About Ecology Training UK

Ecology Training UK has been running courses for a number of years (as Acorn Ecology) 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.

Ecology Training UK 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.

History …

Ecology Training UK  is owned and run by Sue Searle BSc, PGDip, MCIEEM. She is a licensed bat worker and bat trainer and has over 18 years’ experience of ecological consultancy. Sue has lectured in Ecology and Conservation with Exeter, Greenwich and Bristol Universities and has run courses for The Mammal Society, National Trust, FSC and CIEEM.

Sue is the main tutor for the introductory courses in Exeter and some of the advanced courses, although other practicing ecologists also teach some of the courses.

Wee also hold courses at other locations such as Bristol, Dorset, Hampshire and Surrey.