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Webinars and online events/courses


Details of professional events and training that are held online, participation is via video conferences, also information on recorded lectures and seminars that can be viewed online and / or downloaded.

Online Events

01/12/2022 Open event: Ecological Survey Techniques at Oxford University at Online 1 Day

University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education Contact: c-js.info/3SKR7bU est@conted.ox.ac.uk

Join us for a virtual open event for our flexible, part-time graduate courses in Ecological Survey Techniques. Meet the team, discover more about the courses on offer and have your questions answered. Online, Thursday 1 December 2022 at 1.30pm (UK time).

01/12/2022 Open Event: Ecological Survey Techniques at Online: Teams 1 Day

Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford Contact: c-js.info/3SKR7bU est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952

Join us on Thursday 1 December 2022 at 1.30pm (UK time) for a virtual open event for the Ecological Survey Techniques programme. This will give you the chance to meet the team, discover more about the courses on offer, and have your questions answered.

07/12/2022 Understanding the value and fragility of ‘soil’ at Zoom 1 Day

Trees and Design Action Group Contact: www.tdag.org.uk/events.html

14/01/2023 SWWR Setting up a wildlife hospital at Online (Zoom)/Somerset 2 Days

Secret World Wildlife Rescue Contact: www.secretworld.org/ learning@secretworld.org 01278 768723

This one day Zoom course is perfect for anyone interested in setting up their own wildlife hospital. Although the course is remote, delegates will also be invited to a private ‘Wildlife hospitals day’ at SWWR on 06/02/2023, providing an opportunity to look around the centre and meet other wildlife rehabilitators.

06/02/2023 No Brain, No Problem? 20 Years of the National Jellyfish Survey at Zoom 1 hour Days

entoLIVE Contact: c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

Every year, as spring creeps in, jellyfish arrive around the UK coastline. Since 2003, the Marine Conservation Society, along with thousands of citizen scientists all around the country, has been taking a deeper dive into their movements and how they might influence UK turtle populations. Booking required.

Online Learning - Short Courses

01/12/2022 Introduction to UK Habitat Classification 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3W1PB8l

This course will enable delegates to plan for and conduct a UK Habitat Classification Survey.

02/12/2022 Bird ID - Ducks - They Don't Need To Drive You Quackers with David Darrell-Lambert 0.5 Day

Online Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition c-js.info/3B5AzFR

David Darrell-Lambert will discuss the ID of most of the regularly occurring duck species in the British Isles. This session also includes in flight ID, eclipse plumage challenges & Q&A

Cost £30.00 plus VAT

05/12/2022 Plant Identification and Botanical Keys 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3fco1EI

Key areas of study include plant taxonomy and classification (family, genus, species), plant physiology and biology (including reproduction), identifying plant components (stem, leaf, petals, sepals, bracts, hairs, reproductive organs), identifying at family level (e.g. mint/deadnettle: square stemmed, labiate flower), look-alike plants, understanding the laws surrounding protected species and invasive plants and understanding the habitats and 'niches' in which species grow.

05/12/2022 Early Careers Webinar - Expert Insights to Help Land Your First Job as an Ecologist 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3GsC1p0

FREE one-off webinar featuring top ecological recruiters and employers at 6pm on 5th December. Find out what they are looking for from their candidates, what NOT to include in your CV or application form, and what you can expect from an interview!

Free Course

07/12/2022 Ecological Report Writing 2 Days

via Teams, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3TJvQk7

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).

09/12/2022 Winter Tree ID Online 1 Day

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

Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter

Cost £75

10/12/2022 SWWR Rescue, Care and Rehabilitation of Garden Birds 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Ideal for anyone with a passion for British garden birds looking to develop their knowledge. Course includes: The ecology and biology of garden birds; The care of garden birds whilst in captivity; Common reasons for admission; The care of nestling and fledgling garden birds

Cost £45

12/12/2022 Water Vole Survey Methods & Mitigation withDerek Gow 0.5 Day

Online Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition c-js.info/3XxVJWo

Derek Gow will discuss water vole status & distribution within the Britis Isles, ID, field signs & behaviour, habitat, mitigation & compensation overview. This session includes Q&A

Cost £30.00 plus VAT

14/12/2022 Bat Sound Analysis - Starting Out 0.5 Day

Online Webinar, BatAbility Courses & Tuition c-js.info/3AI75gS

The session will focus on European species.Neil Middleton will discuss software choices & features, method to analysing individual recordings manually, Species ID, Auto ID/Classifiers. This session includes Q&A

Cost £12.50 plus VAT

17/12/2022 Ozone and Tropical Agriculture 1 Day

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491692225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/3sF3bl1

This online course introduces the threat posed by ground-level ozone pollution to tropical agriculture. You will get the knowledge, skills & confidence to identify when & where ozone is likely to pose a threat to tropical crops. You will gain the skills to identify ozone damage in tropical crop species.

