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Training Directory: Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals Short Courses

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Mammals

 

Practical training in how to find and identify mammals, also training in survey techniques and classification. Includes protected species licences e.g. bats, dormice and otters.

26/01/2021 Bats in Winter 2, 2 hour workshops over 2 weeks Days

online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com

Winter Bat Ecology - what bats do & where they go in winter - physiological & behavioural adaptations, strategies British bats employ to survive winter - types of hibernacula & associated species. Surveying Bats in Winter - identifying British bat species in hibernation - surveying hibernacula, practical & safety considerations.

Cost £50 (10% early booking discount)

30/01/2021 Wales Bat Worker's Day - online 1 Day

Online - Zoom, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk c-js.info/2Y18A61

The Wales Bat Worker's Day is aimed at anyone with an interest in bats. It provides a good opportunity for meeting with others who are involved with bat work as well as developing knowledge and skills through the exciting programme of talks, workshops and the Wales Bat Workers' Forum.

Cost £30/25

04/02/21 Bat Impacts and Mitigation 2 Days

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

The course will look at how and when to apply for a bat development licence (Scotland), writing a Species Protection Plan, potential impacts to bats and mitigation and compensation options. Various development types will be considered including buildings, new roads and wind farms.

Cost £Varies: see website

08/02/2021 Bats in Winter 2, 2 hour workshops over sequential evenings Days

online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com

Winter Bat Ecology - what bats do & where they go in winter - physiological & behavioural adaptations, strategies British bats employ to survive winter - types of hibernacula & associated species. Surveying Bats in Winter - identifying British bat species in hibernation - surveying hibernacula, practical & safety considerations.

Cost £50 (10% early booking discount)

12/02/2021 Big Bat Skills Event - Online 1 Day

Online - Zoom, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk c-js.info/3odQ997

The Big Bat Skills Event brings bat workers together online for a range of workshops so they can continue to develop their skills and knowledge without having to gather in person. Workshops are organised into streams: Introductory, Surveying & Monitoring, Essential Skills and Products: Sound analysis software/bat detectors.

Cost £25/60

23/02/2021 Bitesize Bats 5, 2 hour workshops over sequential weeks Days

online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com

Series of workshops covering Bat Ecology and Conservation, Bats and the Law, Bat Identification, Roosts and Signs, and Training for a Licence. Suitable for licence trainees and interested individuals.

Cost £25/workshop, £100 for all 5

02/03/21 Eurasian Beaver Ecology and Restoration 2 Days

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

The training will cover: beaver ecology and biology including behaviour and habitat manipulation; introduction to field sign identification and survey methods; background to the restoration of this species, distinguishing beaver field signs from other mammals; early identification of potential beaver conflict sites and assessing severity levels of potential conflicts.

Cost £Varies: see website

06/03/2021 Scottish Bat Worker's Conference - online 1 Day

Online - Zoom, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk c-js.info/2M9nnsI

The Scottish conference brings together bat workers across Scotland to spend time together: updating their knowledge, sharing best practice, developing their skills and catching up on the latest 'bat chat'. The day includes spotlight talks from Scottish bat groups, longer talks on projects or sharing new knowledge and research talks.

Cost £30/?25

09/03/21 Water Vole Live Trapping, Handling, Practical Care and Re-establishment 2 Days

Lifton, Devon, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/39iMCAI

This advanced course aims to familiarise experienced practitioners with the practical elements of water vole trapping and considerations for maintaining water voles in captivity. Delegates will have opportunities to handle water voles of different ages and sexes.

Cost £Varies: see website

18/03/21 Red Squirrel Ecology and Surveys 2 Days

Birnam, Perth and Kinross, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/39jtXop

This two day training course will provide an introduction to red squirrel behaviour and ecology with scientific research papers and actual site visits to see and witness red squirrel behaviour and ecology.

