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

Short Courses

07/06/2022 Introduction to Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626

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. We will look at key aspects of bat ecology, important bat identification features and primary legislation in relation to bats.

07/06/2022 Grass Identification for Ecologists 1 Day

Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626

Grasses (along with Sedges and Rushes) form the foundation for many of the UK's plant communities. They are extremely useful botanically as they can tell you much about a site's ecology, both past, present and in the future. Being able to reliably identify which species you have found can aid your identification and classification of plant communities (Phase 1, NVC and UK Hab) as well as aid in conservation decisions for a site.

08/06/2022 Plant Identification for Ecologists 1 Day

Preston Montford Field Centre, Shropshire, CIEEM 01962 868626

Botanical Surveys (Phase 1, UKHab, Hedgerow and NVC) provide the botanist and ecologist with ways of classifying a wide range of vegetation and habitats. Accurate species identification is critical to correctly identifying the appropriate habitats and then using this information to decide on their ecological value. This course aims to develop the professional surveyor's identification skills, and abilities in using botanical keys.

09/06/2022 Survey protocols for bioacoustics monitoring and surveying of birds 1 Day

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626

This webinar will be presented by Carlos Abrahams. Carlos is the Director of Bioacoustics at Baker Consultants, a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, and vice-chair on CIEEMs Training Education and Career Development Committee. He has worked in consultancy for 20 years, following previous roles in countryside management.

13/06/2022 Bats: Assessing the Impact of Development on Bats, Mitigation & Enhancement 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626

The need for appropriate mitigation and compensation is paramount for successful and continued use of a structure/habitat by bats. This requires a good understanding of bat ecology and how development can impact different species of bats in different ways.

15/06/2022 Peregrine Falcon: Ecology, Survey and Mitigation 1 Day

Lickey Hills Country Park, Birmingham, CIEEM 01962 868626

Using a combination of presentations, case studies and field work, participants will see a number of mitigation projects and gain an understanding of the legislative framework surrounding the species. The aim of the course is to provide participants with the skills to undertake competent surveys, produce relevant and rational reports in line with national guidelines, and to advise on developments in respect of ecological constraints and mitigation measures.

16/06/2022 Bat Ecology and Survey 1 Day

Crom Estate (National Trust), County Fermanagh, CIEEM 01962 868626

This one day course delivered by Emma Boston will provide an introduction to key knowledge and skills necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK and Ireland.

16/06/2022 Botany for Beginners 1 Day

Folly Farm Nature Reserve, Bristol, CIEEM 01962 868626

This field-based training course will help delegates understand the key differences between common plant families and recognise the key ID features of plants in the field. The training will also highlight some of the key indicator plant species for grassland habitats and factors which influence where plant species are found.

22/06/2022 Early Careers Webinar: Top tips on applying for a job in the sector 1 Day

Online via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626

Join Krystie Hamilton (Professional Development Coordinator) and Saz Hayward (Membership Officer) to discuss the importance of a covering letter when applying for jobs, and how to write an effective one to put alongside a CV or application. They will be joined by recruiters within the sector, who can share their top tips on what to include.

Free Course


19/07/2022 CIEEM 2022 Summer Conf: Facilitating Nature’s Recovery through Environmentally-friendly Farming at Online via Zoom 1 Day

CIEEM Contact: 01962 868626

This online Summer Conference examines the role of the farm environment adviser and how it is evolving in line with emerging national and regional environmental and agricultural policies, priorities and funding opportunities.

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