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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

23/08/2022 Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water at Online and in Stockholm, Sweden 10 Days

Stockholm International Water Institute Contact: www.worldwaterweek.org/

Welcome to the leading conference on global water issues. World Water Week is the place to explore new ways of managing water and tackle humanity’s greatest challenges: from food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and climate.

30/08/2022 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference: Geographies beyond recovery at Newcastle University / Hybrid 4 Days

Royal Geographical Society Contact: c-js.info/3cwNuXN

Online Learning - Short Courses

16/08/2022 Communications for Conservation Projects

Online, Conservation Careers mail@conservation-careers.com c-js.info/3qC4Ozt

Did you know that 40% of conservation employers want people with communications skills or experience? Communications for Conservation Projects is designed to help your confidently plan and deliver effective communications activities - making you more employable, competitive and better at your job. Join by Friday 12th August and get a 33% discount!

Cost £195

05/09/2022 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

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

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

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

Cost £30 plus VAT

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

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

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

Cost £30 plus VAT

Various ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course 1 Day

Online, ORCA info@orcaweb.org.uk

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

Cost £89

19/09/2022 Around Britain in 25 Grasses 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 grass, sedge and rush species which define five of the main habitat types found in the UK.

Cost £45

19/09/2022 Transforming Environmental Data in R 2.5 Days

Online, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 c-js.info/317vCcn

This 2-day interactive online course will help you understand the benefits of data transformation tools (such as R). The course includes an "Introduction to R" session. You will learn about aspects such as auditable workflow, repeatability, time-saving, improving efficiency and reduced risk of data loss From £409.

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

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

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

Cost £30 plus VAT

26/09/2022 Around Britain in 30 Bryophytes 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 bryophytes that are commonly found in grassland, heathland and woodland in lowland Britain

Cost £45

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

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

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

Cost £30 plus VAT

30/09/2022 Dormouse Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

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

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

Cost £45+

03/10/2022 Around Britain in 20 Ferns and their allies Online 0.5 Day

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

Online course looking at ferns and fern allies, covering all the commonly found species as well as a few rarer specialities.

Cost £45

03/10/2022 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

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

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.

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 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.

17/10/2022 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.

17/10/2022 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)

17/10/2022 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.

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

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

03/11/2022 Evidence Synthesis 1 Day

Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 UKCEHtraining@ceh.ac.uk

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.

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

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

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

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

This interactive 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

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

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

Ecological monitoring: How to design a successful scheme at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts October 2021: You choose your own site to use as a case study and the course takes you through designing a monitoring scheme, step by step using five key principles. No prior knowledge of scientific monitoring or statistics is needed and the course does not cover how to statistically analyse monitoring data.

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

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

General plant ID support at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts May 2022: This is a general ID support package, rather than a formal course. Suitable for early-career ecologists who could do with ongoing support with their plant ID, or more experienced ecologists who want to develop their ID skills further with more difficult plant groups such as grasses, sedges, ferns or bryophytes

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

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

Grass identification & ecology at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts May 2022: This course will enable you to identify grasses in flower and vegetatively by focusing on the key ‘must know’ species for professional ecologists. The course is in 5 units (about 3-4 hours study per unit). Suitable for building experience after an initial face-to-face course, or for complete beginners.

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

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.

c-js.info/3jL2C4C

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

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.

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Sedge identification & ecology at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts May 2022: This course is largely based around a new, user-friendly key to the 56 most common species from the sedge family in Britain. The course has five units with structured field assignments encouraging you to seek out and identify a wide range of common sedge species.

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Sphagnum identification & ecology: Field & microscopic identification at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts October 2021: This course works best as a follow-on from an introductory Sphagnum course and assumes that you have practiced observing Sphagnum stem leaves in the field, using a hand lens. This version of the course includes two field-based units, plus two microscope units

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Sphagnum identification & ecology: Field identification only at Ptyxis Ecology

Starts October 2021: This course also works best as a follow-on from an introductory Sphagnum course. This version of the course is for those who do not have access to microscopes and only includes the two field-based units from the longer course

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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.

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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.

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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.

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