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.

Otter Ecology and Surveying Self study

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£96
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Otters may be encountered on development sites that affect or are near to water courses and they may also be present on sites designated for nature conservation. Therefore it is important that ecologists and conservationists know how to survey for them, how to recognise their field signs and have a good understanding of their ecology.

This course is an introductory level self-study course that combines a 'classroom' session with your tutor to learn about ecology, identification, field signs and legislation then you will experience going out on a survey with the tutor on a video. The course is taught by an experienced ecologist from Ecology Training UK Ltd and is based on our Otter Ecology and Surveying field course.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Otter biology and ecology
  • Identifying otters and their field signs
  • Legal status of otters
  • Otter conservation

"Intriguing, I had no questions unanswered and Sue was inspirational."

"Even though I was not in the field with Sue I feel I can now do a survey for otters."

"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! "

"I really enjoyed this one, I’ve been assisting on a few otter surveys recently but unfortunately haven’t come across any signs yet, so this course has been really helpful for knowing what to look out for!"

What you get:

The course comprises 2 videos - one in the classroom and one out in the field, there is also a quiz and handouts for the classroom part.

Timings:

Study in your own time.

Need an invoice?

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.’