19/12/2022 Winter Tree ID - Online 1 Day

Online, The Species Recovery Trust 01722 322539 dominic.price@speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk www.speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk/

Identifying Trees in Winter A half-day online course giving participants The skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf. A set of at least 20 labelled UK native twigs posted to your address prior to the course. A free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide.

Cost £74

04/01/2023 Mammal and Reptile Survey Methods

Online, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford 01865 286960 est@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3bl8nl0

This part-time tutored online course is designed to equip students with the skills, techniques and know-how necessary to undertake surveys of mammal and reptile populations or individuals with confidence. The course aims to create a rich workshop experience, encouraging direct student and tutor interaction and discussion. From £440.00

04/01/2023 Exploring Nature Writing (Online)

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

This introductory online writing course will immerse you in the world of nature writing. You will learn some basic practices and techniques, allowing you to develop as a writer, as you take inspiration from nature and hone your craft. Be inspired and bring nature's power to life on your page.

Cost £60

08/01/2023 Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 1 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 1: Ethical considerations when treating wildlife; Health & Safety: your own and your responsibility to others; Wildlife rescue techniques and equipment; Cleanliness, hygiene and biosecurity.

Cost £35

13/01/2023 What is QGIS? (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3G53yN9

This introductory online QGIS course will introduce GIS and how it works, as well as an introduction to QGIS as an open software option. During this course, you will learn the background knowledge to enable you to quickly get to grips with QGIS in future courses.

Cost £35

17/01/2023 Wildlife Interpretation via Zoom 2 Days

Zoom, Wildwood Trust 01227 711471 courses@wildwoodtrust.org c-js.info/37JN344

This course will look at best practice in producing interpretation about wildlife in a range of contexts. It will be of interest to anyone communicating with the public about wildlife and will explore how you can engage visitors in different settings, such as zoos, nature reserves, parks and rewilding projects.

Cost £75

19/01/2023 Discovering Marine Invertebrates (Online)

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

This beginner marine invertebrate course will explore marine invertebrate biology, ecology and key identification features. By the end of the course, you will be able to classify the ten major phyla of marine invertebrates and describe common species.

Cost £35

19/01/2023 Discovering Marine Mammals: Biology and Ecology (Online)

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

Dive into marine mammal biology and ecology with this introductory online course from marine conservation experts, ORCA. Develop your knowledge, learn something new and connect with experts. During this online course, you will be introduced to marine mammals, with a particular focus on UK species.

Cost £45

19/01/2023 Botanical Folklore (online)

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

This introductory folklore online course will look at the history, mythology, and significance of a variety of trees and common wildflower species. This is a 3-week course covering 3 topics, for which you will complete a variety of online resources and activities.

Cost £45

23/01/2023 Spatial analysis in QGIS and R - An Introduction for Environmental Scientists 4 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/3J7ldCh

Running over four half-day sessions, this hands-on & interactive online course introduces you to spatial data analysis. The course will focus on the use of QGIS and R, as well as providing a theoretical background to working with spatial data and GIS. Basic knowledge of R is beneficial.

23/01/2023 Discovering Trees

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

During this introductory online course, you will start at the very basics of the biological definition of a tree and their place in the plant kingdom. You will continue to build your knowledge and explore their incredible biology and ecology.

Cost £60

31/01/2023 UK Otter Biology, Ecology and Conservation

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

This Beginner UK otter online course will explore their biology, ecology and conservation. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about otters. This course will focus on what otters evolved from, their biology, behaviour and where to find them.

Cost £45

02/02/2023 Wriggling Into Recording: 10 Yrs of the National Earthworm Recording Scheme 1 hour Days

Virtual, entoLIVE c-js.info/3Cv9kFz

Earthworms are widely-regarded as ecologically important and recognised as ecosystem engineers yet remain under-studied and we have little species-specific information on the species that inhabit the British Isles. We'll explore how earthworm researchers are using the earthworm records generated over the last 10 years to improve our understanding of earthworms.

Free Course

06/02/2023 Using drones to map habitats 2 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/38uo5sF

This self-paced on-demand ONLINE course will give you the skills to take images from a UAV platform, process them and generate classified images. It will teach you the steps to produce high quality and accurate maps of vegetation and landforms. You will do exercises practising and consolidating your learning.

06/02/2023 Evidence Synthesis (on-demand) 1 Day

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/39vYMKs

This self-paced on-demand ONLINE course gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to carry out an Evidence Review Synthesis for an area of natural environment research. You will gain & improve skills in undertaking an evidence review. The training involves a min-QSR exercise, developing review questions & undertaking a review.

