Develop a sustainable career in ecology

Want to learn practical skills? Get help with career planning? Grow your confidence? Develop your passion? You’re in the right place to bridge the gap between learning and gaining real experience that will get you that dream job.
Ecology specialists
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people over 15 years have successfully completed our Certificate in Ecological Consultancy
Online courses to choose from, with over 600 completed in 2021
Taught courses each year – choose from introductory, advanced and certificate courses held in five stunning southern locations
The wide variety of skills taught on the course are consolidated into a clear direction and this structure has directed my haphazard wildlife knowledge into a specific job and career.
Camilla Timms
Certificate in Ecological Consultancy
“I wouldn’t have got my dream ecology job without ETUK”
from multiple students
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ETUK has provide over 10 outstanding talks to our Colne Valley volunteers. I would highly recommend attending Sue’s courses.
Colne Valley Regional Park
Multiple courses
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Student success stories

“Sue Searle at Ecology Training UK created the following bespoke training package for Natural Resources Wales (Water Resources Permitting Team): ‘Protected Species Awareness and Rivers’. Sue was fantastic to work with and clearly understood our training request. Sue is professional, extremely knowledgeable and created a relaxed and supportive learning environment. As a team we all really enjoyed the training, which covered a breadth of information, and we are confident that this will help us all going forward with our work.”
Natural Resources Wales
“The wide variety of skills taught on the course are consolidated into a clear direction and this structure has directed my haphazard wildlife knowledge into a specific job and career. The tutor filled me with confidence to be able to send out emails asking consultancies to sub-contract me, and after gaining a variety of different experiences, I was able to apply for full time consultancy jobs. Now I have been offered a job as Assistant Ecologist for the upcoming survey season and I can’t wait to get started!”
Camilla Timms
Exeter, United Kingdom
“Originally the plan was to start a MSc, however I was never settled on this idea, until, I came across Ecology Training UK Certificate in Ecological Consultancy. I graduated from Sue Searle’s certificate course in 2020. It was a breath of fresh air, a perfect balance between practical elements and written work. I am now about to start as a Full time, permanent Consultant Ecologist role in April. I would definitely say that you do not always need a MSc to progress your ecology career, this course is a fantastic alternative which covers all the bases that a MSc would offer. ”
Christine Judd
“Doing the ecology consultancy certificate course by ETUK really gave me to boost I needed after I decided to do a career change back in 2014 from aviation to ecology and having no university education. However I did not expect to land a seasonal role as an Assistant Ecologist so quickly after graduating from the Certificate course in Nov 2020 and starting my new role April 2021. The best part of the course is the continuous support from Sue herself and my fellow certificate students past and present. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to become an ecologist.”
Kama Walden-Cooper

Why our courses deliver

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