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CIEEM offers a national programme of training courses, conferences and webinars as well as regional events organised by our Member Networks.

Short Courses

24/07/2024 Badger Ecology & Surveys 1 Day

Lincolnshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4blj6Zl

This one-day training event (the first day of two days of badger training) provides a comprehensive introduction to badger ecology and surveys. The training includes an overview of badger ecology, relevant legislation, survey planning and techniques, field signs (including sett identification) and writing badger reports.

25/07/2024 Badger Impacts and Mitigation 1 Day

Lincolnshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/44E3Ox3

This one-day training event (the second day of two days of badger training) provides a comprehensive introduction to assessing impacts on badgers, mitigation options, licence application preparation and procedures and implementation of mitigation measures.

25/07/2024 Hazel Dormouse: Handling and Survey Methods 1 Day

Kent, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/44lsYQy

This one day course provides a basic introduction to dormouse ecology, with more detailed information on survey and handling techniques. The training includes practical sessions on dormouse handling and nibbled nut identification.

29/07/2024 Beaver Ecology and Field Sign Identification 1 Day

Northumberland, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3xOVYVh

This course will aim to provide a good understanding of Beavers as a species in the UK including their ecology, habitat requirements, field signs and current status and protection.

30/07/2024 Beaver Survey Methods and Mitigation 1 Day

Northumberland, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S5I6wO

This course aims to build on previous knowledge of beavers in the UK and be able to find, identify and assess their field signs and impacts through a range of monitoring methods. In addition, feel confident with current beaver management techniques and associated licensing.

01/08/2024 Design Considerations for BNG River and Stream Enhancement 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S4HKGJ

This course aims to provide foundation learning and helpful tips on how to navigate river enhancement design processes with clear guidance on the key things to consider.

05/08/2024 Introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3WhDTbP

This course will provide an introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module and how to proceed with a Watercourse Module assessment.

14/08/2024 An Introduction to Practical Rewilding 2 Days

Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4czbSSx

This course provides an introduction to rewilding in the UK context and how it can be applied at a variety of scales.

19/08/2024 Design considerations for BNG river and stream enhancement 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3WibNgE

This course aims to provide foundation learning and helpful tips on how to navigate river enhancement design processes with clear guidance on the key things to consider.

20/08/2024 Aquatic Plants Identification 1 Day

Vyrnwy Aqueduct, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cCwlWJ

Aquatic plants occur in complex and dynamic environments. Often they change their growth forms depending on these growing conditions which at times can make identifications particularly challenging. We will look at the different niches each species occupies including marginals, floating, and submerged species.

29/08/2024 Beaver Ecology and Field Sign Identification 1 Day

Stirling, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3WibNNG

This course will aim to provide a good understanding of Beavers as a species in the UK including their ecology, habitat requirements, field signs and current status and protection.

30/08/2024 Beaver Survey Methods and Mitigation 1 Day

Stirling, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cCAM3M

This course aims to build on previous knowledge of beavers in the UK and be able to find, identify and assess their field signs and impacts through a range of monitoring methods. In addition, feel confident with current beaver management techniques and associated licensing.

03/09/2024 Understanding the Vegetative Key: an essential tool for Ecologists for extending the survey season 1 Day

Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cybQdR

This course looks at the (recently updated) Vegetative Key to the British Flora by John Poland, which relies solely on using vegetative characters for identification. Learn how 'Poland' has helped botanists and ecologists make accurate identifications.

03/09/2024 Positive Planning for Biodiversity - First Principles 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cybXpN

This course will provide an overview of biodiversity law and how this interacts with the planning process. The planning system including application processes, planning policy and the role of Local Authority Biodiversity officers and ecological consultees will be explained. A workshop will follow exploring emerging policies and approaches.

05/09/2024 Statutory Biodiversity Metric Training 3 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3zDg3hK

This course is based on the Statutory Biodiversity Metric issued for England's first phase of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain for most developments seeking planning permission. It provides training on good practice for undertaking statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development, including baseline and post-development calculations, both on-site and off-site.

06/09/2024 Water Vole Ecology and Surveys 2 Days

Online with Field Visit, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cyz8Ao

This is an introductory course on water voles. It will cover the background ecology of, and appropriate survey techniques for, water voles in the context of development projects. This course is aimed at beginners and those with some previous experience.

09/09/2024 Introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cvL4mi

This course will provide an introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module and how to proceed with a Watercourse Module assessment.

