Ecological Training

Ecological Foundation Training

Background: Ochil Ecological training has perfected a course that has been designed over two years. Our team is made up of three ecologist with over ten years experience and a Phd in bats. The team have first hand experience with how hard it can be to get a job in ecology. We have collaborate to deliver you the course to help you get your foot in the door.

The course will be delivered by Ally and the practical element by Valentina with Kirsty support all roles. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch. We are excited to launch our course and help you get started.

Ochil ecological training

Date: April/May 2021 but it is available online at any time.

Where: Online using Zoom Meetings for Covid 19 restrictions, thereafter in Stirling, Scotland.

Course Outline:

This course is to provide future ecologists or environmental sector workers with the foundation they need to succeed in ecological roles. The course is broken into three sections including classroom time, practical experience and job application workshopping. Due to Covid-19 this course will be conducted online without the practical element which will be rescheduled for later in the summer or maybe next year.

Learning outcome:

After completing this course, you will successfully be able to identify the protected species in the UK and have a foundation knowledge that you can apply to an ecological role. The course covers the identification and survey techniques of the protected species of the UK which you may need to survey. This also includes legislation, licensing, reporting and mitigation. The final part of the course covers office work and personalised job assistance. The course finishes with a short assessment.

The practical part of the course will be putting some of your new skills into practice by using surveying techniques on the local fauna and habitat of forth valley. This will include bats, badger, and GCN but we will practice other techniques in the field. This will be a full day of activities.

The job workshop will include job application, how to apply for license and charterships, where to get experience, cv and interview preparation.

About Ochil Ecological Training:

Ochil ecological training has collaborated with ecologists and scientists with over ten years of experience and expertise. We want to provide you with one affordable course which will stand out on your cv and give you the best head start for a job in the ecology or environmental sector.

What will you learn?

Modules include:

Time commitment: 10am to 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday (without practical).

Practical: 1st to 3rd May 2021. Bank holiday weekend.

Payment: Can be made below. If you would prefer paypal or BACS please drop a message.

What happened after Hayley completed the course?


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