Online Courses

Here is your opportunity to expand your knowledge about ecology and conservation from the comfort of your own home. IF THE ONLINE SHOP IS NOT WORKING PLEASE EMAIL for details. 

Here are our current online courses:
  • NEW! Bat Ecology and Surveying
  • Bats: Architectural Terms for Bat Workers
  • Bats: Health and Safety for Bat Workers
  • Bats: Surveying Buildings for Bats*
  • Bats: Introduction to Bats*
  • Bats: Activity Surveys – transects and emergence surveys*
  • Bats: Surveying Trees for Bats*
  • Badger Ecology and Surveying *
  • Beaver Ecology and Surveying*
  • Beginners Botany*~
  • NEW! Career Kick-Starter 6 step program
  • Dormouse Ecology and Surveying*
  • Grass ID *~
  • NEW! Great Crested Newt Ecology and Surveying
  • Habitat Management
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Invasive Species
  • Mammal ID
  • Reptile and Amphibian ID and surveying
  • Reptile Ecology and Surveying*
  • Otter Ecology and Surveying*
  • Phase 1 Habitat mapping
  • Surveying for Protected Species*
  • Woodland Management for Biodiversity
*These courses are in a different format with Sue Searle BSc PGDip, MCIEEM, Principal Ecologist taking you through the ‘classroom’ part of the course then she takes you out in the field to see things for yourself. These courses are delivered as video and have a course quiz at the end and you will gain a Certificate!
~ these courses will be available again in the spring when the plants are in flower again. 
All courses receive a Certificate on satisfactory completion of a quiz.

Badger Ecology and Surveying Online Course

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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 is taught by an experienced Principal Ecologist from Ecology Training UK via videos.

Course content:

  • Rural and urban badger ecology
  • Identification of field signs
  • Surveying for badgers
  • Legislation

During the course your tutor will take you out to visit a badger sett to help you identify field signs.


Online - videos

Course Format:

This course is delivered on videos presented by Principal Ecologist, Sue Searle, BSc, PGDip, MCIEEM. It is the same content as our one-day Badger Ecology and Surveying course.

Video 1 covers badger ecology, field signs, sett types, survey techniques, data collection and legislation with a brief overview of Bovine TB and badgers. Playing time 1hr 18 mins.

Video 2 - Sue takes you out into the field and shows you badger signs and setts. She also shows you how to put out a trail cam and there is some footage of badgers from the trail cam taken at the sett. Playing time 18 mins.

You can book NOW and receive the material straight away!

You will complete a quiz at the end of the course to receive your Certificate.

What students say about the course:

"Enjoyed it all and can now relate so much more to the badgers that live in our wood. Will be going out to practise reading the signs asap." MK

"Thank you so much for putting this course online 🙂 Really enjoyed it and I am now constantly looking for signs and clues on my daily country walks! " ES

"Straightforward, engaging and informative. Provides a great insight into badgers and how to survey them for beginners. Highly recommend this for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in badger research. It has been really fascinating." D M-W

"Really enjoyed the badger survey course, I feel I have the confidence to carry a survey where as before I didn't even know where to look for badger. I think the course is good for anyone with a interest and the course material was brilliant thank you." HD

"I have just spent my evening completing your online Badger Ecology and Surveying course and would like to pass on my thanks to you and those involved for putting it together. It was thoroughly informative and its format made everything easy to digest. I particularly like the fact that the videos were hosted on YouTube as its video player is already so comfortable to use." JG

"It's a really great course!" JC

"I just wanted to say what a wonderful course this was, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I know a fair bit about badgers already but there was lots of additional things I learnt. Really well presented and very interesting." ST

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Email or phone Sue on 07818073660.

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All our online courses are individually priced.

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

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

‘The [habitat management] course is certainly paying off as I’m currently managing woodlands as part of the graduate development programme with the FC. I’m about to apply for the membership with the Institute of Chartered Foresters and thought of attaching this certificate!’

‘Thank you for the course, I found it very interesting and definitely improved my knowledge of the fundamentals of habitat management.’