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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.

24/05/2022 Scoping surveys for arborists - online 1 Day

Online - Zoom, Bat Conservation Trust 020 7820 7169 training@bats.org.uk

Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use. This Lantra-accredited online course, developed by BCT and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats

Cost £115.50

24/05/2022 An Introduction to Acoustic Indices for Biodiversity Monitoring 1 Day

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

This session will be hosted by Fran Tattersall.

25/05/2022 Undertaking Dusk/Dawn Bat Roost Surveys 2 Days

Home Farm, Dorking, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3LVFKLQ

A one day, one dusk and one dawn training course which will show delegates how to plan and undertake dusk and dawn bat roost surveys effectively. The course will focus on buildings, not trees.

27/05/2022 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3EWatpc

This one-day course is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology, survey and monitoring.

Cost £45+

27/05/2022 Discovering UK Seals: Identification, Ecology and Conservation (Online) 30 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3xWHJvb

In this beginner's online course, you will learn more about the biology and ecology of UK seal species that you may see around our coastline. By the end, you will appreciate their amazing lives, and start to identify these animals.

Cost £60

06/06/2022 ORCA OceanWatchers

Virtual, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/38yKKHb

During this course, you will be introduced to these incredible animals and you will learn how to identify over 25 different species of whale, dolphin and porpoise, plus learn the skills to be able to survey for these animals from land or at sea.

Cost £60

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

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

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.

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

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3P4JP1Z

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.

16/06/2022 Water Voles - Ecology, Survey & Re-wilding Experience 2 Days

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

A two-day course covering Water Vole survey techniques, their ecology and conservation, with re-wilding tours included.

Cost £160

16/06/2022 Bat Ecology and Survey 1 Day

Crom Estate (National Trust), County Fermanagh, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/38cuMTt

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.

23/06/2022 Beaver Conservation & Re-wilding 2 Days

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

An immersive course covering the ecology and conservation of beavers, with re-wilding experience.

Cost £160

07/07/2022 Combined Otter Ecology and Survey with Development and Mitigation 2 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This course combines the 'Otter ecology & survey' course on day 1 with the 'Otters & development & mitigation' course on day 2

Cost £250

08/07/2022 Otters and Development and Mitigation 1 Day

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk www.richardgreenecology.co.uk/training/

This advanced course is aimed at people who have attended our ?Otter ecology and survey? course or are already experienced in undertaking otter surveys and have a good understanding of otter ecology. Following attendance, you should be able to design appropriate survey and mitigation strategies and successfully apply for otter mitigation licences.

Cost £150

29/07/2022 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3vPriOw

This one-day course is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology, survey and monitoring.

Cost £45+

12/08/2022 How to Survey and Study Bats in Woodlands 2.5 Days

FSC Slapton Ley, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This introductory bat course will explore and practice the methods used to investigate these elusive animals at woodland sites. n this course, we will look at a range of standard and advanced techniques that are used for surveying and studying bats and consider their relative effectiveness in woodland habitats.

Cost £225

20/08/2022 Ecology, Surveying and Conservation of Dormice 2 Days

FSC Flatford Mill, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This intermediate course will cover hazel dormouse ecology, survey techniques and appropriate habitat management. This course will demonstrate how and where to survey for dormice and the methods used. It is suitable for anyone with a professional or personal interest in the species

Cost £240

20/08/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 1 Day

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

This introductory course will introduce you to the ancient art of wildlife tracking Tracking involves a range of skills. This course will teach you to follow clues, work out what the animal was doing and when, and maybe even find the animal itself.

Cost £60

26/08/2022 Land Mammal Identification 4 Days

FSC Preston Montford, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org

The Land Mammal Identification Course is an exciting opportunity to identify many British mammals through field signs, live-trapping and sightings. This intermediate course is suitable for Natural history enthusiasts, students, rangers, ecologists, environmental professionals. This intermediate level course is open to anyone with some knowledge of the subject.

Cost £300

06/09/2022 How to get started in bat mitigation 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

The first in a series of four courses. An essential guide to help you understand ecological functionality, mitigation, compensation and enhancement.

Cost £30 plus VAT

13/09/2022 How to choose the right mitigation for bats - designing and impacts 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

The second in a series of four courses. A guide to the design process, legislation and development impacts - most important for costing work and advising clients!