09/09/2024 Water Vole live-trapping 2 Days

Oxfordshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cxS9mz

This course is designed to be completed in parallel with the CIEEM Water Vole Mitigation course.

10/09/2024 Broadleaf Tree ID for Ecologists and Arboriculturists 1 Day

Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S5I7km

It will provide delegates with experience in choosing equipment and planning a trapping project, setting live-capture traps, trap checking, handling and sexing of animals, subsequent release and biosecurity measures.

11/09/2024 Mammal Tracks and Signs - Accurate Identification for Professional Ecologists 2 Days

Midhurst, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S4HLuh

A practical two-day course aimed at professional ecologists with some working knowledge of identifying mammal tracks and signs, but who would benefit from more detailed understanding and guided practice.

11/09/2024 Positive Planning for Biodiversity 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3WfF6An

The course will begin with a workshop discussing legal compliance, best practice approaches and policy compliance. The discussion will include detail required in the planning process and potential exemptions including non-licensed method statements. The interaction between licensing and planning processes will be discussed.

12/09/2024 Beaver Ecology and Field Sign Identification 1 Day

Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S501nb

This course will aim to provide a good understanding of Beavers as a species in the UK including their ecology, habitat requirements, field signs and current status and protection.

12/09/2024 Trees for Beginners 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S2tDBK

The key areas of this course covers the recognition and identification of common tree species, and the different habitats in which they grow best. We will also cover the relationships that exist between trees and other organisms, such as soil bacteria and fungi.

12/09/2024 Water Vole Mitigation 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3WliAGs

This covers the impacts of different types of development on water voles and the options for mitigation. It will have a particular focus on determining the appropriate approach to relocating water voles, by trapping or use of the displacement technique, following the Water Vole Mitigation Handbook published in April 2016.

13/09/2024 Beaver Survey Methods and Mitigation 1 Day

Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3zDHGHs

This course aims to build on previous knowledge of beavers in the UK and be able to find, identify and assess their field signs and impacts through a range of monitoring methods. In addition, feel confident with current beaver management techniques and associated licensing.

16/09/2024 Statutory Biodiversity Metric Training 3 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3WfF77p

This course is based on the Statutory Biodiversity Metric issued for England's first phase of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain for most developments seeking planning permission. It provides training on good practice for undertaking statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development, including baseline and post-development calculations, both on-site and off-site.

18/09/2024 Vorsprung drone Technik: UAV thermal imaging in wildlife surveying and protection with case studies from Germany and beyond. 1 Day

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3WiHZ3i

19/09/2024 Design considerations for BNG river and stream enhancement 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3zAoAC6

This course aims to provide foundation learning and helpful tips on how to navigate river enhancement design processes with clear guidance on the key things to consider.

19/09/2024 Marine Connections: from Seagrasses to Cetaceans 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cBtMEv

This training is relevant to ecologists, conservation managers and biodiversity officers to understand the importance of the marine environment and the complex relationships and connections that exist within it. It is suitable for beginners and will help professional ecologists or those just starting out.

19/09/2024 Introduction to UK Habitat Classification 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3zDHKqG

This course will enable delegates to plan for and conduct a UK Habitat Classification Survey. It covers survey planning, mapping techniques and identifying habitats. Delegates will learn to use the UK Habitat Classification Field Key and how to map polygon, linear and point features using the protocols developed for UKHab.

24/09/2024 Statutory Biodiversity Metric Training 3 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/45Zednq

This course is based on the Statutory Biodiversity Metric issued for England's first phase of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain for most developments seeking planning permission. It provides training on good practice for undertaking statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development, including baseline and post-development calculations, both on-site and off-site.

26/09/2024 Beavers and Development: Survey, impact assessment and mitigation 1 Day

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3Wsycbf

The aim of this course is to equip those making or advising on planning applications and/or development work in areas where beavers might be present.

01/10/2024 Introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3zE8B69

This course will provide an introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module and how to proceed with a Watercourse Module assessment.

03/10/2024 Statutory Biodiversity Metric Training 3 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cQCcIl

This course is based on the Statutory Biodiversity Metric issued for England's first phase of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain for most developments seeking planning permission. It provides training on good practice for undertaking statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development, including baseline and post-development calculations, both on-site and off-site.

07/10/2024 Design considerations for BNG river and stream enhancement 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3Wj9wSq

This course aims to provide foundation learning and helpful tips on how to navigate river enhancement design processes with clear guidance on the key things to consider.

