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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 2019:

Acorn Ecology Training Exeter

Phase 1 Habitat Survey Exeter - Wednesday 27th March
Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and Report Writing Exeter - Thursday 28th and Friday 29th March
Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats - 29th March 2019
Combined Phase 1 Habitat and Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Guildford - 16th, 17th and 18th April
Bird Survey Techniques Farnham - 24th April

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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…

Our 2019 Course is Closed for bookings!

Many thanks for your interest in our Certificate course. If you are interested in joining us in 2020, please email and we will add you to our list. We can then let you know when bookings are open at the end of the year.

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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Bespoke Courses

Our bespoke training courses are aimed at people working in the construction/development industry who need to know about ecological requirements on the sites they work on. We can provide training to groups of ecologists or those who need to be aware of protected species and wildlife law. Please speak to us about your requirements for training. Our courses can count towards CPD. Continue reading “Bespoke Courses”