Cost £30 plus VAT

Various ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course 1 Day

Online, ORCA info@orcaweb.org.uk

During our one day course you will: - Learn how to identify and record cetaceans during offshore surveys and how to interpret their behaviour - Find out about the species encountered in European waters - Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol preparing you for travel at sea

Cost £89

20/09/2022 How to plan your bat mitigation 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07844 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

An ecologist's guide to making reasonable judgements, explaining survey results and remaining objective.

Cost £30 plus VAT

24/09/2022 Marine life identification training day 1 Day

Poole, Dorset, MARINElife and Dorset Diving Services

Would you like to identify the marine wildlife seen from shore and at sea? Join MARINElife and Dorset Diving Services training day to learn how to observe and identify whales, dolphins, and seabirds for scientific research. Discover how to become a Citizen Scientist for conservation or become a MARINElife volunteer surveyor.

Cost £60

24/09/2022 Discovering Wildlife Tracks and Signs 2 Days

PSC Blencathra, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Luoq0e

This introductory course is a great place to start for those looking to improve their ability to identify a range of wildlife tracks and signs encountered in rural and urban areas and even gardens. Learn this valuable skill for anyone with an interest in natural history and conservation.

Cost £140

27/09/2022 How to measure success in bat mitigation 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07845 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

The third in a series of four courses. An indispensable review of the key decisions you need to make - don't start your project without this!

Cost £30 plus VAT

30/09/2022 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3OVfC5I

This one-day course is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology, survey and monitoring.

Cost £45+

14/10/2022 Water Vole Ecology, Mitigation and Live-Capture Techniques 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3LwhFLs

Designed for professionals, and assumes some prior experience of water vole ecology.

Cost £45+

28/10/2022 Dormice and Development - Online 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Mammal Society 02380 010983 training@themammalsociety.org c-js.info/3MAf3fB

Designed for consultants or those needing to learn about dormouse legislation. From ?45

Cost £45+

01/11/2022 How to choose and use bat boxes 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07847 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

An essential guide for any ecologist instructing, supervising and liaising with contractors

Cost £30 plus VAT

08/11/2022 How to interpret your bat surveys 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07842 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

Key pointers to help you make sensible and efficient choices about bat boxes. We will help you to feel more organised and confident in your approach.

Cost £30 plus VAT

24/11/2022 Assessing Trees for Bats 1 Day

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

A one-day course giving participants knowledge of legislation, tree health and safety, and categorising bat tree roost potential

Cost £90

Various British bats, their ecology and conservation – online 6 week course 6 Days

Online, Bat Conservation Trust c-js.info/2UQQrth

Starts 4pm Tuesday 6 July. Week 1 - What is a bat;  Week 2 - Fligh;  Week 3 - Echolocation;  Week 4 - Roosts and habitat; Week 5 - Diet and habitat; Week 6 - Threats and Conservation. Book individual sessions or the whole course

Various Grey Squirrel Management Training 1 Day

Various, British Red Squirrel contact@britishredsquirrel.org

A comprehensive, Lantra accredited, Grey Squirrel Management Training Course for any level of experience. The one-day course has been developed by a partnership of the major players within the Squirrel World, and is designed to be flexible, allowing provision right across the British Isles.

Cost £Varies depending on location

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

Contact For Details Ecology and Survey - Intensive Vocational Training Course 10 Days

Woodbury, Exeter, Richard Green Ecology 01395 239234 office@richardgreenecology.co.uk c-js.info/3zi63Vp

Starts April 2022.  This comprehensive vocational course covers ecology and survey techniques for habitats, bats, badgers, birds, dormice, great crested newts, reptiles and invasive species, data interpretation and report writing. The 10-day course consists of classroom and practical sessions, providing current expert knowledge and practical field experience.

Cost £1,350 before January 2022, £1,450 thereafter

Various ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course 1 Day

Online, ORCA info@orcaweb.org.uk

During our one day course you will: - Learn how to identify and record cetaceans during offshore surveys and how to interpret their behaviour - Find out about the species encountered in European waters - Understand ORCA’s distance sampling survey protocol preparing you for travel at sea

Cost £89

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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