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About:

This is an introductory level course into commonly occurring invasive species found in the UK as well as some global examples. This course will provide useful information on early recognition and control of invasive species. Topics include:

  • What is an invasive species? (terrestrial and aquatic, plants and animals)
  • How species invade, naturally, accidentally and deliberately
  • Environmental impacts
  • Legislation
  • Identifying invasive plants such as: Japanese knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed, Parrot’s feather
  • Treatment

The course will be split into 9 modules:

  • Module 1 What is an invasive species?
  • Module 2 Impacts of invasive species.
  • Module 3 International treaties, strategies and the law.
  • Module 4 Plants – Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, Rhododendron.
  • Module 5 Plants – Japanese Knotweed.
  • Module 6 Plants – the others.
  • Module 7 Top 10 Invasive Species Globally.
  • Module 8 Animals – UK – mink and grey squirrel.
  • Module 9 Animals – the others (UK)

Other Details:

Course format: These 9 self-study modules that you can read through the content in your own time. To further enhance your knowledge and learning experience there will be some directed reading at the end of each module. At the end there will be a short quiz  and if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.

Time commitment: We advise students to allow 2-4 hours per week to complete each module and to read around the subject.

Learning outcomes: You will gain a wider knowledge on the subject that will help equip you for jobs in the conservation and ecology sectors.

How to book: You can book on-line here. You will get access to your learning materials straight away.

 

Questions?

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