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This self-study course has been designed to give you a broad knowledge of architectural terms, especially for bat workers and ecologists who have to describe and understand buildings, talk to architects and builders and design mitigation in buildings.

The course comprises of 3 modules, each covering different aspects of the topic:

  • Module 1 House types, Roof structures, Window types
  • Module 2 Roofing materials, Types of tiles, Roof lining materials, Loft insulation materials
  • Module 3 External features, Wall terminology, Brickwork, Roofing terms, Churches, Bridges

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Course format: There are 3 modules which are available to you once you book. Modules will include some quiz questions so that you can test yourself. At the end there will be a short quiz and if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.

Time commitment: Each module would take around 1-3 hours depending on whether you do any further research.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course you will: Have an awareness of a range of architectural terms that will be useful when assessing and describing buildings, writing reports, creating diagrams or discussing buildings with architects or builders on site. You will gain a wider knowledge of the subject that will help equip you for becoming a better ecologist and bat worker.

What our students say: “Thank you so much for offering this course, I found it really interesting and useful, and have recommended it to everyone I know. AE

“Another brilliant course! I’m always so stuck when I come to do building and bridge descriptions in reports so this has been so helpful, and I know that I am going to be using the cheat sheet all the time – that’s a really great resource so thanks for including that with the course content.” RM

“Thank you for the course, it has been very informative and helpful for me.” EW

“I really liked the course, It is very easy to follow and everything was very well explained, I have learned a lot and feel much more confident for my Bat surveys.” VC

How to book: You can book on-line here. 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.



Email: [email protected] or call Sue on 07818 073 660.