Where logical, we have combined two courses to provide a combined course of two or three days. This gives you a great opportunity to study a subject more thoroughly, from the ecology and conservation, legislation and survey methods, right up to mitigation techniques. 

Badger Course (Exeter) - ecology, surveying and badgers and developments: 2nd-3rd September 2019

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We offer our introductory and advanced courses as a combination course with great savings!

Day 1: Badger Ecology and Surveying

Badgers are frequently encountered on development sites so it is important that ecologists know how to survey for them, how to recognise their field signs and have a good understanding of their ecology.

Course Description:

This introductory level course will be part classroom and part field based and will be taught by an experienced ecologist from Ecology Training UK.

The course will cover urban and rural badger ecology and field signs, as well as looking at techniques used for surveying badgers.

During the course we will take a visit to an extensive badger sett where you can practice identifying field signs and mapping a sett.

Day 2: Badgers and Development - Advanced Level

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
  • Location:

    The course will be held in the Exeter area, venue to be confirmed. Directions and a list of local accommodation will be provided when you book.

    What to bring:

    You will need to bring a packed lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a 'what to bring' list when you book.


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


    Email ecologytraininguk@gmail.com or call Sue on 07818073660.

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    General Course Information

    The following general information is applicable to most of our Combined 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 combined courses are individually priced, depending on which courses have been combined.

    Are you an organisation that requires a VAT invoice for the course fee? 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.

    You can also pay by cheque or BACS. Click here to complete our online form.

    What to bring: 

    You need to bring a packed lunch and if there is a field course element then bring a drink bottle too. Refreshments will be available in the classroom. Please check your specific course details as you may also be required to bring additional equipment.


    Our Introductory and 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.


    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 combined courses:

    ‘Very useful with a lot of information, which I can apply in my workplace’

    ‘I found the course absolutely invaluable.  It was a fantastic experience and the knowledge of the tutors was amazing!’