06/02/2023 Train the Online Trainer (on demand) 2 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 c-js.info/31iHWaV

This training course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to train other people in formal and informal situations. How to communicate and share your expertise via coaching, training courses, workshops, teaching and knowledge sharing. You can do this any time and at your own pace (on-demand course)

06/02/2023 Climate data analysis with python 1 Day

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/3RRxizx

This on-demand course has 11 sessions with 6 exercises and 14 videos. It is an introductory level course to help you plot, manipulate and analyse NetCDF climate data using python. The course focuses on gridded climate model outputs. You can easily extend the concepts and techniques taught to other forms of NetCDF data (e.g. observations). Requirements: The total learning time is approximately one day.

06/02/2023 Train the Online Trainer (on demand) 2 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 c-js.info/3sF3bl1

This online course introduces the threat posed by ground-level ozone pollution to tropical agriculture. You will get the knowledge, skills & confidence to identify when & where ozone is likely to pose a threat to tropical crops. You will gain the skills to identify ozone damage in tropical crop species.

09/02/2023 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Insects 0.5 Day

Zoom, entoLIVE c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

Climate change is an issue that we are all too familiar with, but what is the impact on our aquatic invertebrates? Craig Macadam discusses his upland mayfly research and its implications in this free webinar.

Free Course

09/02/2023 Discovering Bryophytes (Online)

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

This beginner course will introduce you to the complex world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get outside and put your new found knowledge into practice.

Cost £60

13/02/2023 Discovering QGIS (Online)

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

This beginner QGIS course will teach you how to use the QGIS interface and begin to build, style, and present maps. We discover the basics of using QGIS in the context of environmental information. This course will take you through each step at an easy and accessible pace.

Cost £75

14/02/2023 Discovering Tracks and Signs (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3DUE4zi

This introductory online wildlife tracking course will explore the skills needed to confidently identify a variety of mammal and bird activities when you are out in the field. Wildlife tracking is a crucial skill within conservation management and key for species identification.

Cost £30

18/02/2023 SWWR Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 2 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 2: Record keeping and legal considerations; Care of neonatal and juvenile birds and mammals; Care of adult birds and mammals; Question and answer sessions

Cost £35

23/02/2023 Discovering Seabirds (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tBjUG1

This beginner to intermediate course is a starting guide to the skills required to begin?identifying and observing our native UK seabirds in the field. You will learn valuable observational field identification tips, life history characteristics and general ecology of the different groups of seabirds found around the British coastline.

Cost £45

28/02/2023 GIS for Beginners: Guide & Application 2 Days

Online, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk

Learn how to capture and manipulate data using a Geographic Information System.

Cost £85

01/03/2023 Evidence Synthesis 1 Day

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/2eKgKwG

This interactive in-person course gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to carry out an Evidence Review Synthesis for an area of natural environment research. You will gain & improve skills in undertaking an evidence review. The training involves hands-on group exercises in developing review questions & undertaking a review.

01/03/2023 Developing Nature Writing (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3ic63Dt

Using the written word, bring nature's power to life on your page. During this beginner course, you will build on your skills within nature writing and learn some practices and techniques, allowing you to develop as a writer, as you take inspiration from nature, art, and philosophy.

Cost £60

02/03/2023 Conservation of Marine Mammals (Online)

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

During this beginner course, you will be introduced to historical and modern-day threats facing marine mammals across the world and here in the UK. This course has been developed by leading marine experts, ORCA.

Cost £60

08/03/2023 Discovering Garden Birds: Identification (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AIJ3SP

This beginner bird course is aimed at bird enthusiasts who wish to learn more about their much-loved garden visitors and want to begin to be able to identify them and understand their biology and ecology.

Cost £60

09/03/2023 Discovering iRecord (Online)

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

iRecord is a free tool created by the Biological Record Centre to support naturalists and biological recording schemes and societies. This course will introduce learners to the basics of biological recording, such as grid references, data flow and verification.

Cost £60

13/03/2023 The Most Remarkable Migrants of All: The Fascinating World of Fly Migration 0.5 Day

Zoom, entoLIVE c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

1-4 billion hoverflies migrate into and out of Britain each year. Despite these migratory insects helping control pest species and providing pollination services, migratory flies do not receive anywhere close to the same attention within research as vertebrates. An Exeter University study on insect migration is addressing this knowledge gap.

Cost £Free

14/03/2023 Discovering Reptiles: Identification and Ecology (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AI710C

This introductory online course will introduce you to the key characteristics of reptiles, and will then look more in-depth into the identification and ecology of UK species. All content has been created by the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.

Cost £45

15/03/2023 How to write highly cited papers 2 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology c-js.info/2vT2Ujq

This interactive online workshop will boost your confidence and ability to write a great science paper that will be cited again and again. This workshop focusses on getting high citations. The workshop will study the following using group and individual exercises. from £179. 2 morning sessions.

