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.

Bats: Legislation for Bat Workers Self-study

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Working in ecological consultancy or working towards your bat licence? Then this bat legislation course is essential!

Bats are fully protected by law and it is vital that we work within the law and also help our clients to do so.

In this course we cover the various aspects of bat legislation - its origins (the conventions and directives), the key pieces of legislation concerning bats, licensing, and how we apply legislation in our work.

There is a detailed breakdown of the different types of personal licence for bat workers and how to gain your bat licence as well as details on mitigation licences, the three tests, and when a mitigation licence is needed.

Case studies give you the opportunity to work through some scenarios and see what professional consultants did to move the project forward to a satisfactory and lawful conclusion.

Module 1 – legislation, conventions and directives.

Module 2 – licences – personal and development/mitigation
Module 3 – applying the legislation to our work

This course is written by Sue Searle BSc, PGDip, MCIEEM who is a Principal Ecologist and has been a bat worker for 20 years and written over 70 bat EPSL's. In this course she shares her skills, knowledge and insights into bats and the law.

What our students are saying about the course:

"Even though I've been a bat worker for a while now, I learned more from the course than I was expecting." IM

"It was an incredibly useful and interesting course." DC

How the course is delivered:

Once you book on the course you will receive instructions on how to access the modules, a handout of the modules and an end of course quiz. The modules are powerpoints hosted on ETUK's shared drive and you are provided with links to access them.

You are given all the module links when booking so you can study the course at your own pace.

Is the course assessed?

Yes, to receive a certificate you will need to complete the end of course quiz and if you get 70% or more you will receive a certificate. If you get below 70% you will be directed to further specific study.

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Any queries?

Please contact or call 07818073660.

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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.’