5 hours
3 modules
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This introductory self-study 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 we will cover:

  • Dormouse ID, ecology and conservation
  • Legislation
  • Habitat Management
  • Survey techniques
  • Nut and nest ID
  • Principles of handling, aging, sexing and weighing dormice
  • How to carry out a dormouse nest box check
  • How to set up a dormouse nest tube survey

What you will learn from our experienced tutor will give you the knowledge to be able to work towards your licence, manage habitats appropriately or just learn more about these endearing creatures.

This a comprehensive course with a lot of content. Allow time to stop the videos frequently to make notes and do further reading as directed.

Allow 4-5 hours to complete this course.

Course format

There are two videos:

Dormouse Ecology and Surveying – Playing time 2 hrs 5 mins.

Surveying for Dormice Playing time 1hr

There is also a handout of the talk. At the end of the course please complete the end of course quiz, if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.

What other students have said about the course: 

I have recently completed the Dormouse Ecology and Surveying Online course and I wanted to say how comprehensive and detailed I found it. I have been fortunate to work and learn from with a few Hazel Dormouse Licenced ecologists, but it was great to have an overview of the ecology, management and survey techniques; the information about coppicing hazel, edible dormouse and mesh bridges were especially useful so thank you! EB

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