Training Future Ecologists

Acorn Ecology is one of the top providers of ecology consultancy courses in the UK. We provide ecology courses for new graduates, career changers, experienced ecologists and conservationists wishing to work in consultancy.

Our ecology training is highly regarded and many of our students have such a positive experience that they return to do many more courses. All the ecology training courses are run by experienced and practicing ecologists.

We can also offer bespoke ecology courses at your place of work or for a group if you have several people who would like to do an ecology training course together. Please phone 01392 366512 and speak to our Training Manager to discuss options.

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Upcoming Courses:

Acorn Ecology Training Exeter

Dormice and Development Exeter - 5th February 2018
Bats and Development Exeter - 6th February 2018
Badgers and Development Exeter - 7th February 2018
Phase 1 Habitat Survey Exeter - 19th February 2018
Bat Sound Analysis Using Analook Exeter - 20th February 2018
Surveying Trees for Bats Bristol - 2nd March 2018
Badger Ecology and Surveying Guildford - 9th March

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About Acorn Ecology Training

Acorn Ecology has been running courses for a number of years and has now built up a national reputation for training ecologists. The number of courses available is increasing each year and range from longer courses like the Certificate in Ecological Consultancy to one and two-day courses on a variety of topics from bats and badgers to beginner’s botany and bird identification. We also have a selection of online, home study courses to provide background knowledge about ecology, aimed at those people who lack a relevant degree, as well as courses on species identification, invasive species and habitat management.

Acorn Ecology is dedicated to helping others achieve their career aspirations. In 2009 Sue Searle, our Managing Director and lead tutor, won a National Training Award for her personal services to training. All of our tutors are highly knowledgeable and experts in their field. (more…)

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“I just want to say thank you to everyone at Acorn for being so supportive and inspiring! It’s been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done, and I’ve loved every minute!”

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Find Out How Acorn’s Certificate Course Could Change Your Life…

The Certificate class of 2017 have now graduated!

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2018 Certificate in Ecological Consultancy Course now available for booking!

Please complete the booking form and email it to along with your CV.

If you are paying by installments, please also complete the relevant forms below:

Standing order form (Standard course)

Standing order form (PLUS course)

Guarantor Form (needed if paying by installments)

Acorn’s Certificate in Ecological Consultancy is a real, practical alternative to a Master’s degree!

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This course is truly unique and gives you the opportunity to launch your ecological consultancy career with a suite of knowledge, skills and experience.

This course aims to provide a complete training for those wishing to work within an ecological consultancy and includes a series of compulsory and optional field-skills courses and self-study tutorials, combined with an element of career planning. There is also the option of a 4 week work training placement in one of Acorn Ecology’s busy offices!

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