20/03/2023 Discovering Badgers, other Mustelids and their Allies (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3VkW5Oo

This introductory land mammals online course will explore badgers, other mustelids and some other relevant medium-sized mammals. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about land mammals.

Cost £45

25/03/2023 SWWR Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 3 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 3: Assessment and examination; Triage and euthanasia; Medical treatments; First aid; Wound care and bandaging; Question and answer sessions.

Cost £35

30/03/2023 Botanical Folklore (Online)

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

This introductory folklore online course will look at the history, mythology, and significance of a variety of trees and common wildflower species. This is a 3-week course covering 3 topics, for which you will complete a variety of online resources and activities.

Cost £45

03/04/2023 Discovering Ferns

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

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of ferns. Ferns are a common sight on a woodland walk, but have you wondered what species you are seeing? Ferns are vibrant non-flowering plants and reproduce via spores. With a diverse variety of species in the UK, there is much to explore!

Cost £45

03/04/2023 Bee Conservation

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

This beginner course will introduce you to the threats bees are facing, and how conservationists and citizen scientists are taking action to reduce their decline. You can work through this course content and assignments at your own pace at a time that suits you.

Cost £20

06/04/2023 Discovering Botany

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org 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.

Cost £60

13/04/2023 Discovering Marine Invertebrates (Online)

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

This beginner marine invertebrate course will explore marine invertebrate biology, ecology and key identification features. By the end of the course, you will be able to classify the ten major phyla of marine invertebrates and describe common species.

Cost £35

22/04/2023 SWWR Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Course 4 1 Day

Online (Zoom), Secret World Wildlife Rescue 01278 768723 learning@secretworld.org c-js.info/3TKbRB2

Are you interested in learning more about British wildlife and expanding your knowledge about wildlife rehabilitation and release? Course 4: Wildlife rehabilitation and release; Release of adult casualties; Soft release techniques and site surveys; Catching up, release and post release monitoring; Question and answer sessions.

Cost £35

27/04/2023 Enhance Your Nature Writing: Exploration and Analysis

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

This intermediate course will introduce you to the roots of nature writing. Creative writers are taken through a series of exciting workshops where they take inspiration from the analysis of a variety of sources and hone their craft.

Cost £75

Various A Simple Guide to Bat Echolocation Calls

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3TelTLV

A FREE mini course to explain in a little more detail how to get the best from our download and guide to the echolocation calls of British Bats.

Free Course

Various An Introduction to Wildlife Legislation and Planning Policy in the UK

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3TjAc1R

An introduction to International, European and domestic (UK) wildlife legislation and an overview of planning policy in the UK.

Cost £39

Various Bat Roost Survey Fundamentals

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3clOgHe

Learn about surveying buildings, trees and other structures for a range of bat roost features, with confidence. With the acquired knowledge you will be able to assess and categorise their suitability and provide simple advice.

Cost £76

Various Bat Workers: Health and Safety, A Wildcare Video Series - Keeping You Safe

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3R7AwPc

Bat worker health and safety videos produced by Wildcare. A series of seven support videos for bat workers. Supporting you, so you can support the environment.

Free Course

Various Ecology Essentials (An Introduction to Wildlife Legislation and Planning Policy in the UK & Report Writing for Beginners)

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3QOOgOZ

Two of our most popular beginner courses that will help provide a foundation to becoming an ecological consultant. Wildlife legislation and planning is the bedrock for why we provide services, whilst report writing is the end product.

Cost £65

Various Ecology Fundamentals (Bat Roost Survey Fundamentals & Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Fundamentals)

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3RaXRzv

Our two top courses sold as a package to give you better value for money. Our preliminary ecological appraisal and bat roost assessment fundamental courses will provide you with a solid understanding of how to undertake ecological assessments.

Cost £140

Various Introduction to Bryophytes

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3QQMLzY

This course introduces this ancient group of plants, gives lots of reasons why they deserve your love and adoration, goes through basic identification features and looks at some of our most common species.

Cost £29

Various Introduction to QGIS for Ecologists

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3TkUCr1

This course is designed for anyone needing to produce habitat maps using GIS. After taking this course you will be able to produce a variety of maps and analyse data, to help you write accurate, evidence based ecological reports.

Cost £180

Various Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Fundamentals

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3ThPQKP

Learn about the methodologies used in this rapid ecological assessment. With the acquired knowledge you will be able to prepare for and undertake an ecological appraisal and recognise ecological constraints and opportunities for a site.

Cost £86

Various Report Writing for Beginners

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3Ttv0IT

This mini course is for those who are new to, or unsure of, the role of the ecological report and need guidance on what makes a great, good or bad report. This course also offers a live Q&A feature so that assisance from the trainer is on hand.

Cost £39

Various Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

A FREE comprehensive ground preparation course that will show you how to deliver a UKFS-compliant scheme. The course covers: What is ground preparation?; Site conditions & tree growth; Environmental guidance & legislation; ground preparation techniques; Matching ground preparation to the site; Case study reflections; The course is open and relevant to all involved or interested in tree planting (not limited to Cumbria).