08/10/2024 Early Careers Training Programme - October 2024 Enrolment

, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3xQEIPs

This programme is comprised of 12 days of training for early career Ecologists and Environmental Managers to be taken over an 18-24 month period. This will include a mix of core modules and a range of optional modules for the delegate and employer to choose from.

10/10/2024 Preliminary Ecological Appraisal 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3SqTCTJ

This training course will provide delegates with an introduction to the process of Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA).

10/10/2024 Using UKHab for Biodiversity Net Gain 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3Wh5SYV

Aimed at consultant and local authority ecologists with experience of habitat survey, this course will introduce environmental practitioners to the interface between Natural England's Biodiversity Metric and UKHab.

14/10/2024 Introduction to Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cyYJJv

This course will focus on the skills need by ecologists to carry out bat surveys, to a high standard, in line with current legislation and best practice.

14/10/2024 Statutory Biodiversity Metric Training 3 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3S48szc

This course is based on the Statutory Biodiversity Metric issued for England's first phase of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain for most developments seeking planning permission. It provides training on good practice for undertaking statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development, including baseline and post-development calculations, both on-site and off-site.

16/10/2024 Train the Trainer for Ecologists 2 Days

London, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cAQlJs

This unique course is specially designed for ecologists and environmental professionals and covers field as well as classroom tuition. The aim is for participants to develop their training skills towards designing and delivering courses to a professional standard of tuition.

17/10/2024 Ecological Report Writing 2 Days

Online via Teams, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/45Y5TEo

This training course will cover how to produce good quality ecological reports, for species and habitat surveys and Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs), following CIEEM's 'Guidelines for Ecological Report Writing' (part of the Technical Guidance Series).

17/10/2024 Statutory Biodiversity Metric Training 3 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/464artc

This course is based on the Statutory Biodiversity Metric issued for England's first phase of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain for most developments seeking planning permission. It provides training on good practice for undertaking statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development, including baseline and post-development calculations, both on-site and off-site.

21/10/2024 QGIS for Biodiversity Net Gain 1 Day

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3zFcVC8

The course builds on delegates QGIS skills, and equips them with the specific skills needed to carry out a BNG assessment. The event is suitable for delegates familiar with the QGIS interface who have been using the product for at least three months. Ideally having attended an introductory QGIS course.

22/10/2024 Conifer Identification for Ecologists 1 Day

West Midlands, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/45XigRj

Put off by Conifers, want to go beyond 'Conifer species', even the more experienced Ecologists tend to shy away from tackling what initially looks like a challenging group. This course will develop and support your abilities in recognising the major genera of conifers, and start to separate the many species.

22/10/2024 Introduction to Nature Conservation Legislation in the UK (England) 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3xQjeSM

The policy and legislative environment in England is constantly changing, keep up to date with this training course. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a strong practical understanding of the system of nature conservation governance in England.

24/10/2024 Bats: Assessing the Impact of Development on Bats, Mitigation & Enhancement 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/45Ypt3y

This course will cover the impacts on bats of building/housing development, roads, bridges and trees and the requirement for appropriate mitigation, compensation and enhancement in line with current legislative requirements. The course is suitable for those who have some knowledge of bat ecology and surveys.

25/10/2024 Identifying Grasses using Poland and Clement's Vegetative Key 1 Day

West Yorkshire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3Wg05TI

When surveying out of season or in grazed/mown habitats, being able to confidently identify grasses is an essential skill. Poland and Clement's Vegetative Key is a fantastic resource. In this course we will help you use this Key to enable year-round habitat surveying.

28/10/2024 Introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module 2 Days

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/4cAdPhP

This course will provide an introduction to the Biodiversity Metric Watercourse Module and how to proceed with a Watercourse Module assessment.

Events

03/10/2024 CIEEM 2024 Scotland Conference Reshaping Scotland: Nature Restoration in Action at The Royal George Hotel, Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5LD 1 Day

CIEEM Contact: c-js.info/4aWsRxt

This conference will look at how nature restoration is being achieved in Scotland at present and what will need to be achieved in the future to ensure we are nature positive.

27/11/2024 CIEEM 2024 Autumn Conference: Restoring Forwards: Best Practices for Resilient Nature Restoration at Wales 2 Days

CIEEM Contact: c-js.info/4cUU3xk enquires@cieem.net

Our autumn conference will provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of terrestrial, marine and freshwater nature restoration projects and learn from passionate practitioners across the whole of the ecology and environmental management sector.

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