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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

08/10/2022 World Fungi Day 2022 at Online 1 Day

Arboricultural Association Contact: c-js.info/3qp25bC

To celebrate World Fungi Day 2022, we're pleased to present a world of fungal talks... Hear from 12 renowned speakers spanning all continents, in this series of online talks.

10/10/2022 Red Squirrel Awareness Week 2022 - UK Squirrel Accord conference at Online 7 Days

UK Squirrel Accord Group Contact: c-js.info/3Ldwdjv

17/10/2022 Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2022 at City of London / Online 1 Day

Ecosystems Knowledge Network Contact: c-js.info/3L3fwYg

The Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2022 will bring together the UK’s leaders in green finance to share how to harness nature-based opportunities for both nature and climate. Over the last five years, the conference has led the way in fostering informed expert-led dialogue to drive forward world-leading financial innovation, to restore nature in the UK. This year sees the welcome return of in-person conferencing alongside the online event. Join us in London on 17th October and in Edinburgh on 1st November. Special thanks to our sponsors Credit Nature, Federated Hermes, Finance Earth, The Green Finance Institute, Treeconomy and Wilder Carbon. We are proud to be delivering this event in association with the Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers.

19/10/2022 NHS Forest conference 2022: Biodiversity and Resilience at Online 1 Day

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Contact: c-js.info/3CiFN1G

The more biodiverse our ecosystems, the more resilient they tend to be – to climate change, invasive species, habitat loss and other threats. And the more biodiverse our surroundings, the more resilient our own communities can become, too, as these ecosystems can provide fresh, nutritious food; cleaner air and water; and support the pollinators that sustain our crops, gardens and wider natural environments.

19/10/2022 NHS Forest conference 2022: Biodiversity and Resilience at Online 1 Day

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Contact: c-js.info/3CiFN1G

The more biodiverse our ecosystems, the more resilient they tend to be – to climate change, invasive species, habitat loss and other threats. And the more biodiverse our surroundings, the more resilient our own communities can become, too, as these ecosystems can provide fresh, nutritious food; cleaner air and water; and support the pollinators that sustain our crops, gardens and wider natural environments.

31/10/2022 Webinar: A 21st Century ‘People’s Charter’ for Nature, Access & Landscape? at Online 1 Day

Campaign for National Parks Contact: www.cnp.org.uk/events info@cnp.org.uk 020 3096 7714

In partnership with the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas, we will explore what new powers and legislation changes are needed for our National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to enable us to address the overlapping crises of health, nature and climate.

01/11/2022 Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2022 at Edinburgh / Online 1 Day

Ecosystems Knowledge Network Contact: c-js.info/3L3fwYg

The Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2022 will bring together the UK’s leaders in green finance to share how to harness nature-based opportunities for both nature and climate. Over the last five years, the conference has led the way in fostering informed expert-led dialogue to drive forward world-leading financial innovation, to restore nature in the UK. This year sees the welcome return of in-person conferencing alongside the online event. Join us in London on 17th October and in Edinburgh on 1st November. Special thanks to our sponsors Credit Nature, Federated Hermes, Finance Earth, The Green Finance Institute, Treeconomy and Wilder Carbon. We are proud to be delivering this event in association with the Scottish Nature Finance Pioneers.

15/11/2022 Communicate Conference at Online 2 Days

The Natural History Consortium Contact: www.bnhc.org.uk/communicate2022 communicate@bnhc.org.uk

Join the UK’s leading conference for environmental communicators on 15th-16th November for a packed digital event over two days. Full of forward-thinking talks, practical skills-based workshops, and panel discussions debating the latest issues in the sector - get involved and connect, learn and inspire this autumn at Communicate 2022.

19/11/2022 BDS Annual Meeting and AGM at Zoom 1 Day

British Dragonfly Society Contact: c-js.info/3CkWcTA eleanor.colver@british-dragonflies.org.uk

Join us for our Annual Meeting- open to anyone with an interest in dragonflies and wetland conservation. This event is free but donations are welcome. Book your free ticket and view the programme here.

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

Online Learning - Short Courses

06/10/2022 Plant Identification and Botanical Keys 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3TgE5Va

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.

06/10/2022 Bats in Winter 2, 2 hour workshops over 2 weeks Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com c-js.info/3SraebU

A closer look at the behaviour of bats during winter. Workshop one focuses on bats' adaptations to cold weather and hibernation (physiological, behavioural etc.), and the nature of hibernacula. The second workshop will cover species identification and surveying. 20% of profit donated to the Bat Conservation Trust.

