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 ecologytraininguk@gmail.com for details. 

Here are our current online courses:
  • 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*~
  • Dormouse Ecology and Surveying*
  • Grass ID *~
  • 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.

Bat Surveying - Transect and Emergence Surveys **NEW** Self Study Course

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£84
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Interested in bats? Working towards your bat licence? This course covers how to carry out activity surveys for bats including transect surveys and emergence surveys. It covers underlying principles, timings and duration of surveys, how to plan your survey, equipment needed, how to record your findings, and using bat detectors and it also has a practical demonstration of both an emergence survey and a transect survey.

Course Description:

This course comprises 3 videos:

Video 1: Bat Activity Surveys: Emergence and Transects classroom session giving underlying principles of how to plan and carry out surveys, timings of surveys, what you are looking for, equipment needed and health and safety considerations.

Video 2: How to do an emergence survey. Sue Searle, Principal Ecologist with 20 years bat experience takes you through the whole process of an emergence survey at a real site. Watch bats emerge and see how records are kept and what equipment was used.

Video 3: How to do a transect survey. Sue Searle takes you out to do a transect survey at a field/woodland site and shows planning the route, using bat detectors, stopping stations, making records of bat sightings and timings of the survey.

This is a great introduction to practical surveying of bats outside the roost.

Other courses that would complement this course is Introduction to Bats which covers the ecology, legislation, British bat species, bat habitats, conservation and more. Also Surveying Buildings for Bats which covers internal surveys of buildings, droppings, recording your findings and how to carry out an internal survey. Bats and Trees covers how bats use trees, what features to look for, survey methods and describing roost features.

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If you are a company and require an invoice do NOT book here but email us instead. You will need to give us your company details and purchase order (if you have one) and we will raise an invoice. Joining instructions will be sent separately. There is an additional admin fee of £10 for this service.

Questions?

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


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Pricing: 

All our online courses are individually priced.

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.

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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.’