These courses are aimed at professional ecologists that require some extra training. Courses can not only boost your skills and knowledge, but will count towards your CPD.

Our advanced ecology training courses are run by either our own experienced ecologists or by guest lecturers who are experts on that particular topic/species.

Badgers and Development (Exeter): 3rd September 2019

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Badgers are frequently encountered on development sites, so it is important that ecologists have a clear understanding of the legislation and guidance relating to badgers and development, and to make sure we use appropriate mitigation techniques.

When is a licence required? What type of licence is required? Will this activity result in disturbance of badgers in a sett? Is this an active sett? If these are questions that your have asked, then our advanced badgers and development course is probably just what you are looking for.

Course outline:

This course will be taught by an experienced ecologist from Ecology Training UK and is aimed at those who work with developers on sites with badgers, and those ecologists working under infrastructure maintenance contracts. This day will be spent in the classroom, and will cover the following topics:
  • Badgers and the law
  • Badger issues in development projects
  • Types of licences (for development and in response to property damage)
  • Mitigation techniques for both licence types
  • Case studies of badger projects
  • "Very knowledgeable tutor, with a friendly atmosphere to discuss and ask questions."

    "Great course, learnt a lot."


    The course will be held at The White Hart Pub, Church Stile Lane, Woodbury, Nr Exeter EX5 1H.

    Directions and a list of local accommodation will be provided when you book.

    What to bring:

    You will need to bring a packed lunch. We would also encourage participants to bring case studies and examples of situations where they have encountered badgers on a development site.


    The course will commence at 10 am and finish at around 4-4.30 pm.


    Email or call Sue on 07818073660.

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    General Course Information

    The following general information is applicable to most of our Advanced Courses, however some courses have specific information so please read your course description carefully. If you have further questions, please visit our FAQs section.


    Our one-day Advanced courses cost £160 per person

    Our two-day Combined courses cost £250 per person

    We are happy to raise an invoice for you, however this service will incur a £10 charge. Please click here to complete an easy online booking form, and our finance manager shall be in touch with you shortly.

    What to bring: 

    You will need to bring a packed lunch, refreshments will be available. Please check your specific course details as you may also be required to bring additional equipment.


    Our Advanced courses usually commence at 10am and finish at around 4-4.30pm, however please check your specific course details as differences in timings shall be stated in the course description. For example our two day courses tend to have a longer first day.


    Most of our courses are held at our Training Centre at The Granary, Westpoint, Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. However please check your specific course details as differences in locations shall be stated in the course description.

    In case you need to stay overnight nearby the course location, we will provide you with a list of local accommodation once you have gone through checkout.

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    This is what some of our students have said about our advanced level courses:

    ‘Really great course which clearly answered all of my questions. Enjoyable, lots of informative case studies’

    ‘I was really impressed with the amount I learnt today. The course was full of case studies which really helped put different types of mitigation into perspective.’

    ‘Very knowledgeable tutor, with a friendly atmosphere to discuss and ask questions.’