Cost £50

07/10/2022 Discovering Amphibians: Identification and Ecology

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3OKDg44

This introductory course will introduce you to the key characteristics of amphibians, and will then look more in-depth into the identification and ecology of UK species. It's a great introduction for anyone with an interest and for those looking at taking their first steps into an ecology career.

10/10/2022 How to survey and assess hedgerows using the Hedgerow Regulations Online 0.5 Day

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

A half-day online course which will teach participants how to get to grips with the 1997 Hedgerow Regulations.

Cost £40

10/10/2022 Climate Change Ecology

Online, Self-paced Course, Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University learning@aber.ac.uk c-js.info/3dY4R4v

This module explores the impact of past and current climate changes on different levels of ecological organisation (populations, communities and ecosystems) and the interactions of biological systems with the climate system (8 wk course).

Cost £110

11/10/2022 A Guide to Environmental Impact Assessment

Online, Self-paced Course, Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University learning@aber.ac.uk c-js.info/3RbSZdC

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of evaluating the likely environmental effects of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and detrimental. (8 wk course)

Cost £110

11/10/2022 Beginners QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners 4 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3Tj2sRU

This course introduces you to the open source (free) QGIS software which is now an industry standard in the ecological, conservation and consultancy sectors. It is suitable for complete beginners to GIS. The course is designed to enable you to become a competent GIS operator with a practical focus on producing survey maps and analysing data derived from your surveys.

11/10/2022 Introduction to Bat Ecology and Bat Surveys 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3RdvDV0

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.

12/10/2022 Fungi Field Skills

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

This online beginner fungi course is a starting guide to the skills and knowledge required to begin identifying UK fungi in the field. This is the perfect course for beginners looking to learn more about the fungi around them and start to identify fungi groups.

12/10/2022 Land Use History and Recording

Online, Self-paced Course, Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University learning@aber.ac.uk c-js.info/3Tj2Hwi

Worldwide, agricultural landscapes and rural habitats have seen a dramatic decline in their biodiversity. Understanding and recording historic land use while managing archaeological and other heritage assets is now an integral part of sustainable, modern field conservation and zero carbon land use regimes.?

Cost £110

12/10/2022 Introduction to Nature Conservation Legislation in the UK (England) 2 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3Ag4CZS

This training session will be delivered by Dr Alina Congreve and Professor Anthony Gallagher.

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+

15/10/2022 Eco Refurbishment: Live online 2 Days

Online, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3BlcJUA

On this new online version of our popular Eco Refurbishment course, you?ll learn from one of the UK?s leading experts on eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make to transform houses and buildings into cosy, low impact, energy-efficient homes.

17/10/2022 Career Accelerator for Aspiring Ecological Consultants

Nationwide, Ecology Academy 01453 367450 hello@ecologyacademy.co.uk c-js.info/3SLL0Vr

A modular course for graduates and career changers looking to secure their first role as an ecological consultant. The course will cover all the essential skills required to best prepare you for a career in ecology.

17/10/2022 Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Online, Self-paced Course, Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University learning@aber.ac.uk c-js.info/3QRxHCc

This course will introduce students to the fascinating and often misinterpreted area of animal behaviour. You will explore how having an insight into behaviours can be applicable for wildlife as well as companion animals. (8 wk course)

Cost £110

17/10/2022 Bats: Assessing the Impact of Development on Bats, Mitigation & Enhancement 2 Days

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

This course will cover the impacts on bats of building/housing development, roads, bridges and trees and the requirement for appropriate mitigation, compensation and enhancement in line with current legislative requirements.

18/10/2022 QField for Ecologists and Environmental Practitioners 3 Days

via Zoom, CIEEM 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net c-js.info/3dTEMn5

This event introduces surveyors to QField, an open source mobile GIS mapper which works alongside the QGIS GIS program. The application allows for efficient electronic data capture in the field and can be used for habitat mapping as well as capturing species information.

21/10/2022 GIS for Beginners: Guide & Application 2 Days

Online, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3zhadyE

Learn how to capture and manipulate data using a Geographic Information System. This is a 2 day online course which requires access to 2 full screens.

Cost £72.00

25/10/2022 How to prepare and deliver tool box talks 0.5 Day

Online training via zoom, Ecology Services UK Ltd 07846 694 618 janette@ecologyservice.co.uk c-js.info/2K7xg9M

The fourth in a series of four courses. A must-have approach to help you make judgements of all types of mitigation and compensation schemes.

