5 hours
3 modules
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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

Other Details:

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. You will also be given access to an Architectural Terms Cheat Sheet that you can print out and take out to site with you.

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

“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.

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  1. Create a student account under your own details and add the correct number of courses for all the students you are purchasing for. (Example: If three people need to take Mammal ID, add it to basket three times).
  2. Ask each student (person who you have purchased the course for) to create their own student account on our website with their own details.
  3. Once purchased, contact us directly to let us know the Names, student account Usernames and Email Addresses for each student you have bought for.
  4. We will contact each of them directly with directions on how to purchase the course free of charge once it has been paid for already.

If you have any problems with this process, please get in touch – [email protected] or 03301653024