Free Course

Various Woods into Management Introductory Course

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

This FREE course has been developed for all those interested in woodland management, whether you are an owner, professional or simply interested in the woodland environment. The course will cover: Management objectives; Assessing the condition of a woodland; Silviculture; Maintaining a healthy woodland; Woodland products and services, next steps and conclusions

Free Course

Various Ancient Woodland Restoration (CPD)

Online, Cumbria Woodlands info@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/3icDNkd

This is a FREE, comprehensive, Ancient Woodland Restoration Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. This course has been developed to upskill land managers and influencers in the following ancient woodland restoration themes: Key features and management; Survey and planning; Halting further decline; Maximising ecological integrity; Management approaches and opportunities.

Free Course

Online Learning - Longer Courses

Also have a look at Distance Learning courses and providers.

Animal Anatomy and Physiology - 100 hour online course at ACS Distance Education

Develop a sound foundation of knowledge in animal anatomy & physiology. Understand care & management of animals in domesticated or wild situations. Work with animals. Study cells and tissues, the digestive system, the circulatory system, the urinary system, the nervous system, respiration, reproductive systems, muscles, skeleton, growth, development and more.

c-js.info/3j4rKCX info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Animal Breeding - 100 hour online course at ACS Distance Education

Learn more about Animal Breeding, planning animal breeding programs, genetic theory, planning, breeding programmes, practical applications, cross-breeding, livestock improvement and more. This course includes a sound introduction to genetics relevant to any type of animal. Personal guidance from highly qualified and experienced animal scientists and practitioners.

c-js.info/3lDM2VG info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Animal Feed and Nutrition at ACS Distance Education

Study Animal Feed and Nutrition Online. Excellent course for anyone working with animals. Study in your own time and work at your own pace. Tutor Support. Understand how to evaluate and select feeds. All tutors are highly experienced industry specialists.

c-js.info/3GPglQO info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Aquaculture - 100 hour online course at ACS Distance Education

Aquaculture Course - Study the care and breeding of fresh water fish. Learn essentials of aquaculture. Manage aquaculture enterprise for fresh water fish. Develop the capacity to manage freshwater aquaculture enterprises. Improve your knowledge with this essential course. Improve your job prospects in this field.

c-js.info/3oZFaUH info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Aquaponics Online Course at ACS Distance Education

Learn about aquaponics - an intensive form of farming where the two main elements - fish and plants - support each other. Understand plant and animal biology, nutrition and growth. Learn to set up an aquaculture system, plant culture etc. Includes real life case studies and troubleshooting lessons.

c-js.info/2YMnEZv info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Behaviour Change Foundation Course at Human Behaviour Change for Life

Would you like to make longer lasting, more impactful positive change? The HBCL Foundation Course is a fantastic introductory course covering the core concepts and principles of human behaviour change - an area of study vital for all careers no matter your ambition or what sector you work in.

c-js.info/3NTZWPW projects@hbcforlife.org

Bird Biodiversity and Population Monitoring Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct bird surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3GvvYxp est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Botanical Identification & using Keys at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

A flexible online course with mentor support in plant identification and using botanical keys. The course covers identification of plant components such as reproductive organs, stem, leaf, hairs, flowers, seeds, sepals and bracts and also includes identification of trees and ferns. The course also covers using botanical keys.

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

Botany and its Role in the Ecosystem at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

A modular course in plant science, ecology and botanical identification designed for anyone who is keen to learn how to use plant features for accurate identification. The course helps provide a well rounded view of plant science and symbiosis, botanical identification, naming structures and hierarchies (taxonomy), habitats and habitat indicators

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

BSc Conservation Management at Craven College

Gain the practical skills and knowledge required for a career in conservation and wildlife management. This Foundation Degree and Top up BSc (hons) course was developed with input from Conservation practitioners and is taught in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. 