Cost £30 plus VAT

25/10/2022 Discovering Earthworms (Online) 1 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3NQZnov

This course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge needed of earthworm biology, ecology, behaviour and diversity to embark on their earthworm journey, as well as putting this knowledge into practice by finding earthworms in their natural habitat and categorising them into one of four ecological categories.

Cost £20

26/10/2022 Conservation Project Management & Design - Online Training Programme

Online, Conservation Careers mail@conservation-careers.com c-js.info/3JvCVAA

Gain key skills in managing and designing conservation projects using the Conservation Standards – the leading approach within the sector. Conservation Project Management & Design is a NEW online training programme which follows the best-in-class Conservation Standards methodology, taught by Certified Conservation Standards Coach, Facilitator and Coach Trainer Felix Cybulla.

Cost £195

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+

31/10/2022 Aquatic Plant ID Online 0.5 Day

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

Online course looking at the key aquatic species of streams, rivers and ponds in lowland Britain

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

01/11/2022 Introduction to Permaculture

Online, Self-paced Course, Lifelong Learning - Aberystwyth University learning@aber.ac.uk c-js.info/3Tj2GIK

This module is an introductory but wide-ranging introduction to?permaculture?as an approach to designing sustainable ways of living and working. It will give a good grounding in the core elements of a?permaculture?design approach including the ethical framework or values that underpin it, the principles from nature that it draws on, and a design framework for applying them.??(6 wk course)

Cost £55

02/11/2022 Discoering Byrophytes 4 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3bL31mk

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts, collectively known as bryophytes. This course is a introduction to bryophytes, which can be quite a complicated group to first begin with. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them.

Cost £60

03/11/2022 Conservation of Marine Mammals 4 Days

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

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

03/11/2022 Botanical Folklore 3 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Rgzj9b

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

07/11/2022 Habitat Indicator Species Online 0.5 Day

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

An online course giving participants an overview of terrestrial lowland habitats and the key indicator species which define them

Cost £55

07/11/2022 Online Woodland Activity Leader Training Theory 4 Days

Online, Wild Things 01309 690450 training@wild-things.org.uk c-js.info/3vQ60zU

Join us online to take the theory part of this course. You will be fully supported during these sessions by a qualified instructor. Then complete the qualification with a 3 day practical course in Findhorn. Learn to lead outdoor groups and gain the skills and confidence you need.

Cost £200

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

08/11/2022 Discovering Ferns 3 Days

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3P9aQkb

This beginner online course will introduce you to the complex world of ferns. This course is an introduction to the fern species found in the UK. The course covers their biology, ecology and where you can find them.

Cost £45

14/11/2022 Around Britain in 25 Sedges Online 0.5 Day

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

Online course looking at the key sedge species which are commonly encountered in UK habitats.

Cost £45

14/11/2022 Discovering Badgers, other Mustelids and their Allies 3 Days

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

This introductory 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. It will focus on badgers and other mustelids, including pine martens, otters and weasels, that you can find in the UK.

Cost £45

14/11/2022 Bats and Trees 2 hours (6pm-8pm) Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com c-js.info/3SraebU

The workshop will discuss the way in which bats use trees, with special emphasis on roosting behaviour. We will look at different tree features that can form roosting opportunities and discuss how they can be identified. The basics of surveying trees for bat roosts will also be covered.

Cost £25

17/11/2022 Evidence Synthesis (on-demand) 1 Day

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

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.

21/11/2022 UK Wildlife & The Law 0.5 Day

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

A half-day online course getting participants to grips with UK Wildlife legislation and policy.

Cost £45

21/11/2022 Bats and Woodlands 2.5 hours (6pm-8.30pm) Days

Online, Tragus Training tragustraining@gmail.com c-js.info/3SraebU

This workshop will look at different woodland types and how different bat species use woodland features. We will discuss the impacts of forestry operations on local bat populations, different survey methodologies for determining use by bats and how to identify the most appropriate for a range of different situations.

Cost £25

06/12/2022 How to write highly cited papers 2 Days

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

This interactive in-person 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 £209

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

17/12/2022 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.

17/12/2022 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)

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.

17/12/2022 Evidence Synthesis 1 Day

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

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.

17/12/2022 Climate data analysis with python (on demand) 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 extend concepts and techniques taught to other NetCDF data.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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