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This introductory course will greatly enhance your understanding of dormouse ecology and conservation and will provide you with a useful first step towards gaining your dormouse handling licence. Once you have completed the course, your trainer will be able to sign the appropriate sections of your dormouse training log.

During the course you will cover:

  • Dormouse ecology & conservation
  • Legislation
  • Habitat Management
  • Survey techniques
  • Best practice in handling dormice
  • Carrying out a dormouse nest box check

Please note that the course is partly field based and you will be required to walk up to 3km and on uneven ground, so please ensure that you are capable of this before booking.

“I enjoyed it very much, Sue is a very good teacher and extremely knowledgeable.”

“Value for money, very enjoyable, went home feeling I had learned more than enough to take forward further work.”

“Fantastic opportunity to gain more theory and practical knowledge about one of the UK’s most adorable species!”


What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a ‘what to bring’ list within your account ‘Courses’ tab after booking.



The course will commence at 10 am and finish at around 4-4.30 pm.



The course will be held at St Lukes Church Room, 32 School Lane, Countess Wear, Exeter, EX2 3LB. The Training Room is not far from the motorway so is easy to reach by car. There are also fairly frequent buses from the centre of Exeter, so arriving by public transport is a feasible option.

Venue directions are provided within your account ‘Courses’ tab after booking.


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