www.craven-college.ac.uk gthom@craven-college.ac.uk +44 1756 243286

Conservation Leadership: Learning at WildTeam

What is conservation leadership? Conservation leadership is the ability to motivate others to achieve a shared vision that benefits nature and the people that depend on it. What is a conservation leader? A conservation leader is someone who has a set of key qualities that they can use to help motivate those around them. For example, a conservation leader will have qualities such as empathy, bravery, and commitment. A conservation leader understands and values those qualities. More importantly, a conservation leader is able to express those qualities in a way that is appropriate for the cultural context in which they are working. A conservation leader will also be able to express those qualities in a way that is authentic to their values and personality. Each conservation leader will, therefore, be different and have their own style of doing things. Who can be a conservation leader? Anyone can be a conservation leader because they can express their conservation leadership qualities in every role they take. For example, a conservation leader can help motivate a boss and team-mates when they start their first conservation job. As they progress to managing teams, then a conservation leader can motivate the team they manage and the stakeholders involved in their project work. As they become more senior, a conservation leader can motivate the organisation they lead and the donors and other organisations they partner with. How can you get qualified as a conservation leader? We have created a series of 5 conservation leadership courses, each with a particular theme that encompasses a range of connected leadership qualities. We will run the 5 courses in sequence and then repeat them, so you can start your journey on any course. It is up to you which course(s) you take. If you do take and get certified in all 5, then you will be awarded an overall certificate as a conservation leader. The first course focuses on the theme of learning. When is the first course? 16th November - 14th December 2022. What will my learning experience be like? You can't become a conservation leader by reading some theory and taking an exam. Neither can you become a conservation leader by someone instructing you how to be one. This course, therefore, has been designed to be an experiential process, facilitated by the course leader. The process involves weekly, live, online group sessions in which you explore each leadership quality and devise a way to express that quality more effectively in the following week. The course is run over 4 weeks, with live group sessions every Wednesday, starting on Wednesday 16th November at 5pm GMT. The total learning time per week will be 2.5 – 3.5 hours. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists to increase their impact. So far we have trained over 1,450 conservationists from 91 countries.

www.wildteam.org.uk/conservation-courses hello@wildteam.org.uk

Ecology 1 at Aberystwyth University

Ever wondered why some plants won't grow in your garden and why the 'weeds' (and slugs) thrive? Ecology explains the patterns we see in the natural world and the ways in which people have changed them. This is an essential core topic for any field or conservation ecologist.

c-js.info/30UBk1Q learning@aber.ac.uk

Ecotherapy Course at Online

New Ecotherapy Practice course. 100 hour distance learning course. This course covers the following lessons: Nature of Ecotherapy; Theory; Ecotherapy Clients; Intake Assessment, Ecotherapy; Resource; Environment-Based Ecotherapy; Plant-Based Ecotherapy; Animal-Based Ecotherapy; Indoor Ecotherapy; Creativity based Ecotherapy; Holistic Wellness incorporating Ecotherapy

c-js.info/3o19Ynz info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Effective Bird Identification Course for Rewilding at Ambios

Course starts: 3rd October - 25th November 2022.  Starting from your current understanding of birds, this course will enable you to become more effective with your bird I.D., increasing your field and note taking skills and therefore enhancing your employability/CPD. You’ll be given access to an online learning environment with live online workshops and additional learning materials.

c-js.info/3vymcFD info@ambios.net

Feeding Animals Self-Study Course at ACS Distance Education

Feeding Animals - self study short course. Learn the essentials of what is required to feed animals. The course has 10 lessons. Introduction to feeding animals, industry opportunities, composition of feed, forage, concentrates, feed additives, managing feed production and supply, feeding small companion animals, pets, livestock, wildlife, eating and nutritional disorders.

c-js.info/3DJIiJ5 info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Fish and Amphibian Survey Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct fish and amphibian surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3nAMvYz est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Forage Management at ACS Distance Education

Learn to better manage forage resources for both livestock and other animals. For farm animals. For wildlife. For sustainable ecosystems. Online course requiring around 100 hours of study. Start at any time to suit you. To manage forage resources, you need to have a good understanding of both the plants growing in an area, and the animals that graze on those plants. It requires an appreciation of plant and animal ecology and the impacts which man can have on that ecology.

c-js.info/3F8coGQ info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Forestry Foundations Online Course at ACS Distance Education

100 hour online course. Learn to grow, harvest and process wood on a farm, woodland or for a native forest. Learn the key principles and practical management of trees in agroforestry and urban forestry. 10% off to CJS members. Enter the promo code - STUDENT - when enrolling.

c-js.info/3ile4mB info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this workshop? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn how to write more successful grant applications. What will I learn? This training workshop has been developed with input from funders and experienced practitioners to help conservationists create high-quality grant applications. You will learn how to: Select the grant that is right for your project; Gather the information needed to develop your grant application; Create content for the application; Enhance and refine that content to make sure your application stands out and is easy to understand; Process the application from submission to responding to the result. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training workshop, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via email, Zoom and WildHub. The workshop is run over 6 weeks (4 hours learning per week), with weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. Where can I find out more? The next online training workshop in Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 13th of July 2022. To find out more and sign up, visit https://www.wildteam.org.uk/online-training. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists to increase their impact. To date, we have trained over 1,400 conservationists from 90 countries.

