This course is great addition to anyone interested in the environmental conservation, as it is not limited to ecologists or biologists. It gives you great resources for further self-study and a solid foundation of knowledge of local protected species. Ally is a knowledgeable tutor whose teaching style is very easy to follow and understand, and she always makes the learning entertaining. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has any interest in their local fauna, regardless of their background.
Ochil Ecological Trainings Foundational course has given me a great base knowledge of material that can be hard to get your head around as there is so much information out there. It gave me a really good starting point to know where I can go next and what steps to take to further my career in the field. This course really has allowed me to feel like I have finally found a way to get my foot in the door of a field where it can be hard to make contacts and connections at first. I feel now as though I am in much better standing to get a job in the industry.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I felt extremely lost coming out of university, even though I have a degree in ecology, because I had no idea what my next steps had to be to become an ecologist. This
course has given me the knowledge and experience I need to get my foot in the door. It was incredible how much I learnt over this course and how supported I feel going into this field.
“Great course introducing the UK Species. Definitely what I needed to kickstart a career in ecology!”
So far I have attended the Ochil Ecological Training course taster and I was very impressed. Very friendly learning environment over zoom and we covered a lot in a short space of time. All content was interesting and engaging and we were given a broad overview of many types of species surveys and species ID. I really like the idea of this course as it brings together so many different aspects of ecological work and species surveys, which normally you would have to pay for separately through different organisations. The course also helps you identify areas where you need to gain experience and covers effective CV writing and job applications.
I will definitely be attending one of the full courses and I am looking forward to the online workshops and practical survey work. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to increase their knowledge base for a career in ecology.
Victoria Curley 2020
I took part in the taster session for the training course and was impressed with the amount of content covered in the space of 4hrs! I wasn’t sure what to expect but the course covered a broad variety of subjects from species identification to writing health and safety protocols and even perfecting job applications. I think this would be the perfect course for anyone fresh out of uni and needing to get some relevant experience in the ecology field. Ally has picked out the key skills employers look for in early career starters and aimed to provide them in this great all rounder course. All for a very fair price too!
The content in this course is really very helpful for work in consultancy and it has grown even more since when I did it. I still refer back to it. If anyone has any questions about working in a consultancy, feel free to message and would be delighted to help.
Victoria, 1 year later promoted to consultant 2022