Face to Face
1 day
0 modules
There are no published lessons in this course yet.

This introductory level course will greatly enhance your understanding of reptile surveys and give you confidence in handling reptiles. The course is especially relevant to consultancy as a huge proportion of consultancy work during the summer months involves reptile surveying and translocation projects.

During this one day course you will:

  • Learn to identify UK reptile species.
  • Learn best practice in handling of reptiles (including slow worms and non-native snakes).**
  • Carry out a field survey for reptiles.
  • Learn about surveying and mitigation strategies.

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

**There is no guaranteed handling on this course.**

“Another excellent (value-for-money) course, which gave me a better understanding of reptiles and the methodologies used in their survey”

“Very good course. I have learned some important things about surveying techniques. Thank you.”

Other Details:


The course will be held at the St Luke’s Church Rooms, School Lane, Exeter.

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

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’ within your account ‘Courses’ tab after booking


The course will start at 9:30 am and will finish at around 3:30 pm.

Why not join us for Bird Surveying Techniques or Great Crested Newt Ecology and Surveying the day before this course which is in the same place?


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