Course curriculum (default)

A bespoke curriculum can be made to accommodate your needs.

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

    • Recording from Live Zoom meeting

  • 2

    Day 1 - Wildlife legislation and Planning policy in the UK

    • Legislation in the UK

    • Planning Policy in the UK

    • Linking impacts of a project to legislation

    • Test your learning (Day 1)

  • 3

    Day 1 - The desk study, mapping, and site visit preparation

    • The Desk Study

    • Survey limitations

    • Health, Safety and Wellbeing considerations

  • 4

    Day 2 - Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

    • Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey Methodology

    • UK Habitat Classification System Methodology

    • An introduction to Biodiversity Net Gain

    • BNG tools and links

    • Test your learning (PEA)

  • 5

    Day 3 - Preliminary Roost Assessment

    • Potential roost features in buildings

    • Potential roost features in trees

    • Potential roost features in other structures

    • Test your learning (PRA - Part 1)

    • Introduction to the criteria used in categorising a potential bat roost

    • Negligible and Low Roost Suitability

    • Moderate Roost Suitability

    • High Roost Suitability and Confirmed Roost

    • Test your learning (PRA - Part 2)

    • Day 2 - tree used for endoscope survey

    • Day 2 - example tree with PRF

    • Day 2 - intro to bridge inspection for bats

  • 6

    Day 4 - Report writing and impact assessment

    • Toolbox for PEA Assignment

    • Toolbox for PRA Assignment

    • Submit PEA or PRA report

  • 7

    Day 5 - summary and next steps

    • Recording of Live Q&A session

    • Before you go...

    • More resources for you

Instructor(s)

Each course is supported by field ecologists.

Testimonials

A useful course for early career ecologists

James Fielding (Graduate Ecologist)

I found this course very helpful, both to review fundamentals and to give insights on some rarer types of roost assessment (such as those on churches and bridges). Richard was very patient and clear in his understanding.