Cost £Varies: see website

18/03/2021 Bats for Building Professionals - online 1 Day

Online - Zoom, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk c-js.info/2Z6Svvb

This awareness course is for anyone responsible for buildings and their renovation/development/maintenance (builders, surveyors, architects and pest controllers). The course will ensure that participants are aware of their responsibilities with regard to bats and are able to recognise the basic signs of potential roosts. No prior knowledge required.

Cost £95

25/03/21 Otter Ecology and Surveys 1 Day

RAU, Gloucestershire, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/2MSzDhH

A one-day introductory course on otters, including a field visit and lectures.

Cost £Varies: see website

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Otter Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey.

Cost £80

Various Badger Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey and some trail cam footage.

Cost £80

Various Bats: Surveying Buildings for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers how to survey buildings for bats and includes signs, types of roosts, roosting areas in buildings, health and safety and a video of a field visit to survey buildings.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Legislation for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers essential information on legislation relating to bats including relevant legislation, licencing and applying the law in our bat work.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Architectural Terms for Batworkers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers a wide range of architectural terms for bat workers to ensure they can properly describe buildings for their surveys and reports.

Cost £25

Various Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers information about how bats use trees, what features are important for them, how to survey trees and legislation and licensing.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Health and Safety Awareness for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers health and safety issues relevant to bat workers including working at height, in confined spaces, asbestos and lone working.

Cost £25

22/04/2021 Bats: Ecology & Survey Techniques 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/36P9KFL

In a classroom setting you will discuss the 17 British species of bat including their life cycle, habitat and feeding patterns before learning how to conduct a professional bat survey using the latest technology to record your findings. An hour will then be spent in the woods surveying.

Cost £25 members/£37 non-members

27/04/2021 Bats: Ecology & Survey Techniques 1 Day

Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3fmrc8A

In a classroom setting you will discuss the 17 British species of bat including their life cycle, habitat and feeding patterns before learning how to conduct a professional bat survey using the latest technology to record your findings. An hour will then be spent in the woods surveying.

Cost £25 members/£37 non-members

06/09/2021 Dormice - Ecology, Survey, and Habitat Management 2021 ONLINE 0.5 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 bookings@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk c-js.info/3nyGj1z

A half-day online course covering dormouse identification, conservation, ecology, habitat management and legal protection.

Cost £45

Various Architectural Terms for Bat Workers

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

A 3 module online course covering a wide range of architectural terms
useful for ecologists and bat workers in particular. Self study in your
own time.

Various Mammal ID

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

A 3 module online course covering all species of UK land mammals
(excluding bats). Useful tips on identifying the animals and their
burrow, tracks and signs. Study in your own time.

Various Surveying for Protected Species

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

This self-study course consists of videos with information on the
ecology and survey techniques for badgers, dormice, great crested newts, otters, reptiles, and water voles delivered by a Principal Ecologist. It includes legislation and a video of tracks and signs. There are plenty of references for further study and some book suggestions and a couple of quzzes.

Various Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online Ecology Self-Study Courses

Online, Ecology Training UK www.ecologytraining.co.uk/book-a-course/online

Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top ecology training providers, offers a range of over 20 self-study courses you can do at home.

Various Otter Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey.

Cost £80

Various Badger Ecology and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, surveying and field signs. Includes a video of a field visit to carry out a survey and some trail cam footage.

Cost £80

Various Bats: Surveying Buildings for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers how to survey buildings for bats and includes signs, types of roosts, roosting areas in buildings, health and safety and a video of a field visit to survey buildings.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Legislation for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers essential information on legislation relating to bats including relevant legislation, licencing and applying the law in our bat work.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Architectural Terms for Batworkers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers a wide range of architectural terms for bat workers to ensure they can properly describe buildings for their surveys and reports.

Cost £25

Various Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers information about how bats use trees, what features are important for them, how to survey trees and legislation and licensing.

Cost £70

Various Bats: Health and Safety Awareness for Bat Workers 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers health and safety issues relevant to bat workers including working at height, in confined spaces, asbestos and lone working.

Cost £25

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