www.wildteam.org.uk/online-training Beth@wildteam.org.uk

Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this course? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn how to write more successful grant applications. What will I learn? This training workshop has been developed with input from funders and experienced practitioners to help conservationists create high-quality grant applications. You will learn how to: Select the grant that is right for your project; Gather the information needed to develop your grant application; Create content for the application; Enhance and refine that content to make sure your application stands out and is easy to understand; Process the application from submission to responding to the result. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training course, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via email, Zoom and WildHub. The workshop is run over 7 weeks (4 hours learning per week), with weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. Where can I find out more? The next online training course in Grant Writing for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 21st of September 2022. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists to increase their impact. So far we have trained over 1,400 conservationists from 91 countries.

c-js.info/3cEffhu hello@wildteam.org.uk

Habitats and Habitat Indicators at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

This short online course covers habitat types in the UK, soil types and indicator plants, as well as exploring effects of pollution on freshwater habitats (eutrophication). The course looks at environmental conditions for growth, habitat types (freshwater, coastal, mountainous, bog, fen, woodland), habitat Indicators and plants for phytoremediation.

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

Identifying bryophytes in the field at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts October 2021: This course works best as a follow-on to an introductory bryophyte course and assumes that you have had some practice with observing features of bryophytes using a hand lens. The course concentrates on the 'top 100' common indicator species for BAP priority habitats and NVC communities.

www.ptyxis.com/courses.php enquiries@ptyxis.com 01435 321199

Introducing Mapping, Spatial Data and GIS (Online) at University of Oxford

Investigate the power of maps and spatial data to document and illustrate local and global issues with this flexible 10-week online course. Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore the world around you and share ideas.

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Introduction to Permaculture at Aberystwyth University

This course is a wide-ranging introduction to permaculture as an approach to designing sustainable ways of living and working. It will give a grounding in the core elements of a permaculture design approach including the ethical framework that underpins it and the principles from nature that it draws on.

c-js.info/3188MCh learning@aber.ac.uk

Invertebrate Biodiversity and Population Monitoring Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their invertebrate survey skills. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3jK1Jcw est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Landscape Photography at ACS Distance Education

Learn the techniques necessary to capture the individual expressions of each landscape. Learn about special affects, colour richness, photographic terms, & achieving sharpness. Develop your skill in creating different effects, and using different materials and equipment and see the difference show in your pictures. Distance learning. Start any time.

www.acsedu.co.uk info@acsedu.co.uk 01384442752

Mammal and Reptile Survey Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct mammal and reptile surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/3bl8nl0 est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Master of Horticulture (MHort) at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The RHS is the world's leading gardening charity, and the degree-level Master of Horticulture (MHort) Award has been offered to learners for over 100 years. It is highly regarded in the industry worldwide, and is designed for professional horticulturists looking to advance their knowledge and grow further in their careers. By the end of the award, successful candidates have an overview of the horticultural industry within a global context.

c-js.info/3rKg49U mhort@rhs.org.uk

Monitoring and Evaluation for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

When is it? 8th November to 13th December 2022. What will I learn? You will learn how to plan and report on monitoring and evaluation activities for any type of conservation project. The course covers how to: Define project success in terms of results, objectives and tolerance limits; Set indicators to track progress and assess project success; Plan monitoring activities to track changes in the situation; Plan evaluation activities to assess how impact was achieved and how much impact was due to the project; Report impact using diagrams and charts. What will my learning experience be like? All our courses are designed using modern adult learning practices that build reflection, relevancy and practice to in all training materials and exercises. At the start of each training week, you will be sent an instructional video that you can watch at your own pace and at a time that suits you best. At the end of each training week there will be a live, expert-led, online group session. This session will enable you to work together with your instructor and fellow trainees to really test out and build your confidence in the approach. The course is run over 5 weeks, with live group sessions every Tuesday, starting on Tuesday 15 November at 5.30pm GMT. The total learning time per week will be 2.5 – 3.5 hours. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists to increase their impact. So far we have trained over 1,450 conservationists from 91 countries.

www.wildteam.org.uk/conservation-courses hello@wildteam.org.uk

MSc Sustainable Mountain Development at Perth College UHI

Do you want to understand and make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions? If you are working in, or are interested in mountain areas, this unique part-time online course could be ideal for you.

c-js.info/3Mk5Lnr info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk 01738 877761

Plant Biodiversity and Habitat Assessment Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct vegetation surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

c-js.info/2ZAfHqx est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286960

Plant Science: biology, physiology and symbiosis at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

This short online course covers the importance of botany, including plant structure, biology and physiology, growth and reproduction and its role within an ecosystem, exploring symbiosis between plants and fungi, bacteria and insects. The course also covers the food web and plant transport systems (xylem, phloem, transpiration and photosynthesis).

