Training Future Ecologists

Ecology Training UK 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 07818073660 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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Accommodation Providers near to our Exeter Training Room

Below is a list of local accommodation providers within a relatively short distance of the Exeter course venue (this is the venue for the core week of the Certificate in Ecological Consultancy, but not all courses are held here). If you cannot book into these then try searching for bed and breakfasts, guest houses, campsites or hotels – there is plenty of accommodation in the Exeter area.

Please note that you may need a car to get between some of these accommodation providers and the Training Room. A note has been made on those accommodation providers that are within a 30 minute walk of the course, according to Google Maps.

For a map showing the approximate location of these accommodation providers, click here.

Travel Lodges/Inns

Countess Wear Premier Travel Inn
398 Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 6HE
0871 527 8386
http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/EXECOU/exeter-countess-wear

Exeter (M5 J29) Premier Inn
Fitzroy Road, Exeter, Devon,EX1 3LJ
0871 527 9468
https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/devon/exeter/exeter-m5-j29.html

Travelodge Exeter
Moto Service Area M5 Motorway, Sandygate, Exeter, Devon EX2 7HF
0871 984 6228
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/87/Exeter-M5-hotel N.B. This is a 30 minute walk from the course venue

Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5 J29
Exeter Business Park, Guardian Road, Exeter, EX1 3PE
0871 902 1611
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/exeter/exeuk/hoteldetail

Innkeepers Lodge Exeter
The George and the Dragon, Clyst St George, Exeter, EX3 0QJ
01392 876121
https://www.innkeeperslodge.com/hotels/the-saint-george-dragon-clyst-st-george-exeter

Bed and Breakfast

Old Mill House
Oil Mill Lane, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1AG
01392 877733, www.oldmillbedandbreakfast.co.uk
N.B. This is a 20-25 minute walk from the course venue

Blue Ball Inn
Sandygate, Exeter, Devon EX2 7JL
01392 873401, www.blueballpub.co.uk
N.B. This is a 25 minute walk from the course venue

Holbrook Farm
Clyst Honiton, Exeter, EX5 2HR
07811 043266. 01392 367000, heatherglanvill@holbrookfarm.co.uk

Higher Southbrook Farm
Southbrook lane, Whimple, Exeter, EX5 2PG
01404 823000, val.hsf@googlemail.com

Eastcote Luxury Guest House
Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1AE
01392 873006 http://eastcoteguesthouse.co.uk/
N.B. This is a 5 minute walk from the course venue

Collingwoods Bed and Breakfast
Broompark Nurseries, Exeter Road, Topsham, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0LY
01392 873884, info@collingwoodsbedandbreakfast.co.uk
http://www.collingwoodsbedandbreakfast.co.uk/

Court Brook Farm Bed and Breakfast, Clyst St George, Exeter, EX3 0NT
01392 877710, stay@courtbrook.co.uk
http://www.courtbrook.co.uk

Self Catering

Kiddicott Farm – Christine Slade
Oil Mill Lane, Clyst St Mary, EX5 1AG
01392 879032, stay@kiddicottfarm.com
www.kiddicottfarm.com

Broadway House
35 High Street, Topsham, Exeter
01392 873465, heather@broadwayhouse.com
http://www.broadwayhouse.com

Backpackers/Youth Hostel

Globe Backpackers Hostel, 71 Holloway Street, Exeter, EX2 4JD (this is quite a distance from the training centre but you can catch a bus from the town centre to Westpoint).
Tel: 01392 215521 info@exeterbackpackers.co.uk
https://www.exeterbackpackers.co.uk/

Camping

Brooklands Caravan Park, White Cross Road, Woodbury Salterton, Exeter, EX5 1EL
01395 239486
http://www.brooklandscaravanpark.co.uk/

Hill Pond Caravan and Camping Park, Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DP
01395 232483
https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/South_West/Devon/Exeter/hill-pond-caravan-and-camping-park/
N.B. This is a 20 minute walk from the course venue but not advisable due to lack of pavements.

Webbers Park, Castle Lane, Woodbury, Exeter, EX5 1EA
01395 232276
http://www.webberspark.co.uk/

Try these also:

https://www.couchsurfing.com/ – stay with locals

https://www.airbnb.co.uk – stay with locals – they might even feed you!

Ana Pryce Large sunny bedroom in family house in Clyst St George. TV/wifi. Self catering with good parking. Cost: £100 – 7 days, £80 – 5 days, £30 – day rate.
ana@als-dyslexia.com Mobile: 07955 395 148

Teresa Sullivan
Address: 16 Morgan Sweet, Cranbrook, Exeter, EX5 7ET
Distance to Westpoint: 13 mins (car) – see googlemaps
Email: sullivanteresa@hotmail.com
Tel: 07484 734173
Online bookings: yes via Airbnb
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/11182970?sug=51

N.B. Not all of the Acorn Ecology courses are held at our own Training Room at Westpoint. Please check the course venue details before booking your accommodation.

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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 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com and we will add you to our list. We can then let you know when bookings are open at the end of the year.

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

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”