These carefully designed courses, particularly aimed at budding ecologists, are suitable for beginners and are taught by practicing ecologists. Our courses offer a mixture of classroom and practical field work to  help reinforce new knowledge and skills.

Phase 1 Habitat Survey (Exeter): 30th September 2019

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£120
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Phase 1 habitat surveying is a system of mapping habitats as a baseline to further survey work and is the industry standard used by ecologists throughout the UK. This introductory level course will greatly enhance your understanding of Phase 1 habitat surveys and give you confidence in carrying them out. The field experience gained will be relevant to both consultancy and conservation. Please note, you can now attend this course in either Exeter (Devon) or Guildford (Surrey) and the classroom based part of the course will be the same at both venues.

During the course you will:

- Gain an understanding of why, how and when Phase 1 habitat surveys are used.
- Gain field experience of identifying and recording habitats.
- Learn identification of dominant plant species.
- Prepare a Phase 1 habitat map in the classroom.

The Phase 1 handbook is essential if you want to carry out a Phase 1 habitat survey and we recommend that you download and print one from the JNCC website prior to attending the course.

Please note that the course is partly field based and you will be required to walk up to 3 km and on uneven ground, so please ensure that you are capable of this before booking.

"Good atmosphere, good value, good fun and hands-on"

"Very good course - informative and providing the skills necessary to progress in the ecological sector. Highly recommended."

"Challenging and interesting. Not as daunting as expected."

Many of our students combine the Phase 1 Course with our Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Course (which often runs on the following two days) as it is the next logical step in their learning. To find out more about this course, please click on the link below:

- Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

Other Details:

Where:

The course will be held at St Luke's Church Rooms, 32 School Ln, Countess Wear, Exeter EX2 6LB Directions and a list of local accommodation will be provided when you book.

Timings:

The course will start at 10 am and will finish at around 4 pm.

What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed lunch and a copy of the Phase 1 Habitat Survey Handbook. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a 'what to bring' list when you book.

Questions?

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 Introductory Courses, however some courses have specific information so please read your course description carefully. If you have further questions, please visit our FAQs section.

Pricing: 

Are you a full-time student, full-time volunteer or are you unemployed? Please enter the code ETUK20 at checkout to get 20% off the price for our one or two day introductory courses. This code IS NOT VALID for advanced courses. Please note you will be asked to provide evidence of your student / volunteer / unemployed status on the day you attend the course.

Our one-day introductory courses cost £120 per person

Our two-day introductory courses cost £220 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 for each course day, bring a drink bottle for the field visit. Drinks are available during the classroom sessions. Please also check your specific course details as you may be required to bring additional equipment.

Timings: 

Our introductory courses usually commence at 10am and finish at around 4-4.30pm, however please check your specific course details as differences in timings are stated in the course description. For example two-day courses tend to finish later on the first day.

Location:

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 course details as differences in locations are 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 introductory level courses:

“I’m positive that this experience has helped me gain employment in the ecology sector.”

“Sue has a great knack to empower the field botanist in you.”

“I very much enjoyed the course and was surprised by how much we were able to fit in. I would definitely come on another course! Thanks very much!”

I would whole heartedly recommend this course to anyone looking to brush up on their field skills.”