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.

Invasive Species - Self Study Course

SKU 00047
£140.40
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This is an introductory level course into commonly occurring invasive species found in the UK as well as some global examples. This course will provide useful information on early recognition and control of invasive species. Topics include:

  • What is an invasive species? (terrestrial and aquatic, plants and animals)
  • How species invade, naturally, accidentally and deliberately
  • Environmental impacts
  • Legislation
  • Identifying invasive plants such as: Japanese knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed, Parrot's feather
  • Treatment

The course will be split into 9 weekly modules:

  • Module 1 What is an invasive species?
  • Module 2 Impacts of invasive species.
  • Module 3 International treaties, strategies and the law.
  • Module 4 Plants - Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, Rhododendron.
  • Module 5 Plants - Japanese Knotweed.
  • Module 6 Plants - the others.
  • Module 7 Top 10 Invasive Species Globally.
  • Module 8 Animals - UK – mink and grey squirrel.
  • Module 9 Animals - the others (UK)

Other Details:

Course format: These 9 self-study modules will be sent out via e-mail on a weekly basis from the time that you enrol (you can enrol at any time), so that you can read through the content in your own time. To further enhance your knowledge and learning experience there will be some directed reading at the end of each module. At the end there will be a short quiz which you will send to us to be marked and then you will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Time commitment: The 9 self-study modules are sent out on a weekly basis and you are also given an additional 6 weeks to complete the course (although extra time can be given if requested). We advise students to allow 2-4 hours per week to complete each module and to read around the subject.

Learning outcomes: You will gain a wider knowledge on the subject that will help equip you for jobs in the conservation and ecology sectors.

Price: The course costs only £117 (plus VAT).

How to book: You can book on-line here. Alternatively, if you are a company, you can request an invoice by emailing ecologytraininguk@gmail.com.

Once you have booked, we will e-mail you to confirm that your booking has been received and you will then be able to start the course.

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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.

To request an invoice please state:

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

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.’