If you want to know more about bats and perhaps start to work towards your survey licence then this comprehensive self-study course is for you! It gives you a good overview of the ecology of bats, legislation, how to survey for bats in buildings and the landscape.
It is the equivalent to our 2-day Bat Ecology and Surveying course with videos of your tutor carrying out surveys.
The course is run by Sue Searle BSc, PGDip, MCIEEM, Principal Ecologist with over 20 years’ experience as a bat worker.
This course is a package of 3 of our online courses:
You will need to do all three of these courses to get your Certificate
Introduction to Bats
There is one video in this part of the course which covers a comprehensive range of topics to do with bats and in particular UK bats. It covers ecology, legislation and more.
Allow 4-5 hours for this.
A handout of the talk is provided.
Surveying Buildings for Bats
This section of the course is about surveying buildings – the main place to find bats roosting.
It comprises 2 videos – the classroom session with all the background information and the second one takes you out on an actual survey to show you how to prepare for it and carry it out.
Allow 2 hours for this part of the course.
Bat Activity Surveys: Emergence and Transects
There are 3 videos in this part of the course which covers a comprehensive range of topics to do with undertaking bat transect and emergence surveys.
This is a great introduction to practical surveying of bats outside the roost and is a good grounding for getting experience on bat surveying and working towards your bat survey licence.
Allow 4-5 hours for this.
At the end of the course you will complete the end of course quiz and if you get over 70% you will automatically receive a Certificate.
By the end of this course you will feel you know a LOT about bats! Maybe you can start to get involved in doing surveys with your local bat group or bat consultants which is a great way to consolidate your learning!
What our students say about the course:
Other online bat courses that ETUK provide include:
These might be ones that you will consider after this course if you want to know even more – these are all useful courses if you are working towards your bat licence.
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