test.

   
Identification and Field Survey Skills - Ornithology

09/04/2024 Songbird ID 3 Days
Online, via Zoom, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Contact: 01842 750050 training@bto.org https://c-js.info/47LO4rs
Join BTO experts across three weekly sessions to improve your skills in identifying some of the more challenging songbird groups including warblers, pipits and chats, by sight and sound. You will also learn about using a smartphone to photograph and sound-record the birds you encounter, and creating your own sonograms.

27/04/2024 Bird Songs and Calls 2 Days

Bennachie Visitor Centre, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Scotland, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/3DXq5ts

   
Identification and Field Survey Skills - Plants and Habitats

02/04/2024 Discovering Ferns - Online
https://c-js.info/3VqrOhe
This course is an introduction to the fern species found in the UK. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them. Focusing on their key features such as fronds, spores and structure.

10/04/2024 Discovering Botany (Online)

https://c-js.info/3Ev3h3E
In this beginner wildflower online course, you will build your understanding of wildflower basics considering their biology, ecology and the structure of flowering plants and be introduced to the species commonly encountered in the UK.

Above two courses with Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org

11/04/2024 Richard Green Ecology Courses and Training Day
Mill Park Industrial Estate, 9C, White Cross Rd, Exeter EX5 1EL, Richard Green Ecology. Contact: 01395239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk https://c-js.info/2HbeKd0
We run a number of face-to-face courses, including field-based training where appropriate, as we believe that it is essential to understand how and where to look for field signs through real in-the-field experience, rather than via an on-line course.

13/04/2024 Ancient and Veteran Trees 1 Day
Tyland Barn and Mote Park, Kent Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01622 662012 studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on/wildlife-study-days
Learn about ancient and veteran trees and how to recognise and record them

15/04/2024 Around Britain in 25 grasses ONLINE 0.5 Day
Online, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/3SoX2oq
Online course looking at the key grass, sedge and rush species which define five of the main habitat types found in the UK.

20/04/2024 Bryophytes: An Introduction 1 Day
Bennachie Visitor Centre, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Scotland, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/3MWEhHN

22/04/2024 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes ONLINE 0.5 Day
Online, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/3SoX2oq
Online course looking at the key bryophytes that are commonly found in grassland, heathland and woodland in lowland Britain

27/04/2024 Identifying Woodland Plants 1 Day
Nettlecomb Court, Field Studies Council. Contact: biodiversity@field-studies-council.org https://c-js.info/3JVx75y
This beginner course will introduce you to the most common plant groups and species found in native woodlands. We will be looking at a wide range of species groups, including trees, shrubs, smaller plants including a few common mosses and liverworts.

29/04/2024 Around Britain in 20 ferns and their allies ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, Species Recovery Trust. Contact: 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/3SoX2oq

Online course looking at ferns and fern allies, covering all the commonly found species as well as a few rarer specialities.

Photography

27/04/2024 Landscape & nature photography 2 Days
Snowdonia, North Wales, Nature's Work. Contact: 07813 727414 jim@natureswork.co.uk https://c-js.info/49B0gwP
This is a blended 2-day, non-residential course co-hosted by Andy Teasdale - wildlife photographer and mountain guide.The course has been researched to ensure you have the best opportunities for learning about nature and the environment whilst improving your photographic techniques, composition and creating beautiful images.

Distance Learning

Agricultural Marketing with ACS Distance Education

Providers

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

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