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

Plant Taxonomy Course at ACS Distance Education

Study plant taxonomy. This essential course will help you to recognise a greater number of plants & know when & how to use them. Increase your knowledge of plant families. Understand the advantages of accurate plant identification; but also appreciate the limitations, and occasional contradictions in plant naming.

c-js.info/3DGhh8J info@acsedu.co.uk 01384 442752

Project Management for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this workshop? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn how to manage conservation projects more efficiently and in a way that achieves maximum impact. What will I learn? This training workshop has been developed with input from experienced practitioners to help conservationists manage conservation projects of any type or size. You will learn how to: Apply a set of practical and ethical principles to guide your project; Assign roles to clarify team structure and decision-making, and improve internal communication and coordination; Split projects into clear phases, from planning through to reporting project outcomes; Use control processes to monitor the progress of your work and adapt to new information and changing conditions.; Establish administrative processes to help conduct effective internal meetings and develop high-quality project documents; Standardise reporting to record, evaluate and share the impact of your work, both internally and externally. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training workshop, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive and supportive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via Zoom and WildHub. The workshop is run over 6 weeks, with an average of 3.5 hours learning per week. The training combines weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. Where can I find out more? The next online training workshop in Project Management for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 17th August 2022. Who is providing the training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists increase their impact. To date, we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

www.wildteam.org.uk/online-training hello@wildteam.org.uk

Project Management for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this course? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn how to manage conservation projects more efficiently and in a way that achieves maximum impact. What will I learn? This training course has been developed with input from experienced practitioners to help conservationists manage conservation projects of any type or size. You will learn how to: Apply a set of practical and ethical principles to guide your project; Assign roles to clarify team structure and decision-making, and improve internal communication and coordination; Split projects into clear phases, from planning through to reporting project outcomes; Use control processes to monitor the progress of your work and adapt to new information and changing conditions; Establish administrative processes to help conduct effective internal meetings and develop high-quality project documents; Standardise reporting to record, evaluate and share the impact of your work, both internally and externally. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training course, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive and supportive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via Zoom and WildHub. The course is run over 6 weeks, with an average of 3.5 hours learning per week. The training combines weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. Who is providing this training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists increase their impact. To date, we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

c-js.info/3BWvb7i hello@wildteam.org.uk

Stakeholder Engagement for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this workshop? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn effective and ethical stakeholder engagement processes that will help you to strengthen your conservation strategy, access resources such as funds and skilled staff, and acquire consent for, and/or active participation in the conservation work. What will I learn? This training workshop has been developed with input from experienced practitioners to help conservationists engage effectively with the right stakeholders for any type of conservation project. You will learn how to: Apply key principles to ensure you engage with stakeholders effectively and ethically; Select stakeholders that are right for your project; Initiate the relationship to build trust and understanding; Formalise the relationship to set expectations; Manage the relationship to progress the project and adapt to changing conditions. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training workshop, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via email, Zoom and WildHub. The workshop is run over 5 weeks, with an average of 3 hours learning per week. The training combines weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. Where can I find out more? The next online training workshop in Stakeholder Engagement for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 2nd August 2022. Who is providing the training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists increase their impact. To date, we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

c-js.info/3rd2Gi8 hello@wildteam.org.uk

Strategy Development for Wildlife Conservation at WildTeam

Why do this workshop? Career starters: Improve your chances of getting your dream conservation job by getting a qualification in a required skill for many conservation positions. Practitioners: Learn how to create stronger conservation strategies that achieve more impact. What will I learn? This training workshop has been developed with input from experienced practitioners to help conservationists create effective strategies for conservation projects of any type or size. You will learn how to: Assess the current situation, to better understand and document the situation you are trying to change; Plan the impact you want to achieve; Plan the work you will carry out to achieve that impact; Adapt your strategy to your needs and situation. What will my learning experience be like? In this online training workshop, we do our best to recreate the best of the interactive and supportive classroom environment, while offering you the flexibility to learn when and where you want. You will be supported throughout by our expert trainers via email, Zoom and WildHub. The workshop is run over 6 weeks, with an average of 4 hours learning per week. The training combines weekly live teaching sessions and pre-recorded training videos to work from in your own time. Where can I find out more? The next online training workshop in Strategy Development for Wildlife Conservation begins on the 25th August 2022. Who is providing the training? WildTeam UK is a not-for-profit charity that designs and delivers training in key skills that help conservationists increase their impact. To date, we have trained nearly 1,500 conservationists from 91 countries.

www.wildteam.org.uk/online-training hello@wildteam.org.uk

Taxonomy: Plant Naming Rules and Structure at Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

A short online course in plant naming rules (taxonomy) and hierarchical structure (family, genus and species) covering binomials, subspecies and hybrids and the meaning behind scientific names.

c-js.info/2K8CEHI contact@qualiteach.co.uk 07743712020

Understanding & using the NVC at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts May 2022: This course is designed to follow-on from an introductory NVC course to support you with using the NVC system. We concentrate on how to analyse quadrat data and work with floristic tables to work out what NVC types you have, rather than on how to do a field survey.

www.ptyxis.com/courses.php enquiries@ptyxis.com 01435 321199

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