Introductory Short Courses

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.

Reptile Surveying and Handling (Exeter): 24th September 2021

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This introductory level course will greatly enhance your understanding of reptile surveys and give you confidence in handling reptiles. The course is especially relevant to consultancy as a huge proportion of consultancy work during the summer months involves reptile surveying and translocation projects.

During this one day course you will:

  • Learn to identify UK reptile species.
  • Learn best practice in handling of reptiles (including slow worms and non-native snakes).**
  • Carry out a field survey for reptiles.
  • Learn about surveying and mitigation strategies.

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

**There is no guaranteed handling on this course.**

“Another excellent (value-for-money) course, which gave me a better understanding of reptiles and the methodologies used in their survey”

"Very good course. I have learned some important things about surveying techniques. Thank you."

Other Details:

Location:

The course will be held at St Lukes Church Rooms, 32 School Lane, Countess Wear, Exeter, EX2 3LB. The Training Room is not far from the motorway so is easy to reach by car. There are also fairly frequent buses from the centre of Exeter, so arriving by public transport is a feasible option. Directions and accommodation lists will be sent you when booking.

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.

Timings:

The course will start at 9:30 am and will finish at around 3:30 pm.

Questions?

Email: ecologytraininguk@gmail.com or phone Sue on 07818 073 660.

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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

If you require an invoice then please email ecologytraininguk@gmail.com otherwise please book online. We cannot take cheques or payments over the phone at this time.

To request an invoice please state:

  • company name and address
  • purchase order number (if applicable)
  • course title/date
  • delegate name.

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:

Our courses are held at various locations including Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Hampshire and Surrey. Please check your course details as 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.

Course sold out?

If you would like to register your interest and be the first to know about our next available dates for any of our courses, please email ecologytraininguk@gmail.com making sure you state the course you are interested in and we will put you on the list and let you know about next available dates.

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.”